“Over the years, the James Beard Foundation has awarded its version of the Oscar to Trotter’s (of Chicago) for being the top restaurant and having the nation’s most outstanding wine service, the best overall service, and the best chef. The readers of the Wine Spectator have twice voted Trotter’s the best restaurant in the world for wine and food. The list of five-star and five-diamond accolades goes on and one, although Trotter rarely mentions them.” Lessons in Wine Service from Charlie Trotter, by Edmund O. Lawler http://charlietrotters.com/;
Intuitive Service is all about ‘Reading the Mind of the Guest.’ “The technical side of service is child’s play compared to the vastly more complex human skills a wine service team must deploy at tableside, says Charlie Trotter. Intuition, humility, clairvoyance, empathy, graciousness, sincerity, and enthusiasm are qualities essential to the success of a wine service I am a sommelier trapped in a chef's body
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