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This Week at Zingerman’s 7/29/14

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Summer Harvest Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse Tonight!

Join us on Tonight, July 29, 7pm, for the first Cornman Farms dinner of the year at the Roadhouse. This summer harvest menu will be filled with fresh summer vegetables and meats from the farm. Radishes, cucumbers, squash, squash blossom, tomatoes, spinach and potatoes will all be harvested hours before the dinner. Chef Alex has prepared a menu that showcases the vegetables, beef, and pork, but also cooks with each of them in ways you wouldn’t expect. Celebrate the summer harvest with Cornman Farms and Zingerman’s Roadhouse!

reserve your seat here


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A Summer Dinner with Central Provisions at Zingerman’s Deli Tomorrow!

Two seatings!
On Wednesday, July 30, Zingerman’s Delicatessen hosts another special evening with Central Provisions with guest chefs Abby Olitzky and Steve Hall. Central Provisions is an upcoming restaurant that has been active in the Ann Arbor community the past few years hosting pop-up dinners, teaching cheese classes, and putting on special events. For this summer meal, they will delve into our unique pantry again to feature favorite American foods as well as the seasonal bounty of their favorite local farms. Each dish will be paired with wine that complements and elevates each bite. Please join us for this wonderful dinner celebrating summer flavors and great eating! Sign up now—these dinners sell out fast! (There will be a vegetarian option available, just let us know)

reserve a seat for 6:00pm seating

reserve a seat for 8:30pm seating


Summer Sales end this week at Zingerman’s Mail Order and Zingerman’s Deli!

This strong>Thursday, July 31st is the last day for our annual Summer Sale at the Deli and Mail Order! This is serious business! Just once a year we take a few dozen of our favorite pantry staples and put them at deeply discounted prices for a few short weeks. Don’t miss your chance to stock up and save a bundle!


Great Lakes Brewery tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join us this Friday, August 1, 6pm, for a night of spirits and fun as our friends at Great Lakes Brewing Company and the cheesemongers at Zingermans Creamery guide you through delicious beer and cheese pairings that will send you to the moon and back! Still seats available!

reserve your seat here


1st Sunday Tour at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join our cheese and gelato makers on Sunday, August 3, 2pm for an hour-long adventure as we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. You’ll watch our fresh mozzarella stretched into shape, taste our cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses while our staff explain the cheesemaking process, and sample our delicious fresh gelato. After the tour, make time for tasting our selection of American cheeses and provisions, as well as house made gelatos and sorbets in our cheese shop.

reserve your seat here


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The Art of Growing Great Vegetables at Cornman Farms

On Tuesday, August 5, 530pm, take a deeper look at our farming practices. Spend some time with Mark who takes care of all the fruits and vegetables we grow, and learn about the ins and outs of sustainable, responsible agriculture and honoring the local farming community. Take home a bag of something seasonally grown.

reserve your seat here


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Summer Pies at Zingerman’s Bakehouse

These summertime favorites are here for a limited time.  Get a taste while you can…

  • Michigan Rhubarb Pie
    Enjoy this sweet tart summer treat for a limited time! We lovingly craft this pie with our flaky all-butter crust and simple filling of fresh Michigan rhubarb and a bit of sugar. When the local rhubarb runs out, this pie will go on vacation.
  • Country Peach Pie
    Just as summery and precious as you imagine- lots of fresh peaches with a bit of sugar and real vanilla bean packed into an all butter crust, topped with a flavorful streusel we make with organic brown sugar, organic rolled oats and browned butter. A staff favorite!
  • Fresh Fruit Tarts
    Fresh berries arranged over vanilla bean pastry cream and a crisp, buttery tart shell made with a hint of fresh citrus. This is what summer tastes like! Each tart is one serving.
  • Sweet Cream Biscuits
    We hand-mix these biscuits so they are moist and fluffy to hold a heap of delicious fruits. Perfect for farmer’s market days. Available individually or in a family six pack.
  • Key Lime Pie
    A creamy tangy filling made with real Key Lime juice and a bit of local sour cream in a graham crust. Try topping it with a bit of of sweetened whipped cream to really put it over the top. Available in small and large sizes.

Next week and Beyond:

Intro to Cornman Farms Tour

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables! Wednesday, August 13, 6 pm.

reserve your seat here


Retro Cocktails Class at Cornman Farms

You can see it now: New York, Madison Avenue, the 1960′s. When a man was a guy, a woman was a doll, and everyone knew how to make a decent Manhattan. Delicious cocktails were a mainstay of mid-century entertaining, as seen on the AMC series, Mad Men. This class will focus on applying today’s standards for quality in cocktails to classics like the Old Fashioned, Tom Collins and Manhattan. Along the way, you’ll learn about garnishing and glassware to make your drink look as good as it tastes. There will be appetizers based on the creations of the 50′s and 60′s, but with a bit of farm fresh polish. This is a hands-on class, with lots of tasting opportunities! Prizes will be awarded to everyone who comes dressed in period attire!

reserve your seat here


Farm Feasts at Cornman Farms

You can see it all in your mind. The beautifully restored farmhouse and barn in the verdant setting of a traditional working farm. The classic cocktails and wine. The skilled chef and kitchen staff. The vibrant courses made from fresh produce picked mere hours earlier in the fields a few hundred feet away. Sound like a slice of heaven to you? You’re in luck. Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is celebrating our inaugural event season with a tantalizing schedule of farm dinners. As a guest at our farm dinners, you’ll have to opportunity to enjoy the farm’s produce as it comes into full ripe readiness throughout the summer and autumn. Each dinner will follow the cycle of the crop season, spotlighting the freshest farm ingredients in harvest at that time. If you want to an experience that truly represents the very essence of the “farm-to-table” ideal, these dinners are for you! More information here.

Don’t miss these very special dinners!

See you soon!

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Koeze Cream-Nut Peanut Butter

The Koeze Cream-Nut Peanut Butter factory, 1930.  It doesn't look exactly the same today, but it doesn't look so different, either.

The Koeze Cream-Nut Peanut Butter factory, 1930.
It doesn’t look exactly the same today, but it doesn’t look so different, either.

An oldie and a goodie

The recipe for Cream-Nut Peanut Butter from Koeze (rhymes with Susie) in Grand Rapids, Michigan hasn’t changed since Albertus Koeze started making it in 1925. The equipment is old, too—from the middle of the last century.  Even a lot of the staff have been there for decades. As Martin Andree, vice-president of Koeze puts it, “We’re not new. We’re not improved. We’re making the same product we’ve made all along.”

Koeze peanut butter contains just two ingredients: roasted peanuts and salt.

Since Koeze doesn’t add any sugar (which hides off flavors in the peanuts), they’re choosy about the peanuts they use. There are four basic kinds of peanuts: runner, Spanish, Valencia, and Virginia. At Koeze, they’ve been using a high grade of Virginia peanuts since day one. They’re large, very flavorful, and typically rather expensive so they don’t end up in peanut butter too often. Instead most Virginia peanuts are roasted and sold for snacking (like our Virginia Diner Peanuts).

It wasn’t always this way. Until the 1970s, peanut butter was usually made from a mix of Spanish and Virginia peanuts. But then a new type of runner peanut called the Florunner was introduced, and in a few short years it nearly monopolized the peanut butter market. Florunners were popular with commercial peanut butter makers because they’re very high yielding (read: inexpensive). However, they don’t taste that great. They lack the rich flavor of Virginia peanuts. Today Florunners have fallen out of favor (as a monocrop they quickly became very susceptible to disease), but related runner peanuts are still used to make 99% of commercial peanut butter. To mask the lackluster flavor of the nut, peanut butter makers add a bunch of sugar. This isn’t the only place an added-sugar trick shows up in our food; it’s the same thing with 100% cacao baking chocolate, which usually tastes terrible because it’s typically made with very poor quality cacao. The baker is expected to add a lot of sugar to the crummy chocolate so that the brownies won’t taste horrible.

Koeze peanut butter is made using vintage machines that have been around for generations.

