Hijinks Ensue at Trotter Auction

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Photo: courtesy Auction Consultants

Reports are coming in piecemeal from the Charlie Trotter auction yesterday, but it appears that the legendary chef did not exactly go gentle into that good night. In fact, he was apparently as in charge of the space and the guest list as ever, not only regulating who was allowed in (the Sun-Times reports that a Sun-Times photographer was ejected at one point, making it even for the local dailies) and berating the audience when things that Trotter considered valuable failed to draw their minimums. (One attendee we spoke to felt that minimums were set uniformly too high, but conceded that nonetheless, some of them, and Trotter's hectoring of the attendees, worked to draw high bids.) Did you go? If you weren't thrown out, how was it? [Sun-Times]