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Charlie Trotter Auction Puts Last Remnants Of Famous Restaurant Up For Sale

In this Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 photo, award-winning chef Charlie Trotter is seen during an interview with The Associated Press at his restaurant in Chicago. Trotter is closing his iconic restaurant after 25 years to return to college and study philosophy. The final service at Charlie Trotter's is Thursday evening Aug. 30, followed by a sold-out meal prepared by some of the city's top chefs on Friday. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)
In this Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 photo, award-winning chef Charlie Trotter is seen during an interview with The Associated Press at his restaurant in Chicago. Trotter is closing his iconic restaurant after 25 years to return to college and study philosophy. The final service at Charlie Trotter's is Thursday evening Aug. 30, followed by a sold-out meal prepared by some of the city's top chefs on Friday. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

In just a few days, there will be literally nothing left but memories inside the site of Charlie Trotter's world-famous Chicago restaurant.

On Dec. 12, Trotter is set to auction off everything that remains of his now-shuttered eatery, from the one-of-a-kind Bernardaud China to the artwork on the walls.

The 11 a.m. auction will be held at Trotter's Lincoln Park location and will be coordinated by Elgin-based auction consultants Bunte Auction Service and Auction Consultants Inc., Crain's Chicago Business reports.

Eager buyers outside Chicago will be able to bid online through bidspotter.com, reports DNAinfo Chicago. DNA also grabbed a look at some of the items stacked, sealed and packed in the restaurant.

Trotter will have little use for the wealth high-end appliances, cookware and furniture in his new role: Philosophy grad student. The chef closed his award-winning restaurant in September and announced plans to enroll at University of Chicago next spring.

Charlie Trotter Final Feast