Washington Post food calendar

April 2, 2013
APRIL 4

STRATFORD DINING SERIES: Meal prepared by culinary students features house-made pastas, risotto and salad. 7:30-9 p.m. $20, including tax and gratuity. Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. flavors.me/stratfordculinary.

TASTE OF JAPAN: Attendees sample Japanese cuisine from area restaurants as well as sake and craft beer from Japan. Proceeds support the National Cherry Blossom Festival. 7-9 p.m. $100. Carnegie Library, Historical Society of Washington, 801 K St. NW. 202-661-7567. www.
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WINE CLASS: The session focuses on vintage wines. 5:30-7 p.m. $170, not including tax and gratuity. Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-2888. www.fioladc.com.

WINE CLASS: Sancerre and sauvignon blanc from Henri Bourgeois. Light appetizers. 7 p.m. $45. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

WINE DINNER: Guests are asked to bring a bottle of domestic wine to share at the reception. The dinner features Rhone-style wines. 6:30 p.m. $125, not including tax and gratuity. Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-547-8100. www.charliepalmer.com.

APRIL 6

CRAWFISH BOIL: Food includes Louisiana crawfish, suckling pig, cornbread, shrimp, andouille sausage and Southern-inspired sides and desserts. Noon-2 p.m and 2:30-4:30 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-319-1612. www.pearldivedc.com.

GLUTEN-FREE BRUNCH: Three courses with cocktails. Guest speaker is Vanessa Weisbrod, executive editor of Delight Gluten-Free Magazine. 11 a.m. $35, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.

UMAMI TASTING PARTY: Attendees explore umami’s history, health benefits and the taste-research science behind it, as well as sample umami-rich foods and learn how to use its attributes to enhance cooking. 10 a.m.-noon. The event repeats April 13. $27. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-941-7987. www.greenspring.org.

APRIL 8

WINE DINNER: Four courses with wines from Domaines Schlumberger. 6:30 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212. www.bazinsonchurch.com.

APRIL 9

PIG DINNER: Courses feature the shoulder, belly, ribs, feet, neck and head from a Mangalitsa pig raised by breeder Bryan Weaver. $69, not including tax and gratuity; $99 with wine flight. Pig will be served as daily specials and as part of a tasting menu ($49) beginning April 10. 6:30 p.m. Dino, 3435 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-686-2966. www.dino-dc.com.

SPIRITS DINNER: With distilled spirits from Leopold Bros. 6:30 p.m. $70, not including tax and gratuity. Granville Moore’s, 1238 H St. NE. 202-399-2546. www.granvillemoores.com.

APRIL 10

WINE TASTING: New wines from Australia. 6:30 p.m. Free. One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101, Arlington. 703-300-9746. www.onemorepagebooks.com.

APRIL 11

WINE CLASS: Learn about common wine flaws and how to spot them. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

APRIL 12

CHERRY BLOSSOM TEA AND TOUR: Traditional English tea followed by a tour of the historic house with a docent. 1-3 p.m. The event repeats April 13, 1-3 p.m. $30. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org.

APRIL 13

COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on making pasta. 11 a.m. $75. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017. www.patowmackfarm.com.

APRIL 14

COCKTAIL SEMINAR: Beverage consultant and cocktail historian Luke Johnson presents a seminar on gin. 6-7:30 p.m. $50 ($45 in advance). Occidental, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. museumoftheamericancocktail.org.

FRESHFARM MARKETS LUNCH: With guests Bev Eggleston of EcoFriendly Foods, chef and author Bruce Aidells and Zach Lester from Tree and Leaf Farm. Proceeds benefit FreshFarm Markets. 1 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. Restaurant Nora, 2132 Florida Ave. NW. 202-362-8889. ow.ly/jrxH3.

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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