Anthony Scaramucci is teaming up with a restaurant owner and a former Morgan Stanley executive to open a Manhattan eatery catering to hedge-fund and private-equity professionals.
The group, which includes restaurateur Eytan Sugarman and David Barrett, a 22-year veteran of Morgan Stanley, seeks to raise $4 million for The Hunt and Fish Club, set to open in December. It will have the feel of an elite "clubhouse" and be an alternative to bars and eateries surrounding the Grand Central Terminal in Midtown, which are "not fun" and have unattractive staff....
Scaramucci is known for his SkyBridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas, the biggest conference in the hedge- fund industry, featuring speakers from former U.S. President "Bill Clinton to actor Al Pacino. Sugarman, who owns New York restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality BBQ, which counts Justin Timberlake and Scaramucci among its investors, said in a telephone interview that the new restaurant's name has no connection with the Bergin Hunt and Fish Club, the former hangout in Queens of organized crime boss John Gotti. Barrett, who left Morgan Stanley last year, is a managing director at Gotham Asset Management LLC. The Hunt and Fish Club team includes restaurant executive Christian Pascal and attorney Nelson Braff. Ray Nolte, Skybridge's chief investment officer, will also be an owner....
The Hunt and Fish Club would target young professionals with "high to extremely-high disposable income" and who are patrons of eateries such as Rothmann's Steakhouse & Grill and Papillon Bistro & Bar.
Perhaps this is why Wall Streeters get a bad rap. It's as if Spanky and Our Gang rented the movie "Wall Street" and promptly formed The Gordon Gekko 4-Ever He Man Club. The shallow and vain Wall Street-Hollywood-Politico nexus is predictably lame and self-obsessed. Anybody, with a shred of dignity, who was mentioned in the article should be mortified.
The amazing thing is Scaramucci, even with the help of private placement legal counsel, has described his "alternative to not fun, elite clubhouse with a not unattractive staff, for professionals with high to extremely high disposable income" without a clue as to how pathetic it sounds (or, in Hunt and Fish speak, how "alternative to real or attractive or good" it is).
It would be interesting to know whether Scaramucci, et al, are Democrat or Republican. Any thoughts?