Charlie Trotter's to Auction off Remnants of Restaurant Next Week

By Paul Biasco on December 4, 2012 5:56pm 

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 Charlie Trotter's halted an auction on Dec. 12, 2012 after items from the former restaurant didn't sell well.
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LINCOLN PARK — Famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter is auctioning off everything that is left inside the former restaurant, which shuttered at the end of August.

Interested bidders or those just curious to see the inside of the world-renowned restaurant, can browse the items next Tuesday, before the auction on Dec. 12.

Stacks of one of a kind Bernardaud china line tables inside the restaurant, 816 W. Armitage Ave., along with artwork from the walls and countless wineglasses. Trotter is also auctioning off top of line commercial appliances, sets of copper pots and pans and framed menus from Paul Bocuse, Elan Ducasse and Marc Veyrat.

Those who can't make it to the 11 a.m. auction can view the catalog and bid online through bidspotter.com.

After 25 years and countless awards, Charlie Trotter is going back to school for a master's degree in philosophy at the University of Chicago. He is enrolled to start in the spring.

The last meal held at Charlie Trotter's was a pop-up reception in November for fellow chef Norman Van Aken in honor of the chef's book, which Trotter wrote the forward for.

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