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Events and Tastings

deli-ca-LESSONS

Welcome to the Deli halls of flavor where learning is for life! Whatever your fancy, we’ve got a (deli-ca)lesson for you. We’ll even let you eat in class. Events for kids and adults alike!

February 2018
$10

Fish 101 Class

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you know where the word “lox” comes from? Or why the Spaniards put out some of the best tinned tuna? Zingerman’s Deli has one of the best selections of preserved and smoked fish in the country and we will explore it a bit with tasting samples.
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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March 2018
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Jewish Foods

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Zingerman’s Delicatessen is many different things to many different people, and one of those things is a classic Jewish deli offering full-flavored, traditionally made Jewish foods with the best ingredients we can find. If you are curious and want to learn more about these foods or you’d like to taste the best knish you’ve ever eaten, then this JUST FOR KIDS tasting is for you! We’ll taste our way through the world of our favorite Jewish Foods – learning about their cultural heritage and the special ingredients and methods we use to make them.

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. 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!

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$60

The Best of 36 Years with Ari

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend an evening with Ari while he shares his favorite noshes from the past 36 years. It’s gonna be an epic evening of stories and lots of amazing food so bring an appetite ready to feast on our notable noshes and hear about our humble beginnings to where we are today.

Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Zingerman's Bakehouse Chocolate Cake
$15

SOLD OUT Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Cake

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Happy Birthday to the Deli, Happy Birthday to us. Yay! It’s our 36th Birthday and we want to invite you to our party! What’s one of the best ways to celebrate a birthday? Eating CAKE, of course! In this tasting that is JUST FOR KIDS, our sweet treat experts from Zingerman’s Next Door ​​​will guide us through the world of cake – learn how they are made, the special ingredients we use and what sets ours apart from the rest!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. 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!

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Zingerman's Dandelion Chocolate Tasting
$30

Dandelion Chocolate Tasting & Book Signing

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Greg D’alesandre, Co-owner of San Francisco’s Dandelion Chocolate, has gone from making truffles as a hobby in college to traveling the globe to source ethically and sustainably grown cacao beans. Greg is passionate about direct sourcing and cultivating strong relationships with cocoa farmers. Join us for an evening with the co-author of “Making Chocolate: From Bean to Bar to S’More”, as he leads us through tasting a selection of Dandelion Chocolate and shares the stories behind the chocolate. Books available for purchase separately.
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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$60

The Best of 36 Years with Ari

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend an evening with Ari while he shares his favorite noshes from the past 36 years. It’s gonna be an epic evening of stories and lots of amazing food so bring an appetite ready to feast on our notable noshes and hear about our humble beginnings to where we are today.

Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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April 2018
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Olive Oil

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to know more about olive oil or wondered how Zingerman’s selects the distinctive olive oils we carry? Then this JUST FOR KIDS tasting is for you! You will learn to taste olive oil like an expert as we taste our way through olive oils from across the globe. We’ll learn about different types of olives, their unique flavors, how you would use these oils in your cooking at home, and why we call olive oil “liquid gold”. After this class, you will for sure be dubbed a Zingerman’s foodie!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. 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!

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$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Spices

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Any foodie will tell you that spices are an important key to their culinary masterpieces. We don’t think that these complex and potent ingredients are only for the grown ups in the room. Come to this JUST FOR KIDS tasting if you want to SPICE UP YOUR LIFE! You will learn to taste spices like an expert as we explore the world of some of our favorite spices. We’ll introduce you to these spices, tell you stories about our friends from Montreal who roam the world in search of the best ones, and learn about the spices that are on the shelves in our deli kitchen. And the best part is, we’re going to taste them!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. 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!

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May 2018
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Sandwiches

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hey kids! You’ve been kindly suggesting to us for awhile that we offer a JUST FOR KIDS sandwich tasting. We haven’t been ignoring you, we promise. Drum roll please … we are super excited to announce that are going to Explore the World of Sandwiches with our very own Sandwich Chef, Laura! You will learn to taste like an expert as we work our way through some of our favorite sandwich fixins and combinations. We’ve got stories to share about how we name our sandwiches (like who is Sherman and why was he so sure of his choice?) and what makes our sandwich ingredients stand out from the rest.

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. We will not be eating whole sandwiches, but tasting some ingredients and a few sandwich bites. 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!

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$35

Raise the Bar with Shawn Askinosie

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Shawn Askinosie is our favorite criminal defense lawyer turned chocolate maker and we are thrilled for his return to Ann Arbor! Shawn is a leader in the industry for his chocolate, his packaging, and his business model, which includes directly sourcing cacao beans & gainsharing with the farmers. Join us as Shawn shares his story and guides us in a tasting of his bean-to-bar chocolates. Books available for purchase separately.

Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Cooked Applewood Smoked Bacon
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Bacon

Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Camp Bacon is an annual event hosted across all the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses that celebrates the history, stories, and love of BACON. We’re offering this JUST FOR KIDS tasting during the camp festivities to share some bacon love with a younger audience. You will learn to taste bacon like an expert as we work our way through the World of Bacon. We’ll tell you about some of our favorite bacon makers, learn about different types of bacon, and talk about some of our favorite ways to eat bacon. Oh yeah, and we’ll eat some bacon.

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. 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!

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June 2018
Zingerman's Zzang Candy Bars
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Chocolate

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We’ve tasted candy a couple times with our JUST FOR KIDS tasters and each and every time we get rave reviews. We weren’t all that surprised to learn that kids really DO like candy! We also know that we’ve got a lot of sophisticated foodies out there, so we thought instead of just being indulgent and eating candy, we’d get a little more specific with our audience and Explore the World of Chocolate. In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll teach you to taste like an expert, introduce you to some of our favorite chocolate makers and describe how different types of chocolate are made. And, we’ll taste some chocolate, of course.

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. 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!

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