Washington food events calendar

February 25
THURSDAY

KITCHEN TOUR KICKOFF: Fundraiser for the Junior League of Washington with food from area restaurants, drinks and a silent auction. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Room and Board, 1840 14th St. NW. 412-328-7068. www.jlw.org.

SATURDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Susie Middleton signs copies of and demos recipes from her new book, “Fresh From the Farm: A Year of Recipes & Stories.” 2-5 p.m. Free. La Cuisine, 323 Cameron St, Alexandria. 703-836-4435. www.lacuisineus.com. Middleton also will sign books and share recipes on Sunday at the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market at 20th Street NW between Massachusetts and Connecticut avenues, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.

WINERY TOUR: Winery and vineyard tour with scientific and technical details of winemaking and vineyard management. Includes wine tasting. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $18. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville, Va. 540-668-6464. www.doukeniewinery.com.

SUNDAY

WINE CLASS: Featuring Terredora Di Paolo winery. 7 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

TUESDAY

PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE DINNER: To mark Shrove Tuesday. Donations accepted for Society of St. Andrew’s food gleaning programs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-759-3705. www.greatfallsumc.org.

RESERVE NOW

MARCH 5

AN EVENING WITH INA GARTEN: The “Barefoot Contessa” cookbook author and television host talks with Washington Post deputy Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick and answers audience questions. 6:30 p.m. $85. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. www.lisner.org.

MARCH 6

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.

MARCH 8

“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. $125 (early registration); $140 after Feb. 28; $50 for students with ID. Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, Md. Register online at www.lesdamesdc.org.

MARCH 9

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