Learn Tre's Way

Ooh, it's another Quick Fire Challenge! Well, not exactly, but as many Top Chef fans know, former contestant (and executive chef at Plano's Loft 610) Tre Wilcox knows how to prepare an amazing meal in a flash. Now it's your chance to learn his secrets. Once you master some techniques, maybe next year you and yours can stay home for Valentine's Day, instead of battling the romance-eradicating crowds. "Hey, sweetie, I lovingly prepared you pan-seared red snapper with baby bok choy and yellow curry sauce," sounds a helluva lot better than, "The reservation's at 8." The class meets Monday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Central Market Plano, 320 Coit Road; $75 per person. For more information, call 469-241-8389 or visit centralmarket.com.
Mon., Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., 2010