Washington Post food calendar for May 5-10

May 1, 2012
SATURDAY

NATIONAL HARBOR WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: Through Sunday, featuring samples of food, wine, beer and spirits with appearances by cookbook author and television host Sara Moulton, cookbook author Nathalie Dupree and Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers Bakery. Noon-6 p.m. $37 one-day general admission. National Harbor waterfront. 800-830-3976. www.wineandfoodnh.com.

WINE RIOT: Featuring more than 200 wines from 63 wineries, with music, food samples and a wine “crash course.” 1-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. $50 per session (includes unlimited tastings). DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. www.secondglass.com.

SUNDAY

CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK SHOWDOWN: Chef and co-owner Jeff Black of Black Restaurant Group competes against Victor Albisu (formally of BLT Steak), Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley, Scott Drewno of the Source and Adam Sobel of Bourbon Steak. The event also includes a taping of the radio program “Foodie & The Beast” with Nycci and David Nellis, brunch and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit the diabetes care complex at Children’s National Medical Center. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $35, not including tax and gratuity. Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-986-5225. www.blackjackdc.com.

ROOFTOP BARBECUE: First in a weekly summer series through the end of August. 4 p.m. $30, not including tax and gratuity. Eventide, 3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-276-3165. www.eventiderestaurant.com.

WEDNESDAY

COOKBOOK CLUB: Four-course tasting menu and cooking class based on the Martha Stewart cookbook “Martha’s American Food.” Noon-2 p.m. $75, including a copy of the cookbook. Williams-Sonoma, 825 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-1904. www.williams-sonoma.com.

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

PATIO PIG PARTY: Family-style feast of whole roasted pig with fixings. 6 p.m. $40, not including tax and gratuity. Additional dates: June 13, July 11, Aug. 15 and Sept. 12. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria. 703-842-2790. www.jackson20.com.

WINE FLAWS AND FAULTS: Learn how to identify wine faults, including cork taint, brett, oxidation and heat damage. 7 p.m. $20. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

RESERVE NOW

MAY 10

100 BOWLS OF COMPASSION: A fundraiser for Miriam’s Kitchen with food, an auction and open bar. 6-9:30 p.m. $250. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-452-8926. www.miriamskitchen.org.

INFORMATION SESSION: The session is designed for prospective professional culinary and pastry arts students. 6:30-8 p.m. Free, reservations required. L’Academie de Cuisine, 16006 Industrial Dr., Gaithersburg. 301-670-8670, Ext. 201. www.lacademie.com.

Becky Krystal

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