On Wednesday, Chef Floyd Cardoz passed away in New York due to coronavirus. Chef Cardoz was the co-owner of two successful restaurants in Mumbai – The Bombay Canteen and O Pedro and recently he had launched his third venture. The Mumbai-born chef, who changed New York’s dining scene with Tabla had recently posted from his Instagram that he was feeling feverish and had admitted himself into a hospital in the city as a precautionary measure. He had admitted himself to a hospital in New York shortly after his return from India on March 8. Cardoz is known for creating a new wave of Indian food in the US. His brainchild Tabla, a modern Indian fine-dining restaurant which had changed New York’s restaurant scene and remained a favourite until it closed in 2010.
“Eating at Tabla was a revelation for me. Floyd did not do Frenchified presentations like the Indian restaurants in London. He let his spices speak and the flavours shone through.”- Vir Sanghvi
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