Celebrate Charlie Trotter Day THIS Weekend!

Celebrate Charlie Trotter Day THIS Weekend!

This weekend The Trotter Project is working with chefs around the world to celebrate chef Trotter and the opening of his eponymous restaurant. The weekend around August 16-17 was always an exciting one at the restaurant. Chef friends from around the world would come to Chicago and celebrate the restaurant’s anniversary with epic dinners and events any gourmand would love to attend.

The Trotter Project has worked with state and city leaders to The State  to proclaim August 17th Charlie — the anniversary of Charlie Trotter’s restaurant opening was a significant day in the lives of all Trotter’s alumni. This year more people than ever can celebrate and join in on the party.

Chefs around Chicago and the world will celebrate chef Trotter and the inspiration he brought to so many. Restaurants seen below will have a Charlie Trotter inspired dish or even menu for diners to enjoy on the 16th and 17th of August. All of the proceeds from those dishes will go to The Trotter Project.

If you are a chef or restaurateur who would like additional information, please contact The Trotter Project at info@thetrotterproject.org.

Visit TheTrotterProject.org for more information. Also, join The Trotter Project on FacebookTwitter,Instagram and YouTube.

I sincerely hope you’ll get the chance to see how much chef Trotter meant to so many and how his influence will continue to be felt for many years to come.

Restaurants Participating as Of August 14th!


*A10 Hyde Park-John Vermiglio
*BellyQ - Bill Kim
*Billy Sunday - Matthias Merges
*Boka-Lee Wolen
*Club Lucky - Thomas Kleiner
*Club Lago-Jose Manuel Hernandez
*Gather Chicago - Ken Carter
*Girl and The Goat-Stephanie Izard
*Green Zebra - Sean McClain
*GT Fish and Oyster - Giuseppe Tentori
*Habernero Grill-Amado Lopez
*La Sirena Clandestina - John Manion
*Mercadito Fish - Guillermo Tellez Cruz
*mfk - Nick Lacasse
*MK - Michael Kornick
*Moto - Homaro Cantu
*Perrenial Virant-Paul Virant
*Ruxbin-Edward Kim
*Salpicon - Priscila & Vince Satkoff
*Table 52-Ray Villalobos
*Vera-Mark Mendez
*Yusho-Harold Jurado

*Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe-Matt Fernbaugh & Matt Gundlach

*Anna in the Raw – (Cleveland, OH) Anna Harouvis
*Ardent - (Milwaukee, WI) Justin Carlisle
*Bluestem - (Kansas City, MO) Colby & Megan Garrelts
*Bodega Negra (in the Dream Hotel -New York, NY) Michael Armstrong
*Café Boulud-(New York, NY)Daniel Boulud
*Chef Contos (Vermont) Courtney Contos
*Citrus Grill House – (Vero Beach, FL) Scott Varrichio
*The Dancing Goat (in the George Washington Hotel - Winchester, VA) Sean Armstrong
*deep blu Seafood Grille (in the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort - Orlando, FL) Geoffrey Gable
*Eclectic Café – (Hyannis, MA), Michael Ianniello
*Estia’s American – (Darien CT) Colin Ambrose
*Estia’s Little Kitchen – (Sag Harbor, NY) Colin Ambrose
*H Harper Station (Atlanta, GA) Jerry Slater
*Ironside Fish & Oyster - (San Diego, CA) Jason McLeod
*J’s Pub & Grill – (Reedsburg, WI) Jayson Pettit
*Lloyd Martin Restaurant – (Seattle, WA) Sam Crannell
*Manhattan Beach Post – (Manhattan Beach, CA) David LeFevre
*Morso Restaurant- (New York, NY)Pino Luongo
*Palace Restaurant (Cincinnati, OH) Joe West
*Norman’s at The Ritz Carlton Orlando (Orlando, FL) Norman Van Aken
*Restaurant Mixtli – (San Antonio, TX) Diego Galicia
*Riverstead – (Chilhowie, VA) John Shields & Karen Uri
*The Salty Tart – (Minneapolis, MN) Michelle Gayer
*Treehouse – (Nashville, TN) Todd Alan Martin
*University & Whist Club (Wilmington, DE) Rob Lhulier
*Yono’s Restaurant – (Albany, NY) Dominick Purnomo

*Atelier – (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) Marc Lepine
*Sushilight –(Medellin, Colombia, South America) Fredrico Trujillo Uribe
*Peppers on the Point – (New Zealand) Craig Martin

Joe Campagna is the Chicago Food Snob and a PROUD Charlie Trotter alum. He's a former restaurant General Manager, Server and Chef. You can find him on twitter or instagram @chifoodsnob. You can reach him through email at joe@chicagofoodsnob.com

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