Wednesday, April 14
Biagio Abbatiello of Biagio Fine Chocolate and chocolate maker Steve DeVries are hosting Chocolate: From Bean to Bar at National Geographic Live! at 7. The two chocolate experts will teach you how the sweet is made, starting from its infancy as a cocoa bean. Tickets—$75 for National Geographic museum members and $80 for nonmembers—include samples. For reservations and information, call 202-857-7588 or click here.
Thursday, April 15
For its Thursday wine-tasting series, Willow restaurant is taking participants through Australia. The “Agrarian Aussies” class includes samples of Riesling, Grenache, and Mourvedre. The tasting begins at 5:30 and is $35. For more information, click here.
Friday, April 16
As part of its new Tasty Workshops, GiraMondo is putting on a High-Tea Tasting. Samples include nine high-end teas, pound cake, lemon bars, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. The tea party kicks off with a brief trivia game—the winner gets a box of tea—before Elise Scott, a certified US Tea Master and owner of Pearl Fine Teas, talks about the geography of teas, health benefits of the drink, and more. Tickets are $49. The event is at Alliance France (2142 Wyoming Ave., NW; 202-234-7911). 11:30 to 1. For more information and to register, click here.
Saturday, April 17
Do your kids need something to do after Saturday-morning cartoons? Take them to lunch at Wildfire, where there’s a hands-on kids’ pizza-making class with executive chef Steven Lukis and his son Spencer at 11:30. The $10 fee covers an adult and two children, and proceeds go to Northern Virginia’s Food for Others. Call Michelle Bringham at 703-442-9110 for reservations.
Sunday, April 18
Dino is hosting a tasting of wines from Italy’s Montalcino region in Tuscany. You’ll try a 2004 Brunello and Rossos from 2005 and 2007. Swirling and sipping starts at 5, and tickets are $40. For reservations and information, call 202-686-2966 or click here.
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