While making my reservation ( months in advance) I loved the quote on his site along his vegetarian menu for that season.
Chef Trotter’s approach to vegetable cuisine is not that of a staunch vegetarian, but rather of a chef passionate about vegetables. Their complex textures, artistic shapes, vibrant colors and full flavors fuel his love for transforming them into unforgettable dishes.
As I walked up the stairs of this little quiet white wooden porch, I was immediately comforted by the very unassuming quaintness of its entryway. The first small room was lined with a bar and dimly lit. I could feel my anticipation rise.
Dinner seating began..and the feast that lasted thru the night into the wee hours of the morning was nothing short of orgasmic. Chef Trotter's approach to vegetables was kind, celebratory and surprising.
I will share more details of my tasting menu in a future post, but for now, a sweet farewell . Charlie Trotter's is set to close it's doors on the evening of August 31st, 2012