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Foodie To-Do List: Sushi with Trevor Corson, Willow Creek's Farm Festival and Modern Gentlemen with Tesauro

TodoAs part of an ongoing effort to alert you, the readers of DC Foodies, to all of the really cool food-related events, classes and opportunities throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, we give you this week's edition of the Foodie To-Do List.

Each Wednesday, we give you a heads-up on a few of the upcoming events that we think look particularly interesting.  This week, we've got:


Trevor Corson Presents All Things Sushi at CulinAerie:

What: 
Spend your Saturday night learning all the right moves for your next sushi outing.  Trevor Corson, who has literally written the book on sushi, will be on hand to talk about everything from seat selection and omakase to beverage pairings and sushi-making.  Participants will even get to roll and eat their own sushi during the class.

When: 
Saturday, October 17th
6:30 PM

Where: 
CulinAerie
1131 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

Why: 
Trevor Corson knows more about sushi - from its historic roots up through the most recent developments involving the global population of bluefin tuna - than just about anyone else outside of Japan.  After three hours with him, you'll know everything you need to turn your average sushi experience into a Komi-like parade of delectable dishes.  As if that weren't enough, you'll go home with a signed copy of his book, The Story of Sushi.

Cost:
$145 per person.  Sign up via CulinAerie's website (registration required) or call (888) 789-COOK (2665) for more details.


Willow Creek Farm's Third Annual Fall Festival:

What:
Family-friendly fun that's actually friendly to the whole family can be tough to come by.  The folks at the Clyde's restaurant group are putting on their annual weekend of music, food and farm animals (a petting zoo) out at their Willow Creek Farm.  30 minutes from the city, this place is a far cry from Old Ebbitt Grill or your local Clyde's outpost - in addition to being a restaurant, it's a real working farm whose produce travels from farm to table in a matter of minutes.

When: 
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25
Noon to 5PM

Where:
Clyde's of Willow Creek Farm
42920 Broadlands Boulevard
Broadlands, VA

Why: 
In Washington, the Clyde's Group is best known for shellfish and classic American fare.  But Willow Creek Farm puts a different face on the group, and this weekend represents a great way to experience it for yourself.  Enjoy the live music and everything Clyde's has on offer for the weekend - it's a great getaway just a short drive outside the city.

Cost:
Admission is free and open to the public.  Food is available for sale, with prices ranging from $3 to $5 per item.


"Modern Gentlemen" with Jason Tesauro, a Four-Part Series of Classes at the Morrison House:

What:
Do you know how to carve a turkey?  How to enjoy a good cigar?  Fine, hotshot - how about how to open a bottle of sparkling wine with a saber?  Author Jason Tesauro is leading Washingtonians on a four-part journey covering these and other topics in an effort to help them become true "Modern Gentlemen."  Each two-hour class will cover a different subject area: Sticks & Stones (cigars & whiskey), Brews & Birds (craft beers & carving), Corks & Forks (wine & food), Fizz & Flasks (cocktails).

When: 
Wednesdays - October 28, November 18, December 16, January 27
7:00 PM

Where:
Morrison House
116 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA

Why:
This isn't your typical "how to impress ladies" or "style for dummies" type class.  Tesauro will walk participants through his subject matter in a way that highlights the whys and hows.  Ideally, men will leave each class eager to put their new knowledge into practice - becoming true Modern Gentlemen along the way.  And knowing how to knock the top off a bottle of champagne with a sword isn't too shabby, either.

Cost: 
Classes are $80 each, but anyone who signs up for all four receives a complimentary dinner and a night's stay at the Morrison House "to show off their newfound skills."

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