ExpLaurentide Special Event #242: Honoring the Harvest

Date September 23, 2019, Monday
Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Price: $100
Phone 734.663.3663

Tradition, taste, and terroir with Joan Nathan and Laurentide Winery.

Join us for our Harvest Special Dinner #242 as we reap a lifetime of stories and recipes for a very special Rosh Hashanah celebration. Cookbook author Joan Nathan will sow the seeds of the special holiday’s traditions, right here at Zingerman’s Roadhouse!

A tour de force of Jewish cooking, Joan is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author (and a University of Michigan grad). The author of 11 cookbooks, the “queen of American Jewish cooking” (Houston Chronicle) will share the bounty of her collection with us as we taste recipes that have planted the seeds for Jewish cuisine. Just as the biblical King Solomon cross-pollinated culinary cultures by sending out emissaries across ancient land and seas, “[Joan] Nathan serves as a modern emissary, gathering recipes and stories from all around the globe.” —Tim Carman, The Washington Post

The dinner will be complemented by expertly paired wines from Laurentide Winery’s exquisite collection. Susan and Bill Braymer of Laurentide Winery will talk us through how the ancient flavors of their New World wines highlight the ancient flavors of Joan’s Old World dishes. The Leelanau vineyard earned its name due to its rich soil that is layered with fossils and minerals left behind by the Laurentide glacier, which carved the geography of Michigan over 10,000 years ago.

Don't miss this one-of-a kind event exploring tradition, taste, and terroir!



Laurentide Pairing: Fume Blanc 2017


With preserved lemon and cumin.

Gefilte Fish Mold

With horseradish and beet sauce.


Laurentide Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc

Carrot Mahammar

With dried clementines, ricotta, and fennel.


Laurentide Pairing: Reserve Meritage 2016

Bene Israel Fish Curry

With fresh ginger, tamarind, and cilantro.

Moroccan Lamb Shanks

With caramelized onions and tanzeya, a dried fruit sauce.

Moroccan Tagine of Vegetables

Crunchy Saffron Rice


Laurentide Pairing: Bubble de Bubble 2017

Dates in Brown Butter

With vanilla ice cream, date syrup, and halvah crumble.