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Food for Thoughts: Hakkasan Mayfair - with Hermitage Capital Management’s CEO William Browder

For Marcel Proust, the smell of madeleines unlocked the remembrance of things past. Meeting Bill Browder of Hermitage Capital Management again after many years provokes my own moment of restaurant-related reverie. In Moscow in the spring of 2002, Bill bought me dinner. This jaunt was purely for my entertainment. Bill Browder was and is a serious-minded man and — though highly successful — slightly diffident and certainly not given to ostentatious displays of wealth. Mario’s, and its clientele, were the opposite: it was feeding time at the oligarch zoo and Bill had provided front row seats.

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