Washington Post food calendar

March 5, 2013
THURSDAY

BEER DINNER: Four courses paired with beer from DC Brau Brewing. 7:30 p.m. $75, including tax and gratuity. At 1905; 1905 Ninth St. NW. 202-332-1905. 1905dc.com.

COOKING CLASS: Students make Irish dishes for St. Patrick’s Day. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65. Butterfly Gourmet, 148 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 540-441-7094.

SATURDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Laura and Peter Zeranski discuss and sign copies of their book “Polish Classic Desserts,” with cooking demonstrations including samples, at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. 2-4 p.m. Free. Salt & Pepper Books, 125 Mill St., No. 6, Occoquan. 703-491-4411.

COOKING CLASS: Children learn how to make cookies. A portion of the proceeds goes to Food for Others. 3-4 p.m. $15, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.

TEA TASTING: Teas are paired with cheeses from around the world. 1-3 p.m. $25. Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-2771. www.greatfallsteagarden.com.

SUNDAY

COOKING CLASS: Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,” demonstrates recipes from her book “Cooking With Love” and talks about about how her life has changed since appearing on “Top Chef.” Includes sparkling wine and a five-course buffet lunch prepared from Hall’s recipes. Sponsored by the D.C. chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. Noon-2 p.m. $85, including tax and gratuity. CulinAerie, 1131 14th St. NW. 202-973-2168. www.lesdamesdc.org.

CULINARY HISTORY DISCUSSION: Culinary historian Pat Reber talks about the ovens used to bake bread in the Capitol during the Civil War. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979. www.chowdc.org.

MONDAY

COOKING THE BOOKS: Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray discuss their book, “The New Jewish Table.” 7 p.m. $15. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org.

TUESDAY

WINE DINNER: Featuring wines by Pio Cesare. 6:30 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-736-1453. www.capitalwinefestival.com.

WINE DINNER: Four courses paired with Alsatian wines. 6 p.m. $58, not including tax and gratuity. Praline Bakery & Bistro, 4611 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-8180. www.praline-bakery.com.

RESERVE NOW

MARCH 13

COOKING CLASS: Attendees learn to make pasta. 12:30-2:30 p.m. The class repeats March 20. Free. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.

COOKING THE BOOKS: Patricia Jinich discusses her new book, “Pati’s Mexican Table,” with Washington Post Food editor Joe Yonan. 7 p.m. $12. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org.

MARCH 14

PI(E) DAY: The event benefiting Common Good City Farm features sweet and savory pies, music and more. 6-8:30 p.m. $7 donation. The Dunes, 1402 Meridian Pl. NW. www.nothinginthehouse.com.

WINE CLASS: Taste and compare current releases with older wines. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

WINE CLASS: Focusing on wines for winter and early spring. 5:30-7 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-2888. www.fioladc.com.

MARCH 15

WHISKY DINNER: Four courses paired with Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky. 6:30 p.m. $90, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.

WINE TASTING: Features French wines from family farms and grower-owned co-ops. 7 p.m. $20. Alliance Francaise, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. 202-234-7911. www.francedc.org.

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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