Chain Bridge Cellars in McLean holds a wine tasting class — in which participants taste pairs of European and American wines — on Thursday. (Regis Duvignau/Reuters)

WINE CLASS: Participants taste and compare red wines from Old World and New World regions. Part of the One Sip at a Time series. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.


WINE DINNER: Special menu paired with sparkling wine. 6:30 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110.


COOKING CLASS: Chef Gérard Pangaud demonstrates how to make several seasonal French dishes. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.


JAN. 18

GOURMET SYMPHONY: Special menu inspired by American cuisine accompanied by a performance by the Inscape Chamber Orchestra. VIP option available. 7-9 p.m. $49. Columbia Firehouse, 109 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria.

BOURBON DINNER: Four courses paired with bourbon cocktails. 7 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Del Frisco’s Grille, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-450-4686.

JAN. 28

SIPS: Cocktail reception featuring local artisans and bartenders. Proceeds benefit D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table. VIP tickets also available. 7:30 p.m. $150. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

JAN. 29

SUPPERS: Fundraising dinners taking place in more than 35 area homes, featuring chefs Alon Shaya, Carla Hall, Tim Ma, Amy Brandwein and others. Proceeds benefit D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table. 6 p.m. $600.

Kara Elder

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