Events & Tastings

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!

Sep
21
2017
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
$75.00

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, and we take our bourbon-honoring duties very seriously here at Cornman Farms! Join us on the evening of September 21st as we gather in the barn to pay homage to bourbon, America's most acclaimed indigenous spirit. We'll discuss the history of bourbon, what makes it unique in the whiskey world, and taste three styles side-by-side. Next, the guests will learn how to make, and then will enjoy, three distinct bourbon cocktails while your host, Beth, shares stories about the drinks and the liquors. We'll explore how to use bourbon in two classic cocktails: the Scofflaw, and the Remember the Maine; and we'll teach you how to make a delightful concoction we developed just for this evening: the Cornman Farms Ginger Peach Smash. We'll serve some gourmet treats during the class, and at the end we'll all retire to the lower level of the barn for coffee and dessert and an opportunity to further discuss bourbon one-on-one with Beth. Guests will leave the class with recipes for all drinks made and syrups used, as well as the know-how and confidence to recreate these tipples at home!

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Sep
22
2017
thru
Sep
24
2017
September 22, 2017, Friday to September 24, 2017, Sunday
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
$1,500.00

The Grand Traverse Bay area of Michigan brings the best of Lake Michigan’s bounty to our table. Traverse City, a charming Lake Michigan beach community, is a four-season outdoor recreation hub known for its freshwater sugar sand beaches and thriving wine, food and craft brewing scene. The unique growing seasons and fresh water lake breezes support the best farms, orchards, wineries and fishing in the Midwest. A vibrant community of chefs, artisanal food producers, farmers and distillers has joined forces to build and sustain one of the most interesting and robust food hubs in the country. Join us as we explore and understand the bounty and beauty of True North during the Fall Harvest.

Sep
22
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$35.00

Do you know which beer to pair with that perfectly aged slice of cheddar? We do! Join Tessie, our resident Certified Cheese Professional and beer aficionado for an evening of tasting and exploration. We’ll taste through a wide rage of beer styles from our favorite breweries paired with beer-friendly artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Sep
24
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!

Sep
24
2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$29.63

Literati is thrilled to welcome David Lagercrantz to Ann Arbor and Zingerman’s Greyline in support of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, a Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series. Tickets are general admission, each ticket type includes one hardcover copy of the novel. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are available for purchase, courtesy of Zingerman’s Greyline. A signing will follow the reading. Doors at 6:00pm.

From the author of the #1 international best seller The Girl in the Spiders Web: the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Sep
26
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 October 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.

Sep
28
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$30.00

Cheddar is the most well-known and popular of the milled curd cheeses throughout the Western world. The milled curd style was created in Britain, but has become one of the most well-known and loved styles in America. How did a cheese with such humble beginnings end up conquering the Western world? We will discuss cheddar technology, texture, and flavor as we taste our way through some classic examples of this popular cheese style! Bread and other accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

Sep
28
2017
6:30 pm
$95.00

Chef Kieron Hales will introduce his fall seasonal menu with a special 5-course dinner, complete with wine pairings, that celebrates the best of the season’s bounty. Drawing on his world-class culinary experience that propelled him through Michelin-star kitchens across Europe, Kieron incorporates his European heritage into his menus while also highlighting the seasonal produce grown in our chef’s gardens. There’s no better way to celebrate the best of fall’s bounty!

Oct
01
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.