Have you been putting off that dinner party because you have nothing exciting to serve? Probably not. We realize it's more likely that you've been low on funds. But perhaps it's because you have no friends. Nonsense! We are your friends! However, if the party has been delayed because indeed you have no idea what to serve, then may we suggest culinary classes with Allen Smith? Smith is a local with a reputation that extends beyond our nation's borders, to faraway kitchens in Paris and Ireland. He also ran the kitchen at Longview's renowned Stock Pot (where he cooked for Julia Child and Jacques Pepin). He's been teaching aspiring professionals the basics of classic cuisines for years at ICE in New York. Now he's here to teach you some classic French dishes. Learn something new at Central Market, 5750 E. Lovers Lane, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The class costs $60. To register, call 214-361-5754.
Thu., Feb. 26, 6:30-9 p.m., 2009