60 Seconds with... Jay Gatsby
Jay Gatsby (aka Tobias Batley) tells us a little more about himself…
Describe yourself in three words
Romantic, introspective and loyal
What’s your favourite cocktail?
My man, at my lunchtime haunt in town would tell you I prefer a Highball. But in the evening I unwind with a French 75.
What’s your favourite food?
Steak. Delmonico's on Beaver Street is the best place. I always go for the "Delmonico Steak", I believe people are beginning to refer to it as the "New York Strip" but to me it will always be a Delmonico’s.
If you could dance to one song what would it be?
"Livery Stable Blues/Dixie Jass One Step" by the Original Dixieland Jass Band
What is your ideal car?
I recently imported a Lagonda 11.9 from England. Beautiful car. It runs very well... Extremely rare too!
Describe your perfect night in
My parties are well renowned. I tend not to join in myself but I enjoy hosting these evenings and spare no expense for the benefit of my guests.
Describe your perfect night out
According to ‘Lipstick’ of the New Yorker (whose real name I happen to know is Lois Bancroft Long) the New York vaudeville scene is doing very well at the moment. But I don't get out much myself.