New York City restaurants are by and large known for their setting to conduct business. At the Four Seasons, you can see David Boies at the bar or Edgar Bronfman Jr. entertaining business associates. At The 21 Club, captains of industry conduct and conclude billion dollar deals.
I must have come across as a complete crazy person but what I couldn't explain to either of these incredible women was how I was finally beginning to understand it all. How I understood there was more than just wine they had in common.
There's a lot about the New York trod by the real Mad Men back in 1966 -- the year in which we assume season five will be set -- that would send even die-hard Mad Men retroheads scurrying back to 2012.
This razzle-dazzle man who created no fewer than fifty restaurants, who launched a thousand trends and inspired four decades of chefs, is slowly forgotten by a younger generation who, in blissful ignorance, still eat and drink his dreams.