Washington Post food calendar for March 24-April 9
DINNER FUNDRAISER: Pane e Vino is hosting a five-course dinner. A portion of the proceeds will go to Operation Starfish's humanitarian work in Haiti. 6:30 p.m. $99, not including tax or tip. 9020 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 571-642-0605. paneevino-ristorante.com.
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH WINE: Charlie Adler, president of TasteDC, will teach a class on French wine for beginners at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row. 7-9:15 p.m. $65. Registration required. 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-244-3700. www.tastedc.com.
COUPLES THAI DINNER CLASS: At the Judy Harris Cooking School. Cooking-for-two instruction will include chicken satay, sweet-and-sour cucumber salad, stir-fried beef with Thai basil and velvet coconut curry. 7 p.m. $150 per couple. Registration required. 2402 Nordok Place, Alexandria. 703-768-3767.
KID-FRIENDLY COOKING CLASS: Whole Foods in Arlington will host a hands-on demonstration that involves cooking with peas. 10 a.m. for children 6 and younger, 11 a.m. for children 7 and older. $10. Proceeds will go to the Whole Planet Foundation. 2700 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-527-6596. firstname.lastname@example.org
GLUTEN-FREE COOKING: Great Falls health coach Robin Shirley will teach gluten-free breakfasts and baked goods, including chocolate chip cookies, sandwich bread, cinnamon pecan muffins, warm millet cereal and vanilla nut granola. 1-4 p.m. $25. 703-798-9374. email@example.com. Address given upon registration.
COOKING CLASS: Chef Roberto Donna will teach pasta sauces, including basic tomato, puttanesca, arrabiata, amatriciana, Bolognese and mascarpone cheese sauce. 11 a.m. $140. Registration required. 202-257-0168. Class held in Northern Virginia; address provided upon registration. robertodonnacookingclasses.com.
CHERRY BLOSSOM COOKING CLASS: TenPenh chef de cuisine Bob McGuire will teach four dishes from the restaurant's annual cherry blossom tasting menu, including togarashi seared tuna tataki, duck confit with wild cherry gyoza, pan-seared black grouper and dried cherry and rhubarb crisp. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $75. Contact Jillian Zins for reservations. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-408-0201.
COOKING CLASS: Chef Roberto Donna will teach a five-course Piedmontese dinner, including stuffed roasted peppers, gnocchi with asparagus sauce, fettuccine with sausage ragu, beef carbonara and panna cotta with raspberry salad. 1:30 p.m. $140. Registration required. 202-257-0168. Class held in Northern Virginia; address provided upon registration. robertodonnacookingclasses.com.
COOKING FOR ONE DINNER: National Press Club chef Susan Delbert prepares a six-course meal from "Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One," a new book by Washington Post Food editor Joe Yonan. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $70 for members, $93 nonmembers. 529 14th St. NW. www.press.org.
WINE AND STEAK DINNER: The Charles Krug Winery and Morton's the Steakhouse in Reston are co-hosting. Peter Mondavi Jr. will assist tastings of vintage wines, including a 1980 cabernet sauvignon. Proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner. $150, including tax and tip. 11956 Market St., Reston. Kate Leonard, 703-796-0128. firstname.lastname@example.org.