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The Week in Food Events: Top Chef Dinner, Party at One Eight Distilling

Plus Del Campo's offal cooking class.
Party at One Eight Distilling in Ivy City, which celebrates its first anniversary. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Industry night returns: Graffiato revives its Monday Industry Takeover Nights this week from 10 pm to 1 pm, featuring complimentary snacks from guest chefs Mei Lin of Ink in Los Angeles and Marjorie Meek-Bradley (Ripple). Guests pay a $10 cash cover at the door, with proceeds benefiting Martha’s Table.

More Top Chef fun: The Top Chef dining continues on Tuesday with a dinner at G by Mike Isabella from 7 to 10. Chef Mei Lin, the winner of season 12, joins current cheftestants Marjorie Meek-Bradley (Ripple) and George Pagonis (Kapnos) for a six-course meal with beverage pairings. Tickets ($206.72) are available online.

Brine meets brew: The Wine Kitchen kicks off a beer and oyster event on Thursday at its three locations in Virginia and Maryland. Guests can feast on $1 local oysters and sip $2 bottled brews. A selection of ales from local breweries like Sly Fox, AleWerks, and Brewer’s Art are featured. No reservations required.

Chef’s table: Wildfire in Tysons Galleria hosts a gluten-free chef’s table dinner on Thursday beginning at 5:30. Chefs Edwin Amaya and Moreno Espinoza present a four-course meal with optional wine pairings. Reservations for the dinner ($85 with wine pairings and $65 without) are available by calling 703-442-9110.

Anniversary party: One Eight Distilling celebrates its first anniversary in Ivy City on Friday from 6 to 10. Tickets include three spirit tastings, plus food from Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., Ekiben, and Milk Cult’s boozy desserts. Guest bartenders Caroline Blundell of Ripple and Christine Kim (Tico) serve cocktails featuring the distillery’s finest. Tickets ($22.09) are available online.

Art of the cocktail: Head back to the 1840s with Catoctin Creek Distillery on Friday for the start of a six-part educational workshop on the history and art of the cocktail. Co-owner Scott Harris leads each session, which involves a mix of sampling and learning at the Purcellville, Virginia distillery. Tickets ($25) are available online.

Offal-y tasty: Want to learn how to cook sweetbreads at home? Head to Del Campo on Saturday at noon for an offal cooking class taught by chef Victor Albisu. Learn about the background and history of dishes like foie gras and pâté, and how to purchase, handle, and cook the delicate ingredients. The class includes a lunch with wine pairings. Tickets ($98) include all instruction and a meal.

A class in comfort: Urbana hosts its monthly cooking class on Saturday from 2 to 4. Chef Ethan McKee focuses on Italian comfort foods this month, which participants can test out during the course alongside beverage pairings. Recipe cards to take home are included. Email ray.daly@urbanadc.com for reservations ($45).

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