Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 10/20/15

Paw Paws

Pawpaw Party with Neal Peterson at Zingerman’s Creamery

The Pawpaw tree bears fruit that is large, yellowish-green with a hint of brown. It contains many large brown seeds within the edible fruit pulp. When the Pawpaw trees flower, the fruit is first green and then begins to mature in September and lasts through October. Join us TONIGHT, October 20th, 530pm, as we celebrate this tasty and unique fruit with a visit from Neal Peterson, a plant scientist who specializes in Pawpaws. We’ll start the evening off with a demonstration of how we use Pawpaw at the Creamery to create our one of our signature gelato flavors, then Neal will talk about this special American fruit. We’ll have samples of freshly made Pawpaw Gelato to taste during Neal’s presentation, and season permitting, fresh pawpaw fruit for tasting and for sale in our shop.

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Westside Farmers’ Market Fundraiser Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Now in its 10th year, the Westside Farmers’ Market brings incredible, locally sourced food to Ann Arbor’s Westside every Thursday afternoon during the summer. Zingerman’s Roadhouse is proudly supporting the market with a celebratory fall harvest dinner featuring Westside Farmers’ Market vendors. The dinner is a fundraiser for three new Market outreach programs in 2016:

  • School to Market program in collaboration with Agrarian Adventure
  • Senior community transportation to the Market
  • Educational Market group tours

The vision for these programs is to increase market access and awareness throughout the Westside community while improving the Westside Farmers’ Market long-term sustainability. Your support will help make this vision become a reality.

James Beard award-winning Chef Alex Young has created a menu featuring the beautifully grown produce and sustainable raised meats from Westside’s vendors.The meal will also feature Laurentide wine pairings, one of our favorite vendors from Leelanau, Michigan. Please join us on TONIGHT, October 20th, 7pm, as we enjoy the peak flavors of the season at this very special dinner!

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Manchesters United! at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join us Thursday, October, 22nd, 6pm, for this evening celebrating one of our flagship cheeses! Our Manchester cheese is one of the first aged cow’s milk cheese we started making at the Zingerman’s Creamery around 10 years ago! They are currently being made with the lush Jersey cow’s milk from the Van Buskirk family farm down in Carleton, Michigan. Join us as we taste through three ages of the Manchester as well as it’s sibling cheeses the Manistique and Washtenaw. In addition we’ll taste two sweet preparations, one that has been topped with Michigan tart cherries soaked in Riesling from Bower’s Harbor Winery; and one that we have sprinkled with a bit of demerara sugar and bruleed on top! We’ll have crusty bread, seasonal pickled veggies, and other palate cleansers on hand to pair up with the cheeses!

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9th Annual Halloween Hootenanny at Zingerman’s Deli

The Hootenanny is a fall-themed, Zingerman’s-style celebration for kids, a fun evening of Halloween treats and activities! There will be Pumpkin Drawing, Kooky Cookie Decorating, and more! Whether you’re meeting to share costumes and a play date or just stopping by on your way home from school, we invite you to stop by and play for a while! You’ll enjoy music and complimentary snacks as you participate at your own pace. We’ll have cider and donuts available for purchase.
Costumes are not required, but they are encouraged!
Tuesday, October 27th, 4-7pm.

On the Deli Patio
Tickets $5 per kid in advance/$8 per kid at the door
Parents are free!

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ZingTrain Speaker Series: Eleni Kelakos

Great leaders and great actors are remarkably alike. Both radiate a powerful, transformational presence. Both use their vocal, physical and energetic presence to move us to thought, feeling and action. Both strive not for perfection but for excellence. Both inspire us to follow them, believe them and trust them.

Here is one more thing that Eleni Kelakos believes that great leaders and actors have in common – they seek to achieve Presence Mastery, the art of being fully who they are wherever they are no matter who’s watching or what’s at stake. And they commit to taking regular, ritualized actions to achieve presence (and presentation) mastery, so they can speak and lead with the greatest impact.

In this interactive session, Eleni Kelakos will teach you how to achieve Presence Mastery using acting methodologies honed from her experience as a professional actor in New York and Hollywood.

Join us on Wednesday, October 28th, 8-930am to learn:

  • The 5 Principles of Transformational Presence– the building blocks of presence, presentation and performance mastery
  • A simple, actor-based methodology to identify and develop your “Type” or Personal Leadership Brand
  • Techniques to minimize the Lies That Bind you so you can lead with confidence and courage in pressurized scenarios
  • The 10-minute Daily Presence Practice
  • The Waiting in the Wings Warmup for optimum presence and performance
  • The Final Four Questions, for ongoing development of your leadership presence and presentation excellence
    If you are committed to achieving mastery as a conscious communicator and leader-this speaker series session is for you!

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The 10th Annual Vampire’s Ball: A Benefit for Food Gatherers

Put on your cape and sink your fangs into a spooky night of fun and good food at the 10th Annual Vampires’ Ball hosted at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms on Friday, October 30th, 6-1130pm. Vampires’ Ball is a festive, upscale gathering featuring food prepared by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Alex Young of Zingerman’s Roadhouse. Funds raised at Vampires’ Ball benefit Food Gatherers Community Kitchen and Job Training Program.

Buy tickets online or call (734) 761-2796.

Dinner Package (6:00 – 11:30 PM): $200 each (limited quantity available)

  • Drinks and appetizers
  • Seated, multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Alex Young in the farmhouse and dessert from Zingerman’s Bakehouse
  • All items included in the Drinks & Dancing package

Drinks & Dancing Package (7:30 – 11:30 PM): $60 each

  • Dancing and entertainment, including music, costume contest, tarot card reading, and photobooth
  • Two complimentary drink tickets
  • Late-night snacks from Zingerman’s Roadhouse
  • Premium goody bag

About the Food Gatherers Community Kitchen and Job Training Program

The mission of the Food Gatherers Community Kitchen is to engage and nourish our entire community. Located in the Robert J. Delonis Center, Food Gatherers staff and volunteers serve more than 100,000 meals to people in need each year.

The Community Kitchen Job Training Program provides low-income and at-risk youth (ages 17-21) with instruction in basic culinary arts, food safety, work ethics and life skills. Students build firm foundations for success in future careers while decreasing the chances of entering the shelter system or other emergency services.

The Food Gatherers Community Kitchen and Job Training Program are essential efforts in our overall plan to alleviate hunger and eliminate its root causes in our community.

Buy tickets online or call (734) 761-2796.

See you soon!