The Week in Food Events: Toki Underground’s Bel’le Dinner, Pie and Spirits Party at One Eight Distilling

Plus Michelin-starred chef Gerard Pangaud’s tasting dinner at Malmaison.
The Week in Food Events: Toki Underground’s Bel’le Dinner, Pie and Spirits Party at One Eight Distilling
One Eight Distilling throws a pie-filled pi day party on Saturday. Photograph courtesy of One Eight Distilling.

Ongoing: Oyamel’s Tequila and Mezcal Festival; the Yona noodle bar pop-up at G sandwich shop.

Tap takeover: Head to Open City for a weeklong tap takeover by Silver Spring microbrewery Denizens Brewing Co. Six brews like Southside Rye IPA and Ponch’s Porter are on draft, and happy hour includes specials on the beer and food. Items are priced individually.


Argentina meets Italy:
Join Del Campo chef Victor Albisu and Amy Brandwein of the upcoming Centrolina in CityCenterDC for an Italian-Argentine dinner on Tuesday at 6:30. The meal explores the historical culinary ties between Italy and Argentina with dishes like veal carpaccio, bistecca fiorentina, and chorizo. The dinner ($75 per person, including tax and gratuity) can be reserved by calling 202-289-7377.


Tequila tasting:
Redwood continues their cocktail classes with a tequila tasting on Tuesday at 7. Bar Manager Mike Barlow and Room 11’s Nate Mann will be on hand to teach participants about the history and varieties of the versatile spirit. Learn creative uses for tequila while sampling and mixing yourself. Tickets ($25) can be purchased online.


In loving memory:
Toki Underground hosts its third annual Bel’le Dinner in the memory of chef Thang Le. The four-course meal ($50 per person) is a collaboration between chefs at Toki, Rose’s Luxury, and Ghibellina, and will partially benefit the non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms. Space is limited; email neil@tokiunderground.com for reservations.


Whiskey tasting:
Diageo House hosts a fundraiser on Thursday from 6 to 8 for Common Threads, an initiative that supports healthy eating and food instruction for underserved communities.. Guests can try a range of single malts and blended whiskeys while enjoying refreshments. Entry also includes raffle tickets for items such as gift cards to top restaurants in the area. A suggested donation of $125 is requested, and tickets can be purchased online.


DC’s Transylvania Convention
: The Libertine in Adams Morgan devotes itself to the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday night starting at 5. Guests can try themed foods and drinks, hang out with the costumed staff, and dress up themselves for a ten percent discount. The movie will play all evening, but the real show starts at midnight. Admission is free and open to the public.


Seeing (Michelin) stars:
Malmaison’s Michelin-starred chef Gerard Pangaud cooks a seven course meal on Friday at 7. The seven-course tasting menu goes all-out with wine pairings and dishes like foie gras and black truffle soup, roasted squab, and lamb chops. Seating is limited to 24 people ($200 per person). Call 202-817-3340 to reserve a spot.


Pasta making class:
Urbana continues its series of cooking classes on Saturday from 2 to 4. Chef Ethan McKee shares his knowledge of homemade pastas such as pappardelle noodles, raviolis, and gnocchi. The course includes snacks and complimentary beverages as well as instruction, with samples and recipe cards to take home. Tickets ($45 all-inclusive) can be reserved by calling 202-956-6650.


Pi day celebration:
DC’s newest liquor producer, One Eight Distilling, teams up with Whisked! on Saturday for a Pi Day party. The distillers offer tours and tastes of their spirits, while guests can also buy pies and quiches by the slice (or pre-order whole ones) from the bakeshop. They’ll also have recipes on hand to encourage experimentation with spirits and baked goods at home. Admission is free, and space on tours is offered on a first-come basis.

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