Paris, Paris Goes to Chicago @ Charlie Trotter’s

Here’s the invitation to the big gala lunch at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago on May 2, 2012 to celebrate anniversaries and the success of “Paris Paris: Journey into the City of Light”. Details below.

Chicago Gourmets!
816 W Armitage, Chicago

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION LUNCHEON
OUR 15TH AND CHARLIE TROTTER’S 25TH!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Reception at Noon Followed By Tasting Menu
Tour of Kitchen and Wine Cellar After Lunch

Charlie Trotter’s is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the world. For over 24 years, the restaurant has dedicated itself to excellence in the culinary arts. Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant is innovative and progressive in the world of food and wine and has been instrumental in establishing new standards for fine dining worldwide. Charlie Trotter’s will continue dinner service until August 2012. Don’t miss the opportunity to bid adieu to this legendary Chicago restaurant!

Guest of Honor Author David Downie

David Downie is a San Franciscan who moved to Paris in the 1980s and divides his time between France and Italy. His travel, food and arts features have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide. “Many of you know me as a food, wine and travel writer, a benign curmudgeon who scours the big cities and back roads of France and Italy in search of the authentic and unadulterated… The big news item last year was the April 5, 2011 reissue of Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light by Random House as part of Broadway Books’ prestigious “Armchair Traveler” series.” A year later, in April 2012, “Paris, Paris” is into its 9th printing. A startling success for a quirky little book of irreverent, smart, sophisticated essays! Books will be available for purchase and signing. (Cash or check only, please.)

CHEF TROTTER’S MENU
Charred Skipjack with Ponzu & Fava Beans
~Cava “L’Hereu-Reserva” Raventos Blanc 2008~
Unagi Terrine with Grapefruit, Red Curry & Kaffir Lime
~Riesling Kabinett “Zeltinger Sonnenuhr” Selbach-Oster,
Mosel 2010~
Steamed Halibut with Green Almonds,
Acorn-Fed Iberian Ham & Lemon Balm
~DeLille Cellars “Charleur Estate” Columbia Valley 2009~
Broken Arrow Ranch Antelope with Toasted Espresso,
Crumbled Oats & Boudin Noir
~Rioja “El Puntido” Vinedos de Paganos 2006~
Granny Smith Apple & Greek Yogurt with Pistachio & Tarragon
Toffee-Glazed Banana Financier with Candied Hazelnuts,
Date Jam & Frothed Pineapple
Criollo Cake with Parsnip, Red Wine
& Candied Vanilla
~Samos “Anthemis” 1999~
Chicago Gourmets! Hosts Jean Zivkovic, Sharon Meyers,
Don Newcomb & Jim Price

You can attend this luncheon without being a member of Chicago Gourmets, but if you’d like to join…
Join Chicago Gourmets! Membership is $45 per year per household.
Please reserve online at www.ChicagoGourmets.org Discover, MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Prepaid reservations must be received by 4/25/12; no refunds after that date.
Reservations are secured with receipt of payment on a first-come basis. Events often sell out early!
E-mail: DonaldNewcomb@att.net Tel: 708-383-7543
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For non-internet reservations mail to: Chicago Gourmets! Premier Bank, 1210 Central Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091
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