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Washington Post food calendar for Feb. 26-March 15

By Timothy R. Smith
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 8, 2011; 4:21 PM

WEDNESDAY

COOKING FOR ONE: Arlington Adult Education is hosting a class at the Arlington Career Center. Learn to prepare healthful dishes, including chicken with Dijon-style mustard sauce, Asian chicken salad, fettuccine Alfredo and grilled fish tacos. 7 p.m. $85 for county residents, $65 for county seniors, $105 for non-residents, $85 for non-resident seniors. 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. 703-228-7200.

THURSDAY

WINE BASICS: Charlie Adler, president of TasteDC, will teach a class on wine for beginners at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row. Topics include how to order at a restaurant, pairing with food and determining basic styles. 7-9:15 p.m. $65. Registration required. 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-244-3700. www.tastedc.com.

SATURDAY

COOKING CLASS: Chef Roberto Donna will demonstrate how to make several kinds of gnocchi and a zabaglione dessert. 11 a.m. $140 Registration required. 202-257-0168. Class held in Northern Virginia; address provided upon registration. www.robertodonnacookingclasses.com.

SUNDAY

COCHON 555 COMPETITION: Five local chefs will prepare a menu from five heritage-breed pigs, nose to tail, with wine pairings from five local vintners. 5 p.m. $125 per person. $175 VIP tickets include a private tasting of West Sonoma Coast vintners. Lori Lefevre, 914-630-0961 or lori@cochon555.com. The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. www.cochon555.com .

MONDAY

CRETAN FOOD LECTURE AND DINNER: The Greek Embassy will host a talk by archaeologist Donald Haggis on early Greek farming and feasting. A four-course Greek dinner will follow at Mourayo Restaurant. Lecture at 2217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Dinner at 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $65, including two glasses of wine, tax and tip. For reservations for the lecture: rsvpculture@greekembassy.org. For reservations at the restaurant: 202-667-2100. mourayous.com.

TUESDAY

WHISKEY DINNER: Wildfire Restaurant pairs whiskeys with a four-course dinner. Includes Irish whiskey, Scotch and Kentucky bourbon. Spirits writer Kelly Magyarics will discuss the pairings. Reception at 6:30 p.m., seating at 7 p.m. $80, not including tax and tip. 1714U International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/events.

RESERVE NOW

March 23

WINE DINNER: South African vintner Ken Forrester will be at Restaurant Eve for a five-course dinner with specialty wine pairings. Seating limited to 20 guests. 7:30 p.m. $200, not including tax or tip. 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-706-0450. brande@restauranteve.com.

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