Events & Tastings

May
01
2014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$45.00
A Night of local made mead from B Nektar in Ferndale, Michigan.
May
04
2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$10.00
Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure on how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheese while hearing directly from the makers how the cheese is made. After the tour, make time for tasting our selection of American cheeses and provisions as well as house-made gelato and sorbets in our cheese shop.
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May
05
2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$60.00
While Mexican cooking varies from one region of the country to another, no State compares with Oaxaca in the variety of cuisines found within it's borders. Know as the "Land of the Seven Moles," Oaxaca is blessed with an abundance of vegetables grown in the central valley; fish and shellfish from the southern coast and Isthmus regions; and a year-round supply of tropical fruit from the lush area bordering Veracruz. Roadhouse Chef Bob Bennett, with his passion for cooking traditional Mexican, will prepare a traditionally made menu full of flavor and Oaxacan staples: corn, empanadas, tamales, lentils, black beans and of course, chocolate and moles.
May
07
2014
7:30 am to 9:30 am
$50.00
Here's a deeper look into that now ubiquitous phrase "What could you achieve if you knew you couldn't fail?". What could you achieve if : You knew how to cultivate compassion towards yourself and others? You knew how to nurture your capacity to rejoice in the happiness of others, to become a practitioner of sympathetic joy? Ram Mahalingam has had mindfulness on his mind for quite a while now. He's studied it, researched it, practiced it, turned it on its head and looked at it from the other side. Ram will begin this session with an overview of current research on mindfulness that documents how mindfulness practices improve our psychological well-being. Come to this session to : Learn mindfulness practices that will nurture compassion and sympathetic joy, which in turn nurture our psychological well being both at work and at home. Hear some tips and techniques to help you monitor your mindfulness practices on a day-to-day basis.
May
11
2014
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$30.00
You may be familiar with wine and cheese pairings, but why not a coffee and food pairing? We’ll be taking some of our favorite coffees and tasting them with some foods to find the best combination. Great for the coffee and food connoisseur who wants to try something different.
May
14
2014
7:00 am to 9:30 am
$50.00
Shawn Askinosie challenges the notion that nobody on their deathbed wishes they'd have spent more time at the office. He's that kind of guy. In this session of the Speaker Series, Shawn wants to tell you his story, the story of how a criminal defense attorney became a chocolate maker. The story of how his business, Askinosie Chocolate, wins more awards for its chocolate than we can keep track of. The story of how his small 15 person business makes a huge positive impact on all it comes in contact with the world over. The story of how you can go about creating meaningful work, creating a business with a vocation.
May
14
2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$90.00
Eileen Crane, Domaine Carneros' founding winemaker and president is equally at home in the world of food and fine dining. Often referred to as America’s Doyenne of Sparkling Wine, Eileen has spent more than 30 years in the industry, making her the most experienced Sparkling Winemaker in the United States. The Roadhouse is honored to have Eileen join us for this very special special dinner, where she will be sharing her knowledge of wine, winemaking and her love of food. Working with Chef Alex, he and Eileen have created a menu to compliment the sparkling wine and to also feature Domaine Carneros’ Pinot Noir, Chef Alex’s favorite wine.
May
15
2014
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
$40.00
Shawn Askinosie is our favorite criminal-defense-lawyer-turned-chocolate-maker and a leader in the food world for his chocolate, his packaging, and his business model which includes directly sourcing cocoa beans and sharing profits with the farmers. Shawn will tell his story and guide us in a tasting of his bean-to-bar chocolates. Sign up early--this tasting always sells out!
May
16
2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$45.00
An exclusive tasting with Shorts Brewery & Zingermans Creamery cheeses.
May
25
2014
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$25.00
Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. We will take a single coffee and brew it 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. We’ll learn the proper proportions and technique for each and discuss the merits and differences of each style.

We also offer classes at BAKE!, our hands-on baking school. If you've ever wanted to learn how to make delicious breads and pastries, check it out!