Ever want to know how to wolf down Wall Street and eat like a finance exec? David Solomon, Goldman Sachs co-COO, chews the fat with Bloomberg on how to do just that.
The first rule of eating club is to eat a lot and eat everywhere. Solomon is a loyal visitor to some of NYC’s top restaurants. “He’s one of our most loyal customers. A lot of other places would say the same thing. He’s that supportive guy for so many restaurants in the city, and the one that makes a point of knowing everyone’s name,” explains Grant Reynolds, wine director at Charlie Bird.
The second rule is to know your vino. Finance dudes apparently love their chow, but also equally pay attention to the wine accompanying it. Solomon has his own cellar and often brings his own bottle. “David is one of the more knowledgeable and adventurous wine people out there,” says Reynolds. “He’s brought in some of the best ’70s and ’80s California cabernets I’ve ever tried.”
Some of the top 11 places Solomon recommends eating include power meal joints like Carbone for red-sauce staples, Marea for seafood, and Porter House for steak. Eateries recommended near the financial district include North End Grill and Locanda Verde. “The ricotta on the toast is going to make me a fat individual,” Solomon says of Locanda.
For pizza, Solomon frequents Pasquale Jones (order the clam pie) and Arturo’s (his order is Arturo’s Fiesta pie, with sausage, peppers, and onions). He also likes Root and Bone for fried chicken and La Esquina– “The grilled corn on the cob is one of my favorite dishes in the city,” says Solomon. His number one Sunday Funday pick? “I love Mamma Guidara’s on a Sunday night; it’s one of best kept secrets in the city,” he says.
It is time for dinner yet? [Bloomberg]