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Everybody Goes to Graydon’s


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The full extent of our conversation with Zhang Ziyi, the Chinese movie star and major international actress you most likely know only from Crouching Tiger, at a “Journey to Shangri-La” cocktail party — celebrating an Asian hotel chain that’s coming to the United States, maybe? — at Lever House last night:

New York: What do you like to do when you’re in New York?

Zhang: Waverly. [Laughs lightly.]

New York: What?

Zhang: The restaurant called Waverly.

New York: Waverly Inn?

Zhang: Yes. [Points at us: That’s it!] You know it?

Graydon Carter has won. —Bennett Marcus

Everybody Goes to Graydon’s