The Week in Food Events: Osteria Morini’s Beer and Pasta Dinner, Game Night at Republic

Plus dining guides for Passover and Easter celebrations.

Head to Osteria Morini for a beer and dinner paired with their delicious pastas (above). Photograph by Scott Suchman

Whiskey meets the boss: Local distillery Catoctin Creek teams up with Boss Shepherd’s on Tuesday at 6:30 for a collaboration meal, and release of a new whiskey barrel. Sip cocktails mixed by the distillery’s owners Becky and Scott Harris while sampling chef Jeremy Waybright’s multi-course menu. Secure your seat ($89 excluding tax and gratuity) by calling 202-347-2677, or by emailing

Foodie benefit: Head to the Longview Gallery on Tuesday from 6 to 9 for Eat4Life, an annual fundraiser in support of colon cancer research. Chefs including Scott Drewno of the Source will be on hand with dishes, while the bar mixes cocktails. Online tickets start at $50 for food only, and go up to $100 for eats, open bar, and raffle tickets.

Belgian feast: A Nordic feast is on offer at B Too on Wednesday at 7, where chef Bart Vandaele will recreate his recent dinner at the James Beard House in New York. The menu ($119 per person) is served alongside wines from Newton Vineyards in Napa Valley, and includes dishes like hay-smoked lobster. Call the restaurant for reservations.

Pint night: Join fellow gamers on Wednesday at Republic for an evening filled with booze and board games. From 9 until close order discount $5 from local breweries like Denizens Brewing Co. and The Brewer’s Art. There’s no cover charge; further details are available on their website.

Vegan celebration: Active vegans can head to Sticky Fingers Bakery on Wednesday from 5 to 8 for a networking event organized by DC Vegan. Admission is free and food a la carte, but guests can also buy a $20 combo plate and beer, cocktail, or cocktail.

Carb-load: Local brewery DC Brau teams up with Osteria Morini for a beer-filled pasta dinner on Thursday at 6:30. Guests begin with charcuterie platters and beers, and move on to a three-course pasta meal paired with more brews. Tickets ($75 per person) can be purchased online.

Plan your Passover: Pesach begins at sundown on Friday, and plenty of restaurants are offering holiday meals and drinks. Browse our guide for where to find Seder dinners, catering platters, and Passover parties.

Get ready for Easter: Take the kids to the Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown on Saturday from 11:00 to 12:30 for a morning of Easter decorating. Families can paint chocolate eggs, and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Children will take home their creations. Spots for children ($45 per person) are reserved online.

Easter Sunday: Easter celebrations begin this Sunday, and continue through next weekend in the case of Greek Easter. Looking to feast? Here’s a roundup of what our 100 Best Restaurants have planned, from traditional springtime meals to Greek Easter festivals and a vegetarian spread.

Spring wine class: In the spirit of spring Eno Wine Room in Georgetown hosts a tasting and seminar on Sunday from 6 to 8. The class focuses on rosés from Virginia, Sonoma County, California, and Languedoc, France. Seats ($50 per person) can be secured by calling 202-295-2826 or by emailing