Monday, February 29, 2016

Waldorf Astoria Hotel 1893

Millionaire William Waldorf Astor opened the 13-story Waldorf Hotel on the site of his mansion at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 33rd Street adjacent to the designed by renowned architect Henry Hardenbergh in 1893. William Waldorf Astor died on 18 October 1919 in England, where he’d relocated to in 1893.

The waldorf salad was created at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1896 not by a chef but dining room manager Oscar Tschirky.  The original version of this salad contained only apples, celery and mayonnaise and served on a bed of lettuce.

The Waldorf Hotel, New York City.:



1 cup apples chopped, (Granny smith or a Sweet tart apple or a combination of different tart apples)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/4 cup walnuts (optional)

Sprinkle apples with lemon juice after they are cut
Add all other ingredients.

Toss to coat all pieces with mayonnaise.

The first hotel was torn down in 1929 by the people who built the Empire State Building and a new one erected in where it is now on Park Ave in 1931.

Our house was built in 1893. Glad it is still here!


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