Washington Post food calendar for March 14-22

WEDNESDAY

AFAC GALA: The Arlington Food Assistance Center’s annual gala will feature food, wine, live entertainment and a silent auction. 6:30-9 p.m. $100. Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-845-8486. www.afac.org.

WINE DINNER: A six-course dinner will be paired with wines from St. Pauls Winery. 7 p.m. $100, including tax and gratuity. Assaggi Mozzarella Bar, 4838 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-1988. http://www.assaggirestaurant.com/
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SATURDAY

CHEF'S TABLE DATE NIGHT: A 30-minute optional ballroom dancing lesson precedes a dinner and cooking class, followed by another half-hour of dancing. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $70 per couple; reservations required by Thursday. Workhouse Arts Center, Vulcan Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-495-0001. www.workhousearts.org.

PRE-RELEASE PARTY: Preview Port City Brewing’s Revival Stout, featuring flavors imparted by Chesapeake Bay oysters. 2-4 p.m. $55, not including tax and gratuity. Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-986-5225. www.blackjackdc.com.

TEA TASTING: The St. Patrick’s Day event features Irish breakfast blends and green teas, accompanied by snacks. 1-3 p.m. $25. Forestville Schoolhouse, 9812 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-759-2771. www.greatfallsteagarden.com.

SUNDAY

BASICS OF LACTO-FERMENTING: Learn to make kimchi, lacto-fermented ketchup and lacto-fermented beverages such as kombucha and coconut water kefir. 1-4 p.m. $25, plus $10 materials fee. Mountain View Farm, 11661 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville. 571-271-2136. mvforganics.com.

MONDAY

ARTISANAL CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE: Beers from three local brewers will be paired with samples from three local charcuterie producers and a selection of six cheeses. 7 p.m. $49. Seasonal Pantry, 13141 / 2 Ninth St. NW. cheese-course.com.

TUESDAY

BEER DINNER: A four-course dinner will be paired with beer from New Belgium Brewing. 7 p.m. $55, not including tax and gratuity. Virtue Feed & Grain, 106 S. Union St., Alexandria. 571-970-3669. virtuefeedandgrain.com.

WINE DINNER: The dinner will feature wines from E. Guigal in France’s Rhone Valley. 7-9 p.m. $57, not including tax and gratuity. Praline Bakery & Bistro, 4611 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-8180. www.praline-bakery.com.

WEDNESDAY

WINE DINNER: A four-course dinner will be paired with Bordeaux from winemaker Claude Gaudin. 6:30 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Mon Ami Gabi, 7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-1234. The event repeats March 22 at the Reston location, 11950 Democracy Dr., 703-707-0233. www.monamigabi.com.

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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