Table to Table: This Week in Food Events

By: Matt Carr

Monday, February 23
Georgetown’s Pizzeria Paradiso (3282 M St., NW) is hosting a Tröegs Brewery beer dinner. The meal includes four courses paired with six Tröegs brews. Seatings for the dinner, which costs $65 per person, are available at 6:30 and 9. For reservations, call 202-337-4936.

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Monday, February 23, through Sunday, April 5

The Capital Grille (601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 1861 International Dr., McLean) is celebrating the US debut of Tuscan winemaker Castello Banfi’s 2005 Belnero Sangiovese di Montalcino with a five-course Italian dinner. The menu, which will be available for the next six weeks, includes creamy porcini-mushroom soup with chive oil; roasted swordfish with white wine, roasted tomatoes, olives, and capers; herb-marinated tenderloin with garlic, roasted tomatoes, red peppers, and cipollini onions; and black truffle mac and cheese. The full menu is $49 per person. Call 202-737-2700 (DC location) or 703-448-3900 (McLean location) for reservations.

Tuesday, February 24
Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro (1940 11th St., NW) hosts a winetasting class focusing on Bordeaux, France. Participants will get a cheese plate and $5 Vinoteca gift card. The class, which runs from 7 to 8, costs $35. For reservations, call 202-332-9463.

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Wednesday, February 25

Looking for a little sunshine? Clarendon’s Restaurant 3 (2950 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington) presents “California Wines to Warm a Cold Winter’s Night.” Wine expert Jim Whittaker will lead guests through a tasting of six wines, and chef Brian Robinson will send out a selection of hors d’oeuvres. The event, which starts at 6, is $35 per person, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Arlington Community Foundation. For tickets, call 703-524-4440.

Wednesday, February 25

Old Town’s Restaurant Eve (110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria) is holding a seven-course wine dinner featuring 14 wines with vintages dating back to 1985. Biodynamic-wine expert Olivier Humbrecht will introduce each wine. The event, which begins at 6:30, costs $200 per person. Call 703-706-0450 for reservations.

Friday, February 27

Giramondo Wines hosts an introduction to the wines of France at the Sofitel Lafayette Square (806 15th St., NW). Participants will learn about the climates, soils, grapes, and wine styles of Champagne, Alsace, the Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhône, and Southern France. Guests will taste eight different wines during the event. Call 301-841-7609 for tickets, which are $65 each.

Friday, February 27, through Sunday, March 1
The second annual Virginia Wine Expo happens this weekend at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (403 N. Third St., Richmond). The event features 50 Virginia wineries and samples of more than 300 Virginia wines as well as wine seminars, food, and cooking demonstrations. The event runs from 4 to 10 on Friday, noon to 7 on Saturday, and 11 to 6 on Sunday. A Saturday-and-Sunday tasting pass costs $60, and an all-access tasting pass is $289. To buy tickets and get prices for individual events, click here or call 804-783-7300.

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