Dallas’ hottest chefs regularly share their expertise during Saturday cooking classes at Whole Foods Market. Classes include great food, samples, recipes and door prizes. All classes are $12 and are from 10 a.m. to noon. The great chefs of Dallas are tying on those apron strings for a good cause: All profits from the classes benefit Operation Frontline, a local anti-hunger program. Upcoming classes include Chris Svalesen, chef of the award-winning Fish restaurant Feb. 7 at the Skillman and Kingsley location; pastry chef David Brawley of Mi Piaci Feb. 21 at the Coit and Beltline location in Richardson; and Chris Huff of Palomino Euro Bistro March 14 at the Skillman and Kingsley location. Whole Foods also offers cooking classes on Wednesday nights. To sign up for the Skillman classes, call 214-341-5445 or call 972-699-8075 for the Richardson class.

 

 

 

Love Is in the Air . . .

 

Avanti Ristorante, 2720 McKinney Ave., will offer a Valentine’s Day package that will include a special menu (items ranging from $17-$33), live flamenco rhumba music, and long stem red roses for the ladies. Reservations required. For more information, call 214-871-4955.

 

 

 

Lower Prices . . .

 

Jennivine Restaurant, 3605 McKinney, has reduced its lunch and dinner prices by an average of 25 percent through March. Menu includes chicken, seafood and pasta dishes. General manager Chris Edwards says the special will provide a great opportunity for first-time customers to try us out. For more information, call 214-528-6010.

 

 

 

New Italian Spot . . .

 

Rigatoni Italian Cuisine recently opened in the Plaza Center, 9090 Skillman Suite174A in Lake Highlands. The restaurant is the official caterer for the Dallas Italian Club, says owner Carlos Trejo, and features freshly-made, authentic dishes. Dine in or take-out available. For more information, call 214-553-1543.

 

 

 

Changes . . .

 

SeaShells & Stuff, 9205 Skillman Suite 110, has changed ownership. New owner Yvette Lane, a Lake Highlands resident, says the cooking staff remains the same but that other changes have been made, including new decor and an expanded menu. For more information, call 214-348-3082.

 

 

 

Send news about neighborhood restaurants to On the Menu at 6301 Gaston Ave., Suite 820, by fax to 214-823-8866, or by e-mail to pdunsmore@advocatemag.com.


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