Then I read Hotel by Arthur Hailey. This is so much fun, because I loved food growing up. Back in 1998 in fact, in Manhattan, when he started Tabla, an Indian restaurant with the legendary Danny Meyer (who went on to create Shake Shack), and Bombay Bread Bar in So-Ho which in their time had been the talk of the town- al fresco, buzzing, with a great vibe and sophistication that I'd truly never seen before at an Indian restaurant.
Cardoz won Top Chef Masters Season 3 reality show challenge in 2011. A product of IHM Dadar, Mumbai's hotel management school, Chef Cardoz successfully ran New York's acclaimed, Tabla restaurant for 12 years before it shut down in 2010.
Chef Cardoz was the co-owner of two successful restaurants in Mumbai - The Bombay Canteen and O Pedro and had earlier this month launched a third venture, the Bombay Sweet Shop with the same team. This is a huge loss, not only for the professional food world, but for Indians everywhere.
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But when he got to New York, he began feeling bad and checked into a hospital in New York City.
He posted a selfie on Instagram that day.
"I was feeling feverish and hence as a precautionary measure, admitted myself into hospital in New York", Cardoz wrote in his last Instagram post, published March 17. "Hospitality, on March 25, 2020 in New Jersey, USA", the spokesperson said in a statement. "He is being closely monitored for his condition and we wish him a speedy recovery".More news: Virus death toll passes 20,000, three billion under lockdown
"Today, I am filled with sadness". He was an innovator.
Floyd was born in Bombay, India but later moved to the United States.
He also worked with Meyer in opening North End Grill, then went on to open several other eateries in India and NY. From 2018 to September past year, Cardoz also ran the hugely popular Bombay Bread Bar, originally opened as Paowalla in 2016, a throwback to his origins in Mumbai's Goan Catholic community.More news: Two billion in lockdown as PM puts new restrictions in place
Cardoz is survived by his mother Beryl, his wife and business partner, Barkha, whom he met at hospitality school in India, and their two sons, Peter, 27, and Justin, 22.