The peanut roaster is an old coffee roaster from the 1940s. Inside the roaster, 300-pound batches of peanuts are turned slowly over a flame, roasting gently until they reach a rich golden-brown color. That’s caramelization—the same thing that makes a crusty end of bread or a seared steak so delicious. It imparts a sweet, roasty flavor to the nuts. It also makes the production space smell incredible, like fresh peanut butter cookies that have just come out of the oven.

Using the old equipment isn’t more efficient; compared to most industrial peanut butter production, which employs very hot ovens and conveyor belts to quickly roast thousands of peanuts every hour, the production at Koeze is fairly slow. But while faster production is less expensive, the savings come at the expense of flavor. That fast, hot, conveyor belt roasting doesn’t give the peanuts much of a chance to develop color—or flavor. A lot of commercial peanut butters add molasses (more sugar!) to hide the product’s shortcomings.

The roaster isn’t the only old piece of equipment; essentially all of the machinery is old enough that if founder Albertus Koeze were to walk into the production area today he’d know how to use it. How do they maintain these antiques? “We make our own parts. And we have a really good mechanic,” Martin told me. “But they were made to last. I have a lot more trouble with the new labeling machine than with any of the old ones.”

Making a batch of peanut butter at Koeze takes three people and zero computers.

One of the most important jobs for these three people is to taste. In spite of years of experience making peanut butter, they still taste every batch. They’re checking to make sure it has the rich, roasted peanut flavor and velvety texture (though it’s still slightly chunky, with small bits of peanuts intentionally left in even in the creamy peanut butter). They make peanut butter frequently enough that it’s usually not more than a few weeks old before it’s shipped out.

Since peanut oil is more likely to separate from the butter the longer it sits around, fresher peanut butter is more likely to be homogenous. Most commercial peanut butters whip in hydrogenated vegetable oils to keep the peanut oil from separating, but in addition to adding trans fats they can also give the peanut butter a gummy texture. Since Koeze doesn’t add those extra oils, it may separate over time. Store it in the fridge to reduce that separation anxiety, and as a bonus, seeing it every time you open the fridge will help you remember you’re never more than a few minutes away from the best PB&J you can imagine.

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Did we mention that Koeze Cream-Nut Peanut Butter is on sale right now? 


KOEZE CREAM-NUT PEANUT BUTTER
Was $9.50, Now $6

EARLY GLOW STRAWBERRY PRESERVES
Was $12, Now $6

AMERICAN SPOON CHERRY BERRY SPOONFRUIT
Was $10, Now $6

FARM BREAD
Was $8.50, Now $4.25
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By Popular Demand: Another Tomato Dinner!

Second Cornman Farms Tomato Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse!

tomatoes_basketYou asked for it! Due to overwhelming demand, we’re adding another Cornman Farms Tomato Dinner on Wednesday, August 27, at 7pm. Here’s your chance to relish the outstanding Cornman Farms succulent heirloom tomato varietals!

This dinner is easily the highlight of the harvest season, and our Cornman Farms Tomato Dinner showcases the best of the farm’s tomato crop. Chef Alex and the farmers have been caring for the tomatoes all through the spring and early summer, and now we get to benefit from their hard work. The tomato bar makes its return: numerous tomatoes varieties, handmade fresh mozzarella, really good olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh grown basil. You’ll want to fill your plate as many times as you can! Fresh Cornman Farms beef and pork round out this late summer feast, making it a meal to remember. Spaces for this dinner will likely go as fast as the first, so reserve your seat today!

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See you soon!

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This Week at Zingerman’s 7/22/14

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Intro to Cornman Farms Tour Tonight!

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables! Tuesday, July 22, 5 pm.

reserve your seat here

peach-pie

Summer Pies at Zingerman’s Bakehouse

These summertime favorites are here for a limited time.  Get a taste while you can…

