Awards Watch: Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Honorees Announced

medallion Here's the latest Awards news of the season: wine educator and writer Kevin Zraly will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award, while FareStart, a Seattle-based culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals, will be honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award. Get the full scoop here.

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On the Menu: Luxury Beach Escape

Michael Reardon Shutters on the Beach has been captivating visitors for almost two decades with its intoxicating combination of casual elegance, breathtaking locale, and a see-and-be-seen vibe. But it’s chef Michael Reardon’s Mediterranean-inspired, market-driven, upscale beach fare that keeps discerning diners coming back for more. You can still get a seat at chef Reardon's Beard House dinner, which kicks off at 7:00 tomorrow night. If you're tempted by the menu below, click here to make your reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Grilled Littleneck Clam and Chorizo Skewers Grass-Fed Beef Tartare with Yukon Gold Potato Chips and American Caviar Santa Barbara Uni Crostini with Umbrian Oil and Sea Salt Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Dehydrated Grapes, Saba, and Pignoli Pairing:Graham Beck Gamekeeper's Reserve Ch

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Recipe: Gnudi with Cavolo Nero Sauce

Recipe for Gnudi with Cavalo Nero Sauce

When preparing his gnudi, Francesco Buitoni of Mercato Osteria & Enoteca uses goat cheese and ricotta impastata, a high quality ricotta that's been drained to achieve a buttery consistency. If you can't find some (some Italian grocers may carry it), wrap premium ricotta in cheesecloth and let it drain in the refrigerator. Cavolo nero is often sold as Tuscan kale, Lacinato, or dinosaur kale. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Baci di Dama Cookies

Baci di Dama Italian for "lady's kisses," dainty baci di dama cookies consist of a rich layer of chocolate sauce locked between two smooching almond-based cookies. At Le Virtù in Philadelphia, Joe Cicala gives his treats an extra bit of romance by adding orange zest to the dough. Get his recipe here.

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Eye Candy: Resto Burgers

Resto burgers At our annual Burger Bash, New York chefs put their spin on one of America's favorite foods. Resto chef Bobby Hellen combined beef cheek and aged strip for his patties, then topped them with grilled pickled red onions and Pyrenees Brebis cheese. It was all sandwiched between potato buns and crowned with tête de cochon croquettes. See more photos from the Burger Bash here.

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Recipes: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

guinness Skip the green beer this St. Patrick's Day and prepare this homey yet sophisticated menu of Irish-inspired dishes instead. Irish Potato Soup with Cheese and Red Ale Top this comforting soup with crisp, crumbled bacon. If you can't find Kerrygold Dubliner cheese, substitute a sharp aged cheddar. Corned Beef with Parsley Sauce Evoke the Emerald Isle with this classic corned beef recipe from food writer Colman Andrews—made with nary a drop of food coloring. Irish Soda Bread A traditional Irish meal would not be complete without this staple of the country's cuisine. Irish soda bread can be made with all-wh

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