Washington Post food calendar

June 25, 2013
JUNE 27

CHEESE CLASS: Four cheeses paired with four beers suited for summer. 7 p.m. $49. Righteous Cheese, Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 202-716-3320. www.righteouscheese.com.

CHILDREN’S COOKING CLASS: The three-part series aimed at ages 9 to 14 teaches children about where food comes from and several fundamental recipes. Parents must attend and will be served light snacks on the patio. 11 a.m. Class continues July 13 and Aug. 17. $180 for the series. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017. www.patowmackfarm.com.

OYSTER TASTING: Chesapeake oysters served with beer, wine and cocktails. 6-8 p.m. $25. Woodward Table, 1426 H St. NW. 202-347-5353. woodwardtable.com.

TEQUILA AND MEZCAL FESTIVAL: Tastings from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 8 p.m. $10 for the tastings; $90 for the dinners, not including tax and gratuity. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, 401 Seventh St. NW. 202-628-1005. www.oyamel.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring wines from the Winery at La Grange. 6:30 p.m. $69, including tax and gratuity. Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-1785. www.unionstreetpublichouse.com.

WINE DINNER: French menu paired with rosés from the Loire Valley, Provence and the Rhone. 6:30 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Cork Market and Tasting Room, 1805 14th St. NW. 202-265-2674. www.corkdc.com.

JUNE 28

WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring wines from Ken Forrester Vineyards. 7 p.m. $200, not including tax and gratuity. Restaurant Eve, 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-706-0450. www.restauranteve.com.

JUNE 29

FOOD PANEL: United Community Ministries hosts a panel on healthful food and food policy with chef Cathal Armstrong, Capital Area Food Bank President and Chief Executive Nancy Roman and Cheryl Mirabella of Living Whole Health. RSVP to chew@ucmagency.org. 1-3 p.m. Free, registration required. Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria area. 571-255-8985. bit.ly/UCMChewOnThis.

AMERICAN FARE: Teams of chefs collaborate to create an American-themed dish and beverage pairing. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and the winning team’s charity of choice. 6:30-9 p.m. $150. Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-547-8100. www.charliepalmer.com/AmericanFare.

CHARCUTERIE AND RIESLING CLASS: Participants learn how to break down a pig, as well as techniques including curing, smoking and making homemade bacon and sausages. Also includes three Rieslings paired with a selection of charcuterie. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Bourbon Steak, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-944-2026. www.bourbonsteakdc.com.

CRAWFISH BOIL: Food includes Louisiana crawfish, corn bread, shrimp, andouille sausage and Southern-inspired desserts. Noon-2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. $55, not including tax and gratuity. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-319-1612. www.pearldivedc.com.

NEIGHBORFOOD: Sample food at eight restaurants in the H Street neighborhood. 2-5 p.m. $15 ($10 in advance); $5 for additional food and drink tickets. Atlas District/
H Street Corridor, H St. NE. dishcrawl.com/neighborfooddc.

SUMMER VEGETABLE GARDEN OPEN HOUSE: Topics include growing grapes and making wine, fall and winter vegetable gardening, pests and diseases, and seed saving. Maro Nalabandia will present a demonstration on cooking with herbs (11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.). 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. 301-590-9650. www.extension.umd.edu/growit.

JUNE 30

BRAINFOOD BURGER BATTLE: Fundraiser for Brainfood features 10 chefs competing to make the best burger. 3:30-6:30 p.m. $75. Poste, 555 Eighth St. NW. 301-529-2679. brain-food.org.

INDEPENDENCE DAY TEA: Tea, snacks and a tour of the mansion highlighting its George and Martha Washington artifacts. 1-3 p.m. $30. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org.

RECIPE CLASS: Washington Post deputy Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick and Red Hen executive chef Michael Friedman teach a class on developing, writing and testing recipes. Noon-2 p.m. $79, including tax, gratuity, lunch and a copy of “The Washington Post Cookbook: Readers’ Favorite Recipes.” Red Hen, 1822 First St. NW. www.cityeats.com/dc/ restaurants/the-red-hen-dc/ restaurant_offers/187.

SEVICHE AND PISCO PARTY: Tasting menu of seviche and pisco cocktails. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $75. Mate Lounge, 3101 K St. NW. tryperu.ithinkperuvian.com/2013/04/washington.

JULY 1

DC MILLION MEAL PACK: Hosted by Kids Against Hunger, volunteers pack 500,000 meals to be donated to D.C.Central Kitchen and 500,000 meals to be sent to Haiti. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, registration required. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. www.dcmillionmealpack.com.

JULY 3

INDEPENDENCE DAY ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Ice cream sundaes, children’s games and snacks and a tour of the mansion highlighting its George and Martha Washington artifacts. 1-3 p.m. $5; children $10. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.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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