Washington Post food calendar for April 6-16

FRIDAY

CHOCOLATE BUNNY DECORATING CLASS: Class is for adults and children over 10 and includes dessert. 2-3:30 p.m. $60, including tax and gratuity. Co Co. Sala, 929 F St. NW. 202-347-4265. www.cocosala.com.

SATURDAY

PIG BUTCHERING AND PROCESSING: The session will teach participants how to butcher pigs and make bacon, sausages, pâtés and terrines. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $125. Mountain View Farm, 11661 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville. 571-271-2136. www.mvforganics.com.

WINE TASTING: French winemaker Louis Moreau of Domaine Louis Moreau in Chablis pours some of his newest wines. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Weygandt Wines, 3519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-362-9463. www.weygandtwines.com.

MONDAY

CIDER AND GLUTEN-FREE DINNER: The five-course, gluten-free meal features nine ciders. 7 p.m. $73, not including tax and gratuity. Birch & Barley, 1337 14th St. NW. 202-567-2576.

SONGKRAN THAI RESTAURANT WEEK: Through April 15, area restaurants celebrate the Thai new year with special menus. www.thaiembdc.org.

TUESDAY

PHYSICS OF COOKING: Professor David Weitz of Harvard University presents examples of physics and the science of cooking, including demonstrations, based on his collaboration with Ferran Adria and the Alicia Foundation. Reiss Science Building, Room 112. 4:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-5984. www.physics.georgetown.edu.

WEDNESDAY

COOKING CLASS: Writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi will focus on spring greens. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.

GRAND TASTING TOUR: More than 100 wines from California’s Paso Robles wine country available to sample. 7-9:30 p.m. $60. Hotel Palomar, 2121 P St. NW. 800-549-9463. www.pasowine.com.

RESERVE NOW

APRIL 14

COOKING CLASS: Cookbook author Skiz Fernando explains the basics of Sri Lankan cooking and shows participants how to prepare a rice and curry meal. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $75. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

APRIL 15

COCKTAIL CLASS: The session will teach participants about bitters. 5:30 p.m. $50. Last Exit, 3155 Mount Pleasant St. NW. 703-618-8633. marshall@scofflawsden.com. scofflawsden.com.

APRIL 16

BEER DINNER: The five courses take their inspiration from recent World Series winners. 6:30 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Mad Fox Brewing Co., 444 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-942-6840. madfoxbrewing.com.

CHEESE CLASS: Six cheeses are paired with three wines and local honey, along with snacks from the Seasonal Pantry. 7 p.m. $49. The session repeats April 23. Seasonal Pantry, 13141 / 2 Ninth St. NW. 202-681-4809. www.cheese-course.com.

TURKISH CUISINE: Les Dames d’Escoffier sponsors a lecture by cookbook authors Sheilah Kaufman and Amy Riolo, followed by a Turkish buffet dinner. 6:30 p.m. $75, including wine, valet parking, tax and gratuity. Westchester Restaurant, 4000 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-973-2168. www.lesdamesdc.org.

WINE DINNER: The five-course meal features wines from Benziger Family Winery. 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

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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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