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Blumenthal Serves Rare Delicacy, Charlie Trotter Honored

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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]

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