ZingTrain Speaker Series: Wayne Baker
We’ve known Professor Wayne Baker for so long that we sometimes take his scholarly accomplishments for granted. Which is why we’re so excited to be able to feature him as a speaker this season – so we can revisit his accomplishments, but more importantly, so we can share with you what is, perhaps, his most exciting work yet.
In this session of the Speaker Series, Wayne will talk about Mark Twain, the Apollo moon landing, Lady Justice, Olympic medals, and his family sailboat. What? Yes! The session will be an in-depth exploration of America’s core values through iconic images, personal stories, and colorful anecdotes. It will include a short activity to identify and talk about core values. And best of all, Professor Baker will reveal the surprising findings from his national surveys: That Americans share 10 core values. That a broad common ground still exists in America. Wayne will conclude the session by sharing why an organizational values alignment is critical and how you can uncover the values in yours. Wednesday, December 3, 8-930am.
Best of 2014 with Ari at Zingerman’s Events on 4th – 1st Session
This time of year we pull out the foods that simply amaze us and taste them together. We reflect on the past year and celebrate. Join Ari Weinzweig and the Deli crew on Wednesday, December 3rd for the most anticipated tasting of the year: an evening of story telling, historical narrative, and ridiculously tasty bites from Ari’s “Best of 2014!”
Winter Beer Tasting with Arbor Brewing at Zingerman’s Creamery
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a malty cup of Arbor Brewing’s Wenceslas Winter Fuel? Inspired by the traditional English Old Ale-style, this is a full-bodied, darker beer intended to put some steam in you on a cold evening. Since opening in downtown Ann Arbor in 1995, Arbor Brewing Company has become a force to be reckoned with in the craft beer community. Join us Friday, December 5, 6pm, to learn more about Arbor’s great selection of handcrafted beer along with selected pairings of Creamery cheese.
Fried Walleye & Cherry Pie: Cornman Farms Innaugural Book Club Dinner
There are few things in life that make us as happy as good book, but a delicious meal might be one of them. Zingerman’s Cornman Farms announces its Inaugural Book Club Dinner, to be held on Friday, December 5th, 630pm. Honoring author Peggy Wolff and her outstanding book, Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie, the menu will feature quintessentially Midwestern cuisine, and the ticket will also include a festive welcome beverage. Also in attendance will be Bonnie Jo Campbell, a native Michigander, National Book Award finalist, 2011 Guggenheim fellow and contributor to Fried Walleye & Cherry Pie. This is a Cornman Farms occasion not to be missed!
The fine print: This dinner’s menu will be fairly specific, so let us know prior to booking if you or anyone in your party has dietary restrictions. Thanks!
Brewing Methods at Zingerman’s Coffee Company
Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. We will take a single coffee and brew it 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. We’ll learn the proper proportions and technique for each and discuss the merits and differences of each style. Join us on Sunday, December 14, 1pm!
Sunday Roast Dinner at Cornman Farms
On Sunday, December 14, 5pm, Cornman Farms presents our very first Traditional English Roast Dinner! Managing Partner and Englishman Chef Kieron Hales is tickled to serve a delicious, time-honored meal inspired by his homeland. We’ll welcome you to our historic farmhouse with a glass of spiced, mulled wine, and you’ll enjoy a meal of roast beef, buttery potatoes and seasonal vegetables from the farm. Standard accompaniments will include horseradish and cream sauce, apple and brandy sauce, and Yorkshire Pudding (Made with Kieron’s family Yorkshire pudding mold) and homemade jams. This event comes straight from Chef Kieron’s heart and soul – you’ll taste the difference!
Best of 2014 with Ari at Zingerman’s Events on 4th – 2nd Session
This time of year we pull out the foods that simply amaze us and taste them together. We reflect on the past year and celebrate. Join Ari Weinzweig and the Deli crew on Tuesday, December 16th, 630pm for the most anticipated tasting of the year: an evening of story telling, historical narrative, and ridiculously tasty bites from Ari’s “Best of 2014!”
ZingTrain Speaker Series: John U. Bacon
Based on John Bacon’s book Cirque du Soleil, The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire that Lives Within Us All, this session explores how Cirque du Soleil manages creativity in the workplace, generating eye-popping innovations without losing the discipline every organization needs to be successful. And how you can apply some of what John Bacon learned while “embedded” at the Cirque (he tried everything from the trapeze at 50-feet to the German Wheel to, yes, make up) to your organization. Wednesday, December 17, 8-930am.
Cocktail Class at Cornman Farms: Jolly Cocktails!
The air is crisp and cold, the ground covered in new-fallen snow; winter is here! Join us at Cornman Farms on Thursday, December 18, 7pm, as we explore three festive cocktails that will leave you feeling toasty and warm on the chilliest winter evenings! We’ll explore an American colonial tradition by making Hot Buttered Rum, salute the cocktail heyday of the early 1900s with a Brandy Alexander, and end the class by experimenting with versions of the classic Champagne Cocktail – perfect for celebrating the winter holidays. You’ll leave with recipes for these drinks and more, so you can mix warming winter cocktails at your holiday gathering, or to ring in the New Year with style. We’ll also include some tasty and hearty appetizers prepared by the Cornman Farms talented culinary team.
The Many Faces of the Manchester at Zingerman’s Creamery
Drawing inspiration from a traditional Welsh-English soft-ripened cheese, the Manchester has evolved a uniquely delicious identity distinct from its distant cousin, and we are happier for it! We’re so proud of this versatile cheese that we’re hosting a very special tasting to showcase all of the wonderful ways it can light up your dinner table. From a standard cheese board, to Manchester brûlée, to Manchester Puff Pastries, we’ll sample some of the many ways to serve this amazing cheese. Friday, December 19, 6pm. Don’t miss it!
See you soon!