Monday, December 14, 2009

Peeking in on a Power Breakfast

By Alan Feuer

A wealthy entrepreneur once compared the Grill Room at the Four Seasons Hotel, the power lunch spot at 99 East 52nd Street, to a compressed round of golf: one accomplishes 18 holes’ worth of business there in a single hour without the embarrassment of mulligans or plaid pants. For more than 50 years, the restaurant’s French walnut walls have echoed with the whisper, “Did you see who just walked by?” The other day, “who” included Mario Batali, Peter G. Peterson, Henry Kissinger and Leo Hindery Jr.

IN THE SEATS Mr. Hindery, managing partner of the private equity fund InterMedia Partners, former chief executive of the YES Network, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, trustee of the New School, director of the Library of Congress trust fund, Le Mans-winning racecar driver, etc., etc., and an unnamed media executive so desperate to preserve his anonymity he slipped a reporter a note (below) begging to be known simply as “Bob,” which is not even close to his real name.

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1 comment:

  1. PEU Tom Daschle is with InterMedia. New School is run by Bob Kerrey.

    As Jeff Immelt said, "We're all Democrats now."