Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago
Chef Charlie Trotter
It’s common knowledge by now that Trotter plans to close his namesake restaurant at the end of August after being in business for 25 years. He’s not going out quietly though, as Trotter is planning a huge charity dinner. On Aug. 19, Trotter will welcome Nathan Myhrvold, the former Microsoft CTO and author of the trailblazing six-volume cookbook Modernist Cuisine; Sean Brock, the chef/owner of Husk in Charleston and one of the most respected rising chefs in the Southeast; and Australian chef and Trotter’s longtime friend, Tetsuya Wakuda, of Tetsuya’s in Sydney, for a multi-course dinner. Details here.