CHICAGO (CBS) — Charlie Trotter’s restaurant is no more, but later this week, you can own a piece of the place.
The chef’s table in the kitchen, where thousands of people got a front row seat as Charlie Trotter cooked, will be auctioned off on Wednesday.
That’s not all. Just about everything, including wooden spoons, flatware, the china and the ovens will be on the block.
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“The bar stools, the dining chairs,” said Kevin Bunte of Bunte Auction Services.
“There’s about 160 dining chairs that are all just gorgeous and they all have – Josef Hoffmann is the gentleman’s name – upholstery that he had used years and years ago.
“And the chairs are really something. It would have been the same chairs everybody sat in when they came in.”
Bunte says the auction also includes the artwork on the walls by photographers Tim Turner and Paul Elledge.
Bunte says the auction at the West Armitage restaurant building includes 1600 lots.
The viewing is tomorrow.
Bunte says Chef Trotter himself is expected to be at the auction.