Washington Post food calendar

THURSDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Chef and author Jenn Crovato signs copies of her new book, “Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Pepper.” 5-7 p.m. Free with purchase of cookbook ($35.99). Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.

COOKING CLASS: Students practice knife skills and learn to make main-course salads. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65. Butterfly Gourmet, 148 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 540-441-7094.

COOKING CLASS: Students learn to make five chicken dishes and sides that are appropriate for tailgates and picnics. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $95. Ayrshire Farm, 21846 Trappe Road, Upperville. 540-592-7018. www.ayrshirefarm.com.

GARDEN STROLL AND TEA: A tour of the demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent, followed by a traditional English afternoon tea. 1-3 p.m. $28. The event repeats May 9, May 23, June 6 and June 20. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-941-7987. www.greenspring.org.

FRIDAY

OLIVE OIL TASTING: Featuring Gerbino organic olive oil and Di Giovanna wines. 5-7 p.m. Free, reservations required. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.

WINE CLASS: Students learn how to pair wine and food. 6-7:30 p.m. $45. 2941, 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church. 703-270-1500. www.2941.com.

SATURDAY

COOKING CLASS: Students learn about fermented foods and how to make them. 11 a.m. $50. A session on kefir and kombucha follows at 2 p.m., $50. WisdomWell Family Acupuncture and Wellness, 8955 Guilford Rd., Suite 240, Columbia. 301-602-6560. www.simplisticwholistic.com.

COOKING CLASS: Chef Brant Tesky shows students how to make a Louisiana seafood boil. 1-3 p.m. $85. Acadiana, 901 New York Ave. NW. 202-408-8848. www.acadianarestaurant.com.

COOKING CLASS: Sandhya Babu teaches students how to use and blend Indian and Middle Eastern spices during a hands-on demo. Lunch included. Gaithersburg area. 12:30-2:30 p.m. $40. www.sidetour.com.

COOKING DEMO: Chef Cesare Lanfranconi shows how to make some of his favorite meat dishes. Noon. $50, not including tax and gratuity. Lia’s, 4435 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-223-5427. www.chefgeoff.com.

GREAT GRAPES: More than 200 Virginia wines, music and children’s activities. Noon-6 p.m.; also Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Free admission; tasting ticket $32 per day ($27 in advance). Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. www.uncorkthefun.com.

OYSTER FESTIVAL: Oysters paired with wine. 1-4 p.m. $30; $10 for wine only. The Tasting Room Wine Bar at National Harbor, 137 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill. 301-686-0465. www.thetastingroomwinebar.com.

YOGA AND VEGETARIANISM: Two-hour workshop with yoga and a discussion of vegetarianism. 3-5 p.m. $25 ($20 in advance). Golden Heart Yoga DC, 4804 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-9642. www.goldenheartyoga.com/dc.

MONDAY

COOKING CLASS: Chef instructor James Kirby teaches students how to prepare strawberry rhubarb preserves, chowchow, lemon preserves and a seasonal pickle. 7-10 p.m. $60. Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. flavors.me/stratfordculinary.

WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with Burgundy wines. 6:30 p.m. $119, not including tax and gratuity; $75 without wines. Bastille, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-519-3776. www.bastillerestaurant.com.

WINE TASTING: Six-course menu of bacon-inspired food paired with wines. 7-8:30 p.m. $45. Frederick Wine House, 7820 Wormans Mill Rd., Suite L, Frederick. 301-378-0409. frederickwinehouse.com.

TUESDAY

MEDITERRANEAN DINNER: A dinner and talk on the latest Mediterranean food products and ideas for how to cook with them by Lisa Kartzman of Roland Foods. Lebanese dinner of nine dishes served family style, plus tastings of specialty products. Sponsored by the Washington chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. 6:30 p.m. $52, including tax and gratuity. Lebanese Taverna, 7141 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. 202-973-2168. www.lesdamesdc.org.

WINE DINNER: Four courses paired with five Di Lenardo wines. 7 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. Maple, 3418 11th St. NW. maple@dc-maple.com. 202-588-7442. dc-maple.com.

RESERVE NOW

MAY 1

BEER VS. WINE DINNER: Five courses each paired with beer and wine. 6:30 p.m. $125, not including tax and gratuity. Ris, 2275 L St. NW. 202-730-2500. www.risdc.com.

BOURBON DINNER: Five courses paired with Kentucky bourbons. 6:30 p.m. $70, not including tax and gratuity. Del Frisco’s Grille, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-450-4686. delfriscosgrille.com/washington-dc.

COOKING CLASS: Marilena Leavitt teaches students how to make no-knead Mediterranean breads. Vienna area. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $60. www.sidetour.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with wines presented by Anne Cuvelier of Chateau Leoville-Poyferre. 6:30 p.m. $135, not including tax and gratuity. Eola, 2020 P St. NW. 202-466-4441. www.ombiasypr.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses with wines from Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion. 7 p.m. $170, including tax and gratuity. Ici Urban Bistro, 806 15th St. NW. 202-730-8700. www.iciurbanbistro.com.

MAY 2

100 BOWLS OF COMPASSION: The fundraiser for Miriam’s Kitchen has a “Nordic Nights” theme this year. 6-9:30 p.m. $250. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-452-8926. www.miriamskitchen.org.

Becky Krystal

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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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