Spearheading the Trotter Project in Florida, NORMAN’s is hosting an elegant reception to honor the Late Chef Charlie Trotter on December 13th at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres presented by renowned local Chefs as well as culinary stations by Chef Norman and his team. Sommeliers will be pairing wine accordingly. Most importantly, this gourmand event will feature a silent auction to benefit The Trotter Project.
For those of you who didn’t have the privilege of dining at Eponymous Chicago restaurant, considered one of the finest in the world. Chef Trotter was named the country’s Outstanding Chef by James Beard Foundation in 1999; in 2000, Wine Spectator magazine called Trotter’s the best restaurant in the nation and many more accolades and awards followed subsequently.
- James/Julie Petrakis – The Ravenous Pig/Cask & Larder
- Hari Pulapaka – Cress
- Scott Hunnel – Victoria & Albert’s
- Greg Richie – City Fish/Soco
- David Serus – The Ritz-Carlton
- Stephane Cheramy – The Ritz-Carlton Pastry Chef
- Brandon McGlamery – Luma and Prato
- Greg Baker – The Refinery
- John Rivers – Four Rivers Smokehouse and Coop
- Ryan Vargas – Emeril’s Tchoup House
- Timothy Keating – Flying Fish Cafe
The Trotter Project: Chef Charlie Trotter’s vision and values inspired thousands of alumni, guests, family and friends. In the spirit of giving back, The Trotter Project is creating a series of charitable initiatives and programs centered around the culinary arts, service, education and excellence. For more details on the Trotter Project, kindly click HERE.
I have dined and wined at Norman’s at the Ritz Carlton on a number of occasions. From the moment you step out of your car at the Ritz Carlton till you leave Norman’s – it’s a millage, smiling faces, impeccable service, perfect presentation, delicious food, stellar wines, and all in all an evening to remember. The service at Norman’s under the keen eye of Mr. Yusuf Yildiz (GM) is incontestably one of the finest I have had the pleasure of experiencing.
So ladies, adorn your pearls and gentleman, don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes. Join me, Chef Norman, and our illustrious local Chefs in commemorating one of the icons in American Culinary history – Chef Charlie Trotter. The Tribute to Chef Charlie Trotter is going to be etched in your foodie soul for years to come. CALL 407-393-4333 to reserve your spot today.