I’m not sure I’ve ever had lunch with a person for whom a dish is named while actually also eating said dish, but that’s what I did today at the Petroleum Club. I had “The Nestor,” a new take on tuna salad, while dining with Nestor Weigand of J.P. Weigand & Sons. Charming company and tasty tuna, too.
Nestor (the person, not the dish) waved to a number of prominent folks from across the room, but he actually rose to greet one VIP personally.
Oilman Carl Sebits was lunching a few tables over with his grandson and another dining companion, and Nestor said an enthusiastic hello. Privately, he pointed out that Sebits has never, ever been seen downtown without a tie on. Given that Sebits is almost 93 and has been coming downtown for decades and decades, it’s quite the gentlemanly accomplishment.