• Chef Shawn Cirkiel will celebrate the first anniversary of parkside (301 E. Sixth, 474-9898, www.parkside-austin.com) by presenting a fabulous six-course tasting menu that previews the meal he plans to serve at an appearance at the James Beard House in New York City later this spring. The special $100-per-person dinner kicks off a week of anniversary celebrations. Reservations are required. Monday, Feb. 9, 7pm.
• Whisk Handcrafted Cuisine (4238 Bee Caves Rd., 329-6405) has several tasty events scheduled this month, including a class on Feel Good Food with owner Linda Waller on Wednesday, Feb. 11; a Food & Wine Pairing dinner with Kristi Atkins on Tuesday, Feb. 17; and a Chef's Table with Jacob Zavala on Saturday, Feb. 28. For detailed menu information and to make necessary reservations, see www.whiskaustin.com.