Washington Post food calendar for Nov. 16-Dec. 3

THROUGH NOV. 27

GRAPE FESTIVAL: Zaytinya continues its two-week celebration with special menu items nightly and a free wine tasting on Monday, 5-7 p.m. The restaurant offers a five-course wine dinner Tuesday at 7 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800. www.zaytinya.com.

THURSDAY

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU CELEBRATION: Cafe Dupont marks the season’s wine release with a special menu. 5 p.m. Pairing items a la carte or three-course menu $45, plus tax and gratuity. 500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-797-0169. www.doylecollection.com/cafedupont.

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU PARTY: Central Michel Richard marks the season’s wine release with wine tastings, live music and a special menu. 5-10 p.m. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-626-0015. www.centralmichelrichard.com.

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU RELEASE: Through Nov. 23, Mon Ami Gabi marks the season’s wine release with a special menu. 11950 Democracy Dr., Reston, 703-707-0233, or 7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-654-1234. www.monamigabi.com.

FOOD DRIVE: Through Nov. 23, area FreshFarm Markets will collect nonperishable food, supermarket gift cards and monetary donations to benefit a number of charitable organizations. 202-362-8889. www.freshfarmmarkets.org.

SATURDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Laura and Peter Zeranski sign copies of their book, “Polish Classic Recipes,” at Salt & Pepper Books. 1-3 p.m. Free. 125 Mill St., #6, Occoquan. 703-491-4411. www.saltandpepperbooks.com.

ITALIAN WINE AND OLIVE OIL TASTING: Hosted by the Butcher’s Block. 3-5 p.m. Free, but registration is recommended. 1600 King St., Alexandria. 703-894-5253. www.braborestaurant.com.

SUNDAY

FOOD & FOLKLORE SERIES: Eatonville’s Food & Folklore dinner series presents a three-course dinner with author Ellen Sweets featuring recipes from her book, “Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins: A Memoir With Recipes.” 6:30 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. 2121 14th St. NW. 202-332-9672. eatonvillerestaurant.com.

MONDAY

WINE DINNER: Dino hosts a dinner featuring Costanti wines. 7 p.m. $150, not including tax and gratuity. 3435 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-686-2966. www.dino-dc.com.

TUESDAY

BEER DINNER: Belga Cafe hosts a three-course dinner featuring seven Christmas and winter ales. 6:30 p.m. $59, not including tax and gratuity. 514 Eighth St. SE. 202-544-0100. belgacafe.com.

NOV. 23

THANKSGIVING WINE TASTING: The Vineyard showcases wines to pair with the holiday meal. Noon-4 p.m. Free. 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-2970. www.thevineyardva.com.

SEND NOTICES to: To Do, Food, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or e-mail food@washpost.com, 14 days in advance.

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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