Charlie Trotter Inspired Dinners

Last week, culinary pioneer, chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter passed away. We’ve already seen a special meal at Will over the weekend and it looks like we’ll see some more commemorative dinners this week.

Matyson is dedicating its weekly tasting menu to the Chicago restaurateur. Tonight through Thursday the “Grand Finale Tribute to Charlie Trotter will be offered for $45 per person.

Chip Roman, who first heard about Charlie Trotter when he was 19 and working in Marc Vetri’s kitchen is hosting a special tribute dinner tomorrow, November 12th. Roman bought all of Trotter’s books which he says were “very out of my league at the time.” But tomorrow he looks to heed Trotter’s advice about balance in his special $45 per person dinner at Conshohocken’s Blackfish.

Charlie Trotter Tasting at Blackfish: 

Charlie Trotter Tasting

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Roasted Whole Vidalia Onions
Whole Wheat Couscous and Veal Stock Reduction 

 Sea Scallops
Braised Turnips, Watercress, Preserved Ginger, and Beet Juice

 Matsuzaka Beef
Burmese Red Rice, Porcini Mushrooms, and Mushroom Purée

Cheese Selection
Seasonal Accompaniments

Pear Charlotte
Butternut Squash-Black Pepper Ice Cream and Pear-Caramel Sauce

$45 per person, does not include tax or gratuity


The Grand Finale
Tribute to Charlie Trotter
P.E.I. Mussels
Sweet and sour cucumber, quinoa, aleppo
Tomato, avocado, squid ink, serrano
Sunchoke, baby spinach, pearl onion, truffle
Smoked coconut curry, sweet potato, bitter chocolate
Brown Butter Cornbread
Paprika, cherries, bourbon ice cream
Blackfish [Foobooz]
Matyson [Foobooz]