Washington Post food calendar for Dec. 12-27

December 11, 2012
WEDNESDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Philip Greene, author of “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion,” signs copies of the book and makes three versions of the Jack Rose cocktail (for purchase). 7 p.m.-midnight. Free. Last Exit, 3155 Mount Pleasant St. NW. events.tonic@gmail.com.

THURSDAY

WINTER FESTIVAL: Sample winter brews Thursday, 4-8 p.m., and wines Friday, 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Oakton Wine Shop, 2952A Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-255-5425. www.oaktonwineshop.com.

FRIDAY

VINEGAR TASTING: Sample juniper and cherry balsamic vinegars. 4-6 p.m. Free. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.

WINE TASTING: Meet Priorat winemaker Silvia Puig and taste a selection of red and white Vinedos de Ithaca wines from Spain. 4-7 p.m. Free. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

SATURDAY

COOKING CLASS: Washington Post interim Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick walks participants through the recipe-writing process of notating ingredients and directions. Class includes an edible “quiz,” which serves as a light lunch. 11 a.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

WINE TASTING: Taste Barolo, Barbera and Dolcetto from Italy’s Piedmont region. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

MONDAY

WINE DINNER: The meal celebrates the Feast of the Seven Fishes. 6:30 p.m. $140, including tax and gratuity. Primi Piatti, 2013 I St. NW. www.aiwf.org/dc.

RESERVE NOW

DEC. 21

“END OF DAYS” DINNER: Feast with wine pairings to mark what some interpret as the end of the Mayan calendar. 8:45 p.m. $180, not including tax and gratuity. Poste, 555 Eighth St. NW. 202-783-6060. www.postebrasserie.com.

DEC. 27

WINE CLASS: Taste seven champagnes paired with small bites. 7 p.m. $65. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

Becky Krystal

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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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