LUNCH WITH LUCY
HCMA Architecture + Design's Mark Busse
1. A motorcycle aficionado, Busse has ridden since his teens, on “big honking cruisers as well as crotch-rocket sporty machines.” His most recent solo twowheel adventure on his current chopper, a Suzuki SV650, was to a leadership retreat in Montana.
2. He's been asked to consider going into municipal politics twice, by different parties. “The answer no is so easy for me because I'm actually having an impact now,” he says. “Besides, I'm just not wired for all that policy stuff.”
3. When travelling, Busse always takes cooking classes or finds people to teach him local dishes like pasteis de Nata (custard tarts) in Portugal, bánh xèo (savoury fried pancake) in Vietnam and green curry in Thailand. “It's a great trick, and how you get the real deal about the culture.”