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Table to Table: The Week in Food Events
Down some haggis and shuck some oysters. By Eliot Stein
Comments () | Published February 8, 2010

Monday, January 25
Penn Quarter’s upscale British-style pub, Againn, is honoring Scotland’s most famous—and challenging—dish: haggis, or sheep’s stomach stuffed with other organs, with a fixed-price dinner. The $85 event starts at 7 with a bagpipe performance and also includes cock-a-leekie soup and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. For reservations and more, call 202-639-9830.

Tuesday, January 26
To celebrate the Logan Circle chocolate cafe ACKC’s new liquor license, there’ll be free chocolate and drink samples from the new wine list from 6:30 to 8:30.

Wednesday, January 27
Join Equinox owners Todd and Ellen Gray as they honor the Washington Humane Society with Sugar and Champagne, an event featuring lots of wine, Champagne, and sweets from local pastry chefs. The pet-friendly party—$90 per person—kicks off at 7 at the downtown DC Ritz-Carlton (1150 22nd St., NW). For tickets and more information, call 202-683-1822 or click here.

Thursday, January 28

Chef Logan Cox welcomes his mentor, Italian chef Lorenzo Polegri, to his kitchen at Woodley Park’s New Heights. The pair will prepare a four-course wine dinner with some dishes from Polegri’s Ristorante Zeppelin in Orvieto. The dinner, $85 per person including wine, begins at 6:30. Call 202-234-4110 for reservations.

Friday, January 29
Ah, Latin America: salsa, sombreros, and . . . Shabbat? ¡Claro que si! Immerse yourself in Latin America’s Jewish culture as Sabor Latino presents Shabbat Around the World at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Cantor Ramón Tasat kicks things off with a Shabbat service featuring music from Mexico, Argentina, and Spain, followed by a Latin buffet dinner. The event, which costs $8 per person, runs from 5:30 to 8:30. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, January 30
Just in time for the Super Bowl, Rosa Mexicano is offering a free cooking class on gourmet tailgating as part of its Real Men Cook festival. Participants will tackle fried cheese sticks, spinach dip, chipotle beef nachos, Mexican hot dogs, and other finger-licking snacks. The class begins at 10 AM. For reservations and information, call 202-783-5522.

Sunday, January 31
’Tis the season to shuck some oysters. Join 1789 executive chef Daniel Giusti for an $85 shellfish-cooking class. Guests will learn how to prepare oyster gratin, lump crabcakes, boiled lobster, and steamed mussels. Pastry chef Travis Olson will demonstrate a few techniques for making tarts with winter citrus. The class, $85 per person, begins at 11. To reserve, call 202-965-1789.

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