Washington Post food calendar for June 7-June 26

June 5, 2012
THURSDAY

ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL: Through Saturday, Oakton Wine Shop hosts a series of wine and beer tastings to mark its first anniversary, with cupcakes from Sweetbites Desserts, breads from Panorama Bread and cheeses from around the world. 5-9 p.m.; Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Oakton Wine Shop, 2952A Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-255-5425. www.oaktonwineshop.com.

BEER TASTING: Featuring Peak Organic Beer and free food samples. 5-8 p.m. Beers are $2 per eight-ounce glass. Teaism, 682 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria. 703-684-7777. www.teaism.com.

FRIDAY

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Leni Sorensen, culinary and African American research historian at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, leads several cooking demonstrations based on the recipes of Edith Fossett, an enslaved woman and Jefferson’s cook at the White House. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. USDA Farmers Market, Department of Agriculture, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. nmaahc.si.edu.

WINE TASTING: Featuring six summer wines. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $15, available only as an add-on to lunch orders. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212. www.bazinsonchurch.com.

SATURDAY

BEER TRIVIA TOUR: Bon Beer Voyage offers a sightseeing tour of the Washington monuments with beer trivia. No beer will be served. Starts at the National World War II Memorial. 10 a.m. $15. 888-846-2337. www.bonbeer.com.

MONDAY

CHEESE CLASS: Featuring four craft beers and six cheeses. 7 p.m. The session repeats June 18 and June 25. $49. Seasonal Pantry, 13141 / 2 Ninth St. NW. 202-681-4809. www.cheese-course.com.

TUESDAY

COCKTAILS AND CONFECTIONS: The reception features seven pastry chefs, including Christina Tosi of New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar, Matthew Petersen of CityZen and Sou’Wester and Santosh Tiptur of Co Co. Sala., and will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. 7:30 p.m. $125. On the rooftop of Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-478-6527. www.strength.org/ nkh_dessert.

WHOLE HOG BUTCHERY: Learn to break down a whole hog and get preparation ideas from third-generation French charcutier chef Hugh Cossard. Demonstration workshop with hands-on participation for interested guests. Light refreshments included. 5:30-9 p.m. $20, including tax. Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. www.stratford.edu/content-pages/pages/fine-dining.

RESERVE NOW

JUNE 18

CHEESE AND WINE DINNER: Cheese from California and wine from Virginia are featured. 7-9 p.m. $75, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 Seventh St. NW. 202-349-3700. www.clydes.com.

JUNE 26

WINE DINNER: Three-course gluten-free meal with wine pairings. 6:30 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.

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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