Washington Post food calendar for Aug. 25-Sept. 12

August 21, 2012
SATURDAY-SUNDAY

KEGS AND CORKS FEST: Sample craft beers and local and international wines. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, noon-6 p.m. $30; $25 in advance. Blob’s Park, 8024 Max Blob’s Park Rd., Jessup. 410-739-6943. www.kegsandcorksfest.com.

MONDAY

BEER DINNER: Four-course meal featuring beers from Sixpoint Brewery. 7 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. The Wine Kitchen, 7 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-777-9463. www.thewinekitchen.com.

WINE DINNER: Three-course, tomato-free Italian meal from Tortino chef Noe Canales and culinary instructor Matt Finarelli. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $80, including tax and gratuity. Tortino, 1228 11th St. NW. 202-333-0421. www.aiwf.org/dc.

TUESDAY

WINE DINNER: Six wines from Spain’s Rioja region with meal. 6:30 p.m. $95, including tax and gratuity. Taberna del Alabardero, 1776 I St. NW. 202-429-2200. www.alabardero.com.

RESERVE NOW

SEPT. 3

WINE TASTING: Four white wines from around the world paired with tapas. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $28, not including tax and gratuity. Cafe Dupont, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-797-0169.

SEPT. 9

OIL AND VINEGAR TASTING: Sample extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, served with small plates and wine. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50. Under the Olive Tree, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 202-333-0421. www.aiwf.org/dc.

SEPT. 11

COCKTAIL SEMINAR: Jeff Faile, bar manager at Fiola, talks about two aperitifs, Cocchi Americano and Aperol, and shows how to make three cocktails using them. 7:30 p.m. $40. A.M. Wine Shoppe, 2122 18th St. NW. 202-506-2248. amwineshoppe.com.

SEPT. 12

BEER DINNER: Four-course meal with beer from New Belgium Brewing. 6 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s of Georgetown, 3236 M St. NW. 202-333-9180. www.clydes.com.

Becky Krystal

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