What’s Happening This Week: A Pig Roast, Mediterranean Cheese


As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city.

Tuesday Pig Roasts
July 6-August 24

Hearth’s Tuesday Pig Roasts return this summer, starting today and running through August 24. The cost is $44 (not including tax and tip), with an additional $18 for wine and beer pairings. Last year, the roasts, which featured a nose-to-tail menu of suckling pig and all the fixings, were so popular the restaurant added extra nights. Now let’s see if this summer is yet another year of the pig.

Reading and Wine Tasting
Pinkerton Wine Bar
July 7, 7 p.m.

Washingtonian restaurant critic and novelist Todd Kliman will be reading from his new book, The Wild Vine, at this newly opened wine bar, accompanied by a tasting of Norton Wines from Missouri and Virginia. “It’s only nominally about wine,” the author told FitR of the book. “The cast of characters includes a suicidal, slave-owning doctor who cracks the code of wine in America, a redneck transsexual vintner, an iconoclastic English publisher who goes to prison on obscenity charges, Thomas Jefferson — and me.”

Mediterranean Mindset
Murray’s Cheese
July 7, 6:30-8 p.m.

Get on your own Mediterranean diet this week with a 90-minute class led by Michele Buster, the founder of importer Forever Cheese, as she guides you through a tasting of Mediterranean cheeses and other snacks. For $50, you’ll get to taste though cheeses from Spain, Italy, and Portugal with Buster, and hear her cheesiest travel tales while you’re at it.