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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 2019
Simone Tintori of La Vecchia Dispensa siphoning balsamic vinegar from a barrel
$85

Zingerman’s Food Tours Dinner Series: Italian Dinner and Balsamic Vinegar Event

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Traditional six-course meal and two wines to taste; presentation by Simone Tintori

We’re excited to celebrate Zingerman’s annual Balsamic Blowout by welcoming our close friend Simone Tintori from La Vecchia Dispensa for an interactive evening and lesson in traditional balsamic vinegar. That’s right, he’s coming all the way from Modena, Italy to Ann Arbor for one night only! Simone is the fourth generation to carry out the tradition of balsamic vinegar production from his village. During this special event, we’ll enjoy a traditional six-course Italian dinner, two hand-selected wines, and a LIVE interactive lesson in traditional balsamic production straight from the source in ITALY!

••• MENU •••
ANTIPASTO
Salumi, Formaggi, Olives
PRIMO
Chicken Chanterelle, Tortellini with Brodo
SECONDO E CONTORNO
Braised Oxtails with Risotto Milanese, Roasted Brussels
E FRUTTA
Thyme and Meyer Lemon Granita
INSALATA
Chicories with Citrus, Fennel and Red Walnuts
DOLCE
Chestnut Torte, Parmesan Gelati Balsamico

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Zingerman's Bakehouse Cookies with a big bite taken out!
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Cookies and Milk

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The ultimate after-school snack?! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll be exploring the world of cookies and milk and tasting some of our favorite cookies from Zingerman’s Bakehouse. We’ll learn about some of the ingredients that make our cookies so delicious and why we use them in our cookies. And we’ll make sure to have plenty of milk for dunking!

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 bread and jam!
$10

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 Deli Bagel Chips and Pimento Cheese
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Chips and Dip

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Who doesn’t love chips and dip?! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll be exploring the world of all things crispy and dip-able. We’ll learn about our super special partnership to make our amazing chips and also taste some of our favorite sauces (oh hey there, ranch!!) made by our Deli kitchen. We’ve got a few extra special “chip”-like tastes for you to try as well. You’ll definitely not want to miss this one!!

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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Paolo Boeri from Roi Olive Oil Company
$50

Italian Brunch at Greyline with Special Guest Paolo Boeri

Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

It’s time for a Sunday Italian Brunch at Greyline! Join us for an Italian inspired menu and rub elbows with our special guest Paolo Boeri from Olio Roi. We’re excited to host Paolo on his first visit to Zingerman’s. We’ve been working with his family and importing their olive oil, pesto and tapenade for close to 30 years. They’ve been producing olive oil on their land since 1900! Located in the town of Badalucco, in the Argentina Valley of Liguria, the Boeri’s 11,000 olive trees stand among the steep hillside “terraced” olive grove which is planted solely with the Taggiasca olives that are the protected cultivar in that region.

Your ticket price includes coffee, orange juice, two glasses of Prosecco (or your choice of wine, beer or mimosa), gratuity and an Italian inspired menu.

Tentative Menu

Frittata two ways: roasted vegetable and vegetables with pancetta
Crespelle (think Italian-style crêpes) filled with ricotta, sweetened with chestnut honey
Pandoro French toast
Poached eggs in pomodoro (tomato) sauce
Focaccia with olivada and Ligurian pesto

And of course, an opportunity to have an olive oil tasting with Paolo!

All Seatings

First Seating ——–  9:00 – 9:30 am
Second Seating —– 9:30 – 10:00 am
Third Seating —— 10:00 – 10:30 am
Final Seating ——- 10:30 – 11:00 am

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Trying out delicious new foods at a Zingerman's Just For Kids Tasting@
$10

Family Food Tasting: Explore the World of Pot Pies!

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Did you know that each winter, our Deli Kitchen hand makes 6 different kinds of pot pies?! We’re expanding our popular Just for Kids tasting events and offering a brand new family-friendly night where we will welcome you and your kids to our table. We’ll explore the world of each one of these pies, devouring our way through the entire selection and finding out which one is your favorite! Deli Chef Rodger Bowser will join our tasting expert Jenny Hall to teach your whole family how to taste like an expert and to tell you all about what makes our pot pies so special and delicious.

We think families with kids ages 2-12 would most enjoy this tasting. The cost is $10 per taster (kids and parents). 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 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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February 2019
Zingerman's Cupid ate too much Valentine's day candy!
$10

Just for Younger Kids: Valentine’s Storytime Tasting

Friday, February 8, 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 Silly Tilly’s Valentine and then tasting a few of our favorite Valentine treats! 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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$45

Valentine’s Day Mix & Mingle

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A celebration of chocolates and cocktails in collab with The Bar at Braun Court! We are very excited to team up with Eric Farrell, owner of The Bar at Braun Court for this bittersweet symphony of an evening. Eric will share his favorite “bitter” cocktails as we invite you to taste our favorite “sweet” chocolates. Plenty of time for mixing and mingling with your besties. Not just for lovers, treat yo’self or get out with your Pal–entines!
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting. Seats are limited so sign up early.

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Gábor Bánfalvi rocking a Zingerman's block tshirt on a boat
$85

Zingerman’s Food Tours Dinner Series: Hungarian Wine and Food Pairings Event

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A night featuring never-before-tasted Hungarian Wines and a light dinner inspired by George Lang

Join us for an evening of Hungarian wines and George Lang’s Hungarian-inspired recipes at Zingerman’s Greyline. Zingerman’s Food Tours invites you to a special Hungarian winter event, featuring their tour partner and friend Gábor Bánfalvi. Gábor will be bringing along several hand-picked Hungarian wines for a tasting that you’ll not soon forget. Many of these wines Gábor is bringing are new to the United States, let alone Ann Arbor, Michigan! Along with the wine, our Zingerman’s chefs will be putting together mouth-watering food pairings from George Lang’s recipe book—George was known as Hungary’s most celebrated chef who spent his life capturing and protecting Hungary’s most traditional recipes. In honor of his work and the exciting partnership we have with tour partner, Taste Hungary, we’re excited to share a winter evening with you and celebrate our love for Hungarian food and wine.

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March 2019
Zingerman's Bakehouse Whole Cakes
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Cake

Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

🎵Happy Birthday to the Deli, Happy Birthday to us 🎵. Yay! It’s our 37th Birthday next week 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 Café ​​​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 Zingcasion Cake
$10

Just for Younger Kids: Deli Birthday Storytime Tasting

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

It’s never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so join us for this JUST FOR YOUNGER KIDS tasting event where we’ll read a story and learn to taste like an expert! Today is an extra special event because we’ll be celebrating the Deli’s Birthday!! We’ll be reading Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss and then tasting a few of our favorite cake flavors! 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 Just For Kids Event all set up and ready to enjoy!
$10

Family Food Tasting: Explore the World of Deli Favorites!

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Deli is turning 37 this year and we’d love to taste our favorite foods with you!! We’re expanding our popular Just For Kids tasting events and offering a brand new family-friendly night where we will welcome you and your kids to our table. We’ll Explore the World of our Deli Favorites made right here in our Deli Kitchen – matzo balls, knish, chocolate pudding and more! Deli Chef Rodger Bowser will join our tasting expert Jenny Hall to teach your whole family how to taste like an expert and to tell you all about how we make these favorite foods and why they taste so delicious!

We think families with kids ages 2-12 would most enjoy this tasting. The cost is $10 per taster (kids and parents). 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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