How I wish that you were mine 

My Cherry Amor

Central Market, 4821 Broaday, will present a hands-on couples' cooking class Friday, February 11, just in time for Valentine's Day. The Cooking School staff will show you how to connect with your loved one through the culinary arts with a menu that includes crepes with smoked salmon, seared duck breast with cherry port sauce, and chocolate raspberry pudding cake. Cost is $120 per couple. To sign up, call 368-8617.

Pretty little pig that I adore

St. Phillips College is sponsoring a Taste of Elegance Culinary Competition on the school campus Friday, February 11. Pork is the theme of the competition, and all chefs, food artists, or anyone with a scintillating, original, pork-based recipe is encouraged to come ham it up. First prize will recieve $1,000 and represent San Antonio at the National Taste of Elegance Competition in April in Orlando, Florida. For more information, call (800) 308-6549.

You're the only one I'm living for

Dine at Azuca, 713 South Alamo, on Valentine's Day for a special aphrodisiac menu. Chef Rene Fernandez's menu, designed for the romantically disposed, includes honey-glazed quail, salsa'd chili-dusted tuna steak, and "Casanova's Secret" for dessert. Music will be provided by Tropicante, and dinner comes with a rose and complimentary photo. The cold shower, however, is up to you. Reservations only; call 225-5550.

La la la la la ...

Head into the Hill Country February 11-13 and 18-20 for the "Wine Lovers' Trail." Sixteen Texas Wineries will open their doors for vintage tasting, food sampling, flowers, and much more. Participants can also collect linen coasters from each winery, as well as a handy wooden storage box. For tickets, call (830) 868-2321 or visit

Compiled by Aaron Block



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