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Nov 5, 2013 11:59 AM

R.I.P. Chef Charlie Trotter

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  1. RIP. So influential, and too damn young.

    1. Farewell to a Master Chef. I loved his restaurant.

        1. re: chicgail

          I'm surprised that Chicago Magazine would publish gossip like that just a few days after the chef's death. It's in really bad taste, so to speak.

        2. It was a meal at CT years ago that got me and my girlfriend interested in fine dining. We were fortunate enough to attend a recent dinner at Bouley in NYC during Chef Trotter's "Farewell Tour". Very sad ending for a talented Chef.

          1. News outlets now reporting that Chef Trotter "died of a stroke due to high blood pressure".

            "Neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to his death," Stephen Cina, the county examiner, said in a statement.

            Here's a link to the story in the Chicago Tribune --