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Washington food events calendar


COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Gardening and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and nutritionist and cooking instructor Danielle Cook share ideas for summer salads. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.


ALEXANDRIA’S FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL: Samples from restaurants and wineries, children’s activities and more. Free admission; $20 for entry into food or wine area. John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria.

BARBECUE BASH: Texas-style barbecue, wine, beer and live music. Noon-6 p.m. $25. Lost Creek Vineyards and Winery, 43277 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg, Va. 703-443-9836.

MISSISSIPPI ON THE MALL: Picnic hosted by the Mississippi Society featuring live blues music, fried catfish, hush puppies, beer, Mississippi caramel cakes, yard games and more. 3-7 p.m. $55. Henry Bacon Ball Field, 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA SUMMER BREWFEST: Craft beer, live music, food and vendors. Noon-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-7 p.m. $30 ($20 in advance); designated drivers $15 ($10 in advance); younger than 16 free. Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, Va.

PARK HYATT MASTERS OF FOOD & WINE: Brunch with an emphasis on healthful and local food. 10 a.m.-noon. $75, including tax and gratuity. Park Hyatt Washington, 24th and M streets NW.

SAFEWAY BARBECUE BATTLE: Barbecue samples, demos, competitions and live music. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. $15 ($12 in advance); 12 and younger free. Pennsylvania Avenue between Ninth and 14th streets NW.

TASTE OF NATIONAL HARBOR: Samples of food from National Harbor restaurants, beer, wine, live entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit Children’s National Health System. 7-9:30 p.m. $40. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 301-965-4000.

VINE REWIND WINE, MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL: Samples of 19 wines, winery tours and music from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. $20; designated drivers $15. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy, Md. 410-795-6432.

WINE TASTING: Rosés from Paradise Springs and around the world. 4 p.m. $45. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, Va. 703-830-9463.


COOKING CLASS: American regional cuisine. 1-4 p.m. $79. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va. 703-942-8148.

FARM DINNER: Capital Taste prepares a seven-course meal made with ingredients from the farm. 6 p.m. $125, including tax; wine pairing additional $45. East Lynn Farm, 19955 Airmont Rd., Round Hill, Va.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY: Participants make their own ice cream treat, sample a flavor from the Federal period and tour the historic house. 1-3 p.m. $8. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288.

SERVING UP STRAWBERRIES: Information on the history of strawberries and the fruit’s pairing with cream at the Wimbledon tennis championships. 1-3 p.m. $29. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-941-7987.

TRADITIONAL TRINIDADIAN BREAKFAST AND FOLKLORE: All-you-can-eat brunch featuring breakfast dishes. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with a folklore performance 1-2 p.m. $19.95. Crown Bakery, 5409 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-291-3009. www.caribbeanamericanrestaurantweek.


CORAVIN WINE CLASS: Beginners’ wine tasting of vintages poured using the Coravin. 6:30 p.m. $45, including tax and gratuity. On Tuesday, a similar class is targeted at more experienced wine drinkers. 6:30 p.m. $85, including tax and gratuity. G by Mike Isabella, 2201 14th St. NW. 202-234-5000.

STARTING AND GROWING YOUR LOCAL FOOD BUSINESS: Workshop covering regulations, grants, crowd sourcing and new marketing strategies. 2-5 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Session repeats Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Montgomery College, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. www.caribbeanamericanrestaurantweek.


SUSAN JANE GILMAN: The author discusses her novel, “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street.” Ice cream tasting to follow. 7 p.m. $12. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100.

WINE TASTING: Featuring California’s Foxen Winery. 7 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can be accepted online only at, at least 14 days in advance.

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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