Events & Tastings

Jan
16
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$100.00

Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in one of our best classes for new bakers. Most commercial bread labeled “baguette” bears no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 a.m., they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today. We teach you to make the traditional French baguette recipe—starting with a flavorful poolish, hand rolling your dough, and ending with a very crisp crust surrounding a soft, holey interior. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.

You'll leave BAKE! with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, four French baguettes you made in class, dough to
bake later and great coupons.

Jan
16
2019
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$100.00

New line up! Calling all chocoholics! Let's bake some of our favorite treats that will satisfy your need for a chocolate fix: rich Mississippi mud pie, a brownie like cake with dark chocolate ganache and toasted meringue, and totally addicting chocolate coconut macaroons. It's gonna be chocolate-covered fun!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 9" cake, two dozen macaroons and great coupons.

Jan
16
2019
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
$85.00

A Traditional six-course meal and two wines to taste; presentation by Simone Tintori

We’re excited to celebrate Zingerman’s annual Balsamic Blowout by welcoming our close friend Simone Tintori from La Vecchia Dispensa for an interactive evening and lesson in traditional balsamic vinegar. That’s right, he’s coming all the way from Modena, Italy to Ann Arbor for one night only! Simone is the fourth generation to carry out the tradition of balsamic vinegar production from his village. During this special event, we’ll enjoy a traditional six-course Italian dinner, two hand-selected wines, and a LIVE interactive lesson in traditional balsamic production straight from the source in ITALY!

Jan
17
2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$100.00

Let’s make dinner together! In this hands-on class you’ll cook egg fettuccine with alfredo sauce from scratch, then bake grissini (crispy breadsticks), and chocolate biscotti.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, dinner for four and great coupons.

Jan
17
2019
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$100.00

If our Mambo Italiano class is the grand tour, this is more like a trip to Little Italy. All the fun and flavor in half the time. We’ll make sesame semolina from Sicily and focaccia from Genoa. You'll learn all the techniques of mixing, kneading, shaping, proofing and baking these yeasted breads at home. From the nutty flavor of sesame semolina to the olive oil infused decadence of focaccia, soon you too will be saying Viva Italia!
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of sesame semolina, two focaccia rounds, semolina dough to bake later, a poolish to make more bread at home and great coupons.

Jan
17
2019
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
$15.00

The ultimate after-school snack?! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we'll be exploring the world of cookies and milk and tasting some of our favorite cookies from Zingerman's Bakehouse. We'll learn about some of the ingredients that make our cookies so delicious and why we use them in our cookies. And we'll make sure to have plenty of milk for dunking!

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Jan
18
2019
10:30 am to 11:00 am
$10.00

It's never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so we're super excited to announce that we're bringing our popular JUST FOR KIDS tasting events to an even younger audience! We'll be reading Bread and Jam for Frances and then tasting a few of our favorite bread and jams!. The best part for us is that we'll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert - using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

Jan
18
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Some of our most delectable savory recipes have been brought together for one dynamite class! Together we’ll make focaccia bread with caramelized onions, gorgonzola cheese, and toasted walnuts; tender and tasty bacon cheddar scones; and lángos, a fried bread with savory toppings that's a popular street food in Hungary. You'll learn a variety of techniques and get plenty of hands-on practice mixing, kneading and shaping your doughs. Make these recipes at home for your next brunch or tailgate party and you're bound to even impress yourself.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two focaccia, two lángos, a dozen scones and great coupons.

Jan
18
2019
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Learn to make your own buttery laminated puff pastry. We'll start with the very popular Bakehouse sweet treat: the palmier, a crisp caramelized French cookie. You'll also make turnovers. We'll demonstrate how to make savory cheese straws. Get expert tips on making delicious and oh so versatile puff pastry from scratch. These are great recipes and skills to have, especially for those who like to entertain.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a dozen palmiers, 6 turnovers, dough to bake later and great coupons.

**You may want to bring a cooler to put your take-home dough in if you are traveling more than an hour to attend class.

Jan
18
2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$40.00

You might not think of tea as being a typical pairing for a slice of cheese, but the two can be exceptionally good together. Much like wine, certain teas contain tannins that are released once the tea leaves are exposed to hot water, giving it a full-bodied taste and making it a perfect accompaniment to cheese. Our cheesemongers have selected some of our favorite teas sourced from Rishi Tea and picked some perfect cheeses to pair up that will make you look at tea time in a whole new way!