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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!

September 2017
Zingerman's Paella
Free

32nd Annual Fiesta de España – Paella Party Throwdown #2

Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

11am ’till the Paella’s gone!

Paella Presentation at noon: The show is free — the Paella is sold by the pound.

Our 32nd annual celebration of the fabulous foods of Spain culminates with a two-grill Paella throwdown on Zingerman’s Patio. Join us at noon for a step-by-step presentation on how to prepare this prized Spanish dish, then Chef Rodger and his crew deal the goods: three kinds of traditional Paella — Chicken/Chorizo, Seafood and Vegetarian all grilled over mesquite. New to the occasion this year, Zingerman’s Bakehouse has whipped up some special desserts for the festivities –Torta de Santiago and chocolate Miguelitos. And don’t forget the real Valencian-style tiger nut Horchata –RAAAAWR! It’s gonna be epic – mark your calendars and come early – because one thing is guaranteed, the Paella flies like hot cakes!

Your RSVP helps us know how much paella to prepare for the big day. Keep in mind, that seating is not reserved but available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Zingerman's November Specials Premiere
$15

October Specials Sneak Peak

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Get that Deli VIP treatment and be the first to know about our featured products for October 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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October 2017
Zingerman's 32nd Annual Paella Party
Free

32nd Annual Fiesta de España – PAELLA PARTY FINAL THROWDOWN!!!

Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

11am ’till the Paella’s gone!

Paella Presentation at noon: The show is free — the Paella is sold by the pound.

Our 32nd annual celebration of the fabulous foods of Spain culminates with a two-grill Paella throwdown on Zingerman’s Patio. Join us at noon for a step-by-step presentation on how to prepare this prized Spanish dish, then Chef Rodger and his crew deal the goods: three kinds of traditional Paella — Chicken/Chorizo, Seafood and Vegetarian all grilled over mesquite. New to the occasion this year, Zingerman’s Bakehouse has whipped up some special desserts for the festivities –Torta de Santiago and chocolate Miguelitos. And don’t forget the real Valencian-style tiger nut Horchata –RAAAAWR! It’s gonna be epic – mark your calendars and come early – because one thing is guaranteed, the Paella flies like hot cakes!

Your RSVP helps us know how much paella to prepare for the big day. Keep in mind, that seating is not reserved but available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Zingerman's Chocolate Tasting Conexion Chocolate
$35

Chocolate! From Ecuador to Michigan

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

Join us for an informative evening as two craft chocolate makers share their stories of sourcing cacao and making chocolate, while we taste an assortment of Conexion Chocolate’s direct trade chocolate (débuting at the Deli in October!) and Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate’s hand-made truffles.

We are thrilled to be hosting Jenny Samaniego, founder of Conexión Chocolate, visiting us from Ecuador, and Jody Haden, truffle maker and owner of Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate, located in Empire, MI. These amazing women have each grown their own unique business committed to ethically-sourced cacao, while at the same time crafting complex and flavorful chocolates. We’ll get to hear all about their adventures to cacao farms and the farmers they’ve met along the way.

Jenny Samaniego’s mission is to celebrate and grow the market for Ecuador’s fine flavored Arriba Nacional cocoa beans. Jenny grew up in Quito, Ecuador, where her father worked for one of the best hotels in the country and she graduated with a Hospitality Management degree so she learned early on to value exceptional quality and service. After moving to the States and working for international chocolate companies like Pacari and Vintage Plantations in various roles, Jenny launched Conexión to represent and grow the market for her beloved Ecuadorian cocoa. She is inspired by Ecuador’s hardworking cocoa farmers and is dedicated to making a world-class chocolate to showcase the unique flavors of Ecuadorian cocoa. In 2017, Jenny’s chocolate formulations were awarded both silver and bronze in the prestigious Academy of Chocolate awards.

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

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Zingerman's candy & confections
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of CANDY!

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

OMG! Just in time for Halloween … we’re holding another class all about candy … just for kids!! Our sweet treat experts from Zingerman’s Next Door will tell you why the candy we sell at Zingerman’s Deli is so special. You’ll learn all about our favorites, hear some stories about our favorite candy makers, and learn about some of our more interesting selections. Best part of the class – we’re gonna eat some candy!

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 November Premiere Specials
$15

November Specials Sneak Peak

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Get that Deli VIP treatment and be the first to know about our featured products for November 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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$8

Halloween Hootenanny

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

The Hootenanny is a fun evening of Halloween treats and activities! There will be Pumpkin Drawing, Kooky Cookie Decorating, Face Painting and more. Whether you’re meeting to share costumes and a play date or just stopping by on your way home from school, visit the Deli and have some Halloween fun! You’ll enjoy music and snacks like apple slices and popcorn as you participate at your own pace. Costumes are not required, but they are encouraged!

Parents attend for free!

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November 2017
$15

JUST FOR KIDS: Explore the World of Parmigiano-Reggiano

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Calling all budding cheesemongers to join us for a delicious introduction to the KING OF CHEESE!! Come taste and learn all about the world of Parmigiano-Reggiano! We’ll tell you all about how we choose which Parm we bring from Italy to our cheese counter in Ann Arbor and what makes it different from the Parm you will find elsewhere. And best part of the class – we’ll taste several different kinds!

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 Bakehouse Book
$50

Zingerman’s Bakehouse Book Signing & Tasting

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zingerman’s Deli,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, 48104

Go back to where it all started. Reminisce with the authors Frank and Amy, taste Deli sandwiches featuring the best of Bakehouse breads, snack on Magic Brownies and go home your very own signed copy!

This is the must-have baking book for bakers of all skill levels. Since 1992, Michigan’s renowned artisanal bakery, Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, has fed a fan base across the United States and beyond with their chewy brownies and ginger jump ups, famous sour cream coffee cake, and fragrant loaves of Jewish rye, challah, and sourdough. It’s no wonder Zingerman’s is a cultural and culinary institution. Now, for the first time, to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Zingerman’s bakers share 65 meticulously tested, carefully detailed recipes in a beautiful hardcover book featuring more than 50 color photographs and bountiful illustrations. Behind-the-scenes stories of the business enrich this collection of best-of-kind, delicious recipes for every “I can’t believe I get to make this at home!” treat.

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December 2017
Zingerman's Bakehouse pastries
$15

JUST FOR KIDS: Explore the World of Baked Goods!

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

It’s that awesome time of year when it seems there’s a party or holiday celebration every other day. Be the star of your next family gathering or school potluck and come with all the knowledge about the full flavored baked goods made at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. We’ll sample some of our favorites at this tasting JUST FOR KIDS – cake, pie, and breakfast pastries. Learn about how they are made and why you really can taste the difference at Zingerman’s.

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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January 2018
Zingerman's Pesto Pasta
$15

JUST FOR KIDS: Explore the World of Sauces!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

We have a wide range of delicious sauces on our Deli shelves and we want to taste them with you! In this tasting JUST FOR KIDS, we’ll explore the world of sauces and the places all over the world where we get them from. We’ll talk all about their special ingredients and our favorite ways to eat 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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Zingerman's February Specials Premiere
$15

February Specials Sneak Peak

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door,
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

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.

RSVP »