- Non-Chicagoan Jan 23, 2002 04:43 PM
Saw a rumor on another site that Charlie Trotter's is closing?!?!? What's the real story?
Most recent update I've heard is that the Armitage Avenue restaurant will remain open under the aegis either of Matt Merges, the chef de cuisine, or David LeFevre (sp?), a sous-chef. CT himself, possibly with Guillermo Tellez assisting, will apparently be moving for a year or more to England to (a) open "Charlie Trotter's at The Hospital (which latter is, I gather, something of an artists' colony for which CT's will be the canteen, in addition to a small, less formal public restaurant space)" in London and (b) to read/rest/recover from years of high-octane burnout (not to mention a recent divorce, so I hear!). I have understood that there are more cookbooks and Kitchen Sessions in the pipeline, but have heard no timeline that I trust on the matter.
That's what I'm hearing so far: stay tuned, sports fans. Any other versions out there?