Washington food calendar, Oct. 24-29

OCT. 24

CHEF TAKEOVER: Swedish celebrity chefs Hans Boren of 28+ and Johan Bjorkman of Kock & Vin collaborate with Grill Room executive chef Jakob Esko for three-course lunches and dinners. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-11 p.m. $35 lunch, $75 dinner, not including tax and gratuity. The Grill Room, 1050 31st St. NW. 202-617-2424. www.thegrillroomdc.com.

POP-UP FUNDRAISER: Industree hosts the event with food and drinks from local chefs and bartenders to raise money for a cancer charity. 6-9 p.m. $95. www.dcindustree.com.

WINE CLASS: Wines from Italy’s Kellerei Kaltern. 7 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses with wines from Morais Vineyards and Winery in Bealeton. 6:30 p.m. $75, including tax and gratuity. Carmello’s, 9108 Center St., Manassas. 703-368-5522. carmellos.com.

OCT. 25

BOOK SIGNING: Featuring authors of seven paleo diet cookbooks. 6 p.m. Free. Salt & Pepper Books, 171 American Way, Fort Washington. 301-839-1849. www.saltandpepperbooks.com.

OCT. 26

A TOAST TO THE ANIMALS: Fundraiser for the Humane Society of Fairfax County with wine, food and a silent auction. 1-5 p.m. $50 ($40 in advance). Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton. 703-385-7387. www.hsfc.org.

PUMPKIN CARVING: Children learn how to carve pumpkins. A portion of the proceeds benefits Food for Others. 3-4 p.m. $15, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Third Floor, Tysons Galleria, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.

CHOC-TOBERFEST: Customers vote for their favorite chocolate dish made by store staff members and volunteers that feature fair-trade ingredients. Free. Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King St., Alexandria. 703-684-1435. www.alexandria.tenthousandvillages.com.

CHOCOLATE HAUNTED HOUSE WORKSHOP: Children tour the gardens and make a chocolate haunted house. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. $15; free for adults. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org.

COCKTAIL CLASS AND TASTING: Kayleigh Kulp, author of “Booze for Babes: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Drinking Spirits Right,” leads a session on tasting cognac and making a sidecar cocktail. 3-5 p.m. $20, including a copy of the book. Jaleo, 480 Seventh St. NW. www.eventbrite.com/event/8155297715#.

COOKING CLASS: Students make fall dishes, including a duck entree, pumpkin cheesecake and flatbread with apples, squash and brie. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $49. Stone’s Cove KitBar, 2403 Centreville Rd., Herndon. RSVP to cookingclasses@stonescove.com. 703-434-3615. www.stonescove.com.

EQUINE WINE FESTIVAL: Featuring Knob Hall Winery, 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; free for younger than 18. Timberleigh Springs, 3268 Route 94, Woodbine. 202-744-4676. equinewinefestival.com.

INTRODUCTION TO FOOD WRITING: Food writer and cookbook author Monica Bhide leads a seminar with Post Food section staff writer Tim Carman, Aviva Goldfarb of the Six O’Clock Scramble, food writer and blogger Cathy Barrow and Nycci Nellis, founder and publisher of Web site The List Are You on It and co-host of the radio show “Foodie and the Beast.” 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $130. Bring your own lunch. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org.

OYSTER FESTIVAL: Fundraiser for the Oyster Recovery Partnership with oysters, craft beer and sides. 2-6 p.m. $75, including tax and gratuity. Tony and Joe’s, 3000 K St. NW. 202-944-4545. www.tonyandjoes.com.

TEA TASTING: Attendees compare various styles of Chinese tea with tea-infused treats as they learn about how tea has shaped China’s history. 1-3 p.m. $25. Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-2771. www.greatfallsteagarden.com.

OCT. 27

FALL FEAST: Seasonal dishes, including locally raised beef. 1-2:30 p.m., 2:45-4:15 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. $49.95, not including tax and gratuity. Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-1785. www.unionstreetpublichouse.com.

FALL FESTIVAL: Farm tours, a petting zoo, apple butter demonstrations, food for sale and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Willow Creek Farm, 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Ashburn. 571-209-1200. www.clydes.com.

FOOD SWAP:Home cooks trade their creations. Location in Alexandria will be shared upon registration. Register at alexandria.food.swap@gmail.com. 1:30-3 p.m. Free.

OCT. 28

F(L)IGHT CLUB: In a wine-pairing dinner competition judged by diners, Bourbon Steak sommelier Julian Mayor faces off against sommelier Julie Dalton of Wit and Wisdom Tavern in Baltimore. 6:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. Bourbon Steak, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-944-2026. www.bourbonsteakdc.com.

OCT. 29

BEER DINNER: Five-course, fall-themed meal paired with six beers. 6:30 p.m. $59, not including tax and gratuity. Belga Cafe, 514 Eighth St. SE. 202-544-0100. belgacafe.com.

BEER DINNER: Five courses featuring beers by Brooklyn Brewery. 7:15 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800. www.zaytinya.com.

OCT. 30

COOKING CLASS: Session focuses on knife skills and vegetarian cooking. 7 p.m. $60. RoundzGourmet Market & Catering, 2299 Johns Hopkins Rd., Gambrills. 443-292-4631. www.roundz.com.

NOV. 2

FERMENTATION CLASS: Class explains what fermented foods are, how to make them and possible health benefits. Register by Oct. 26. 11 a.m. $55. Arlington Oaks Condominium, Community Center, 4490 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 301-602-6560. www.simplisticwholistic.com.

— Becky Krystal

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