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Blumenthal Serves Rare Delicacy, Charlie Trotter Honored

LONDON—With the declaration that it will be the most expensive Christmas dish ever, Heston Blumenthal is going to serve ambergris—which is more expensive than gold—on a television special. Oh, and ambergris is whale vomit. [The Sun]

CHICAGO—Congrats to Charlie Trotter for being awarded 2009 Spirit of Youth Award, which is given to the individual who works to keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the street. [R&I]

MIAMI—Staying on the celebrity chef beat, Eater Miami reports that Douglas Rodriguez's latest restaurant, D. Rodriguez Cuba in The Astor Hotel, is opening next week. Thursday, to be precise. [Eater Miami, previously]