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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!

November 2018
Author Lauren Ranalli with her books
$15

Just for Kids: Hanukkah Latke Tasting and Author Reading

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We are super excited for this special JUST FOR KIDS event with local author Lauren Ranalli who will be reading her new book The Great Latke Cook Off. Joining Lauren this evening will be our JUST FOR KIDS tasting expert Jenny Hall and our very own Deli Chef Rodger Bowser, who will be teaching your kids to taste like an expert by exploring what are latkes and why the ones made here in our Deli kitchen are so special. We’ll also be answering this most important question – do you prefer your latkes with applesauce, sour cream, or both?! This event is ideal for any family looking to find a new story to add to their Hanukkah bookshelf or for any family looking to learn a little more about holiday traditions different from their own.

The book will be available for purchase at the event or get your copy now at laurenranalli.com. The author will be signing books after the event.

We think kids ages 3-8 would most enjoy this book, however, kids up to age 14 would enjoy the tasting. Parents and grandparents 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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December 2018
Ari Weinzweig hosting Zingerman's Greatest Hits Event
$55

Ari’s Greatest Hits Of 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Every year we dig through our notes and create a list of the absolute best tasting products that blew us away. Ari will lead us through exploring and sampling nearly 30 of these fantastic finds. He’ll be highlighting his favorites––foods he’s got in heavy rotation, B-sides, deep tracks and instant hits just newly-discovered. It will be a night of storytelling and tastebud euphoria. Sign up early–this one always sells out! Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Best of Ari Zingerman's Tasting
$55

Ari’s Greatest Hits Of 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Every year we dig through our notes and create a list of the absolute best tasting products that blew us away. Ari will lead us through exploring and sampling nearly 30 of these fantastic finds. He’ll be highlighting his favorites––foods he’s got in heavy rotation, B-sides, deep tracks and instant hits just newly-discovered. It will be a night of storytelling and tastebud euphoria. Sign up early–this one always sells out! Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Zingerman's Hot Cocoa
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Hot Cocoa

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Every day feels like a snow day with a cup of hot cocoa in your hands! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll be exploring the world of hot chocolate and tasting some of the best mixes we have on our Next Door Café menu and shelves. We’ll learn about some of the companies that we source our cocoa from, how these mixes differ from what you might find at the supermarket, and maybe come up with an answer to this important question: whipped cream or marshmallow on top?

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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Ari standing in front of Zingerman's Deli menu
$55

Ari’s Greatest Hits Of 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Every year we dig through our notes and create a list of the absolute best tasting products that blew us away. Ari will lead us through exploring and sampling nearly 30 of these fantastic finds. He’ll be highlighting his favorites––foods he’s got in heavy rotation, B-sides, deep tracks and instant hits just newly-discovered. It will be a night of storytelling and tastebud euphoria. Sign up early–this one always sells out! Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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$55

Ari’s Greatest Hits Of 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Every year we dig through our notes and create a list of the absolute best tasting products that blew us away. Ari will lead us through exploring and sampling nearly 30 of these fantastic finds. He’ll be highlighting his favorites––foods he’s got in heavy rotation, B-sides, deep tracks and instant hits just newly-discovered. It will be a night of storytelling and tastebud euphoria. Sign up early–this one always sells out! Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Zingerman's Latkes
$15

Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

It’s never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so we’re super excited to announce that we’re bringing our popular JUST FOR KIDS tasting events to an even younger audience! We’ll be reading Latkes and Applesauce: A Hannukah Story and then tasting latkes, applesauce and sour cream. The best part for us is that we’ll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert – using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

We think kids ages 2-5 would most enjoy this event. Parents attend free. The story and tasting will last about 30 minutes and then participants are welcome to stay in the reserved room for lunch. We will have an order taker on hand, so no need to shlep the tots all around the Deli. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting for lunch and/or shopping 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 2019
Zingerman's Vinegars Lined Up So Nice
$10

Vinegar 101

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 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 Bakehouse bread and jam!
$15

Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

It’s never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so we’re super excited to announce that we’re bringing our popular JUST FOR KIDS tasting events to an even younger audience! We’ll be reading Bread and Jam for Frances and then tasting a few of our favorite bread and jams! The best part for us is that we’ll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert – using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

We think kids ages 2-5 would most enjoy this event. Parents attend free. The story and tasting will last about 30 minutes and then participants are welcome to stay in the reserved room for lunch. We will have an order taker on hand, so no need to schlep the tots all around the Deli. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting for lunch and/or shopping 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 display of ortiz tuna!
$10

Tinned Fish 101

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 6:30 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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Zingerman's Tea Steeping Next To A Cup Of Leaves
$10

Tea 101

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Stop by the Zingerman’s Next Door Café and let’s talk tea! Come to learn about and taste through five types of tea. Whether you sip it slowly, gulp down cup after cup or don’t touch the stuff. Whether you have had the same box in your cupboard for years, or you buy a new tin of loose leaf every week, there’s always something to learn about the world’s most popular beverage. Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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