Passing in the Culinary World…..

It was a sad day in the culinary world yesterday as famed chef Charlie Trotter, who put Chicago on the culinary map, passed away suddenly at the young age of 54.  I had to pleasure of eating at his namesake restaurant twice in my life and met him on a few occasions at special events in the Chicago area.  A few of my colleagues had the privilege to work in his kitchen.  It was a sad day last year when, after 25 years, the doors on Armitage opened and closed for the last time.  He was always a perfectionist and changing his menu daily in order “not to serve the same dish twice”.  He shaped the culinary scene in Chicago and will be sorely missed…..

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