Spice Week with Épices de Cru

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7:00pm–9:30pm, $75/person

Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Spice expert. Seasoned chef.

Zingerman’s Roadhouse is looking forward to introducing you to someone who can bring both of these talents to the table.

Spice Trekker Philippe de Vienne from Épices de Cru in Montreal has decades of experience as a spice hunter. Before that he was one of the most sought after caterers in Montreal. His five cookbooks about cooking techniques from around the world are a treasured part of our personal collection.

For the third year, the Roadhouse welcomes Philippe to delight you with the authentic flavors of traditional Indian food. Join us April 18th for our Indian Spice Special Dinner #207. We’ll discuss and experience curry, chutney, and the depth and warmth of Indian spices. Chef Alex Young will add a dash of his own culinary talent by collaborating with Philippe on the menu for this very special event.

With Philippe’s expertise, we will guide you through the traditional flavors of Indian cuisine. This menu, a reflection of Phillipe’s talents and expertise, will be available to enliven any upcoming wedding or event though Roadhouse Catering.

Tuesday, April 18 &
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

6:30pm–8:30pm, $35/person

Zingerman’s Deli

With Special Guests, Épices de Cru, from Montréal on their special once a year visit! Reserve your seat; will fill up quickly!

Few people know spices like the folks from Épices de Cru. They scour the globe to find the absolute best spices available. And they’re master blenders!—their spice blends combine the most amazing spices from around the world to make blends that really sing. Join us for an evening as they share their wisdom and savoir-faire about tasting, sourcing and cooking with spices. Last year this one sold out quickly and the attendees’ dinner tables at home have never been the same.

What you’ll learn: where spices come from, how to use them in your everyday cooking, how to store them, grind them, serve them and how to tell you’re getting the best. Guaranteed to elevate your creativity in the kitchen!

Tuesday, April 18 &
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

5:00pm–10:00pm

Miss Kim

Miss Kim is honored to host the fabled Spice Trekkers from Épices de Cru during their annual visit to Ann Arbor! On Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday April 19th, they will be on site (dinner service only) and available to talk with YOU, answer YOUR questions and regale you with stories of their travels while you dine!

While they’re visiting, we will also be highlighting a number of our favorite Épices de Cru spices in our dishes: Chinese 5 Spice Braised Pork, our hand-made Mushroom Buns, featuring Sancho Pepper and a very special Pu-erh Tea are just a few of things that we can’t contain our excitement about. Be sure to stop by for this exclusive opportunity because they won’t be back again until next year!

Saturday, April 22

2:00pm–4:00pm, $40/person

Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

A nod to our Chef and Owner who hails from England, we’re hosting a proper English Tea in the cozy and elegant dining rooms of our white farmhouse. We have partnered with Montreal-based spice company, Épices de Cru, who will be showcasing a variety of loose leaf teas and various brewing methods, and even a tea-based cocktail (for 21+ only, of course). Chef Kieron will prepare some quintessentially British snacks, like tea sandwiches and cakes, handmade scones with clotted cream and jam and other tasty pastries served on traditional tea tiers and our vintage china.