Washington Post food calendar for Sept. 12-Sept. 22

September 11, 2012
WEDNESDAY

WINE DINNER: Five-course meal with Rappahannock Cellars. 6:30 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Mad Fox Brewing, 444 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-942-6840. madfoxbrewing.com.

THURSDAY

OLIVE OIL TASTING: Italian extra-virgin olive oils with bruschetta. 5-7 p.m. Free. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.

WINE CLASS: Learn about red wines of Tuscany. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

SATURDAY

HOME BARTENDING 101: Students learn how to make cocktails and to stock a basic home bar. 3:30-5 p.m. $85, including bartending kit. Green Pig Bistro, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. 703-618-8633. scofflawsden.com.

MARYLAND WINE FESTIVAL: More than 30 Maryland wineries offer samples, plus seminars. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, noon-6 p.m. $30 per day ($27 in advance); $20 designated drivers and children 13-20. Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, Md. 410-386-3880. www.marylandwinefestival.org.

VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL: More than 50 Virginia wineries offer samples. Also featuring seminars, music and shopping. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $30 per day; $18 teens and designated drivers; $6 children 6-12. Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains. 888-823-3787. virginiawinefest.com.

SUNDAY

VINTAGE CRYSTAL: Wines from Spain and South America and tapas from local restaurants. Free salsa dancing lessons and wine-tasting classes from the Washington Wine Academy. 2-6 p.m. $20; $10 for food only. Courtyard at 220 20th St., Arlington. 703-412-9430. crystalcity.org.

TUESDAY

CHAMPAGNE AT SUNSET: Reception features music, open bar, appetizers and silent auction. A portion of the proceeds goes to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 6-9 p.m. $195. P.O.V. Lounge, W Hotel, 515 15th St. NW. 877-843-7253.

SPIRITS DINNER: Four-course meal with beverages from Smooth Ambler Spirits. 7 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Virtue Feed & Grain, 106 S. Union St., Alexandria. 571-970-3669. virtuefeedandgrain.com.

RESERVE NOW

SEPT. 19

COOKING CLASS: Jaleo chef Ramon Martinez teaches how to make paella. Noon-2 p.m. $25, including lunch, not including tax and gratuity. The event repeats Sept. 26. Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-913-0003.

WINE DINNER: Six-course French meal from guest chef Christophe Eme. A portion of the proceeds goes to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 6-9 p.m. $275, including tax and gratuity. J&G Steakhouse, 515 15th Street NW. 877-843-7253. donatestjude.com.

SEPT. 20

BOOK SIGNING: Domenica Marchetti autographs copies of her book “The Glorious Pasta of Italy” and offers samples of pasta. 5-8 p.m. Free. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.

SEPT. 22

COCKTAIL CLASS: Learn the history of bitters and how and why they are used, with a tasting of several types. 3:30-5 p.m. $65. Green Pig Bistro, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. 703-618-8633. scofflawsden.com.

COOKING CLASS: Dishes featuring heirloom tomatoes. Noon. $50, not including tax and gratuity. Lia’s, 4435 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-223-5427. www.chefgeoff.com.

Becky Krystal

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