Emeril Is Named the 2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian; Bee’s Knees Celebrates Fat Tuesday

• Bam! Emeril Lagasse has been named the 2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year. This recognition celebrates his work through the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which aims to expose disadvantaged young people to the culinary arts. Emeril will be honored on Monday, May 6, at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. [Grub Street]

• Bee’s Knees Baking Co. has reinvented the King Cake for Fat Tuesday. As per Big Easy tradition, a baby doll trinket will be placed in each of its signature cake-cups before baking. Available starting February 12. [Grub Street]

• On February 7, La Maison du Chocolat will host free tastings at all three of their Manhattan locations (Madison, Rockefeller Center, and Wall Street) from noon to 6 p.m. In addition to the boutique’s limited-edition Valentine’s collection, samples will include freshly made raspberry ganache. [Grub Street]

• Throughout February, healthy lifestyle company Organic Avenue is introducing a partner cleanse, called LOVE*friend. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than committing yourself to a painful three-day all-juice detox? Sign up with a partner at the discounted rate of $50 (normally $75), and receive an elixir and six fourteen-ounce green and fruit juices per day. [Grub Street]

• To honor Craft Beer Week, Blue Smoke BPC is hosting a beer pairing dinner. On Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m., guests will enjoy four courses of barbecue-inspired fare, to be washed down with Scott Vacaro’s award-winning Captain Lawrence Brew ($80). [Grub Street]

Emeril Is Named the 2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian; Bee’s Knees