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Kids shouldn’t be the only ones that benefit from that buzzy back-to-school feeling. School is in session for you too with these five delicious dinner demos at some of the city’s hottest restaurants and cooking schools.

Society Fair

Learn how to create your own celebratory Peruvian tasting menu—then sit down to feast on the fare with wine and pisco pairings. Sept. 28, 11am-1pm. $85, 701 14th St. NW, 202.408.0201,

Spend the night in Paris with this class from the cooking school’s Date Night series. Learn how to whip up classic French dishes like Nicoise salad, steak frites and crème brulee. Mais oui! Sept. 28, 7-10pm. $175, 1131 14th St. NW, 202.587.5674,

Society Fair
The swank spot hosts 10 guests for an interactive meal prep with both chefs and sommeliers. Friday evenings, 7:30pm. $75 (add $50 for wine pairings), 277 South Washington St., 703.683.3247,

Fresh off his cooking engagement at the James Beard House, chef Anthony Lombardo gives his DC fans a demo featuring fall squash and mushrooms. Oct. 12, 10am-2pm. $115, 1226 36th St. NW, 202.965.1789,

District Commons
Prep for holiday party season with this American pastry and cordials class. Cook while sampling perfectly paired spirits. Cheers! Nov. 2, 11am-1pm. $85, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.587-8277,