Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 7/29/14


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!

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

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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)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!