From tomorrow through Sunday, restaurants across the country will celebrate the legacy of the late, great Charlie Trotter with dishes inspired by the chef’s classics. Billed as Charlie Trotter Day, it won’t just be about good times and fond memories. A portion of the proceeds from every dish sold will be donated to the Trotter Project, a philanthropic mentoring initiative built on a network of Trotter alums.
In New York, you can support the cause by dropping by Virginia’s for olive-oil poached Hamachi belly pavé, a sushi special at TAO Downtown, or splurging at Per Se. It’s a great reason to go out and celebrate the chef’s lasting influence on today’s culinary world.