Meal Times

Feb. 14-20

CENTRAL MARKET CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Enjoy two weeks of absolute chocolate indulgence with a huge schedule of in-store demonstrations and presentations by international chocolatiers, taste samples in both stores, and get educated with chocolate-inspired cooking classes. Check website for schedule details. Feb. 5-18 Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar; Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar. www.centralmarket.com

STEAK FRITES NIGHT Enjoy a prix fixe dinner based on the cut of steak ordered plus salads, frites, hearth-baked breads, and a simple dessert with wine pairings every Monday this month. Reserve by phone. Josephine House, 1601 Waterston, 512/477-5584. www.josephineofaustin.com

ANTONELLI'S CHEESE SHOP ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION In appreciation of their loyal customers and wholesale partners, the happy cheesemongers will offer tastings and classes at the Cheese House as well as their annual tradition of offering free cheese plates at restaurants that carry their products. Check their website for class schedules and restaurant locations. Mon.-Sun., Feb. 11-16 Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. www.antonellischeese.com

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE VALENTINE'S DAY FEASTS Choose from an Italian feast with Cher and Nicolas Cage in Moonstruck or a Moroccan-inspired feast to the strains of "As Time Goes By" in Casablanca to celebrate with your sweet baboo. Reserve online. Fri., Feb. 14, (2014) Various Alamo Drafthouse locations. www.drafthouse.com

VALENTINE'S DAY LISTINGS Need more suggestions on how to woo your boo with food and wine? See our special Valentine's Day listings. Fri., Feb. 14, (2014)

LACTO-FERMENTATION WORKSHOP Hip homemaker Kate Payne presents an intensive lacto-fermentation workshop to teach you how to preserve foods in this manner. Class price includes 3 to 5 pounds of fresh produce from the farm. Reserve online. Sat., Feb. 15, noon-4pm. (2014) Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga, 512/949-9830. $65. www.greengatefarms.net

WINE & ROSES VALENTINE'S DAY LUNCHEON Enjoy a three-course meal presented by chef Rob McMahon in the winery's cozy barrel room. Seatings at 11:30am and 12:30pm. Reserve online. Sat., Feb. 15, (2014) Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222, Tow, 325/379-5361. $42, includes Fall Creek wine pairings and a rose. www.fcv.com/events/wine-roses-valentines-day-luncheon/

ANTONELLI'S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Anniversary week culminates with the annual beer and cheese pairing event at the Draught House. Enjoy cheese pairings with Austin Eastciders, Meridian Hive Meadery, Revolver Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing, Hops & Grain, and Jester King. Reserve online. Sun., Feb. 16, 11:30am-1:30pm. (2014) Draught House Pub & Brewery, 4112 Medical Pkwy., 512/452-6258. www.draughthouse.com

CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL South African Cuisine. Class taught by Kristin Andrews, Central Market Cooking School instructor. Menu includes chicken curry, babootie, and milk tart. Sun., Feb. 16, 5pm. (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $45. www.centralmarket.com

CENTRAL MARKET COOKING SCHOOL Wine Workshop: Premier Italian Wines. Class taught by Seth Pollard, CM Beer & Wine Manager. Mon., Feb. 17, 5:30pm. (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $25. www.centralmarket.com

GLUTEN-FREE & VEGAN BAKING CLASS The gluten-free and vegan baked goods are a huge hit at Thai Fresh, and Jam Sanitchat gladly shares her secrets so you can prepare your own. Reserve space online. Mon., Feb. 17, 6pm. (2014) Thai Fresh, 909 W. Mary, 512/494-6436. $68. www.thai-fresh.com

FUTURE FOOD SALON Time to bug out: The Future Food Salon explores entomophagy trends, with guest lectures and delectable, insect-based cuisine cooked by Sonya Cote and other Austin chefs. Wed., Feb. 19, (2014) Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth, 512/380-1675. alimentaryinitiatives.com/

TASTE OF USSR - UKRAINE A four-course meal consisting of dishes you probably can't pronounce. Wed., Feb. 19, 4-10pm. (2014) Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442. $25. www.russianhouseofaustin.com

COME & TASTE IT THURSDAYS IN GRUENE Meet and greet Texas winemakers and craft brewers on the comfortable outdoor patio and garden with live music, complimentary wine and beer tastings, food samples, and prizes. Up this week: Val Verde Winery and (512) Brewing Co. Thu., Feb. 20, 5-8pm. (2014) The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Rd., New Braunfels, 830/606-0093. www.grapevineingruene.com

OFFICIAL DRINK OF AUSTIN CONTEST Find out which of the six local bar teams will create our "official" cocktail for 2014 at this Texas Spirits Showcase and help the Austin Food & Wine Alliance raise money for culinary innovation grants. Thu., Feb. 20, 7-10pm. (2014) AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, 512/404-1900. $65. austinfoodwinealliance.org/official-drink-of-austin/

FISH FRY FUNDRAISER Proceeds go to the Healing Our Heroes Project's monthly therapeutic retreats for military families. Fri., Feb. 21, 6-7:30pm. (2014) Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Bldg. 2, Round Rock, 512/218-5499. $15. www.hohproject.org/friday-fish-fry-fundraiser


SFC DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

CEDAR PARK FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/257-8500. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/cedar-park

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

BARTON CREEK FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

LONE STAR FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Shops at the Galleria, Shops Parkway, off Highway 71, Bee Cave. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com

BLUEBONNET FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm 2323 S. Lamar. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 401 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

SFC EAST FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm Corner of MLK & Miriam. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

DRINK LOCAL HAPPY HOUR Local brews for cheap. What better way to prepare for hump day? Tuesdays, 5-7pm Contigo, 2027 Anchor, 512/614-2260. $2 pints. www.contigoaustin.com

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz accompanies this bimonthly brunch buffet held in the hotel's courtyard lounge. $3 mimosas. Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 10am-2pm Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/444-7322. www.sanjosehotel.com

TOKYO HAPPY HOUR BRUNCH Check out the new Tokyo Brunch menu on weekends where made-from-scratch Japanese dishes are paired with sake cocktails. Enjoy happy hour prices from 10-11:30am at brunch during an introductory period. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com