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Events and Tastings

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!

July 2019

Zingerman's Zzang Candy Bars
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Candy

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

OMG! Who loves candy?! Back by popular demand is one of our favorite classes … all about candy … and it’s 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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August 2019

Bowl of Martelli Macheroni Pasta topped with olive oil and pepper
$35

Pasta Palooza – Pasta Tasting

Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

Every August we have a big pasta sale (Pasta Palooza!) highlighting all of the traditionally made pasta we carry. We also feature the accompanying sauces that highlight their full-flavored goodness. In this tasting, we’ll sample 5 different types of pasta from 5 different producers, all of different shapes and each paired with a different style of sauce. We’ll start with the classic Italian olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano, move on to Ligurian pesto from Roi, taste the spicy Mezzanotte Midnight sauce from Il Mongetto, plus a couple of other surprise sauces to taste as well.
This is the perfect tasting to have a fun dinner, learn about our pasta and take advantage of our sale and your 20% off coupon to stock up on your favorites!

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Zingerman's Just for Younger Kids tasting in the Next Door Cafe
$10

Just for Younger Kids Story Time: Vacation Tasting

Friday, August 9, 2019 @ 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 few stories about going on a summertime vacation. And we’ll try a few of the Deli’s favorite foods to eat while traveling. 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 Bakehouse Vollkornbrot Breat and butter
$15

Freshly Milled Whole Grains 101

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

We’re bakin’ up lots of changes at Zingerman’s Bakehouse! Since installing our very own stone mill, we’ve been milling our own grain and seeing what a difference freshly milled flour can make. We think that whole grain goodness makes our favorites even more delicious! Come learn about our 7 reasons for using freshly milled whole grains and taste the difference for yourself. Try out some of our favorite freshly milled items, like our Freekeh Fougasse, Walnut Sage bread, Vollkornbrot, and Michigan Peach Pie.

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

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Toast and jam playing a jam
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Toast and Jam

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

Just because you are a kid doesn’t mean that you have to eat plain, ol’ soft white bread (although we like that too!) Come to this class that is JUST FOR KIDS and we’ll Explore the World of Toast and Jam. Real artisan bakers from Zingerman’s Bakehouse craft sourdough, rye, and other breads using traditional methods and flavorful ingredients. We’ll taste a few of our favorites that we think make great toast. And we’ll slather each slice with our favorite jams, telling stories of our favorite jam makers, and maybe trying some interesting types you may not have heard of before.

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 a cacao tree surrounded by pods and chocolate bars
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Chocolate

Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

Is your child a foodie at heart who would like to learn a little more about chocolate?! If so, this JUST FOR KIDS event is for you. In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll Explore the World of Chocolate and 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 eat 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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