Midlands dining: Valentine’s Day treats

February 13, 2013 

CHRIS WARE — MCT

Here are some food-related events themed around Valentine’s Day.

Evolution through Chocolate events: Thursday, Rosewood Market; Saturday, Vista Marketplace. Truffles are available year-round at Wine Down on Main. Also, check out the Facebook page for information on Chocolate of the Month Club memberships


Love Sucks at Flying Saucer starts at 7 p.m. Thursday. Drink specials, KISS cover band and cake. 931 Senate St., (803) 933-9997, www.beerknurd.com/stores/columbia


“We’ll always have Paris . . . ” is a line from “Casablanca,” the most perfect love story ever to hit the silver screen. Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College is hosting a Valentine’s Day screening of the movie, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, tickets $12. A champagne and dessert reception opens the evening at 7:15 p.m. with the movie starting at 8 p.m. Complimentary photo portraits will be made courtesy of Jonathan Sharpe Photography. There will also be a drawing for five winners of a “Dinner and a Movie” night featuring a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant and a pair of tickets to the Casablanca screening. Purchase tickets or register to win now through midnight Feb. 11 at harbisontheatre.org.


Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute presents crackling salmon with black truffle classes Thursday through Saturday. Call to reserve space (803) 765-9999. 3001 Millwood Ave., www.fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com


Charleston Cooks! offers Valentine’s-inspired cooking classes. Sign up for hands-on cooking classes for couples at Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill Market. Register or get more information at charlestoncooks.com


Couples cooking classes at Let’s Cook: Thursday, demonstration class features lamb ravioli, seafood bouillabaisse and chocolat pot d’creme. Friday, hands-on class features oyster and spinach soup, pork medallions with fig port wine sauce and chocolat pot d’creme. $85 per couple, classes start at 6:30 p.m. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St., (803) 348-5874, letscookculinary.com

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