  • Michigan Rhubarb Pie
    Enjoy this sweet tart summer treat for a limited time! We lovingly craft this pie with our flaky all-butter crust and simple filling of fresh Michigan rhubarb and a bit of sugar. When the local rhubarb runs out, this pie will go on vacation.
  • Country Peach Pie
    Just as summery and precious as you imagine- lots of fresh peaches with a bit of sugar and real vanilla bean packed into an all butter crust, topped with a flavorful streusel we make with organic brown sugar, organic rolled oats and browned butter. A staff favorite!
  • Fresh Fruit Tarts
    Fresh berries arranged over vanilla bean pastry cream and a crisp, buttery tart shell made with a hint of fresh citrus. This is what summer tastes like! Each tart is one serving.
  • Sweet Cream Biscuits
    We hand-mix these biscuits so they are moist and fluffy to hold a heap of delicious fruits. Perfect for farmer’s market days. Available individually or in a family six pack.
  • Key Lime Pie
    A creamy tangy filling made with real Key Lime juice and a bit of local sour cream in a graham crust. Try topping it with a bit of of sweetened whipped cream to really put it over the top. Available in small and large sizes.
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Michigan Wine and Cheese Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

Enjoy the fruit of Michigan vines! Join us at Zingerman’s Creamery on Friday, July 25, 6pm as we taste our way through some of Michigan’s best wines. From deep reds to bright whites, we’ll dive into the basic vinology and what makes our state’s wines unique and delicious. And, of course, we’ll pair these wines with some of our great cheese. Don’t miss it!

reserve your seat here

gelato_and_sorbet_2010_low-resGelato Sundae Sunday at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join us Sunday, July 27, 1pm on the green at Zingerman’s Southside (next to the Bakehouse) for an afternoon of sweet and creamy refreshments! For just $5, you can choose your gelato flavor and toppings to create a custom sundae. We’ll also have face painting and balloon animals for the kids! See you there!

reserve your seat here

Summer Sales at Zingerman’s Mail Order and Zingerman’s Deli

The Deli and Mail Order are having their huge annual Summer Sales, but only until the end of the month! This is serious business. Once a year we take a few dozen of our favorite pantry staples and put them at deeply discounted prices for a few short weeks. This year’s sale continues through July 31st with tons of deep discounts on some of our favorite foods. Stock up and save a bundle!

Next week and Beyond:

Intro to Cornman Farms Tour

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables! Tuesday, July 29, 5 pm.

reserve your seat here


Summer Harvest Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Join us on Tuesday, July 29, 7pm, for the first Cornman Farms dinner of the year at the Roadhouse. This summer harvest menu will be filled with fresh summer vegetables and meats from the farm. Radishes, cucumbers, squash, squash blossom, tomatoes, spinach and potatoes will all be harvested hours before the dinner. Chef Alex has prepared a menu that showcases the vegetables, beef, and pork, but also cooks with each of them in ways you wouldn’t expect. Celebrate the summer harvest with Cornman Farms and Zingerman’s Roadhouse!

reserve your seat here


A Summer Dinner with Central Provisions at Zingerman’s Deli

Two seatings!
On Wednesday, July 30 Zingerman’s Delicatessen hosts another special evening with Central Provisions with guest chefs Abby Olitzky and Steve Hall. Central Provisions is an upcoming restaurant that has been active in the Ann Arbor community the past few years hosting pop-up dinners, teaching cheese classes, and putting on special events. For this summer meal, they will delve into our unique pantry again to feature favorite American foods as well as the seasonal bounty of their favorite local farms. Each dish will be paired with wine that complements and elevates each bite. Please join us for this wonderful dinner celebrating summer flavors and great eating! Sign up now—these dinners sell out fast! (There will be a vegetarian option available, just let us know)

reserve a seat for 6:00pm seating

reserve a seat for 8:30pm seating


1st Sunday Tour at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join our cheese and gelato makers on Sunday, August 3, 2pm for an hour-long adventure as we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. You’ll watch our fresh mozzarella stretched into shape, taste our cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses while our staff explain the cheesemaking process, and sample our delicious fresh gelato. After the tour, make time for tasting our selection of American cheeses and provisions, as well as house made gelatos and sorbets in our cheese shop.

reserve your seat here


The Art of Growing Great Vegetables at Cornman Farms

On Tuesday, August 5, 530pm, take a deeper look at our farming practices. Spend some time with Mark who takes care of all the fruits and vegetables we grow, and learn about the ins and outs of sustainable, responsible agriculture and honoring the local farming community. Take home a bag of something seasonally grown.

