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A Bust for Charlie Trotter Charity Event April 3rd 2017 in Chicago

If you wanted to dine at one of Chicago’s top restaurants, you made reservations at Charlie Trotter’s

which closed on August 17, 2012.

Attend the fundraiser in Chicago and buy tickets at: www.abustforCharlie.com

Monday April 3rd 2017

The 2017 Charlie Trotter

Food & Wine Spring Festival!


A Bust for Charlie

Don’t miss the best part of the evening, when Sculptor Virginio Ferrari unveils the magnificent masterpiece:

Life-Size Bronze Statue of Charlie

Galleria Marchetti

825 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
5:30 pm –  9:30 pm
“VIRGINIO L. FERRARI (b.1937) is an internationally acclaimed contemporary sculptor, who has exhibited his work in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and throughout the United States. Ferrari’s monumental sculptures can be found on street corners and public parks, at universities and libraries, corporations and in private collections in Chicago, and all over the world. “
Charlie Trotter's poularde dish

Charlie Trotter’s poularde dish (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s my Video Tribute to Charlie Trotter: http://youtu.be/KaXHBY9CU9g.

His iconic Michelin-starred restaurant received James Beard Foundation Awards.

Charlie Trotter opened Charlie Trotter’s (Chicago) in 1987 with his father, Bob Trotter as his partner. The restaurant has been open for almost 25 years.

Charlie went to the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science. After graduating from college, he traveled around the U.S. and Europe to dine at only the finest restaurants.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The figure who most impressed  Charlie during his culinary development was Fernand Point (of the famed Ma Gastronomie). Trotter never went to culinary school. His first cooking job was at Sinclair’s on the North Shore. He was a cook there and worked under Norman Van Aken and Carrie Nahabedian.

Chef Trotter established the Charlie Trotter Culinary Education foundation. This foundation supplies scholarships to students entering culinary programs. He also spearheaded the Excellence Program which allows high school students to come in and experience the cuisine of the restaurant.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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