Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Lunch at Michael's

(image via crookedbrook)

Holiest of Holies! The fellow Michaelsologists at FishbowlNY have, as always, assessed the talent in the most glitziest of New York Chattering Class watering holes -- namely: Michael's -- and given us the boldfacers, and, if possible, snippets of their conversation:

"Here's a rundown of today's menu:

"1. A table of distinguished looking gentlemen including ad man Jerry Della Femina and Good Morning America's Joel Siegel.

"2. Peter Brown and guest.

"3. Ben Silverman and Matt Blank.

"...8. New York Social Diary's David Patrick Columbia and Alice Mason.

"9. Peggy Siegal.

"... 11. CBS Newsman Maurice DuBois (Who knew he was so tall?) and hotelier Jonathan Tisch, whose new book, Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough, offers his take what it takes to make it in the hospitality industry. Do tell ..."

And, of course, there are the robust whispers among the Chattrering Class that Tisch is interested in Gracie Mansion. Not if Dick Parsons has anything to say about it. Moguls and their Mayoral ambitions ...

"12. Gerry Byrne and his stunning wife, Liz. We were introduced by our good pal Lisa Silhanek, IGM's director of fashion, who has known this New York power couple "forever." Thanks!

"14. Tom Brokaw and wife Meredith listening with rapt attention to guest Ken Burns throughout lunch. Just wondering what era the authors of The Greatest Generation and The Civil War, respectively were talking about."

We'd pay the going lecture rate for a Charlie Rose talk at the 92 Street Y. Seriously, we would.

"15. Martha Stewart Omnimedia's Susan Lyne and Hearst's top guy George Green — talking about ...?

"16. Nikki Haskell.

"17. Brad Grey, fresh off the Sopranos premiere blowout at Radio City last night. Here's a bit of industry trivia: Did you know that the Bronx-born Hollywood hotshot's first client when he was an agent was Bob Saget? Now you do.

The full list here (FishbowlNY)

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