Washington food events calendar

THURSDAY

EMBASSY CHEF CHALLENGE: Small plates prepared by more than a dozen embassy chefs, as well as live and silent auctions. 6-9:30 p.m. $250. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-661-7581. www.culturaltourismdc.org.

TEA SEMINAR: History of tea and tea treats, with a tasting. 6 p.m. $20. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288. www.dumbartonhouse.org.

SATURDAY

COOKING CLASS: Covering modern French classics. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $89. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148. www.openkitchen-dcmetro.com.

COOKING CLASS: Cookbook author Skiz Fernando leads a class on Sri Lankan rice and curry. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $75. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

COOKING CLASS: Dishes for a mostly vegetarian lunch. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $60. Glenfiddich Farm Cookery, 17642 Canby Road, Leesburg. 703-431-9507. www.glenfarmcookery.com.

CRAWFISH BOIL: Crawfish and sides. 4 p.m.; repeats on May 24 and June 7, 4 p.m. From $12 a pound. Bayou Bakery, 1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-2410. www.bayoubakeryva.com.

SUNDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Blogger and cookbook author David Lebovitz signs and sells copies of his new book, “My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories.” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market, 20th Street NW between Massachusetts and Connecticut avenues. 202-362-8889. www.freshfarmmarkets.org.

SPRING WINE FESTIVAL AND SUNSET TOUR: Samples from 16 Virginia wineries, plus wine-centric tours of the mansion. (May 16 and May 17 sessions are sold out.) 6-9 p.m. $38. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000. www.mountvernon.org.

SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DINNER: Five courses featuring lionfish, wine pairings and a walk around the aquarium. 6-9 p.m. $99. National Aquarium in Baltimore, Pier 3, 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. 410-576-3800. www.aqua.org.

MONDAY

LAMB JAM: Fundraiser for D.C. Central Kitchen with a lamb cooking competition featuring local chefs. 6-9 p.m. $60. Eastern Market, 225 Seventh St. SE. dc.fansoflamb.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with Honor wines. 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.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can be submitted online only at www.washingtonpost.com/gog/talk-to-us.html, at least 14 days in advance.

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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