Events & Tastings

May
15
2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Mining for rich flavors from the Mountain South.

You don’t have to move mountains to try the best of regional cuisine. We’ll bring it to you with a national expert on Appalachian cooking! Join us as we welcome James Beard Award-winning author Ronni Lundy on Tuesday, May 15th, to teach us about the deep history and delicious food of Appalachia! The Roadhouse loves learning about the foodways of the United States, and we are excited to introduce our friends to the bounty of a beautiful region steeped in tradition.

Ronni Lundy has been a specialist in traditional American foods since the early nineties. Her work has appeared in Esquire, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Sunset, and Copia. Her latest book, Victuals, has won Book Of The Year and Best Book of American Cooking at the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards, as well as 2017 International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Award for Best American Cookbook.

Folk singer Emmylou Harris says:
Victuals is so much more than just another cookbook. It’s a marvelous travelogue and history of an under-appreciated and often misrepresented part of America, its people and culture…”

The stories in this epic tome connect us with the farmers, curers, hunters, and chefs who gave shape to the landscape of Appalachian cuisine. Head Chef Bob Bennett and Ronni have put together a menu from Victuals that will capture the soul of the Mountain South. We can’t wait to taste Anson Mills’ Blue Corn from the mountains of the Carolinas in the Palisades Hominy Salad, or the fresh flavors that will spring from Shelly Cooper’s Grilled Trout dish.

Be ready for a majestic adventure with Ronni Lundy as we explore the heart of America! Copies of Victuals will be available for purchase and autograph. Seats are limited! Don’t miss this rare Ann Arbor visit by one of the country’s leading experts on the little known but delicious cooking of Appalachia.

May
16
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Learn the tips to flaky and tender scones and biscuits, such as how to properly cut butter into flour. We’ll make Bakehouse classic ginger scones, sweet potato biscuits (a staple at Thomas Jefferson’s house) and Southern style buttermilk biscuits. Simple and delicious, this staple will surely become one of your favorites!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, 3 dozen pastries you made in class and great coupons.

May
17
2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$125.00

Ah, the pizza pie! It's a cornerstone of the American diet, and yet so few folks actually make pizza at home! We're here to show you how easy and fun it can be to make New York-style and Chicago-style pizza recipes. We'll fire up our wood-fired oven to BAKE! them and give you plenty of pizza samples in class. We will also demonstrate Pizza Bianca, a flavorful Italian bread that is a great accompaniment to any dinner. The next time you reach for the phone to order pizza delivery, you'll remember it's fun and a lot more flavorful to make it yourself.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one New York-style pizza, one Chicago-style pizza, two New York-style pizza doughs, one Chicago-style pizza dough and great coupons. Not to mention a full tummy from plenty of pizza snacking in class!

May
17
2018
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$125.00

Making a coffeecake is worth it for the smell alone! In this hands-on class you'll craft three different coffeecakes so good you’ll be baking them for years to come- including our popular hot cocoa coffee cake, blueberry buckle and banana bread with salted pecan praline. You'll have your household jumping out of bed in the morning for your fresh baked creation!

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the cakes you baked in class and great coupons.

May
17
2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00

Let's make dinner together! You’ll create stuffed paratha (flatbread), Dal Makhani (curried lentils) and coconut rice pudding. We’ll also demonstrate cooking basmati rice and chutney. Everything in this class is vegetarian. Go home with dinner for four!

May
18
2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$125.00

Do you love custards and puddings? Love buttery pie crusts? Eat whipped cream by the spoonful? Yes! Yes! and Yes! Then this class is for you.

Join us to make two of our Bakehouse best: chocolate cream pie and coconut cream pie. We’ll also demonstrate our popular key lime pie. Since it’s baked it’s not really a “cream” pie but it’s definitely creamy and delicious.

In this class, you'll learn how to make a
buttery and flaky pie crust from scratch (no shortening allowed!), how
to roll and bake the crust, and how to make the chocolate cream pie filling and coconut cream pie filling from scratch. For the key lime pie demonstration, we'll show you how to make a buttery graham cracker crust, and the rich, tart filling. We'll also demonstrate fresh whipped cream to top the pies.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, one 10" chocolate cream pie and one 10" coconut cream pie and great coupons.

May
18
2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Each year, the Michigan Notable Book list features 20 books, published during the previous calendar year, which are about, or set in, Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or written by a Michigan author. Selections include a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, that appeal to many audiences and explore topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents.

May
18
2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$40.00

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.

May
19
2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
$100.00

Learn to make the rye Zingerman's is famous for! Saveur magazine called it "America's best rye." You'll make onion rye, pumpernickel and vorterkaker, a Norwegian 100% rye. Get tips on creating and maintaining a rye sour at home that will give your bread amazing flavor. Your sandwiches will be sending you thank you notes.

You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, four loaves of bread you made in class, rye sour to make more bread at home and great coupons.

May
19
2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$75.00

Hop on the tahini train! We’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with the latest culinary craze, tahini (rich sesame paste). And we’re using a particularly great organic tahini we sourced from Cyprus. In this class you’ll bake tahini butter cookies, tahini banana bread made with Michigan wheat flour and black sesame seeds, and tahini filled croissants. (Due to time constraints, we will provide you with already baked croissants to fill.) They'll add excitement and flavor to your baker's recipe box.

You’ll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons.