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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!

May 2018
Zingerman's Spice Tasting
$40

Ten Spices Tasting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ten Spices, Ten Stories and Ten Tasty Dishes – all in one evening! Marika de Vienne from Epices de Cru will lead us on a journey explaining the history behind ten of our favorite spices from the past year; Ethiopian Berbere, Wild Uzbek Cumin, and Lucknow Indian Fennel to name a few. This tasting will blow your mind and taste buds. Be sure to sign up quickly! Spice Week classes sell out fast!
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Zingerman's Curry Tasting
$40

Keep Calm and Curry On

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Red curry, green curry, yellow curry, Indian curry, West-Indian curry… and the list goes on! Learn about what makes each curry different and taste a variation of dishes that showcase the spice’s blend versatility and flavors. Marika de Vienne, from our favorite spice company in Montreal, Épices de Cru, will describe the ingredients and blending techniques of our favorite curries.
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Pueblo on the Patio

Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come anytime between 7 AM and Noon!
Join us for a taste of New Mexico on the Deli’s patio! Inspired by the Deli’s own Nestor’s recent trip to New Mexico. Nestor, a supervisor in the Deli’s kitchen, recently explored the chile farms and regional cuisines of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. He’s incredibly excited to share his new-found knowledge with Zingerman’s and all of you! Save the Date for this awesome event with plenty of delicious options from our food cart.
Please RSVP as it will help us determine how much food to prepare for the big day. Seats the day of will be first-come, first-served.

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Menu:

Tasty Bites
• Blue Corn Atole (Traditional Hot Beverage)
• Blue Corn Jalapeño Muffins
• Fruit

New Mexican Breakfast Bowls
• Huevos Rancheros with charro beans, rice, and braised kale (comes w/ 2 eggs)

• Choripapa: chorizo and potato with refríed black beans, braised kale, queso fresco (comes w/ 2 eggs)

• Carne Adovada with roasted green chile, potatoes, and marinated shredded pork, topped with pico de gallo and braised kale (comes w/ 2 eggs)

Sauce Bar
• Ranchera sauce
• Red Chile sauce
• Green Chile sauce
• Chile Cascabel Sauce
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$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! Not only is Shawn an award-winning craft chocolate maker, he is also a leader in the industry for both his chocolate and his business model, which includes directly sourcing cacao beans & profit sharing with smallholder farmers. In addition to developing relationships with these farmers, the company also partners with schools in their origin communities to provide lunch to 1,000 children every day. His new book, “Meaningful Work”, is written about his experiences in the chocolate business details how he discovered the secret to finding a vocation – and how to do purposeful work that comes from your heart as well as your head. Join us as Shawn shares his story and guides us in a tasting of 6 of his bean-to-bar chocolates. Books available to purchase separately at the event.

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

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Common Cycle Bike Workshop at Zingerman's Deli
Free

Common Cycle Bike Workshop

Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Does your bike need a tune-up? Want to know more about how to fix your bike? 🚲 May is National Bike Month! We’ve teamed up with Common Cycle to offer a skill-share workshop to help you learn more about bike maintenance. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of your skill level.

We’ll learn about some basic information like how to fix a flat, brake adjustments and chain lubrication for those interested. For those needing some bike help, you’ll have a chance to work on your bike with guidance from a Common Cycle mechanic. There won’t be food served during the event, but we know a pretty great place to get tasty sandwiches. 😉

⭐️This is a FREE event! Come at the beginning to get the full basic info presentation. Come anytime during the 2-hour workshop to work on your bike with a CC mechanic.
☔️In case of rain, the workshop will be rescheduled for Wednesday, 4/23

Common Cycle is a group of dedicated volunteers empowering Ann Arbor to ride bicycles by providing access to education, workspace and resources. Anyone who’s been on the roads of Michigan knows that it’s often not a smooth ride – potholes-a-plenty and bumpy as all get out. Common Cycle graciously outfits our Bike Band-Aid Kit with supplies for stranded cyclists.

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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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Zingerman's Deli Bacon
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Bacon

Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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. The cost is $15 per child. 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
$50

Biscuit Love Breakfast

Sunday, June 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Come enjoy the amazing flavors created by Karl Worley, owner of one of the best breakfast places in Nashville, Biscuit Love! Join us anytime between 9:30 & 11:30- we’ll give you plenty of time to eat and relax, and you can even take a break and come back for seconds or thirds. Sorry, we won’t have any couches available for napping when you’re done- but you could book a room at the Marriott Residence Inn right next door.

Chef Karl Worley grew up in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, where he learned to cook from his grandfather in Bristol, Tennessee. He received his culinary degree from Johnson & Wales University in 2010. After spending time in the kitchens of Rioja in Denver, he further developed his passion for sustainable agriculture and farm-to-table restaurants while working for the Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough, NC. Through sourcing top quality seasonal ingredients, he is known for creating delicious dishes that honor the deep-rooted traditions of the South. $10 of the ticket price will be donated to Southern Foodways and $10 to our local 4-H chapter.

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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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