Washington Post food calendar for July 7-16


PLOT AGAINST HUNGER GARDEN TOURS: Tour eight Arlington gardens that donate their harvests to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 703-845-8486. plotagainsthunger.afac.org.


COOKBOOK CLUB: Class focusing on Ian Knauer’s cookbook “The Farm.” 6-8 p.m. $75, including a copy of the cookbook. Williams-Sonoma, 825 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-1904. www.williams-sonoma.com.



WINE CLASS: Tasting a variety of tempranillos; includes light snacks. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

WINE TASTING: Five plates of food and five sips of wine. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5. Whole Foods Market, 2700 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-527-6596. wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/ arlington.

WINE TASTING: Featuring three California zinfandels accompanied by light appetizers. 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $50, including tax. Twisted Vines, 2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 571-482-8581. www.twisted-vines.com.


BASTILLE DAY DINNER: Five-course French dinner with wine, hosted by chef Francois Dionot, owner and director of L’Academie de Cuisine. 6-10 p.m. $145, including tax and gratuity. L’Academie de Cuisine, 16006 Industrial Dr., Gaithersburg. 301-986-9490. 301-670-8670. www.lacademie.com.


COOKING CLASS: Breakfast and brunch class featuring eggless omelets, eggless eggs Benedict, polenta fries and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $55; $100 for two people. 703-643-2713. 9302 Hallston Ct., Fairfax Station. www.veggourmet. wordpress.com.

CRAB FEAST: Unlimited Maryland steamed crabs, whole smoked pig, selection of sides and Old Dominion Brewing’s Beach House Golden Pilsner. Choice of six seatings from noon to 5:30 p.m. $70, including gratuity but not tax. Addie’s Restaurant, 11120 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-881-0081. www.addiesrestaurant.com.


FEMIVORE AWARD HAPPY HOUR RECEPTION: Three finalists compete for guests’ votes during a cocktail party at which $1,000 will be awarded to support locally sourced food projects. 5:30-7 p.m. $50, including tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds benefit Think Local First DC. Ris, 2275 L St. NW. 202-730-2500. www.risdc.com.

Becky Krystal

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Becky Krystal is a member of The Post's Food and Travel staffs. In her spare time she loves to, of course, travel and cook.
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