Washington food events: Chinese New Year, cooking classes and more

JAN. 23

COOKBOOK DINNER:Five courses featuring dishes from cookbook author Domenica Marchetti’s “The Glorious Vegetables of Italy.” 6:30 p.m. $90, including tax, gratuity and a copy of the cookbook. Fourth Estate, 529 14th St. NW. 202-662-7638. press.org/events/verdure.

COLLEGE PARK RESTAURANT WEEK: Through Jan. 26, specials at various College Park restaurants. 240-487-3500. shopcollegepark.org/blog/cprw.

JAN. 24

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL: More than 250 artisans, including food vendors. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10; $8 in advance; children 12 and under free. Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Ctr., Chantilly. 800-210-9900. www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

JAN. 25

BURNS NIGHT PARTY: A program on haggis, including a tasting, as well as other traditional Scottish foods and music. 4-6 p.m. $30. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-941-7987. www.greenspring.org.

JAN. 27

CHINESE NEW YEAR RECEPTION: Chinese dim sum from executive chef Scott Drewno and guest chef Peter Chang. 6-9 p.m. $50, not including tax and gratuity. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-6100. www.wolfgangpuck.com.

COOKING CLASS: How to host a dinner party. 7 p.m. $60. RoundzGourmet Market & Catering, 2299 Johns Hopkins Rd., Gambrills. 443-292-4631. www.roundz.com.

JAN. 29

BEER AND WINE DINNER: Six courses, each paired with a beer from Flying Dog Brewery and wine from Breaux Vineyards. Diners vote on which pairing they like best. 7 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. The Wine Kitchen on the Creek, 50 Carroll Creek Way, Frederick. 301-663-6968. www.thewinekitchen.com.

COOKIE CLASS: Buzz pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac and head decorator Alexandra Mudry teach students how to bake and decorate sugar cookies. 7-9 p.m.; Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m. $55. Buzz, 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria. 703-600-2899. buzzbakery.com.

JAN. 30

WINE TASTING: Walk-around wine and food tasting featuring Italy’s Mastroberardino winery. 6-8 p.m. $150, including tax and gratuity ($125 in advance). Assaggi Osteria, 6641 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. 703-918-0080. www.assaggiosteria.com.

FEB. 1

CHEF MASTER-AT-WORK DINNER: Five courses with wine prepared by chef Bryan Voltaggio of Volt in Frederick and Range in Chevy Chase D.C., followed by a chat with the “Top Chef” alum. 6:30 p.m. $120, not including tax and gratuity. Salamander Resort and Spa, 500 North Pendleton St., Middleburg. 866-938-7370. www.salamanderresort.com.

Becky Krystal

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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