To Do: Regional Culinary Events

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

-- BETHESDA ROW: Three-day promotional event includes Maria Liberati signing her cookbook, "The Basic Art of Italian Cooking," Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m., Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., 301-654-2667; Monica Bhide signing her cookbook "Modern Spice," Saturday 3:30-5:30 p.m., Lebanese Taverna, 7141 Arlington Rd., 301-951-8681; wine tastings at Cork & Fork, $10, Saturday 3-6 p.m., 7110 Bethesda Lane, 301-841-7204. For a list of events and locations, visit http://www.bethesdarow.com.

SATURDAY

-- FARM TOUR AND LUNCH: Smith Meadows gives a tour and prepares lunch using meat raised on the farm. $50, children 6-18 $25, couples $90. Registration 9 a.m., event 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 568 Smithfield Lane, Berryville. 540-955-4389 or http://www.smithmeadows.com.

-- BOOK SIGNING AND TASTING: Domenica Marchetti answers questions and offers samples from her latest cookbook, "Big Night In." Free. Noon-4 p.m. La Cuisine, 323 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-836-4435 or http://www.lacuisineus.com.

-- CUPCAKE GRAND OPENING: Cupcakes Actually celebrates with a block party. Featuring kids' activities and a cupcake eating contest. Noon-4 p.m. Fairfax Corner, 11944 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. 571-522-6315 or http://www.cupcakesactually.com.

-- COOKING CLASS: Mother-daughter cooking class is led by executive chef Timothy Jones of the Oz restaurant. $59 per person, includes meal, recipe cards and champagne. 2-5 p.m. The Oz at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda. 8120 Wisconsin Ave. 301-664-7343 or http://www.ozbethesda.com.

-- BAGEL TASTING: Mary Beall Adler, an artisan baker, leads an educational tasting and discussion about bagels. Organized by Les Dames d'Escoffier. $20 nonmembers. 3-5 p.m. The Georgetown Bagelry, 5227 River Rd., Bethesda. Reserve by e-mailing lesdamesdc@aol.comor calling 202-973-2181.

-- WINE TASTING: A fundraiser for Arlington Food Assistance Center and Lutheran Women's Missionary League. $35 tasting ticket includes four wine samples and hors d'oeuvres; $25 for designated drivers. 6:30-9 p.m. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 825 S. Taylor St., Arlington. Tickets available at 703-892-4846 or http://www.osva.org.


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