Restaurant Icon Charlie Trotter Dies at 54

Charlie Trotter, one of Chicago’s most well-known chefs, died Tuesday at the age of 54. On Tuesday night, a vigil was held to remember Trotter outside his now-closed Lincoln Park restaurant. With lit candles in hand, members of Chicago’s culinary…

As the restaurant prepares to close after 25 years as a Chicago fine-dining institution, chefs who worked there recall a high-stakes push to create flawless dishes that exceeded all expectations. Everyone knows Charlie Trotter as the chef of Charlie Trotter’s.…

New Year’s Eve is a time for drama, but chef Charlie Trotter outdid himself Sunday. Shortly after midnight, in front of some 100 guests in his eponymous restaurant, Trotter dropped a bomb: At the end of August, after the acclaimed…

It’s the first star chef restaurant closing brought on by the recession. Charlie Trotter has decided to close his award-winning fine-dining palace Restaurant Charlie and its C Bar in the Palazzo. Newlyweds Charlie and his bride Rochelle sent me the…