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FEB. 20

BEER DINNER: Game paired with beers from Goose Island Beer. 6-9 p.m. $95, including tax and gratuity. Equinox, 818 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-331-8118.

COCKTAIL SEMINAR: The story behind the Negroni, including six sample-size cocktails, appetizers and recipes. 6:30-8 p.m. $50 ($45 in advance). Occidental, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

FEB. 21

BEER DINNER: Four courses paired with five beers from Heavy Seas. 7 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 301-965-4000.

FEB. 22

HIGHLAND TEA: A program on Scottish heritage featuring teas and other food. 2 p.m. $28; $22 for residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010.

MARYLAND WINE PASSPORT EXPERIENCE: Self-guided tour of wineries in Frederick, Allegany, Washington and Montgomery counties. Price includes tastings of up to six wines at participating wineries. Noon-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. $25.

PRESIDENTIAL TEA: Historic teas paired with some of George Washington’s favorite dishes, followed by a tour of the mansion. 1-3 p.m. $30. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400.

WINE CLASS: Five half-glasses of red wines from Tuscany and Umbria, and a talk and slide show from Maple’s owners on their recent visit with winemakers there. Light antipasti served. 2-4 p.m. $50, including tax and gratuity. Maple, 3418 11th St. NW. 202-588-7442.

WINE TASTING: Comparative tasting of Norton wines. 4 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton. 703-830-9463.

FEB. 23

CASSOULET FEAST: Three courses paired with four wines. 5:30 p.m. $90, including tax and gratuity. 2941 Restaurant, 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church. 703-356-6500.

CREATING THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM DINNER: Event honoring food justice and healthy living advocate Janie Boyd. Proceeds benefit William Penn House. 6-9 p.m. $60. William Penn House, 515 E. Capitol St. SE. 202-543-5560.

OPEN THAT BOTTLE DAY: Tasting of some of the vineyard’s rare vintages. Noon-6 p.m. $25. Sunset Hills Vineyard, 38295 Fremont Overlook Lane, Purcellville. 540-882-4560.

FEB. 26

BEER DINNER: Four courses paired with beers from DC Brau Brewing. 7 p.m. $78, including tax and gratuity. Zentan, 1155 14th St. NW. 202-379-4366.

FEB. 27

WOMEN’S WINE EVENT: Three-course, Barcelona-themed wine-and-food pairing, wine seminar and networking. 7 p.m. $40, including tax. 868 Estate Vineyards, 14001 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville.


SALUTE TO WOMEN IN GASTRONOMY: Les Dames d’Escoffier DC hosts its ninth seminar, featuring keynote speaker chef and “The Chew” co-host Carla Hall, plus hands-on cooking classes, discussions, a culinary expo and a Chilean wine and cheese tasting. Continental breakfast and lunch included. 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. $125 (early registration); $140 after Feb. 28; $50 for students with ID. Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, Md. Register online at

Becky Krystal

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Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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