Lunch: The Lo-Cal Edition with Ron Perelman



Now that summer is in full swing, the usual mix of movers and shakers at Michael’s was a bit on the light side today. But Ron Perelman was there, proving this is no time to slack off if you’re a true mogul. Frank Gifford and Charlie Rose were in the dining room yesterday. And, we hear, our pal Jack Kliger stopped by to open up a bottle of 1969 Pommard Rugiens (‘a rich red Burgundy’ says wine director Seth Liebman) and celebrate, no doubt, his new gig as acting CEO of TV Guide. Congrats!

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Bob Barnett

2. Peter Brown, fresh off his trip to Vietnam — “The food was excellent!”

3. Marie-Josée Kravis with another well-heeled gal. We were coveting that gorgeous pearl pin Marie was wearing. Fab!

4. Ron Perelman and a formidable-looking fellow we didn’t know. We knew Ron was inside when we arrived because we recognized the tough guy in the Escalade parked at the curb that goes everywhere Ron does…

5. Producer Jean Doumanian (loved the sporty seersucker jacket) with a gal pal

6. Felicia Taylor and Jolie Hunt (A little birdie told me she’s living in London now). The ladies got a warm hello from Ron Perelman while he was scoping out the room…

8. Warren Adler

9. Writer Nancy Jo Sales

11. Uber agent Ed Victor and Hachette’s David Young. “We’re talking about books!” Ed told me. No doubt…

12. David Adler

14. Bernard Schwartz

15. Stephen Swid

16. The always dapper Gerry Byrne

17. Bianna Golodryga

18. Richard Bressler

20. Diane Sokolow

21. David Poltrack

22. Alison Brod

23. Ed Bleier

24. Andrew Blauner

25. My pal Tom Goodman and Arthur Sando. On Monday, Tom and his team kept all the balls in the air at a celebrity golf tournament at Trump National in Westchester to benefit Joe Torre’s Safe at Home Foundation. Tom tells me that former president Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Torre and another pal won the day.

26. Brian Kennedy

29. John Arnhold

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