Washington area food and drink events

THURSDAY

BEER DINNER: Six courses paired with beers from Devil’s Backbone Brewing. 6:30 p.m. $75, including tax and gratuity. Poste, 555 Eighth St. NW. 202-783-6060. www.postebrasserie.com.

VODKA TASTING: Blind tasting of five spirits. 5:30-8 p.m. Free, reservations recommended. Paul’s Wine and Spirits, 5205 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-1900. bit.ly/1lnGfi4.

FRIDAY

WINE TASTING: White wines from California, Austria and Australia. 6:30 p.m. Free. One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., No. 101, Arlington. 703-300-9746. www.onemorepagebooks.com.

SATURDAY

“DOWNTON ABBEY” TEA: Traditional English tea, followed by a docent-guided tour of the mansion that focuses on “upstairs-downstairs” relationships. 1-3 p.m. $30. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org.

SALUTE TO WOMEN IN GASTRONOMY: Les Dames d’Escoffier DC hosts its ninth seminar, featuring keynote speaker chef and “The Chew” co-host Carla Hall, plus hands-on cooking classes, discussions, a culinary expo and a Chilean wine and cheese tasting. Continental breakfast and lunch included. 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. $140; $50 for students with ID. Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, Md. Register online at www.lesdamesdc.org.

COOKING CLASS: Brazilian appetizers for the World Cup. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

SATURDAY SUPPER: Four courses with British food and beer. 7 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. 202-393-7777. www.artandsouldc.com.

SUNDAY

BENEFIT DINNER: Wine dinner prepared at a private home by chef Roberto Donna, with proceeds benefiting the Olney Farmers Market. 6-9 p.m. $200; $350 per couple. 202-257-5326. www.olneyfarmersmarket.org.

COOKING CLASS: Gluten-free and dairy-free ideas for desserts. Salud Healthy Pantry, 1137 Walker Rd., Great Falls, Va. 2-3:30 p.m. $40. www.takebackyourhealthconference.com/cooking-classes.

CULINARY HISTORY DISCUSSION: Jim Porterfield gives a talk about the contributions railroad dining has made to the nation’s culinary practices and food culture. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Meeting Room A, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979. www.chowdc.org.

MONDAY

BOURBON DINNER: Four courses paired with Old Forester Bourbon. 7 p.m. $49, not including tax and gratuity. The Occidental, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-1475. www.occidentaldc.com.

RESERVE NOW

MARCH 12

BOOK TALK: Marcia Friedman discusses her book “Meatballs and Matzah Balls: Recipes and Reflections from a Jewish and Italian Life.” 7 p.m. Free. One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101, Arlington. 703-300-9746. www.onemorepagebooks.com.

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi share ways to prepare potatoes, including an early peek at sweet potatoes. Noon-1:30 p.m. $35. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.

MARCH 13

WINE CLASS: Information on how wine ages, including a taste-test comparison of a current release with an older one. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

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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