Tuesday, December 22
Set last-minute holiday mayhem aside for an evening and spend some time with your loved one at Open Kitchen’s (7115 Leesburg Pike, #107, Falls Church; 703-334-1504) Date Night cooking class. (It’s a great idea for a new date, too.) The three-hour class, $75 per person, begins at 7. On the menu: teriyaki flank steak and tomato and mozzarella with asparagus. Sign up here.
Wednesday, December 23
Today is your last chance to taste chef Black Schumpert’s three-course Christmas dinner, which has been running for nearly a week at Redwood. The menu begins with chestnut soup with truffles and Parmesan crema; then comes rack of lamb from Pennsylvania’s Jamison Farm and an Anjou-pear clafoutis. The dinner is $48 per person; call 301-656-5515 for reservations.
Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25
Merry Christmas! Looking for good eats over the holiday? Check out our roundups of Christmas Eve dinners and Christmas Day brunches.
Saturday, December 26
Extend the holiday one more day with a special tea in the lobby lounge of the Fairmont Hotel (2401 M St., NW; 202-457-5020). Offered Saturdays and Sundays throughout December, the two-hour tea features delicate sandwiches, miniature pastries, cranberry scones, and a selection of teas. It’s $35 for adults, $25 for children ages 12 and younger, and begins at 3.
Sunday, December 27
Forget dried macaroni or those expensive refrigerated ravioli: Learn to make your own pasta at Cookology (Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Cir., Sterling). You’ll learn to make three pastas and three sauces: linguine with pesto; butternut-squash/ricotta ravioli with squash butter; and fennel-and-sausage spaghetti with dried-tomato rouille. The two-hour class, $55 per person, begins at 5. Click here to sign up.
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