Spice Week with Épices de Cru


Monday, April 30, 2018
6:30pm–8:30pm, $75/person

Miss Kim

Imagine intrepid trekkers from Épices de Cru, traversing the Silk Road, from Nara, the 7th century capital of Japan, via Umruqi, a major Chinese trade hub in the Tang dynasty to Balkh, a 2500 year old city in northern Afghanistan.

Now imagine them collecting spices along the way and delivering them to Ji Hye—a diligent student of food history and an exemplary chef.

Then imagine Ji Hye transforming those treasures into a feast, just for you.

With some allowance for dramatic hyperbole, that’s pretty much what’s going to happen on April 30, 2018. With very special guests, Spice Trekkers, Marika and Steve.

Join us. Let’s explore the treasures of the Silk Road together.

If you’re wondering what the menu’s going to look like, here are just some of the dishes Ji Hye is considering :

  • Steamed bun with Chinese five spice braised pork belly, cilantro and peanuts
  • Fried vegetables and/or chicken pieces in light tempura batter, dusted with Korean chili flakes and Sichuan peppercorn
  • Blanched sugar snap peas with Zingerman’s black pepper and wasabi oil
  • Soft poached egg and microgreen salad with salted shrimp dressing, seasoned nori seaweed and shichimi togarashi
  • Koryo carrot salad with cumin, coriander and sesame seeds
  • Fresh cilantro kimchi with Korean chili flakes

PS: If there’s a dish you really, really, really, really want her to make, tell us on Facebook!

Ten Spices Tasting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:30pm–8:30pm, $40/person

Zingerman’s Deli

Ten Spices, Ten Stories and Ten Tasty Dishes—all in one evening! Marika de Vienne from Épices de Cru will lead us on a journey explaining the history behind ten of our favorite spices from the past year; Ethiopian Berbere, Wild Uzbek Cumin, and Lucknow Indian Fennel to name a few. This tasting will blow your mind and taste buds. Be sure to sign up quickly! Spice Week classes sell out fast!
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

Keep Calm and Curry On

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6:30pm–8:30pm, $40/person

Zingerman’s Deli

Red curry, green curry, yellow curry, Indian curry, West-Indian curry… and the list goes on! Learn about what makes each curry different and taste a variation of dishes that showcase the spice’s blend versatility and flavors. Marika de Vienne, from our favorite spice company in Montreal, Épices de Cru, will describe the ingredients and blending techniques of our favorite curries.
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

Spices + Cheese Tasting w/ Épices de Cru

Saturday, May 5, 2018
2:00pm–4:00pm, $40/person

Zingerman’s Creamery Cream Top Shop

Join us for a special Spice Week tasting that delves into the world where spices and cheese mingle. Marika de Vienne, one of Montreal’s Spice Trekkers from Épices de Cru will be joining us for an afternoon exploration into the world of spices. We will talk about sourcing spectacular spices, spice’s historical role in cheesemaking, and taste some special treats our cheesemakers have created just for this tasting! Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.