Washington Post food calendar

April 9, 2013
WEDNESDAY

THAI RESTAURANT WEEK: Through April 17, restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and the District celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year, with special menus and pricing. www.thaiembdc.org/wp/
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THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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 Saturday, 1-3 p.m. $30. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi share ideas for how to use fresh herbs. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov.

SATURDAY

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

DRINK LOCAL WINE CONFERENCE: Speakers discuss the Maryland winemaking region’s history, challenges, trends and more. A tasting features more than 20 wines. $125; $40 for Twitter taste-off only. Tremont Suites Hotel and Grand Historic Plaza, 222 St. Paul Pl., Baltimore. www.drinklocalwine.com.

SATURDAY SUPPER: Four-course “wild harvest” meal with seasonal flavors and locally foraged ingredients. 7 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. 202-393-7777. www.artandsouldc.com.

SUNDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Bruce Aidells sells and signs copies of his new book, “The Great Meat Cookbook.” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market, 20th Street NW between Massachusetts and Connecticut avenues. 202-362-8889. www.freshfarmmarkets.org.

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. www.museumoftheamerican cocktail.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.

ROUTES: A DAY OF JEWISH LEARNING: Several of the day’s 50-minute sessions focus on food topics, including noodles, chocolate and farming. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $25 ($18 in advance). American University, Ward Circle Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 240-283-6200. www.routeslearning.org.

WINE TASTING: Luke Manuel of Chacewater Winery in California provides wine samples. 2-5 p.m. Free. The Bottle Shop, 350 Fortune Terr., Rockville. 301-738-9463. www.mybottleshop.net.

MONDAY

WINE DINNER: With Estate Argyros wines. 7 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth Street NW. 202-638-0800. www.zaytinya.com.

RESERVE NOW

APRIL 17

BEER DINNER: Four-course menu of baseball-inspired food and beer pairings. 6:30 p.m. $50, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.

COOKING CLASS: Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi focus on using items from the garden for a garden party. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.
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APRIL 18

COOKING CLASS: Frank Solivan of the bluegrass band Dirty Kitchen teaches a class on basic cooking skills to mark the group’s new “On the Edge” album. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

APRIL 20

COOKING CLASS: Children learn to make after-school snacks. 3-5 p.m. $35. Butterfly Gourmet, 148 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 540-441-7094.

DIRTY KITCHEN DINNER: Frank Solivan of the bluegrass band Dirty Kitchen prepares a three-course dinner to mark the group’s new “On the Edge” album. 7-10:30 p.m. $125, including an autographed copy of the album. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

APRIL 21

COOKING CLASS: Beyhan Cagri Trock, author of “The Ottoman Turk and the Pretty Jewish Girl,” teaches a session on Sephardic and Turkish food. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $70. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

Becky Krystal

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