reserve your seat here


Farm Feasts at Cornman Farms

You can see it all in your mind. The beautifully restored farmhouse and barn in the verdant setting of a traditional working farm. The classic cocktails and wine. The skilled chef and kitchen staff. The vibrant courses made from fresh produce picked mere hours earlier in the fields a few hundred feet away. Sound like a slice of heaven to you? You’re in luck. Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is celebrating our inaugural event season with a tantalizing schedule of farm dinners. As a guest at our farm dinners, you’ll have to opportunity to enjoy the farm’s produce as it comes into full ripe readiness throughout the summer and autumn. Each dinner will follow the cycle of the crop season, spotlighting the freshest farm ingredients in harvest at that time. If you want to an experience that truly represents the very essence of the “farm-to-table” ideal, these dinners are for you! More information here.
Don’t miss these very special dinners!

See you soon!

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Why I Love Central Provisions

An appreciation

For those of you Ann Arborites who haven’t heard of Central Provisions yet, take note. Founded by my co-worker Steve Hall and his crazy talented girlfriend Abby Olitzky of Sweet Heather Anne, Central Provisions is what Steve and Abby call a “working larder” which includes part restaurant, part market, and part kitchen. Together they host dinners, cater events, and sell a plethora of homemade items like jams, pickles, and baked goods all with an emphasis on clean, simple flavors and locally sourced ingredients. I’ve had the good fortune of eating a number of meals with this dynamic duo and can say wholeheartedly that it is some of the most exciting food in Ann Arbor right now.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words—especially when it comes to pictures of food—I thought I’d let some of Steve and Abby’s Instagram account do the talking. So, without further ado, here are 10 reasons why I love Central Provisions and why I know you will, too.

10. They know how to put together a dinner party in style.

10. They know how to put together a dinner party in style.

 

9. They have a keen eye for the little details that make a dish extraordinary.

9. They have a keen eye for the little details that make a dish extraordinary.

 

8. They make you want to eat dessert before dinner.

8. They make you want to eat dessert before dinner.

 

7. They (sometimes) deliver catering orders in wagons. Adorable!

7. They (sometimes) deliver catering orders in wagons. Adorable!

 

6. They make vegetables look like works of art.

6. They make vegetables look like works of art.

 

5. They host educational events around the city with other local businesses like Literati and Everyday Wines.

5. They host educational events around the city with other local businesses like Literati and Everyday Wines.

 

4. All of their menus and event posters feature beautiful vintage photographs.

4. All of their menus and event posters feature beautiful vintage photographs.

 

3. They give you creative ideas for all of your farmer’s market purchases.

3. They give you creative ideas for all of your farmer’s market purchases.

 

2. They take biscuits very seriously.

2. They take biscuits very seriously.

and finally…

1. They are two of the coolest people I know, with incredible culinary skills to boot.

1. They are two of the coolest people I know, with incredible culinary skills to boot!

Don’t miss our upcoming Summer Dinner with Central Provisions at Zingerman’s Deli!

Two seatings!

On Wednesday, July 30 Zingerman’s Delicatessen hosts another special evening with Central Provisions and guest chefs Abby Olitzky and Steve Hall. For this summer meal, they will delve into our unique pantry again to feature favorite American foods as well as the seasonal bounty of their favorite local farms. Each dish will be paired with wine that complements and elevates each bite. Please join us for this wonderful dinner celebrating summer flavors and great eating! Sign up now—these dinners sell out fast! (There will be a vegetarian option available, just let us know)

reserve a seat for 6:00pm seating

reserve a seat for 8:30pm seating

See you at the dinner! 

- Maddie

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This Week at Zingerman’s 7/15/14

Tractor-Planting

Intro to Cornman Farms Tour Tonight!

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables! Tuesday, July 15, 5 pm.

reserve your seat here


Afternoon Delight Farm Tour at Cornman Farms

Spend the morning with us this coming Sunday, July 20, 10 am, for an in-depth understanding of what makes Cornman Farms so special. This experience will include a behind the scenes tour of the Farmhouse, Barn, Goat Parlor, and Hoophouse, as well as talks with our Produce and Animal Husbandry Managers, and our events Department. Savor a delicious boxed lunch in our pre-Civil War barn overlooking our gorgeous educational gardens, and depart with a special gift from Cornman Farms.

