A driven perfectionist and a kitchen tyrant, Charlie Trotter was known for putting Chicago on the fine dining map in the 1990s and for never serving the same dish twice—and that’s over 25 years of service, 10 courses a night. Trotter was among the first wave of celebrity chefs and gave vegetables their due on the dinner table. Both of which director Rebecca Halpern highlights in this fascinating and engaging doc that falters at the finish line by papering over one of Trotter’s demons. In theaters and on VOD November 18; available on DVD from Kino Lorber on November 22.
The above blurb first appeared in the pages of Boulder Weekly Vol. 30, No. 12, “Reel to reel.”
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