Scene Last Night: Grant Achatz, Joe Torre, David de Rothschild

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Grant Achatz, chef and owner of Alinea and Next in Chicago (Twitter handle: @Gachatz).

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Dan Peres, editor of Details magazine, and his wife, actress Sarah Wynter. The pair was off to dinner at Ma Peche. Close

Dan Peres, editor of Details magazine, and his wife, actress Sarah Wynter. The pair was off to dinner at Ma Peche.

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Broadway actor Jason Danieley, Donna Mazzie, and her daughter Marin Mazzie, who plays Carrie's mom in "Carrie," on their way into the opening night party for the musical, at Griffin. Close

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Clive Davis, the music executive, at the lounge Griffin on opening night of "Carrie." Close

Clive Davis, the music executive, at the lounge Griffin on opening night of "Carrie."

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Actress Kim Cattrall.

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Alex Timbers, a theater director, Emily Rebholz, the costume designer for "Carrie," and Trip Cullman, a theater director. Close

Alex Timbers, a theater director, Emily Rebholz, the costume designer for "Carrie," and Trip Cullman, a theater director.

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Elizabeth Choi of Fortress Investment Group checks in at the Hedge Funds Care gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The signage at the event closely resembled that created for Robin Hood Foundation's gala in May 2011. Close

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Joe Torre and Rob Davis, founder and chairman emeritus, Hedge Funds Care. Close

Joe Torre and Rob Davis, founder and chairman emeritus, Hedge Funds Care.

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Rich Schimel, co-founder of Diamondback Capital Management LLC. Close

Rich Schimel, co-founder of Diamondback Capital Management LLC.

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David de Rothschild, group chairman of Rothschild. Close

David de Rothschild, group chairman of Rothschild.

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Claudia Gould, director of the Jewish Museum, and Joshua Nash, a former chairman of the museum, who helped select Gould for the post. Close

Claudia Gould, director of the Jewish Museum, and Joshua Nash, a former chairman of the museum, who helped select Gould for the post.

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Tracey Pruzan, an interior designer, and Robert Pruzan, co-founder, partner, Centerview Partners LLP and chairman of the Jewish Museum. Close

Tracey Pruzan, an interior designer, and Robert Pruzan, co-founder, partner, Centerview Partners LLP and chairman of the Jewish Museum.

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Shari Aronson, a Jewish Museum board member, and Jeff Aronson, co-founder and partner, Centerbridge Partners LP. Close

Shari Aronson, a Jewish Museum board member, and Jeff Aronson, co-founder and partner, Centerbridge Partners LP.

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Grant Achatz, the chef of Chicago’s Alinea, attended the Details magazine party Thursday night to celebrate being named one of a dozen “Social-Media Mavericks” in the March issue.

“I love Twitter, it’s an authentic link to your customer,” said Achatz, wearing a Zegna jacket, an All Saints shirt and Levi’s.

Other Mavericks circulating at the Calvin Klein store on Madison Avenue, were Neda Talebian Funk and Caroline Limpert, founders of Fitist. Their website bundles boutique gym classes, offering an alternative to a one-gym membership.

Later, music executive Clive Davis sat on a banquette at the lounge Griffin to celebrate opening night of “Carrie.”

“I’m a big fan of Michael Gore and Larry Cohen,” Davis said, referring to the men who wrote the show’s music and book.

Davis said his friendship with Gore started when he wrote the song “All the Man That I Need” for Whitney Houston.

At the Hedge Funds Care annual gala, Elizabeth Choi of Fortress Investment Group (FIG) LLC loaded up her plate with a scoop of tuna tartare, some shrimp and a slice of beef carpaccio.

Cipriani 42nd Street’s prodigious buffets ensured no one would go hungry at the marathon mingling session.

“It would take me six months to meet the people I’ll see here in three hours,” Justin Press, a managing director in the prime brokerage division of BTIG LLC, said.

The networking paused only to present Joe Torre with an award for founding the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation. The organization places counselors in schools to work with young victims of abuse.

Dublin Knocking

Last year Hedge Funds Care awarded 104 grants to programs that prevent and treat child abuse, using funds raised at events in more than 30 cities.

“Dublin has been knocking on our door,” said Kathryn Conroy, executive director and chief executive officer of Hedge Funds Care.

Conroy will meet the Irish hedge-funders the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day, when they’ve been invited to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange.

Long white candles flickered in the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Wednesday night as David de Rothschild, group chairman of Rothschild, turned away from his chicken dinner to the subject of art.

“I like abstract,” Rothschild, 69, said. “The cubists. And I’m starting to like modern art.”

Dining with James Lawrence, David Resnick and Christopher Lawrence, top executives of his North American operations, Rothschild was at the Jewish Museum’s Purim Ball.

‘Important for Jews’

“I’ve seen quite a few museums,” Rothschild, the ball’s honorary chairman, said at the lectern, flanked by the museum’s new director, Claudia Gould, and its chairman,Robert Pruzan, co-founder of Centerview Partners LLP.

“In an uncertain world, an institution like the Jewish Museum is extremely important,” the Paris-based descendant of a long line of bankers and art collectors, said. “It’s important for Jews, and more important for non-Jews to understand who we are. Intolerance is caused by ignorance, and museums are there to bring knowledge.”

The occasion drew 475 guests and raised $1.1 million. Attendees included Eric S. Lane, co-head of investment management at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Craig Effron, co-founder of Scoggin Capital Management LP, a museum board vice president, and Jeffrey Aronson, co-founder of Centerbridge Partners LP, whose wife, Shari, is a board member.

Next Friday, the museum opens an exhibition of 14 portraits of Israeli youth by Kehinde Wiley.

Board members will have dinner with the artist and preview the exhibition on Monday.

(Amanda Gordon is a writer and photographer for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

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