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Zingerman's Bakehouse Mississippi Mud Pie

Cake of the Month at Zingerman’s Bakehouse

This month’s cake special is named for a pie – Mississippi Mud Pie!
Sink into a special brownie-like chocolate cake covered in rich dark chocolate ganache, toasted meringue and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Bet you can’t finish a whole slice! Enjoy this cake at room temperature or just a little warm. Your patience will be rewarded. 20% off during the month of July!

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Summer Sales at Zingerman’s Mail Order and Zingerman’s Deli

The Deli and Mail Order are having their huge annual Summer Sales! This is serious business. Once a year we take a few dozen of our favorite pantry staples and put them at deeply discounted prices for a few short weeks. This year’s sale continues through July 31st with tons of deep discounts on some of our favorite foods. Stock up and save a bundle!

Next week and Beyond:

Barn-ProfileIntro to Cornman Farms Tour

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables! Tuesday, July 22, 5 pm.

reserve your seat here


Michigan Wine and Cheese Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

piedmont-wine-cellar

Enjoy the fruit of Michigan vines! Join us at Zingerman’s Creamery on Friday, July 25, 6pm as we taste our way through some of Michigan’s best wines. From deep reds to bright whites, we’ll dive into the basic vinology and what makes our state’s wines unique and delicious. And, of course, we’ll pair these wines with some of our great cheese. Don’t miss it!

reserve your seat here


gelato-sesaonal-6-packGelato Sundae Sunday at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join us Sunday, July 27, 1pm on the green at Zingerman’s Southside (next to the Bakehouse) for an afternoon of sweet and creamy refreshments! For just $5, you can choose your gelato flavor and toppings to create a custom sundae. We’ll also have face painting and balloon animals for the kids! See you there!

reserve your seat here


PiggiesIntro to Cornman Farms Tour

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables! Tuesday, July 29, 5 pm.

reserve your seat here


Cornman-Logo-colorSummer Harvest Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

The first Cornman Farms dinner of the year at the Roadhouse, this summer harvest menu will be filled with fresh summer vegetables and meats from the farm. Radishes, cucumbers, squash, squash blossom, tomatoes, spinach and potatoes will all be harvested hours before the dinner. Chef Alex has prepared a menu that showcases the vegetables, beef, and pork, but also cooks with each of them in ways you wouldn’t expect. Celebrate the summer harvest with Cornman Farms and Zingerman’s Roadhouse!

reserve your seat here


A Summer Dinner with Central Provisions at Zingerman’s Deli

Two seatings!
On Wednesday, July 30 Zingerman’s Delicatessen hosts another special evening with Central Provisions with guest chefs Abby Olitzky and Steve Hall. Central Provisions is an upcoming restaurant that has been active in the Ann Arbor community the past few years hosting pop-up dinners, teaching cheese classes, and putting on special events. For this summer meal, they will delve into our unique pantry again to feature favorite American foods as well as the seasonal bounty of their favorite local farms. Each dish will be paired with wine that complements and elevates each bite. Please join us for this wonderful dinner celebrating summer flavors and great eating! Sign up now—these dinners sell out fast! (There will be a vegetarian option available, just let us know)

reserve a seat for 6:00pm seating

reserve a seat for 8:30pm seating


red-tomato-1Farm Feasts at Cornman Farms

You can see it all in your mind. The beautifully restored farmhouse and barn in the verdant setting of a traditional working farm. The classic cocktails and wine. The skilled chef and kitchen staff. The vibrant courses made from fresh produce picked mere hours earlier in the fields a few hundred feet away. Sound like a slice of heaven to you? You’re in luck. Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is celebrating our inaugural event season with a tantalizing schedule of farm dinners. As a guest at our farm dinners, you’ll have to opportunity to enjoy the farm’s produce as it comes into full ripe readiness throughout the summer and autumn. Each dinner will follow the cycle of the crop season, spotlighting the freshest farm ingredients in harvest at that time. If you want to an experience that truly represents the very essence of the “farm-to-table” ideal, these dinners are for you! More information here. Don’t miss these very special dinners!

See you soon!