Make sushi with the one you love
Looking for something fun to do with your partner leading up to Valentine’s Day? Check out RA Sushi’s Roll of Attraction aphrodisiac sushi-rolling class for couples. Chefs will teach participants how to make rolls and other dishes using ingredients known to spice things up, including salmon, avocado, lobster and strawberries. There’s also the option to sample three types of sake and rosé.
8-9:30 p.m. Feb. 7. $40 per person without the sake and rosé, $45 with. RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, 1080 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 8, Atlanta. Buy tickets here: http://on-ajc.com/2nyupHq
Find out ‘what to bring’
If you’re always at a loss for what to bring for special occasions, cookbook author and Southern Living contributor Elizabeth Heiskell might just be able to help you out. She’ll discuss her favorite dishes and sign copies of her new book, “What Can I Bring?” Books will be available for purchase at the event. Read more about Elizabeth Heiskell here
6-8 p.m. Feb. 7. Free. Draper James, 3400 Around Lenox Road, Atlanta. RSVP here: http://on-ajc.com/2DRrAZa
Get a taste of Scotland
Don your kilt and get ready to drink up at the Metro Atlanta Scotch Club’s Taste of Scotland event. Learn about — and taste, of course — 1 Speyside, 4 Highlands and 1 Islay while chowing down on hors d’oeuvres that complement the whiskeys on the menu.
7 p.m. Feb. 8. $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Road, Atlanta. Buy tickets here: http://on-ajc.com/2Ew2DDx
Grab your gals
Celebrate the ladies in your life with this Pre-Galentine’s Day Waffles and Bellinis Brunch, offering Bellini specials as well as family-style waffle boards with toppings, a photo booth and sweet treats.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 11. Hampton + Hudson, 299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. hamptonandhudson.com
Celebrate chefs on the rise
Get to know the newest class of Atlanta’s rising culinary stars at the StarChefs Rising Stars Gala. Chefs including Jason Liang of Brush Sushi Izakaya, Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin’ BBQ and Sarah O’Brien of Little Tart will cook up dishes to sample during a walk-around tasting, which also features beverage pairings and cocktails by StarChefs’ winning sommeliers and bartenders. A portion of the proceeds will go to nonprofit the Giving Kitchen. Get the full list of winners -- and the dishes they'll be making -- here
7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 20. $85, $125 for VIP tickets featuring a pre-awards reception. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. Buy tickets here: http://on-ajc.com/2DSpbS6
Get to know your meats
Hear how the team at Pine Street Market makes salami, guanciale, pancetta and variously cured hams, then grind, season and stuff your own salami and dry cure pancetta. The class also includes a lunch of smoked meats, country sides and beverages.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 24. $125 per person. $155 for VIP tickets including a pound of applewood smoked bacon and a T-shirt. Pine Street Market, 4 Pine St., Suite A, Avondale Estates. Buy tickets here: culinarylocal.com/event/cured-meat-class-14/