This is sure to be a spectacular event which features some of the world's finest chefs as they pay tribute to culinary master Charlie Trotter and honor his accomplishments and contributions to the culinary field. Proceeds go to Trotter's non-profit foundation. Read on for more details.
Tickets for A Tribute to Charlie Trotter presented by American Express®available for a limited time beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday at www.chicagogourmet.org.
While supplies last, tickets are $500 per person, excluding taxes and fees. The event will showcase an elegant, 6-course seated dinner in Trump Chicago's Grand Ballroom at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a welcome reception at 6:30 p.m.
Many of the world's finest chefs - including many of Chef Trotter's protégés and dearest friends - will gather for a rare, unforgettable dinner to honor the world-renowned culinary legend and his indelible impact on the hospitality industry.
The evening benefits the Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that, since 1999, has worked with Chicago-area youth to promote the enthusiastic quest for education and an interest in cooking and food.
The evening's illuminati include:
Sergi Arola, Sergi Arola Gastro
Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill/Topolobampo/XOCO
Graham Elliot, graham elliot/g.e.b.
Della Gossett, Spago
Thomas Lents, Sixteen
Matthias Merges, Yusho/A10
Masaharu Morimoto, Japonais
The dinner features exceptional wines from Terlato Wines paired by fourMaster Sommeliers: Serafin Alvarado, Alpana Singh, Joe Spellman and Larry Stone. Each had the extraordinary opportunity to work with or know Chef Trotter throughout their careers and credit his knowledge and passion for wine as inspirational to the pursuit of their craft.
401 N. Wabash Avenue
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.