David Bouley Cooking Charlie Trotter Tribute Dinner Tomorrow at Beard House

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Trotter, in 2012. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong/Corbis

In honor of a collaborative meal they planned and cooked together back in 1993, David Bouley will tomorrow night remember his friend the late Charlie Trotter, with a special dinner at the James Beard House. The Tribeca-based chef will serve dishes informed by the food he serves at Bouley and Brushstroke, but also the seasonal, kaiseki-like aesthetic that influenced the chefs' approaches to food. Tickets cost $250 for members, and $300 for nonmembers; proceeds from the event will support the Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation. The epic meal kicks off a yearlong fund-raising campaign for the nonprofit, which helps students who've decided to enroll in culinary school with scholarships and awards. Special events will be held once a month, every month, for the duration of 2014 under the direction of Rochelle Smith Trotter; follow the group here to keep informed. [JBF, Earlier, Related]