Washington Post food calendar for Nov. 9-Nov. 27

November 8, 2011
THURSDAY

BURGUNDY WINE TASTING: The Vineyard wine store hosts a pouring of 2009 Burgundy from Domaine Tortochot and Chauvenet-Chopin. 6-8 p.m. Free. 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-2970. www.thevineyardva.com.

CAPITAL FOOD FIGHT: The annual fundraiser for D.C. Central Kitchen will feature food from several dozen area restaurants; chairman Jose Andres and host Anthony Bourdain; a panel of judges; and battling chefs Todd Gray (Equinox, Watershed), Haidar Karoum (Proof, Estadio), Jeff Black (Pearl Dive Oyster Palace) and Brian McBride (Blue Duck Tavern). 6 p.m. $200. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. www.capitalfoodfight.org.

SATURDAY

CZECHOSLOVAK CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences and the Czech and Slovak embassies host their annual bazaar featuring food, crafts and Bohemian crystal. Noon-4 p.m. Free admission. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. 703-281-2570.

BOOK SIGNING: Maryland author Judy Colbert will sign copies of her new book, “Chesapeake Bay Crabs,” at Salt & Pepper Books. 1-3 p.m. 125 Mill St., #6, Occoquan. 703-491-4411. www.saltandpepperbooks.com.

ICELANDIC BAZAAR: The Icelandic Association of Washington D.C. hosts its annual bazaar featuring traditional Icelandic foods, crafts, holiday decorations and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. 336-210-9487. www.icelanddc.com.

OYSTER TASTING: BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant will offer samples of more than a dozen different oyster species from North America, with a local oyster farmer on hand to discuss his work. 3-5 p.m. $85 ($95 at the door), with proceeds going toward the creation of a diabetes teaching kitchen at Children’s National Medical Center. 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202-342-9101. www.blacksaltrestaurant.com.

SUNDAY

BEER AND SAUSAGE DINNER: The American Institute of Wine & Food National Capital Area Chapter hosts a three-course dinner at Ris featuring beer from Port City Brewing and meats from Simply Sausage and MeatCrafters. 5-7 p.m. $70, including gratuity. Reserve by Nov. 11. 2275 L St. NW. 202-333-0421. www.aiwf.org/dc.

MONDAY

WINE DINNER: Featuring Collemattoni wines. 7 p.m. $135, not including tax and gratuity. At Dino, 3435 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-686-2966. www.dino-dc.com.

TUESDAY

FRENCH WINE TASTING: The Vineyard wine store hosts a pouring of French wines. 6-8 p.m. Free. 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-2970. www.thevineyardva.com.

RESERVE NOW

NOV. 16

SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION: The March of Dimes hosts a fundraiser featuring tastings from area restaurants and live and silent auctions. 6:30 p.m. $200, with proceeds funding research on premature birth and supporting related local programs. The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. 571-257-2307. www.marchofdimes.
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WINE DINNER: Black’s Bar & Kitchen hosts a six-course dinner featuring wines from Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars. 6:30-10 p.m. $195, including tax and gratuity, with proceeds going toward the creation of a diabetes teaching kitchen at Children’s National Medical Center. 7750 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-5525. www.blacksbarandkitchen.com.

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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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