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A Tribute to Charlie Trotter From Wine Importer Terry Theise

I must say, I have never seen a restaurant that respected wine more than Charlie Trotter's. Many times I experienced the now-legendary adaptations of dishes to the wine on the table. Once I asked Charlie, "Did you really change that dish because I'd ordered (X) wine?" He said, "Of course I did; we do it all the time. What's in the bottle can't be changed, but I can tweak a dish to make the match work perfectly." More

Charlie Trotter Dead at 54

It comes as a complete shock to post that Charlie Trotter died today at the age of 54. Like a lot of people, I find it hard to discuss Trotter without resorting to hyperbole, but there is little doubt that he, more than anyone else in the city, helped ignite Chicago's adventurous and progressive dining scene. More

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