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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!

December 2019

Zingerman's Illustration of a cacao tree surrounded by pods and chocolate bars
$15

Just for Older Kids: Explore the World of CHOCOLATE!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

We know that we’ve got a lot of sophisticated foodies out there, so we thought we’d bring our popular JUST FOR KIDS event to a slightly older audience and Explore the World of Chocolate. In this JUST FOR OLDER 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 10-16 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 Hot Cocoa
Free

Kindlefest

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market

Zingerman’s Delicatessen will be at Kindlefest! We’ll have hot cocoa, coffee, spiced pecans, landjaegers, potato chips, cheese cones, brownies and other items you can nosh on while you are shopping or waiting for Santa! Plus, get a 10% off coupon to apply to anything at the Deli. (The Deli will be open until 10pm!) First 100 people to visit us at the Deli during Kindlefest will receive a free miniature Zingerman’s Next Door Café hot cocoa tin, perfect for stocking stuffers!

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

Ari Presents Zingerman’s Best of 2019 [Seating 1]

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Zingerman’s Deli

Ari, Zingerman’s Co-Founder and tastemaker, selects his favorite foods from the past year. At this event you’ll learn about their origins, the producers who make them, you’ll learn how we taste and select products that we use and sell and you’ll sample them all and have an entertaining, fun-filled experience. Sign up early–this one always sells out! Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

More dates available!
December 19th, 2019

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Zingerman's Latkes
$10

Family Food Tasting: Hanukkah Latkes and Author Reading

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

We are super excited for this special FAMILY FOOD TASTING event with local author Lauren Ranalli who will be reading her book The Great Latke Cook Off. Joining Lauren this evening will be our 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. 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 Ari's Top Picks 2017
$55

Ari Presents Zingerman’s Best of 2019 [Seating 2]

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Zingerman’s Deli

Ari, Zingerman’s Co-Founder and tastemaker, selects his favorite foods from the past year. At this event you’ll learn about their origins, the producers who make them, you’ll learn how we taste and select products that we use and sell and you’ll sample them all and have an entertaining, fun-filled experience. Sign up early–this one always sells out! Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

More dates available!
December 10th, 2019

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January 2020

Zingerman's Pot Pies
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Pot Pies

Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

Did you know that each winter, our Deli Kitchen hand makes 6 different kinds of pot pies?! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting your child will Explore the World of Pot Pies by tasting our entire selection. Hopefully, they will find out which one is their favorite! Deli Chef Rodger Bowser will join our tasting expert Jenny Hall to teach your child how to taste like an expert and to tell you all about what makes our pot pies so special and delicious.

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 Illustration of Chicken and Rice
$10

Just for Younger Kids Storytime Tasting: Chicken Soup and Rice!

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

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 Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak and then tasting chicken soup and rice! 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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$80

A Dinner to Celebrate the Joy of Cooking

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Zingerman’s Greyline

An evening to celebrate, honor and reminisce 90 years of the beloved cookbook which has meant so much to so many over the years with a plated five-course dinner and full cocktail bar.

Nearly 90 years and 20 million copies later, Irma S. Rombauer’s self-published Joy of Cooking is a kitchen staple for generations of home cooks and professional chefs.

To celebrate, the 12th edition of the iconic cookbook will be released after undergoing a thorough revision and expansion by Irma’s great-grandson, John Becker, and his wife, Megan Scott. They developed more than six hundred new recipes for this edition, tested and tweaked thousands of classic recipes, and updated every section of every chapter to reflect the latest ingredients and techniques available to today’s home cooks.

We are overjoyed to have John and Megan come to Zingerman’s as a part of their book release tour!

Their visit culminates with a plated five-course dinner prepared by John and Megan alongside Zingerman’s Deli chef, Rodger Bowser. He designed the menu around his personal favorites from his childhood edition and recipes from the brand new edition. Menu to follow.

*Pre-order your signed copy of Joy of Cooking with the event ticket for a discount. Books will also be available for purchase at the event. Doors open at 6:00pm, Dinner served at 6:30pm.

••••• M E N U •••••
Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Khachapuri
Kale & Lentil Salad
Crispy Fried Tongue
Kimchi Macaroni and Cheese
Joy of Cooking Pot Roast
Dessert TBD

*Subject to change

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February 2020

Zingerman's Cupid ate too much Valentine's day candy!
$10

Just for Younger Kids: Valentine’s Storytime Tasting

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

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 by Lillian Hoban 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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March 2020

Zingerman's Illustration of a Birthday cake with the Deli building on top
$10

Just for Younger Kids: Deli Birthday Storytime Tasting

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

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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April 2020

Zingerman's Illustration of a bunny eating marshmallow bunny tails
$10

Just for Younger Kids: Passover and Easter Storytime Tasting

Friday, April 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

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! In this event, we’ll be reading a couple of special stories about two upcoming spring holidays: Passover and Easter. And we’ll try a few foods we make and sell at the Deli in celebration of these holidays. The best part is 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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