Food events in the Washington area

October 15, 2013
OCT. 17

BEER DINNER: Four courses paired with pumpkin beers. 6:30 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. Monza, 9405 Battle St., Manassas. 703-434-3621. www.eatmonza.com.

OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION: Bavarian beer, food, music, dancing and singing. 5-7:30 p.m. Free, registration required. Fox Hill, 8300 Burdette Rd., Bethesda. 301-968-1850. foxhillresidences.com.

WINE DINNER: Featuring wines from Destination and Honor wineries. 7 p.m. $90, including tax and gratuity. Chef Geoff’s Tysons, 8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. 571-282-6003. www.chefgeoff.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses with Paolo Bianchini of Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona vineyards. 7 p.m. $200, not including tax and gratuity. Restaurant Eve, 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-706-0450. www.restauranteve.com.

WINE TASTINGS: Current releases with Michael Honig of Honig Winery (Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.) and Alessandro Fiore of Podere Poggio Scalette (Friday, 4-7 p.m.). Free. Oakton Wine Shop, 2952A Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-255-5425. www.oaktonwineshop.com.

OCT. 18

COOKING CLASS: Marilena Leavitt leads a couples class with a “Greek Taverna” theme. 7-10 p.m. $150 per couple. Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. NW, Vienna. 703-865-7920. www.culinariacookingschool.com.

OCT. 19

18TH CENTURY AUTUMN MARKET FAIR: Food, drinks, costumed interpreters and herbs and flowers for sale. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $6; $3 ages 3-12 and seniors; age 2 and younger free. Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-903-9330. www.1771.org.

AUTUMN REGGAE AND WINE FESTIVAL: Reggae music, wine tastings, winery tours and food and craft vendors. Noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. $20; $15 designated drivers and ages 18-20; 17 and younger free. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. 410-795-6432. www.linganorewines.com.

BOOK SIGNING: Kathy Hunt discusses and signs copies of “Fish Market.” Copies of the book will be 20 percent off during the signing. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. La Cuisine, 323 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-836-4435. www.lacuisineus.com.

COOKING CLASS: Javier Angeles Beron teaches a session on Peruvian cuisine. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The class repeats Oct. 26. $65; $120 per couple. Gua-Rapo, 2039 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-528-1500. latinconceptscatering.com.

COOKING CLASS: Healthful-eating guru Juliette Tahar teaches techniques and recipes for broths and soupmaking, especially those for fall. 10 a.m.-noon. $25. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org.

DIWALI MELA: A celebration with food, vendors, music and dancing. Noon-6 p.m. $21.95; $12.95 children ages 4-10. Indique Heights, 2 Wisconsin Circle , Chevy Chase. 301-656-4822. www.indiqueheights.com.

EQUINE WINE FESTIVAL: Featuring the Winery at Olney, with food for sale, wagon rides and other activities. A portion of the proceeds goes the Potomac Valley Dressage Association Ride for Life in support of Johns Hopkins breast cancer activities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $25 ($20 in advance); $15 designated drivers and ages 18-20; younger than 18 free. Timberleigh Springs, 3268 Route 94, Woodbine. 202-744-4676. equinewinefestival.com.

FALL FOLIAGE TEA AND TOUR: Tour of the gardens with Suzanne Bouchard, director of gardens and grounds, followed by full afternoon tea. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org.

FUNDRAISER BARBECUE: Benefit at a private Olney home for the Olney Farmers and Artists Market features barbecue and blues music. 4-7 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. www.olneyfarmersmarket.org.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Barrel tasting, music and barbecue. Noon-6 p.m. Free admission; $10 barrel tasting; $8 regular wine tasting. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6464. www.doukeniewinery.com.

HARVEST WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with Paradise Springs wines. 8 p.m. $139, including tax and gratuity. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton. 703-830-9463. www.paradisespringswinery.com.

HARVEST WINE FESTIVAL: Samples of 20 wines plus small bites and live music. 1-5 p.m. $10. Dean & Deluca, 3276 M St. NW. 202-342-2500. www.deandeluca.com.

JAZZ BRUNCH: Smart Markets Oakton hosts live jazz with an omelet bar (for purchase) provided by Valley View Bakery and the Taste of Local food truck. 11 a.m. Free. Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. smartmarkets.org.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA FALL BREWFEST: More than 40 breweries, live music, vendors and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $25 ($20 in advance); $15 designated drivers ($10 in advance). Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. novabrewfest.com/fall.

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL: Pumpkin carving, wagon rides, autumn produce and a dog Halloween costume contest. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $12; $10 children. Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont. 540-554-2073. www.greatcountryfarms.com.

SNALLYGASTER: Samples of at least 150 beers plus food, lawn games and music. 1-6 p.m. $30-$50 in advance, including food and drink tickets; $10 at the door for admission only; free for children 14 and younger. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. www.snallygasterdc.com.

OCT. 20

BOOK TALK: Amy Stewart discusses her book, “The Drunken Botanist,” about the science and chemistry of plants that have produced a variety of spirits. Book signing follows the lecture. 1-2 p.m. $18. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org.

CHEESE CLASS: The session focuses on cheeses appropriate for fall. 3:30 p.m. $48, not including tax and gratuity. Society Fair, 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-683-3247. societyfair.net.

VEGAN BRUNCH: Todd Gray’s Muse Cafe features dishes from Washington Post Food editor Joe Yonan’s “Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook.” Yonan will also hold a Q&A and sign books. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $50, not including tax and gratuity; includes a copy of the book. $31.50 for brunch without a book. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1786. www.eventbrite.com/event/8209941155#.

WINE TALK: Wine journalist Jancis Robinson discusses her new book co-authored with Hugh Johnson, the seventh edition of “The World Atlas of Wine,” with Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre. Includes wine tasting. 4 p.m. $35. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.com.

OCT. 21

WINE DINNER: Five courses with wines from California’s Cass Winery. 6:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212. www.bazinsonchurch.com.

OCT. 22

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi teach a short course on what to do with winter squash that comes in your CSA box. 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. $18. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.

OCT. 23

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi share ideas for cooking with winter squash. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.

Becky Krystal

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Becky Krystal is a member of The Post's Food and Travel staffs. In her spare time she loves to, of course, travel and cook.
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