Monday, May 10
PS 7’s is hosting this year’s annual World Cocktail Week dinner. Chef Peter Smith as well as Haidar Karoum of Proof and Nathan Anda of Red Apron Butchery will execute the menu, centered around international street food. Cocktails will come from such well-known mixologists as Gina Chersevani (PS 7’s), Adam Bernbach (Proof), and Jill Zimorski (Café Atlántico). A cocktail reception starts at 6, and dinner begins at 7. Tickets are $125; a portion of the proceeds goes to the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. Click here for more information. Call 202-742-8550 for tickets.
Tuesday, May 11
J&G Steakhouse is hosting a dog-friendly happy hour to benefit the Washington Humane Society. Dubbed the Pawtini Happy Hour, the event—which runs from 6 to 8—features food and drink specials and adoptable dogs. For more information, call 202-723-5730 or go here.
Wednesday, May 12
Guitarist Boris Arratia brings flamenco and tango to Open Kitchen. From 6:30 to 9:30, his music will be the soundtrack for a night of tapas—including Hawaiian spare ribs, Peking-duck rolls, and New Orleans cajun chicken—as well as wine and sangría ($6 a glass). For tickets ($15 online, $20 at the door), go here.
Thursday, May 13
Get your wine fix at Arlington’s Willow, where guest speaker Gray Mosby is leading a tasting called Renegade Reds of Washington State. It includes pours from Pepper Bridge Vineyard in Walla Walla. The event, $35 per person, goes from 5:30 to 7:30. For reservations and information, call 703-465-8800 or click here.
Friday, May 14
At L’Academie de Cuisine’s Friday Night Food and Fun participation class, instructor Joel Olson will show guests how to make duck-breast salad with balsamic shallots, Wisconsin-cheddar crackers, Mediterranean-style shrimp, orzo with walnuts and spinach, and orange-and-chocolate tiramisu. The class, which goes from 7 to 10, is $75. Go here to register.
Saturday, May 15
Mon Ami Gabi’s executive chef, Andrew Fleischauer, is hosting a French cooking class focused on seasonal ingredients. The menu includes asparagus soup with lemon crème fraîche, a whole roasted chicken with peas and pearl onions, and a flourless chocolate cake. You’ll also get to sample a few French wines. The lesson, which goes from 10 to noon, is $40 per person. For reservations and information, call 301-654-1234 or go here.
Sunday, May 16
The annual Taste of Arlington runs today from noon to 5 on Wilson Boulevard in front of Ballston Common Mall. This year’s street festival includes bites from more than 40 restaurants, including Jaleo, Rustico, Lebanese Taverna, and Liberty Tavern. Entertainment features performances by the Levine School of Music’s Virginia Big Band and Bowen McCauley Dance’s Kenmore Junior Company. Tickets ($20 online; $25 at the event) can be purchased here.
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