Chicago's top chef to close restaurant
Charlie Trotter, who has delighted diners and the world-class dining haven, plans to pursue philosophy course.
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 13:35

American gastronomy may never be the same again as Chicago's most famous celebrity chef hangs up his apron.

Charlie Trotter had often been regarded as the nation’s best chef but his namesake restaurant is to close after 25 years.

The award-winning master chef has delighted diners and the world-class dining haven and often credited with reviving and inspiring Chicagos’ culinary scene.

But being a Master chef has begun to wear thin for the culinary genius as Al Jazeera’s John Hendren found out.


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