Table to Table: This Week in Food Events
Every week we fill you in on our favorite wine and food events.
The Chinese New Year is here, and the Source is celebrating the Year of the Ox with a five-course tasting menu. The meal, which costs $100 ($150 with wine pairings), features tangerine-glazed quail with mao-tai-infused flowering tea; pan-toasted lobster pot stickers; slow-braised oxtail soup; and a trio of house-made desserts including a tangerine-sorbet palate cleanser, a pineapple sticky cake, and a fortune cookie. The menu will be offered for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 10 and Friday 5:30 to 11. Call 202-637-6100 for reservations.
Tuesday, January 27
Mio is hosting its first-ever beer dinner. Executive chef Nicholas Stefanelli has chosen five seasonal Allagash beers to be paired with a four-course menu. The dinner, which starts at 7:30, costs $90 per person. For reservations, call 202-955-0075.
Wednesday, January 28
Tuscarora Mill, a restaurant in a converted flour mill, hosts a five-course seafood dinner with wine pairings. The menu includes scallop-and-lobster crudo; smoked and seared Alaskan sablefish; Hawaiian monchong; seared Tasmanian king salmon; herb-crusted bigeye tuna; and a hazelnut-and-chocolate mousse. The dinner, which begins at 7, costs $85 per person. Call 703-771-9300 for reservations.
Thursday, January 29
The Clarendon branch of Whole Foods (2700 Wilson Blvd., Arlington) is hosting a Winter Warmers cheese class, where guests will learn about and taste fondue, toasted raclette, and smothered haloumi. The class, which begins at 7, costs $25 per person. Call 703-527-6596 for reservations.
Venison and Scotch will be the focus of a five-course dinner at Jackson 20 (Hotel Monaco, 480 King St., Alexandria). The dinner, which begins at 7, is $90 per person (cocktail and Scotch pairings included). Call 703-842-2790 to reserve.
Friday, January 30
Looking to get out of the city for a night this weekend? Leave work early to head to Patowmack Farm, an hour outside DC, for a rustic French dinner in the country. The meal, which starts at 7 and costs $110, includes four courses paired with French wines. Call 540-822-9017 for reservations.
Saturday, January 31
TasteDC presents A Day of Chocolate: Chocolate Making 101 at the Wanders Chocolates warehouse (11486 Robertson Dr., Manassas). Chocolatiers Wilhelm and Melanie Wanders will help you create chocolate confections and learn chocolate-making techniques as well as let you sample chocolates. Participants will take home recipes. The class runs from 9 to 4 and costs $105 per person; call 202-244-3700 for reservations.
Sunday, February 1
The elegant, pondside 2941 Restaurant hosts a cheese-and-wine-pairing class with cooking demonstrations followed by lunch with wine. The class includes written recipes and a baguette to take home. Noon to 2; $110 per person. Call 703-270-1500 to sign up.