- Courtesy/Sur La Table
- Don't be afraid of your knife.
Saturday, January 4: Sharpen your knife skills at Sur La Table. The staff will show students how to practice fundamental cuts (mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet and julienne) and find a knife that fits your needs. $38.96, 2-4pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 19120, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.
Tuesday, January 7: It's oyster season at Central Market. The staff and a representative from the Texas Parks and Wildlife will guide participants through game management, fishing, shucking oysters and sauteing the perfect trout. Menu includes oyster soup, brochettes with oysters, mushrooms and bacon and trout with pecan butter sauce. $60, 6:30-9pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com.
Wednesday, January 8: A new year means new beer to sample during the Hangar Tavern’s monthly beer tasting. The lineup includes brews from Mississippi Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, FullSail Brewing Company, Abita, Ranger Creek, Founders and Harpoon Brewing. The event includes raffles for beer-themed prizes such as a home-brewing kit. $5 (attendees receive a $10 gift card with admission), 7-9pm, 14532 Hollow Brook, (210) 846-8810, facebook.com/TheHangarTavern.