Progressive diner: On
Tuesday, take a culinary tour of Penn Quarter with
José Andrés and friends during
Dine-n-Dash, a food-focused benefit for World
Central Kitchen. You’ll check into a designated starting point at 6, and then make
your way around six restaurants—Zaytinya
among them—for drinks and eats. Tickets start at $150 per person ($350 for VIP passes
with a Minibar
stop), and can be purchased online.
Bivalves and booze: Like oysters? Head to
Thursday from 6 to 8 for a Chesapeake Gold Oyster party.
On the menu: shellfish prepared in a variety of ways, wines, Flying Dog Brews, and
cocktails from punch expert
Dan Searing. The event is $25 per person, with walk-ins welcome as space permits. (Call 202-347-5353
Virginia wine dinner: Head to Clifton, Virginia, on
Thursday for a 6:30 wine dinner at
Trummer’s on Main.
Dishes from new chef
Austin Fausett will be paired with wines from Early Mountain Vineyards in Charlottesville. Check
out the menu and story on the event page, and call 703-266-1623 for reservations ($115
Rabbit feast: Polyface Farm rabbit is the focus of
Sonoma’s first locavore
Friday at 7. Look out for a four-course meal with dishes such as carrot soup with rabbit
confit and rabbit risotto with fried kale. Tickets are $57 per person and available
Swine and wines:
hosts a charcuterie and riesling class on
Saturday from 11:30 to 1:30; it will be led by newish head chef
John Critchley. You’ll learn how to break down a whole pig—turning its various parts into bacon,
smoked meat, and sausages—while sampling three Rieslings alongside country pâté and
rillettes. The class is $65 per person. Make reservations by calling 202-944-2026.
H Street crawl: Dishcrawl hosts a food lover’s tour of
Atlas District on
Saturday starting at 2, with stops at eight restaurants, including Sticky Rice
and Sol Mexican Grill.
Tickets, which start at $30, are available online.
Bye-bye, swamp bugs: Pearl Dive
hosts its final crawfish boil of the season
Saturday. For $55 a person, guests can consume all the crawfish and Abita beer they like during
one of two time slots: noon to 2 or 2:30 to 4:30. Tickets are available online.
Celeb chefs galore: Teams of top chefs compete
to see who can create the best American-themed dish and beverage pairing at
Charlie Palmer’s first American Fare fundraiser, which
Saturday at 6:30 at his Washington steakhouse.
Proceeds from ticket sales (starting at $150 per person) go toward Share Our Strength’s
No Kid Hungry campaign, with additional funds benefiting the winning team’s charity
Calling all recipe scribes: Want to learn how to write recipes like a pro? At noon on
Bonnie Benwick, the
Washington Post’s recipe editor, and chef
Michael Friedman of the
host an informal class
that includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $79 per person through CityEats.
Burger battle: Ten top toques compete to see who can craft the finest burger during Brainfood’s burger
battle, a fundraiser for the organization’s efforts to
teach healthy lifestyles to teenagers. Starting
Sunday at 3:30, sample burgers from chefs at
quaff Port City beers, and snack on Gordy’s pickles. Tickets are $75 and include ten
burgers, dessert, and unlimited drinks.