DYNAMIC DESSERTS Chef Debby DeGraaff discusses in her vegetarian cooking classes how to prepare sweets with fun and flair. Free. 7-8 p.m., Wed., Feb. 12; 10-11 a.m., Thu., Feb. 13. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa. 813-873-7428.
PROFUSION WINE DINNER Celebrate the Chinese New Year sipping Penfolds Winery products and sampling a fanciful menu, including seafood Szechwan hot and sour soup, sushi chef's delight, Chinese dumplings, braised lamb shank, and for dessert, warm Chocolate Profusion. $65 per person. 7:01 p.m., Wed., Feb. 12. Profusion Restaurant, 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-353-8400.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER Feast on appetizers like lobster bisque, sherry wild mushroom soup, cucumber wasabi shrimp remoulade, foie gras mousse; bistro, Caesar or arugula salad; and lamb, lobster, filet mignon, stuffed chicken, Chilean seabass or roast duck entrees. Entrees range from $19 to $31. 4-10 p.m., Fri., Feb. 14. Eric's New World Bistro and Teller's Cage Lounge, 1026 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. 727-787-7734. www.ericsbistro.com.
WHISTLE STOP DINNER Enjoy a special Val's Day dinner, complete with candlelight, photos at your table, and music by Rebekah Pulley. Appetizers include bruschetta, perfumed tomato dip, smoked fish spread, fancy fried green tomatoes; Caesar, four seasons and crackling calamari salads; your choice of angel hair pasta with crabmeat, grilled tuna steak with black bean salsa, grouper or catfish fillet; Santa Fe chicken or chopped sirloin steak with mushroom gravy; and for dessert, strawberry pie, red velvet cake, something chocolate and sweetheart sundae. 6-10 p.m., Fri. Feb 14. The Whistle Stop Grill & Udderly Cool Ice Cream, 915 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-726-1956. www.whistlestopgrill.com
B.T. VAL PALS DINNER On the menu for this Valentine's Day Dinner: royal city mini rolls or Coquilles St. Jacques de B.T.; lobster bisque or duck salad with steamed lotus stems; as entrees, jumbo prawns soaked in white truffle oil and grilled with Dubonnet sauce, stuffed Cornish hen or rack of lamb; wild berry Charlotte and chilled mango sauce for dessert. $60 per person. 5:30 p.m. Cafe B.T., 3324 Gandy Blvd. 813-831-9254.
PASTRY PASSION Join Pastry Chef Daniel Delort and Chef Gui for a hands-on, two-hour workshop focusing on basic techniques in making French pastry for beginners and advanced cooks. Two classes, 9 a.m. Sat. Feb. 15; and 1 p.m. Tue., Feb. 18. $25 per person. Ladyfingers Pastry Shop, 3347 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. 727-789-8986. www.chefgui.com/otherevents.html.
FUN AT THE FRESH MARKET Chef Gui and other food enthusiasts take a walking tour of the Clearwater Fresh Market. The chef shares his professional knowledge, conducts a question-and-answer session, does mini demos, offers a food talk and tips and cool chef secrets. Free. 5:30 p.m., Tue., Feb. 18, Clearwater Fresh Market, U.S.19 and Enterprise.
QUICK BREADS Vegetarian Chef Debby DeGraaff shows in her cooking classes how to prepare simple, homemade breads the easy way. Free. 7-8 p.m., Wed., Feb. 19; 10-11 a.m., Thu., Feb. 20. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa. 813-873-7428.