Monday, January 08, 2007
Saying Goodbye To A Legend
Vincent Sardi, Jr.
For decades his renown restaurant in the heart and soul of New York's theater district was the place to see... and "be seen." So of course, it was truly sad to read the lengthy obituary in the NY Times this past week on Vincent Sardi Jr., one of the last bastions of the great old-time restaurateurs. Sardi died on Thursday in a Vermont hospital at age 91.
His beloved Sardi's theater-district restaurant, with its famed caracatured wall of celebrities, was the nerve center of the Broadway world, and clearly, no celebrity chef, design team, or carefully cultivated staff could ever re-create the kind of atmosphere that he alone produced.
He will definitely be missed.