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.
CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD
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!