Charlie Trotter Tribute

 September 8, 1959 -November 5, 2013

September 8, 1959 -November 5, 2013

Charlie was excited to create a recipe for Vanilla Table but had to graciously withdraw as so much was happening with the closing of his restaurant. I met and estaged with Charlie in Las Vegas during my breaks in culinary school in the 90’s at the no named restaurant he created at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was here I learned about one of the most useful tools of the trade from Charlie. The “offset spatula” paired with a bouquet of my garden’s New Zealand native herbs, Reinga Lillies, and kitchen herbs, I dedicate this to “Chef” who inspired and taught us all so very much. Bless you.