Farewell, Floyd

Aseem Chhabra remembers Master Chef Floyd Cardoz who died of coronavirus in New York on Wednesday. IMAGE: Floyd Cardoz, the legendary chef, at work at his restaurant Tabla in the early 2000s. All Photograph: Paresh Gandhi It was early January 1998. One evening I went to a new Indian restaurant that had just opened in the Met Life Building in Manhattan’s Madison Avenue Park area. The restaurant was started by the well-known restaurateur Danny Meyer, who also owned Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern (and now the world famous Shake Shack). The restaurant was called Tabla. I remember a few things about that night. It was very cold. I arrived a little early and waited for my then wife, her parents and my then 6 1/2 year-old son. As I waited, Diane Sawyer, the ABC News anchor and her late film-maker husband Mike Nichols (The Graduate) walked in. I said to myself if Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols were there then it must be a good place to eat. While we were eating, the restaurant manager brought the chef to our table. He was a young, good looking, polite Indian man called Floyd Cardoz. I later learned Floyd had worked… Read full this story

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