August 17, 2007 was Charlie Trotter Day in Chicago, so declared the city to mark the restaurant's 20th anniversary and to recognize the chef's philanthropic work. To celebrate we drank Champagne in the streets and world-famous chefs made dinner to raise over $100,000 for the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
Word got out that it was so much fun that on October 7th a few more chefs will join the party (Ferran Adrià, Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal, Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and Tetsuya Wakuda). They'll cook for The Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation. Their dinner will cost $5,000 per person. If you're wondering if you should go, it is invitation only.