Fine-dining legend George Lang died on Tuesday. He was 86.
Best known for resurrecting New York City landmark Café des Artistes in 1976, Lang left his mark on more than 300 restaurants in 29 countries.
“He belongs to a period of the great Barnums of the restaurant business,” said New York food writer Gael Greene said, referring to circus showman P.T. Barnum. “He brought his own Hungarian exuberance to the mix. It was wonderful to see what he did in reviv