Events & Tastings

Aug
23
2017
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$15.00

Get that Deli VIP treatment and be the first to know about our featured products for September before we announce them publicly!

In this casual class setting, we'll discuss the story behind the food as well as taste a few of the products. We will go over the tasting process that your favorite retail folks do on a daily basis. Let’s learn and taste some great food.

All participants will also receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

Here are a couple quotes from attendees of the first ever August Special Premiere:

"Great variety of flavors and items, great value, perfect duration, knowledgable instructor!"
"Fun. I had FUN!"

5 seats left!
Aug
24
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

August is the very height of tomato season in Michigan, and what better way to enjoy fresh tomatoes than with fresh mozzarella? We'll taste fiore di latte (our classic fresh mozzarella), burrata, baked mozzarella & myrtle, and mozzarella & prosciutto rolls - all with a nice sampling of locally-grown heirloom tomatoes! Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.
SOLD OUT! We had such a great response that we have added a second date! Check out our second offering at: https://goo.gl/Za8W2P

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Aug
28
2017
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$55.00

Our very first special dinner! With folks from The Brinery and Batch Brewing Company. We're featuring Fermentation like it has never been featured before. Chef Ji-Hye Kim will take you through a guided tour of fermentation in Korean cuisine, a heartwarming course of childhood memories, an introduction to the trifecta of key Korean sauces ... and so much more. The Brinery's founder David Klingenberger will round out the evening with his very local take on fermentation. And the folks from the Batch Brewing Company will make sure that the beer and conversation flows freely!

Aug
28
2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Cookbook author Joan Nathan sows seeds of tradition, right here at Zingerman’s Roadhouse!

Joan is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author (and a University of Michigan grad), and with her 11 books has gathered timeless and delicious experiences from the far corners of the world. She will share the bounty of her latest collection with us as we recreate several recipes from her latest book, King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World. Inside, readers will find more than 170 recipes, from Israel to Italy to India and beyond.

Join us for our Harvest Special Dinner #213 on Monday, August 28th, as we reap the lifetime of stories and recipes the tour de force of Jewish cooking, Joan Nathan, has accumulated for us.

Just as the biblical King Solomon cross-pollinated culinary cultures by sending out emissaries across ancient land and seas, “Nathan serves as a modern emissary, gathering recipes and stories from all around the globe.” —Tim Carman, The Washington Post

We will not only taste recipes that have planted the seeds for Jewish cuisine, but the “queen of American Jewish cooking” (Houston Chronicle), will weave rich stories from across the ages as we explore the treasure that is King Solomon's Table. Don’t miss out on this incredible dinner, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Joan’s nationally acclaimed new book!

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Aug
29
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

Back by popular demand! We sold out of the first offering of this tasting, so we have added a second date!
August is the very height of tomato season in Michigan, and what better way to enjoy fresh tomatoes than with fresh mozzarella? We'll taste fiore di latte (our classic fresh mozzarella), burrata, baked mozzarella & myrtle, and mozzarella & prosciutto rolls - all with a nice sampling of locally-grown heirloom tomatoes! Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

4 seats left!
Sep
03
2017
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
$10.00

Join our cheese and gelato makers on an hour-long adventure to learn how we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. On this tour, you will get to observe mozzarella stretching as well as taste freshly-made gelato. Taste some of our collection of cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses while hearing directly from the makers how the cheese is made. After the tour, make time for tasting in the Cream Top Shop or grab a couple of grilled sandwiches to enjoy for lunch.

5 seats left!
Sep
12
2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Cara Mangini will slice, dice, and bring cutting-edge vegetable cookery to Zingerman’s Roadhouse!

We can’t wait for our first ever vegetarian Tomato Special Dinner with Cara Mangini! One of Mario Batali's first vegetable butchers at Eataly in New York City, she’s on a mission to put vegetables at the center of the American plate—and our Special Dinner!

Cara has traveled and cooked extensively throughout France, Italy and Turkey to study produce-centered cuisines. She’s the chef and founder of the produce-inspired Little Eater restaurants and farm stand in Columbus, Ohio and the author of The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini, which was nominated for a James Beard Award and honored with two International Association of Culinary Professionals cookbook awards.

In 2017, her restaurant Little Eater was named one of the top 50 vegetable restaurants in the world by The Culinary Institute of America and EAT, an international organization dedicated to reforming the global food system.

The juicy tomatoes we’ve been growing this season at the Roadhouse Farm will indeed be the center of the plate for our Tomato Special Dinner #214. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to taste over 20 varieties of heirloom tomatoes as Cara unearths their flavors in the Roadhouse kitchen. Not only will we be able to savor the recipes in Cara’s new book at this dinner, but she will perform a live vegetable butchering demonstration, and her book will be available for purchase and signing.

Sep
13
2017
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
$15.00

Hey kids, don't be sad that summer is over. Time to up your lunch box game and be the envy of your school lunch table. In this class JUST FOR KIDS, we'll explore all our Deli-cious back to school lunch box faves! We'll taste our way through a variety of fun and flavorful sandwich fixins and dippin spreads. And don't forget the sweet treats! You won't want to trade these noshes with your friends, so bring them to the class with you so they can pack their own!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. The cost is $15 per child. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child's name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

2 seats left!
Sep
14
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

A delicious introduction to the world of cheese! Join Tessie, one of our Cream Top Shop managers and resident Certified Cheese Professional, as she guides you through the seven major styles of cheese. She'll talk about what makes each style unique and provide samples of each, share tips for building a well-rounded cheese board, and give some tips on the basics of pairing cheese with beer & wine. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Sep
17
2017
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

11am 'till the Paella's gone!

Paella Presentation at noon: The show is free — the Paella is sold by the pound.

Our 32nd annual celebration of the fabulous foods of Spain culminates with a two-grill Paella throwdown on Zingerman’s Patio. Join us at noon for a step-by-step presentation on how to prepare this prized Spanish dish, then Chef Rodger and his crew deal the goods: three kinds of traditional Paella — Chicken/Chorizo, Seafood and Vegetarian all grilled over mesquite. Those in the know will be lined up for the padron peppers. New to the occasion this year, Zingerman’s Bakehouse has whipped up some special desserts for the festivities –Torta de Santiago and chocolate Miguelitos. And don't forget the real Valencian-style tiger nut Horchata –RAAAAWR! It's gonna be epic – mark your calendars and come early – because one thing is guaranteed, the Paella flies like hot cakes!