Washington Post food calendar for April 26-30


SHARE OUR STRENGTH GREAT AMERICAN BAKE SALE: Almost three dozen Washington area bloggers, food writers and bakers offer sweet and savory baked goods. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s nationwide No Kid Hungry campaign. 2-6 p.m. The Washington Post, first-floor community room, 1150 15th St. NW. Contact Cathy Barrow: mrswheelbarrow@gmail.com.

CULINARY MYSTERY EVENT: Krista Davis, author of the “Domestic Diva” mysteries; Avery Aames, author of the “Cheese Shop” mysteries; Lucy Burdette, author of the “Key West Food Critic” mysteries; and Sheila Connelly, author of the “Orchard” mysteries, discuss and sign copies of their books. 5 p.m. Free. Salt & Pepper Books, 125 Mill St., #6, Occoquan. 703-491-4411. www.saltandpepperbooks.com.

DINING OUT FOR LIFE: More than 150 restaurants throughout the area will donate proceeds to Food & Friends, which supports residents with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other illnesses. 202-269-2277. www.foodandfriends.org.

PIG PULL: Rocklands Barbecue and Grilling Co. locations offer samples from a whole barbecued pig. 11 a.m. Free. 2418 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-2558; 3471 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 703-528-9663; 25 S. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, 703-778-9663; 891A Rockville Pike, Rockville, 240-268-1120. www.rocklands.com.

WINE DINNER: Silent auction and four-course meal with Charles Woodson, cornerback of the Green Bay Packers and partner of the boutique wine label TwentyFour by Charles Woodson. Proceeds from Woodson’s autographs and the auction and $10 from the purchase of each bottle of wine will go to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. 7 p.m. $150, not including tax and gratuity. Assaggi Mozzarella Bar, 4838 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-1988. www.assaggirestaurant.com.


WINE DINNER: Wines from Burgundy and the Rhone Valley will be paired with the meal. $225, not including tax and gratuity. The Jefferson, 1200 16th St. NW. 202-448-2300. jeffersondc.com.

WINE DINNER: A four-course meal with Burgundy wines. 7:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. Ici Urban Bistro, 806 15th St. NW. 202-730-8418. www.iciurbanbistro. com.

WINE SPECTATOR GRAND TOUR WINE TASTING: Samples from more than 200 wineries from around the world. 7-10 p.m. $200. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. www.winespectator.com.


FISH SALTING: Visitors help scale, prepare and pack the farm’s yearly catch of herring into jars and learn about the contributions the Potomac River made in Colonial times. 1-4 p.m. $3 adults; $2 children; children under 3 free. Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-442-7557. www.1771.org.

OPEN HOUSE: A pancake breakfast, local food for sale, cooking demonstrations and a meet-and- greet with farmers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10; children $8. Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont. 540-554-2073. www.greatcountryfarms.com.

WINE DINNER: A five-course meal with Italian wines. 7:30 p.m. $150, not including tax and gratuity. Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier, 1600 King St., Alexandria. 703-894-3440. www.braborestaurant.com.

WINE TASTING: Sample nine wines from Spain’s Vinedos de Ithaca winery. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Oakton Wine Shop, 2952A Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-255-5425. www.oaktonwineshop.com.


CARPENTER’S COOKOFF: A fundraiser for Carpenter’s Shelter with samples from competing restaurants, music and an auction. Noon-3 p.m. $40. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7500, Ext. 203. www.carpenterscookoff.com.


WINE DINNER: Calvert Woodley Wine & Spirits hosts a five-course dinner featuring Chateau Pontet-Canet. 6:30 p.m. $169, including tax, gratuity and parking. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202- 966-0445. www.calvertwoodley. com.

Becky Krystal

SEND NOTICES to: To Do, Food, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or e-mail food@washpost.com, 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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