The Wine Spectator Magazine said that Charlie Trotters Chicago restaurant is the best restaurant in the world for matching food and wine! Charlie spends an hour with Mark and Francis talking about what it takes to get to the top and stay there for 17 years! They discuss his Chicago restaurant and his many books, including Lessons in Excellence which is on of Mark and Francis' favorite restaurant reads. They also discuss foie gras and the attendant current controversy. Charlie also teases us with the latest details on the imminent restaurant he is opening this summer in The Time Warner Center in New York City and he also explains why he was voted the second meanest man in Chicago!
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Podcast Date: 2/14/2005