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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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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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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July 2021

Zing Sampler: BBQ Sauces

Thursday, July 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8 – $15

Summer weather brings us grill season and we'd like to inspire your backyard route with some of our favorite sauces!  In this virtual tasting, we will share with you 4 different sauce samples with a range of different flavor profiles so you can pick your favorites and stock up for the season.  We'll be tasting the housemade BBQ sauce made by our Deli kitchen (found on the #97 – Oprah's fave sandwich), American Spoon Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce, Kitchens of Africa…

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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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Cook the Books with the Deli: Marti Buckley’s Basque Country

Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8.00 – $68.00

We love a good cookbook just as much as we love good ingredients for cooking.  There's magic in each and every experience with the book–we learn the stories behind the authors or the food, learn new techniques and drool over the gorgeous photos.  We are excited to bring you a brand new event series called Cook the Books with the Deli hosted by Deli Specialty Foods staffer and epicurious bibliophile Darrell Jackson.  Think of it as part cooking demo and…

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August 2021

Tinned Fish 101

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom, Link will be sent after registration
$8.00 – $50.00

Our Deli Specialty Food staff thinks tinned fish is a pantry’s ultimate secret weapon. Rich in protein, omega-3’s and full-flavored goodness, tinned seafood preserves the ocean's best at the peak of flavor and quality. Tinned fish is not only a delicious, healthy choice, it’s also supremely sustainable, ultra portable and easy to store.  Join us for Tinned Fish 101 and dive into the vast history of tinned fish, the variety of types and flavors and how we use tinned fish…

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