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 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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