Washington Post food calendar for March 8-14

THURSDAY

WINE DINNER: A Meat Lovers’ Paradise dinner will be paired with wines from Blackbird Vineyards. 6:45 p.m. $185, not including tax and gratuity. The Jefferson, 1200 16th St. NW. 202-448-2300. jeffersondc.com.

WINE TASTING: Canapes will be paired with wines from Justin Vineyards and Winery. 7-8:30 p.m. $45, including tax and gratuity. Agora, 1527 17th St. NW. 202-332-6767. www.agoradc.net.

SATURDAY

COOKING CLASS: Students will learn how to make various tapas. Tasting included. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $100, including tax and gratuity. Taberna del Alabardero, 1776 I St. NW. 202-429-2200. www.alabardero.com.

CHEESEMAKING CLASS: Students will learn how to make fresh fromage blanc, mozzarella and haloumi. 3-5 p.m. $40, including tax and gratuity. Urbana, 2121 P St. NW. 202-956-6650. www.urbanadc.com.

SALUTE TO WOMEN IN GASTRONOMY: Les Dames d’Escoffier DC hosts its eighth biennial seminar with more than 40 speakers in 16 sessions and hands-on cooking classes led by cookbook author Domenica Marchetti, Patricia Jinich of public television’s “Pati’s Mexican Table,” Mary Beth Albright of “The Next Food Network Star,” food writers Maria Speck and Regina Schrambling, Bonnie S. Benwick and Tim Carman of The Washington Post Food section and more. Keynote speaker: Sara Moulton, food editor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Registration and session sign-up required. $110; $35 for students with ID; includes lunch, festival of desserts and afternoon beer-dumpling pairings reception. The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville. 202-973-2168. www.lesdamesdc.org.

SUNDAY

D.C. TERROIR?: Warren Belasco, professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, talks about why the nation’s capital has not established a distinctive food identity. Presented by Culinary Historians of Washington. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979. www.chowdc.org.

WINE DINNER: The five-course “Grape American Road Trip” dinner will be paired with wines from around the country. 6 p.m. cocktails; 6:30 p.m. dinner. $60, not including tax and gratuity. Cedar restaurant, 822 E St. NW. 202-637-0012. cedardc.com.

TUESDAY

DINNER FUNDRAISER: Volt hosts Life, Luck, Laughter, featuring two special prix-fixe menus, with proceeds supporting the Weinberg Center for the Arts Capital Campaign. 5-10 p.m. $300 for the 21-course tasting menu with beverages at Table 21; $150 for the three-course menu with wine pairing; $75 for the cocktail hour with an open bar and canapes; all include tax and gratuity. Volt, 228 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-696-8658. www.weinbergcenter.org.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL: Through March 25; includes more than a dozen films on food and agriculture. Prices vary. 202-342-2564. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org.

TUESDAY TEA: A traditional Victorian tea with sandwiches, scones, desserts and historic tea blends. A guided tour follows. 1-3 p.m. $25. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org.

WEDNESDAY

PI(E) DAY: The fundraiser for Radio CPR will feature sweet and savory pies, live music and DJs. 6-8:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. nothinginthehouse.blogspot.com.

WINE DINNER: Featuring Matarromera Winery. 6:30 p.m. $95, including tax and gratuity. Taberna del Alabardero, 1776 I St. NW. 202-429-2200. www.alabardero.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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