1) Spice Dinner at 2941
2941 Fairview Park Drive Falls Church, Va.
What: NYC Spice Master Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte is back for his third spice dinner. There will be wine pairings and dishes like queen's pudding with lemon custard and cavatelli pasta with braised duck leg bolognese. More info here.
2) Cheese Party at Right Proper
Where: Right Proper Brewing Company
624 T St. NW
When: Sunday at 1 p.m.
What: Right Proper will host Ripe, an artisanal cheese event, connecting diners with cheesemakers. Tickets are $25. More info here.
3) Easter Cooking Class at Black's
Where: Black's Bar and Kitchen
7750 Woodmont Ave. Bethesda, Md.
When: Saturday at 11 a.m.
What: This class will emphasize wine-pairing, lamb making and more. Cost is $75; reservations are required.
4) Cochon 555
Where: Union Market
1305 5th St. NE
When: Sunday at 5 p.m.
What: A major line-up of D.C. chefs, from Spike Mendelsohn to Danny Lee, will compete against each other to be crowned Prince of Porc. More details here.
5) Cochon Pre-Gaming
Where: Bluejacket and Del Campo
When: Friday and Saturday
What: Two D.C. restaurants have special events in association with Cochon. Friday, Kyle Bailey hosts a Chef's Course dinner at the Arsenal. On Saturday, Victor Albisu of Del Campo is hosting a large-format dinner.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Amsterdam Falafel shop is offering deals for its anniversary ($5 falafel, $2 beer and $1 fountain drinks) at its 14th Street location Sunday...The Jewish Food Experience has a Passover demo on Sunday...Early Mountain Vineyard has an oyster festival Saturday...Taberna del Alabardero hosts a paella class Saturday.