TODAYEleventh hour love: Learn to prepare and present a three-course Valentine's dinner at this men's cooking class, with Beverly Hills Hotel director of food and beverage Robert Allen, featuring dishes such as roast beef tenderloin for two. 6 to 8 p.m. Call (310) 281-2941 or visit www.beverlyhillshotel.com. Reservations required; fee includes take-home ingredients, $150.
SATURDAYSurfin' singles: The Single Gourmet hosts dinner at Splashes restaurant featuring dishes such as New England lobster bisque and pork chops with chestnut spaetzle. 7 p.m. cocktail hour, 8 p.m. dinner. Surf & Sand Hotel, 1555 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. Call (949) 854-6552 or visit www.singlegourmetlaoc.com. Reservations required, $89.
Tastes for two: Learn to make dishes including grilled filet mignon with mustard cream sauce and Sauternes olive oil cake with roasted pears at this couples cooking class and dinner. 5 p.m. Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Call (949) 494-0745, or visit www.lagunaculinaryarts.com. Reservations required, $200 per couple, $240 with wine pairings.
MONDAYKosher sips: Herzog winery hosts a kosher wine festival featuring a tasting of 200 international kosher wines and a Tierra Sur restaurant buffet with dishes such as duck rillettes and lamb birria (chile-braised meat). 7 p.m. 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. Call (805) 983-1560, or visit www.herzogwinecellars.com. Advance ticket purchase recommended: $100 per person, $80 per person two or more tickets, $70 wine club members.
TUESDAYCal-Ital coastal: Modo Mio Cucina Rustica and wine educator Peter Kerr host a four-course wine-tasting dinner with dishes including tagliatelle tre fungi (wild mushroom pasta) and a discussion with owner-winemaker Gary Burk of Santa Maria's Costa de Oro winery. 7 p.m. 15200 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Call (310) 459-0979, or visit www.modomiocucinarustica.com. Reservations required, $85.
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