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Cyrano's Launches Effort to Display Charlie Trotter Statue on Michigan Avenue

Restaurant will host two fundraiser dinners before closing.

Cyrano's Farm Kitchen
Cyrano's Farm Kitchen
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The final two dinners served at Cyrano's Farm Kitchen will support efforts to create a bust/statue of Chicago culinary icon Charlie Trotter. Cyrano's chef Didier Durand, who is closing his restaurant at the end of the month, wants to display the sculpture on Michigan Avenue to honor his influential friend, calling the effort "A Bust for Charlie."

Dinners will take place on Sunday and Monday, with tickets costing $150 per person. The price includes seven courses, wine, cocktails and gratuity. Durand's brought out some heavy artillery for the final two dinners, as participating chefs include Two's Kevin Cuddihee, Thomas Rice and Kurt Guzowski from Tete Charcuterie, Erick Williams from mk, and Allen Sternweiler from Butcher & The Burger.

Durand, who ran Cyrano's for nearly two decades, told the Tribune that he hopes to raise $6,000 to $12,000. Durand added that if they can't display the sculpture on Michigan Avenue that he'll opt for the Foodseum or Chicago Culinary Museum. Sunday kicks off with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., and at 6 p.m. on Monday. Reservations can be made via OpenTable or by calling (312) 467-0546.

Cyrano's Farm & Kitchen

546 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 467-0546 Visit Website