Cafe des Artistes Owner George Lang Has Died


Eater learns via an e-mail sent to friends that George Lang, who presided over Cafe des Artistes from 1975 until it closed in 2009, has passed on. An escapee of Nazi labor camps, Lang worked at the Waldorf Astoria and The Four Seasons before buying his iconic restaurant. A service will be held at 4 p.m. this coming Monday at Riverside Memorial Chapel, and his family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Fales Library at NYU, which holds Lang’s culinary-book collection. [Eater NY]

Update: The Times pays tribute to Lang. [NYT]