Tastings and Events

  • Most of our current events are VIRTUAL
  • Zoom links will be sent by email no later than the day before the event
  • All of our virtual events have Live Transcription (Closed Captioning) enabled on Zoom
  • Tasting kits will be available for pickup or Ann Arbor delivery starting at 11am the day before the event
  • Only some tasting kits can be shipped.  Information is provided in each event description
  • We understand that life happens! We offer a full refund when you cancel 48 hours ahead of the scheduled event
  • If you are interested in scheduling a private event, please fill out our inquiry form and someone will get back to you soon
  • If you have any questions, contact our Deli Events team at [email protected]
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March 2021

Meet the Maker: Patagonia Provisions Fish Dinner

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $35

“People need a new jacket every five or ten years, but they eat three times a day. If we really want to protect our planet, it starts with food.”  - Yvon Chouinard, Founder, Patagonia Provisions We think Patagonia Provisions makes an excellent addition to the shelves of tinned fish we have at the Deli and we want you to be as excited about adding it to your cooking repetoire as we are!  In this Meet the Maker event, Deli Co-Managing Partner Grace Singleton…

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halva tasting

Meet the Maker: Hebel & Co Free Halva Tasting

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
Free – $8

“Hebel & Co is family-owned and -operated. As such, each halva we make begins with a sophisticated scientific process known as kvetching and kvelling.”  – Hebel & Co Please join us for this FREE halva tasting event! Halva, or halvah, halwa, or any number of other spellings is a delicious confection that originated in the Middle East, typically made with a sesame or nut base.  We're particularly smitten with the flaky, cottony, crispy, airy, melt-on-your-tongue lusciousness of the halva from…

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April 2021

Meet the Maker: Georgia Grinders Nut Butter Tasting

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
Free – $8

“Nut butters may be one of the most versatile pantry staples these days. There is no meal of the day or snack that they do not complete, and that most definitely includes dessert!”  – Jaime Foster, Founder + CEO, Georgia Grinders Please join us for this FREE nut butter tasting event!  There is a great diversity of nut butter and nut butter brands available these days, but only a few that have wowed us with their quality and taste. Jaime…

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May 2021

Meet the Maker: Truffles with Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate

Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40

“Most of the confections we make at Grocer's Daughter Chocolate feature an ingredient from a local partner, from our dairy to the honey we use in our caramel recipe to dried fruits, jams, teas, flowers and spirits.”  –Jody Hayden, owner of Grocer's Daughter Grocer's Daughter Chocolate is a small family-owned specialty chocolate shop in the village of Empire, Michigan near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  They have a retail shop and also wholesale their truffles, bars, and other products…

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Meet the Maker: Daphnis and Chloe Tea and Herb Tasting

Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40

“I started my business because I came across this question: Why were certain herbs from my childhood so much better than what I can buy now?”  –Evangelia Koutsovoulou, founder of Daphnis and Chloe Daphnis and Chloe is a small batch culinary herb and spice shop located in Athens, Greece.  Started in 2013, they aim to bring the quality and diversity of culinary plants from small farms across Greece to our kitchens around the globe.  Ari says that the smell of…

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June 2021

Meet the Maker: The Matzo Project

Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
Free – $15

“In 30 years of friendship it never occurred to us to become business partners...Until we realized that, in 90 years, it never occurred to anyone else to make a better tasting matzo..”  – Ashley Albert and Kevin Rodriguez, The Matzo Project We were so blown away by the taste, quality, and values of The Matzo Project matzo, that we updated our decades old matzo ball recipe to use their product.  But we're also so blown away by The Matzo Project…

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Meet the Maker: American Spoon

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $25

“At American Spoon, we're grateful that Northern Michigan remains a place where small family fruit farms still survive and thrive thanks to the dedicated growers for whom fruit culture is part of a lifestyle and a lifelong passion. Passion and devotion to craft are presumed prerequisites for food artisans, but those qualities are no less important for those enduring growers who know intimately the vicissitudes and the labors of their calling.”  –American Spoon website American Spoon was founded the same…

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Meet the Maker: Matcha with Camellia Sinensis

Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $80

“Although the traditional Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) can seem complex and inaccessible for most amateurs, matcha is not so complicated to prepare. These days increasingly popular for its pleasant flavors, its invigorating effect and its beneficial health properties, this bright green powdered tea is a memorable experience for anyone who is willing to risk a taste for the first time.”  – Camellia Sinensis blog Camellia Sinensis is a teahouse and tea importer located in Montréal, Quebec.  Every Spring since 1998,…

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July 2021

Meet the Maker: Dinner with Rancho Meladuco Date Farm

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $40.00

“In the desert, the sight of a date palm is almost always an indicator that an oasis is at hand. Fresh water and ripe dates have always been welcome sights for travelers. Although an oasis isn’t generally the end of the trip, it provides a short but refreshing respite from the stress of the travel. In this challenging year that is 2020, a box of these amazing handpicked dates might provide that same sort of relief. Clearly, we’re not done…

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