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Washington Post food calendar for Feb. 23-March 13

THURSDAY

RECEPTION AND SILENT AUCTION: Slow Food DC hosts a fundraiser and auction of food-related items to benefit its programs and Bread for the City. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55. Bread for the City, 1525 Seventh St. NW. www.slowfooddc.org.

MONDAY

CABERNET SAUVIGNON AROUND THE WORLD: Paul Jameson of the Jameson Wine Experience leads a tasting comparing wines from the cabernet sauvignon grape from around the world. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35, including wines and light fare. Twisted Vines, 2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington. info@twisted-vines.com. 571-482-8581. www.jamesonwine.com.

COOKING CLASS: DC Internationals-Middle East and South Asia Language Institute hosts a session on Indian vegetarian dishes. 7 p.m. $30. United Church, 1920 G St. NW. ross@dcinternationals.com. www.dcinternationals.com.

TUESDAY

WINE DINNER: A six-course dinner of items from Washington area food trucks will be paired with wine. 6-9 p.m. $35, including tax and gratuity. Fourth Estate, 529 14th St. NW. 202-662-7638. press.org/ restaurants/fourth-estate.

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MARCH 5

TEQUILA AND MEZCAL FESTIVAL: Oyamel Cocina Mexicana hosts a series of mezcal events: a cocktail session (March 5, 4-6 p.m.), tastings (March 6-8, 4-6 p.m.) and four-course pairing dinners (March 6-8, 7 p.m.). Cocktail session and tastings free; dinners $90, not including tax and gratuity. 401 Seventh St. NW. 202-628-1005. www.oyamel.com.

MARCH 8

EMBASSY CHEF CHALLENGE: Chefs from a dozen embassies create hors d’oeuvres to be voted on by a panel of judges and attendees. The event, a fundraiser for Cultural Tourism DC, also includes tastings and a silent auction. 7:30-10 p.m. $250. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-638-8363. www.culturaltourismdc.org.

MARCH 9

WINE DINNER: “A Well-Stocked Cellar” includes a private reception and tour of Mount Vernon, followed by a four-course dinner with wine pairings. 6:30 p.m. $110, including tax and gratuity. Mount Vernon Inn, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000. www.mountvernon.org.

MARCH 12

TEQUILA AND MEZCAL FESTIVAL: Oyamel Cocina Mexicana hosts a series of tequila events: a cocktail session (March 12, 4-6 p.m.), tastings (March 13-15, 4-6 p.m.) and four-course pairing dinners (March 13-15, 7 p.m.). Cocktail session and tastings free; dinners $90, not including tax and gratuity. 401 Seventh St. NW. 202-628-1005. www.oyamel.com.

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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