Washington Post food calendar for Dec. 7-17

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to a beer-pairing event to be held Dec. 15 at A.M. Wine Shoppe in the District. It is a wine-pairing event. The error has been corrected below.

December 6, 2011
THURSDAY

WINE DINNER: Ris hosts a five-course dinner featuring Schramsberg Vineyards wine. 6:30 p.m. $125, not including tax and gratuity. 2275 L St. NW. 202-730-2500. www.risdc.com.

CHAMPAGNE TASTING: The Vineyard wine shop hosts a tasting featuring at least 15 champagnes. 6-8 p.m. $30. 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. RSVP to 703-288-2970. www.thevineyardva.com.

FRIDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Chef-restaurateur Jose Andres holds a cookbook signing at Jaleo Bethesda. Books will be for sale. Tapas and drink specials also will be available. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-913-0003. www.jaleo.com.

BEER TASTING: A.M. Wine Shoppe holds a holiday beer tasting. 5-8 p.m. Free. 2122 18th St. NW. 202-506-2248. www.amwineshoppe.com.

SATURDAY

CAKE EVENT: Macy’s Westfield-Montgomery Mall hosts coconut cake challenge winner Decoyise Brown and Eatonville restaurant chef Oji Jaja in a cooking demonstration that will kick off the Makes-Me-Wanna Shout! Chocolate Layer Cake Baking Challenge. 2-4 p.m. Free. 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. www.shoutbakingchallenge.com.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING PARTY: Cork Market and Tasting Room holds two gingerbread house classes. Noon-2 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. $30. RSVP to events@corkdc.com. 1805 14th St. NW. 202-265-2674. corkdc.com.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND TASTING: The Butcher’s Block will offer samples of olive oil, wine, beer and local products. 1-4 p.m. Free. 1600 King St., Alexandria. www.braborestaurant.com.

SUNDAY

BOOK TALK: The Culinary Historians of Washington D.C. host Kalamazoo College history professor emeritus David Strauss, who will talk about his book “Setting the Table for Julia Child: Gourmet Dining in America, 1934-1961.” 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979. www.chowdc.org.

MONDAY

CHEESE CLASS: The Cheese Course holds a holiday cheese class at Seasonal Pantry. 7 p.m. $35. 13141 / 2 Ninth St. NW. 202-681-4809. cheese-course.com.

COGNAC DINNER: The president of the French Cognac house A. De Fussigny will talk about aged eau de vie at a cognac dinner hosted by Fourth Estate at the National Press Club. 6 p.m. $100, including tax, gratuity and a full-size bottle of Fussigny Selection VSOP. Reservations: fourthestate@press.org. 529 14th St. NW. 202-662-7638.press.org/fourthestate.

WINE DINNER: Bastille hosts a four-course dinner featuring Burgundy. 6:30 p.m. $110 ($60 without wine pairings), not including tax and gratuity. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-519-3776. www.bastillerestaurant.com.

WINE DINNER: Bazin’s on Church hosts a five-course dinner featuring Mollydooker wines. 6:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212. bazinsonchurch.com.

WINE TASTING: Through Dec. 24, the Vineyard wine shop hosts a daily tasting with a theme of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Noon-7 p.m. Free. 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-2970. www.thevineyardva.com.

RESERVE NOW

DEC. 15

WINE PAIRING EVENT: A.M. Wine Shoppe pairs wine with food from chef John Manolatos of Cashion’s Eat Place. 7 p.m. $28. 2122 18th St. NW. RSVP to 202-506-2248 by Dec. 13. www.amwineshoppe.com.

DINING IN THE DARK: The Foundation Fighting Blindness holds a fundraising dinner during which guests will eat in total darkness for 30 minutes. 6 p.m. $500. Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. 410-423-0623. www.blindness.org.

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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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