Washington Post food calendar for May 17-23

May 15, 2012
THURSDAY

SPRING FOOD FESTIVAL: Traditional Armenian fare. Carryout orders will be taken by phone. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, 4125 Fessenden St. NW. 202-363-1923. www.stmaryaac.org.

SATURDAY

ARGENTINA NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION: Featuring Argentine food, music and crafts. 4-10:30 p.m. $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-212-5850. www.festivalargentinousa.com.

DINE AND DO GOOD: A portion of the proceeds from the prix-fixe meal goes to ThriveDC, which helps feed the homeless. 5-9 p.m. $55, not including tax and gratuity. Mio, 110 Vermont Ave. NW. 202-955-0075. thrivedc.org.

OPEN HOUSE: Through Sunday, Ayrshire Farm, an organic farm not usually open to the public, offers children’s activities, food, hayrides and a chance to see the animals. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Ayrshire Farm, 21846 Trappe Rd., Upperville. 540-592-7018. www.ayrshirefarm.com.

SPRING MARKET FAIR: Through Sunday, food, drinks and plants for sale. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $6; seniors and children $3. Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-442-7557. www.1771.org.

STRAWBERRY JUBILEE: Through Sunday, strawberry picking, music, food and family activities. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $12; children $10; free for children under 2 and military. Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont. 540-554-2073. www.greatcountryfarms.com.

SUNDAY

TASTE OF ARLINGTON: A street festival with family entertainment, children’s activities and food from more than 35 Arlington restaurants. Noon-5 p.m. $25 in advance for eight taste tickets; $30 at the event. In front of Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 240-483-0240. www.tasteofarlington.com.

TASTE OF WHEATON: Food samples from area restaurants, music, children’s rides and more. Wheaton Triangle, at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $1 to $5 per sample. 240-777-8100. www.wheatonmd.org.

MONDAY

ASPARAGUS AND WINE DINNER: Three-course meal highlighting the spring vegetable. 6:30 p.m. $89, not including tax and gratuity. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148. www.openkitchen-dcmetro.com.

WINE DINNER: Four-course meal paired with rosé. 6:30 p.m. $70, not including tax and gratuity; $50 without wine. Bastille, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-519-3776. www.bastillerestaurant.com.

TUESDAY

ITALIAN WINES OF DAMILANO: Wines include arneis, barbera, nebbiolo d’Alba and barolo. 7 p.m. $20. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

WEDNESDAY

COOKING CLASS: The session with writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi focuses on berries. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.

PORK AND PINOT WINE DINNER: Five-course meal with ingredients from Bay Haven Farm in Round Hill, Va. 6:30 p.m. $80, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.

WINE EVENT: Rioja wines are paired with five Spanish tapas. 6-7:30 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. Oceanaire Seafood Room, 1201 F St. NW. 202-347-2277. www.theoceanaire.com.

Becky Krystal

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