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.
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