Washington food events calendar

June 18
THURSDAY

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Gardening and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and nutritionist and cooking instructor Danielle Cook share ideas for summer salads. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov.

SATURDAY

ALEXANDRIA’S FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL: Samples from restaurants and wineries, children’s activities and more. Free admission; $20 for entry into food or wine area. John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. www.alexandriafoodandwine.com.

BARBECUE BASH: Texas-style barbecue, wine, beer and live music. Noon-6 p.m. $25. Lost Creek Vineyards and Winery, 43277 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg, Va. 703-443-9836. www.lostcreekwinery.com.

MISSISSIPPI ON THE MALL: Picnic hosted by the Mississippi Society featuring live blues music, fried catfish, hush puppies, beer, Mississippi caramel cakes, yard games and more. 3-7 p.m. $55. Henry Bacon Ball Field, 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue NW. www.mississippisociety.org.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA SUMMER BREWFEST: Craft beer, live music, food and vendors. Noon-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-7 p.m. $30 ($20 in advance); designated drivers $15 ($10 in advance); younger than 16 free. Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, Va. www.novabrewfest.com.

PARK HYATT MASTERS OF FOOD & WINE: Brunch with an emphasis on healthful and local food. 10 a.m.-noon. $75, including tax and gratuity. Park Hyatt Washington, 24th and M streets NW. www.mastersfoodandwine.com.

SAFEWAY BARBECUE BATTLE: Barbecue samples, demos, competitions and live music. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. $15 ($12 in advance); 12 and younger free. Pennsylvania Avenue between Ninth and 14th streets NW. www.bbqindc.com.

TASTE OF NATIONAL HARBOR: Samples of food from National Harbor restaurants, beer, wine, live entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit Children’s National Health System. 7-9:30 p.m. $40. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 301-965-4000. www.tasteofnationalharborevent.com.

VINE REWIND WINE, MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL: Samples of 19 wines, winery tours and music from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. $20; designated drivers $15. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy, Md. 410-795-6432. www.linganorewines.com.

WINE TASTING: Rosés from Paradise Springs and around the world. 4 p.m. $45. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, Va. 703-830-9463. www.paradisespringswinery.com.

SUNDAY

COOKING CLASS: American regional cuisine. 1-4 p.m. $79. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va. 703-942-8148. www.openkitchen-dcmetro.com.

FARM DINNER: Capital Taste prepares a seven-course meal made with ingredients from the farm. 6 p.m. $125, including tax; wine pairing additional $45. East Lynn Farm, 19955 Airmont Rd., Round Hill, Va. bit.ly/1s0RGAp.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY: Participants make their own ice cream treat, sample a flavor from the Federal period and tour the historic house. 1-3 p.m. $8. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288. www.dumbartonhouse.org.

SERVING UP STRAWBERRIES: Information on the history of strawberries and the fruit’s pairing with cream at the Wimbledon tennis championships. 1-3 p.m. $29. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-941-7987. www.greenspring.org.

TRADITIONAL TRINIDADIAN BREAKFAST AND FOLKLORE: All-you-can-eat brunch featuring breakfast dishes. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with a folklore performance 1-2 p.m. $19.95. Crown Bakery, 5409 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-291-3009. www.caribbeanamericanrestaurantweek.
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MONDAY

CORAVIN WINE CLASS: Beginners’ wine tasting of vintages poured using the Coravin. 6:30 p.m. $45, including tax and gratuity. On Tuesday, a similar class is targeted at more experienced wine drinkers. 6:30 p.m. $85, including tax and gratuity. G by Mike Isabella, 2201 14th St. NW. 202-234-5000. www.kapnosdc.com.

STARTING AND GROWING YOUR LOCAL FOOD BUSINESS: Workshop covering regulations, grants, crowd sourcing and new marketing strategies. 2-5 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Session repeats Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Montgomery College, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. www.caribbeanamericanrestaurantweek.
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TUESDAY

SUSAN JANE GILMAN: The author discusses her novel, “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street.” Ice cream tasting to follow. 7 p.m. $12. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org.

WINE TASTING: Featuring California’s Foxen Winery. 7 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can be accepted online only 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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