DINNER TONIGHT

Pollo di Mustarde

(Chicken in Mustard Sauce)

(4 servings)

Bambule Brasserie will host a happy hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 for Society Ties, the young professional volunteer network of the Leukemia Society. Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia Society of America. Tickets are $7, available at the door.

This menu item was adapted for the home cook by executive chef Ben Ouhamou. Bambule is at 5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Chevy Chase, D.C.; call 202-966-0300.

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded flat

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 1/2 tablespoons coarse-grain mustard

1/2 cup half-and-half

Place the flour in a shallow dish and coat each chicken breast half lightly with the flour. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

In a skillet over medium-high heat melt the butter. Add the oil and carefully tilt the pan to coat the bottom. Saute the chicken until lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and keep warm.

Carefully wipe the skillet clean. Add the chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, stir in the mustard and half-and-half and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the mustard sauce over the chicken breasts and serve immediately.

Per serving: 282 calories, 41 gm protein, 5 gm carbohydrates, 9 gm fat, 114 mg cholesterol, 4 gm saturated fat, 371 mg sodium, trace dietary fiber

TO DO

THURSDAY: Culinary Stories From Italy's Countryside--lecture with "The Italian Country Table" author Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates. $13 for nonmembers. 6 p.m. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Call 202-357-3030.

SATURDAY: Romanian wine tasting at the Romanian Embassy. Benefits the Good Knight Child Empowerment Network. $45. 7-10 p.m. 1607 23rd St. NW. Call 301-595-8989.

SATURDAY: 50th anniversary wine tasting sponsored by Schneiders of Capitol Hill. $25. 1-4 p.m. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Call 202-543-9300.

SATURDAY: Harvest and Apple Butter Festival at Raphine, Va. $5 includes admission; $50 includes wine tasting and lunch or dinner. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wade's Mill, 55 Kennedy-Wade's Mill; Noon-6 p.m., Rockbridge Vineyard, 35 Hill View Lane. Call 800-290-1400.

SATURDAY-MONDAY: Taste of DC--street festival with food from more than 40 restaurants. Free admission; $5 for 8 tasting tickets. Pennsylvania Avenue between Ninth and 14th streets NW. Call 202-724-5430.

TUESDAY: Champagne and Sparkling Wine for the Millennium--class and tasting at the Starland Cafe. Sponsored by the Greater Washington Wine School. $40. 6:45-8:45 p.m. 5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW. Call 301-530-6851.

TUESDAY: Pinot Envy--wine seminar and tasting at Dan & Brad's Steakhouse. $45. 7:30 p.m. 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Call 703-525-0990.

RESERVE NOW:

OCT. 14: Overview of Wine--class and tasting at the Wyndham Washington Hotel. Sponsored by the Wine Tasting Association. $40 for nonmembers. 6:30 p.m. 14th and M streets NW. Call 703-780-WINE or www.winetasting.org.

OCT. 14: Halloween-theme dinner cooking class at Something Special Giant store. $15 includes $15 gift certificate. 11 a.m. 1445 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. Call 703-448-0800.

OCT. 15: Evening on the French Riviera--wine and food tasting at Hood College. Benefits Advocates for Homeless Families. $40 in advance. 7 p.m.-midnight. 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Call 301-662-2003.

OCT. 17: Why Certain Wines and Foods Go Together--seminar and tasting at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Co-sponsored by Sam & Harry's. 500 17th St. NW. $40 for nonmembers. Call 202-639-1770.

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