Washington Post food calendar for Feb. 6-13

February 5, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNATIONAL WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: Through Saturday, events include wine tastings, dinners and a sommelier showdown. Individual events $35-$125; ticket packages $100-$270. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. www.wineandfooddc.com.


DINING IN THE DARK: The fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness has diners wear light-blocking masks and eat their entrees using their senses of smell, sound, taste and touch. 6 p.m. $500. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. 202-530-4672. www.fightblindness.org/dininginthedark.


COOKING CLASS: Students learn to make fermented foods. 1-3 p.m. $45. Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness, 3909 National Dr., #100, Burtonsville. 301-602-6560. www.simplisticwholistic.com.


CULINARY HISTORY LECTURE: Sasha Gong and Scott Seligman discuss China’s Cultural Revolution and their book, “The Cultural Revolution Cookbook.” 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979. www.chowdc.org.

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. At the museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. www.gadsbystavern.org.

TASTE OF THE MARKET: Fundraiser for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign features food prepared by area restaurants using ingredients found at Union Market. 4-6 p.m. $55 ($45 in advance). Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. www.strength.org/washington.


DIM SUM RECEPTION: Chefs Wolfgang Puck and Scott Drewno host a dumpling and sparkling wine reception for the Chinese New Year. 8-10 p.m. $50, not including tax and gratuity. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-6100. www.wolfgangpuck.com.


MARDI GRAS BLOCK PARTY: Fat Tuesday celebration with food, drinks and a parade. 5-11 p.m. $10-$30. Bayou Bakery, 1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-2410. www.bayoubakeryva.com.

ST. JUDE GOURMET GALA: Fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital features food from more than 40 area chefs. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $350. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 703-677-4412. www.stjude.org/gourmetgala.

WINE DINNER: Featuring wines from Heitz Wine Cellars. 6:30 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-736-1453. www.capitalwinefestival.com.

FEB. 13

CHEESE CLASS: Participants will taste four kinds, paired with champagne, sparkling wines and chocolate accompaniments. 7 p.m. The class repeats Feb. 14 and Feb. 20. $69. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 202-716-3320. www.righteouscheese.com.

COOKING CLASS: Students will learn how to make pasta. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free, reservations required. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.

Becky Krystal

SEND NOTICES to: To Do, Food, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or e-mail food@washpost.com, 14 days in advance.

To find more calendar items, go to www.washingtonpost.com/gog/dc-events.html and click on “Food Events” at the bottom of the page.

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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