Washington Post Food calendar for Dec. 9-16

December 4, 2012

COLONIAL WASSAIL: The traditional singing ritual is supposed to encourage a good apple crop. There will be hot spiced cider, sugar cakes, a bonfire and 18th century games. 1-4 p.m. $3; $2 children and seniors. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-442-7557. www.1771.org.

WINE TASTING: Sample 12 holiday wines served with light antipasti. Hosted by Jason Bise of the Country Vintner. 3-5 p.m. $35. Girasole, 4224 Loudoun Ave., The Plains. 540-253-5501. www.girasole-panino.com.


WINE DINNER: Five courses with wines from Jordan Winery. 6:30 p.m. $125, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212. www.bazinsonchurch.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses with Left Bank Bordeaux. 6 p.m. $95, not including tax and gratuity. Bastille, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-519-3776. www.bastillerestaurant.com.


SALAD TASTING: Sample radicchio and kale salads. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.


DEC. 13

COOKING CLASS: Recipes for sweets from around the world. Reserve by Dec. 8. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65. Butterfly Gourmet, 148 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 540-441-7094.

DEC. 15

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.

COOKING CLASS: Holiday baking session for children. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $85. DC Coast, 1401 K St. NW. 202-216-5988. www.dccoast.com.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP: Participants learn to make a gingerbread house while sampling holiday sweets. Noon. $20 donation goes to DC Central Kitchen. Ris, 2275 L St. NW. 202-730-2500. www.risdc.com.

DEC. 16

LADIES’ TEA: Attendees sample period food and a tea blend from Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, as well as take a tour of the museum. 3-4:30 p.m. $35, including tax and gratuity. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. www.gadsbystavern.org.

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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