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Events and Tastings


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!

January 2018
Zingerman's Vinegar 101

Vinegar 101 Class

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Vinegar – it’s more than red wine, white and apple! Learn about all the complexity and balancing qualities that vinegar provides and how it can enhance different dishes. Learn how to make your own vinaigrettes and take home great recipes for dressing your salads to the nines!
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting. Seats are limited so sign up early.

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Zingerman's February Specials Premiere

February Specials Sneak Peek

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get that Deli VIP treatment and be the first to know about our featured products for February 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.

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Zingerman's Parmigiano Reggiano

Taste Parmigiano Reggiano with Ari Weinzweig

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Not all Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses are equal, just ask Ari Weinzweig. Last spring Ari and Grace Singleton (Managing Partner at the Deli) went to Italy to source a group of exquisite Parmigiano Reggiano to introduce Stateside. Come taste and discover the differences between artisanal Parmigiano Reggiano.
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Zingerman's Winter Hungarian Feast

SOLD OUT Winter Hungarian Feast—Magyar Téli Ünnep—with special guest Gábor Bánfalvi

Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come honor the disznóvágás, a traditional Hungarian celebration that includes the harvest and preservation of pork that happens during the winter months (don’t worry, we won’t actually be slaughtering a pig during this special event). During the evening we’ll enjoy a rich, multi-course meal (including specially sourced Mangalica pork) prepared by Zingerman’s Delicatessen Chef Rodger Bowser with wine pairings from our Hungarian friend and guest Gábor Bánfalvi. We’ll finish the meal with four classic Hungarian desserts from our very own Amy Emberling, managing partner of Zingerman’s Bakehouse and co-author of the Zingerman’s Bakehouse cookbook.

Gábor will be pairing each course with hand-picked Hungarian wine and discussing the terrior of the region and why Hungary is a true contender in the wine and food world. (If wine is not desired, premium drink substitutes are provided.) Rodger will be serving traditional soups, sausages and seasonal vegetables of different Hungarian regions and highlighting the Mangalica pork throughout the menu. Three flavor packed people coming together for one great meal at the Zingerman’s Greyline. Egészségedre! (Cheers!)

Menu Highlights:

Csécsi szalonna
Traditional fire roasted bacon and bread.

Hungarian Bean and Barley stew served with Pogácsa rolls

Sertéspörkölt and gombóc
Hand made dumplings and paprika pork

Hurka, kolbász
The traditional meat platter of the celebration. House made sausages and roasted shoulder. Pickled vegetables, celery salad, braised cabbage and sour potatoes make this the centerpiece of the meal.

Desszert tál
Esterházy torta
Rigó Jancsi
Dobos torta

Rodger is making extra batches of double-smoked Hungarian bacon and sausages from the Mangalica breed to offer those who wish to extend the flavor into the winter. Limited supply.

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Zingerman's Bakehouse Paesano Bread

Olive Oil 101 Class

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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 is the class for you! We’ll taste some oils from across the globe and focus heavily on learning. You’ll walk away with a wealth of knowledge and a new appreciation for what we call liquid gold.
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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February 2018

Honey 101 Class

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

Did you know that not all honey is equal? Some are super sweet, some are chewy and some are even spicy. Join us as we dive into the world of single varietal honeys and what makes them different and special.
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​SWEETS FOR YOUR VALENTINE!

Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Just in time for ​Valentine’s Day … we’re holding another class … just for kids!! Our sweet treat experts from Zingerman’s Next Door ​​​are excited to share our some of our favorite sweet and savory bites with you. You’ll hear some stories about our favorite candy makers, ​taste some interesting food pairings, ​and learn about some of our more interesting selections. Best part of the class – we’re gonna eat some ​sweets!

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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Ozone House Home Sweet Home Event

5th Annual Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

When LGBTQ+ youth in our community find themselves kicked out of their homes, fleeing unsafe circumstances, or on the street with nowhere to go, there is only one place they can turn: Ozone House.

Enjoy an evening of wine, chocolate and cheese at Zingerman’s new Greyline venue while helping us ensure that all LGBTQ+ youth in Washtenaw County receive the safety and support that they deserve – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Zingerman's Deli Whiskey & Chocolates Tasting

American Whiskey & Chocolates

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a night on the town pairing some great American Whiskey and Chocolate! Our favorite libation expert, Beth Vandergrift, will guide us through three of her favorite spirits: mild and mellow Tennessee whiskey, sweet and smoky Kentucky bourbon, and spicy and robust Monongahela rye. Chocolate specialist, Emily Case, will present a varied selection of creamy white, velvety milk and decadent dark chocolates to experience along with the spirits.

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Olio Nuovo Olive Oil Celebration with Ari Weinzweig

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The annual release of the year’s olive oil harvest is a big deal – towns in Europe throw festivals, harvesters have picking parties held under a full moon. We here at Zingerman’s are hosting a special tasting with Ari to showcase some of our favorites. Come taste the newest of the new – some of these oils have been flown in just for this tasting!
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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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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