Bathroom sex at Mildred’s: the gift that keeps on giving (to the media)
Forget the Olympics—this week, Canada is known as the country that lets patrons get it on in restaurant washrooms. News of the Valentine’s Day special at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen has exploded on the Internet, with coverage in Romania, Portugal and Hong Kong. In the States, outlets UPI, the Huffington Post, Drudge Report and the Village Voice (which makes the obligatory Purell joke) have picked up the story.
Romanian tabloid Libertea says the restaurant caters to patrons who fancy a hârjoneli (we think it means “frolic”), while at HuffPo, the commentators put their own Yankee spin in the comments section with such gems as “Somebody forward this to Senator Larry Craig,” “Oh Canada definitely takes on another meaning” and “That’s it: I’m applying for Canadian citizenship.”
On Mildred’s Twitter page, it was announced this morning that CANFAR is donating more than 900 condoms to the restaurant to promote safe sex. (Nine hundred? We feel sorry for the maid who has reportedly been hired to do the cleanup.) It was also announced that the place is completely booked for Valentine’s Day.
As for the original article that appeared in the Star yesterday, as of 3:30 p.m. today, it had been shared 926 times on Facebook and re-tweeted 741 times. We bet other restaurant owners in the city are kicking themselves for not coming up with the idea.
• Un restaurant îşi încurajează clienţii să facă sex în toaletă [Libertatea]
• Restaurante encoraja clientes a fazerem sexo na casa-de-banho [Destak]
• 餐廳情人節新噱頭 邀食客廁內交歡 [Sina]
• Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, Canadian Restaurant, Encourages Customers To Have Sex In Its Bathrooms [Huffington Post]
• Restaurant encourages bathroom sex [UPI]
• For Valentine’s Day, One Toronto Restaurant Encourages Customers to Have Sex in Its Bathrooms [Village Voice]
5 thoughts on “Bathroom sex at Mildred’s: the gift that keeps on giving (to the media)”
I’m surprised with all the positive feedback about this latest publicity stunt. How Donna Dooher has fallen. Using a cheap publicity stunt like this to drum up business just smells of desperation. Why? From being one of the culinary greats in our city to washroom sex? I mean why would this even be appealing or appetizing to ANYONE with half a brain? This has disgusted me to no end. I have not been to the new place and now thanks to her stunt will never.
Putting a different spin on Winterlicious.
Come for the food…stay for the diseases. What PR genius dreamed up this nightmare? Stupid, stupid, stupid.
This has to be the stupidest stunt I’ve ever heard of. Wait, let me think….yup it sure is. Why doesn’t Donna just get naked herself during service? What a joke.
Can’t believe the whiny puritans complaining on this site. Since presumably you have no problem with people going to the bathroom to defecate – I don’t understand how you can complain about it being ‘gross’ or the uber stupid ‘disease’ comment. So that leaves one reason for your complaining: moral-ism. My complaint? Where’s the thrill of going to a bathroom where everybody thinks your going to have sex when you and your partner both get up from the table? Half of the thrill is the secrecy of doing it in public with the *possibility* of people finding out.
Oh and the food there is pretty good – doesn’t bother me or detract in the least. Why would it exactly???
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