Last night, in addition to enjoying a spectacular meal at Osteria Mozza with Martin Gero, Carl Binder, and Paul and Michelle Mullie, I also got to practice my Japanese by breaking the news to two wayward young tourists that the Paul Smith store was a good 20-30 minute walk from our current location. “Chotto toei desu,”I broke the news.
“Nihon o yoku hanashimasu,”said one. “Jozu.”
“Jozu arimasen,”I replied. And then followed up with: “Heta no yoko zuki desu.” That always gets a laugh.
Anyway, great meal and great company. Martin Gero remains the Golden Boy. How busy is he? Would you believe he did an emergency scene rewrite between the panzanella and his ricotta and egg raviolo?
Some pics from my last days in L.A. –
Paul and Michelle.
Me and Michelle!
All in all, a most productive trip. Met some great people and have a few more intriguing possibilities to add to the mix. Stay tuned!