Food, Food Artisans

Celebrating Beef at Zingerman’s Deli

A special event With Nicolette Hahn Niman

We’re very excited to welcome author Nicolette Hahn Niman to Zingerman’s Deli  on Sunday, September 13, 6pm, for an exciting night of dinner, drinks, and a discussion of sustainable agricultural practices. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Slow Food Huron Valley.

In her book Defending Beef, Nicolette Hahn Niman, an Nicollette Hahn Nimanenvironmental lawyer-turned-rancher, does exactly as the title suggests by proclaiming everything that can be great about beef if it’s managed properly. Her book discusses sustainability (with a focus on soil health, carbon sequestration, and water conservation), as well as the nutritional benefits of beef, and the positive impacts of biodiversity, managed grazing techniques, and animal health.

Deli Chef Rodger Bowser and his team have created a unique menu for this event that celebrates American beef and dairy cattle. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour that includes a diverse selection of cheese pairings from a small number of U.S. pasture-based dairies. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including a soft, luscious spreadable young cheese, a fine blue cheese, and some well-matured aged hard cheese.

The main course will feature perfectly cooked, pasture-grazed and -finished beef, as well as side dishes and salads that highlight the best of the season’s offerings.

Menu Highlights:

  • Bone Marrow with grilled garlic crostini and a parsley, caper, red onion and frisée lemon salad
  • Gaucho-Style Beef BBQ shoulder and tri-tip with grilled sweet corn with Calabrian chili butter, pecorino and chives
  • Bean Ragout made with Rancho Gordo cranberry beans, green beans, wax beans, tomatoes and basil, and Zingerman’s Bakehouse Westwind bread served with butter from Vermont Creamery
  • Individual-Sized Concord Grape Pies with Roadhouse Vanilla gelato from Zingerman’s Creamery

Courses will be served with tasting-sized beverage pairings (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as water. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.
**Because the menu is based on fresh, seasonal products, some selections may be slightly different on the night of the dinner.

$100 per person (price includes one copy of Defending Beef)
$190 for 2 people (price includes one copy of Defending Beef)

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See you soon!