Washington food events calendar

THURSDAY

WINE CLASS: Compares varietals and blends from classic European wine regions with their new world counterparts. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring the Winery at La Grange. 7-10 p.m. $70, including tax and gratuity. Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-1785. www.unionstreetpublichouse.com.

WINE FEST: Samples of more than 25 wines with cheese pairings. 5-8 p.m. Free, registration required. Wegmans, 11620 Monument Dr., Fairfax. 703-653-1600. www.wegmans.com.

SATURDAY

COOKING CLASS: Cuisine from Sicily. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. Osteria Marzano, 6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria. 703-313-9700. www.osteriamarzano.com.

COOKING CLASS: Amanda Moniz leads a class centered on recipes from cookbooks published to raise funds to support Union troops during the Civil War. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Also June 19, 10 a.m.-noon.) $40. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

TEA TASTING: Korean teas paired with traditional Korean food. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $27. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-941-7987. www.greenspring.org.

WINE CLASS: Head winemaker Rob Cox leads a session on blending wine. 1 p.m. $55. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton. 703-830-9463. www.paradisespringswinery.com.

SUNDAY

CRAB CAKE COMPETITION: American Institute of Wine and Food fundraiser for culinary internships, scholarships and educational programs, featuring eight area chefs competing in a crab cake showdown. Noon-3 p.m. $75. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. bit.ly/R4zeWq.

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH AND TOUR: Brunch and a self-guided tour of the mansion. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $49.50, not including tax and gratuity. The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O St. NW. 202-496-2000. www.omansion.com.

MONDAY

CHEFS IN THE CITY: Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Metropolitan Washington Chapter, featuring a cocktail reception, mixology demonstration, silent auction and five-course dinner prepared by area chefs. 6 p.m. $500. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 301-657-8444. www.cff.org/Chapters/metrodc.

MASON DIXON MASTER CHEF TOURNAMENT: Kickoff of the single-elimination chef tournament running on select dates through August. A portion of the proceeds goes to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. 5:30-9 p.m. $25, including tax; $45 for judging experience. Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore, a Doubletree Hotel, 4 W. University Pkwy., Baltimore. www.masondixonmasterchef.com.

WINE TASTING: Featuring Beaujolais from Jules Desjourneys. 7 p.m. $40. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

RESERVE NOW

JUNE 18

LAURA SILVER: The author discusses her book, “Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food.” 7 p.m. $10. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org.

Becky Krystal

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

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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