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The Week in Food Events: Dine-n-Dash With José Andrés, Wine Dinner at Trummer’s, and Bourbon Steak’s Charcuterie Class
Plus: Red Hen’s recipe-writing session for aspiring cookbook authors.
Progressive diner: On Tuesday, take a culinary tour of Penn Quarter with José Andrés and friends during Dine-n-Dash, a food-focused benefit for World Central Kitchen. You’ll check into a designated starting point at 6, and then make your way around six restaurants—Zaytinya and Proof among them—for drinks and eats. Tickets start at $150 per person ($350 for VIP passes with a Minibar stop), and can be purchased online.
Bivalves and booze: Like oysters? Head to Woodward Table on Thursday from 6 to 8 for a Chesapeake Gold Oyster party. On the menu: shellfish prepared in a variety of ways, wines, Flying Dog Brews, and cocktails from punch expert Dan Searing. The event is $25 per person, with walk-ins welcome as space permits. (Call 202-347-5353 for reservations.)
Virginia wine dinner: Head to Clifton, Virginia, on Thursday for a 6:30 wine dinner at Trummer’s on Main. Dishes from new chef Austin Fausett will be paired with wines from Early Mountain Vineyards in Charlottesville. Check out the menu and story on the event page, and call 703-266-1623 for reservations ($115 per person).
Rabbit feast: Polyface Farm rabbit is the focus of Sonoma’s first locavore dinner on Friday at 7. Look out for a four-course meal with dishes such as carrot soup with rabbit confit and rabbit risotto with fried kale. Tickets are $57 per person and available online.
Swine and wines: Bourbon Steak hosts a charcuterie and riesling class on Saturday from 11:30 to 1:30; it will be led by newish head chef John Critchley. You’ll learn how to break down a whole pig—turning its various parts into bacon, smoked meat, and sausages—while sampling three Rieslings alongside country pâté and rillettes. The class is $65 per person. Make reservations by calling 202-944-2026.
H Street crawl: Dishcrawl hosts a food lover’s tour of the Atlas District on Saturday starting at 2, with stops at eight restaurants, including Sticky Rice and Sol Mexican Grill. Tickets, which start at $30, are available online.
Bye-bye, swamp bugs: Pearl Dive hosts its final crawfish boil of the season on Saturday. For $55 a person, guests can consume all the crawfish and Abita beer they like during one of two time slots: noon to 2 or 2:30 to 4:30. Tickets are available online.
Celeb chefs galore: Teams of top chefs compete to see who can create the best American-themed dish and beverage pairing at Charlie Palmer’s first American Fare fundraiser, which takes place Saturday at 6:30 at his Washington steakhouse. Proceeds from ticket sales (starting at $150 per person) go toward Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, with additional funds benefiting the winning team’s charity of choice.
Calling all recipe scribes: Want to learn how to write recipes like a pro? At noon on Sunday, Bonnie Benwick, the Washington Post’s recipe editor, and chef Michael Friedman of the Red Hen, host an informal class that includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $79 per person through CityEats.
Burger battle: Ten top toques compete to see who can craft the finest burger during Brainfood’s burger battle, a fundraiser for the organization’s efforts to teach healthy lifestyles to teenagers. Starting Sunday at 3:30, sample burgers from chefs at Poste, quaff Port City beers, and snack on Gordy’s pickles. Tickets are $75 and include ten burgers, dessert, and unlimited drinks.