Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 2/2/16

February Events at Zingerman’s

Perfect Pairing

Pick Your Perfect Pair at Zingerman’s Creamery

Beer and wine are popular accompaniments to cheese, and in this choose-your-own-adventure-style tasting, we’ll help you pick your perfect pairings! We’ll serve 3 classic styles of beer, 3 cheese-friendly wines, and a selection of frommage to taste. With each beverage sample, we will suggest a couple of our favorite cheese pairing and give you a chance to try out other cheeses as well! You’ll leave with lots of notes about the combinations you tried and the confidence to pick out pairings on your own in the future! Thursday, February 11th, 6pm.

Reserve your seat here

Cocktail Class at Cornman Farms: An American Cocktail in Paris

For Valentine’s Day we turn our attention to one of the global capitals of romance: Paris. Specifically, Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. Founded in 1911 and sold to Scottish-born celebrity bartender Harry MacElhone in 1923, Harry’s was THE place to imbibe in the City of Lights. Celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Gershwin, Jack Dempsey, Coco Chanel, and perhaps most notably, Ernest Hemingway, all spent time enjoying a cocktail (or several) at this famous watering hole. Even James Bond visits Harry’s in Ian Fleming’s 1960 story, A View to a Kill. Join us this evening as we look back on the impact Harry MacElhone had on international cocktail culture with three of his own romance-inspired tipples: the Between the Sheets, the Monkey Gland, and the Vie Rose. We’ll discuss the not-so-secret society of the International Bar Flies that called Harry’s home, as well as other cocktail history and lore. Guests will learn to make themselves, and then enjoy, all three cocktails, as well as delectable light fare created by Cornman Farm’s talented chef. Guests will leave with the recipes and the know-how to recreate these cocktails at home. Thursday, February 11th, 7pm.

Reserve your seat here

Smitten in the Mitten at Zingerman’s Deli

Taste why we are smitten with wine and chocolate from the Mitten! Join us on Friday, February 12th for a Michigan-centered happy hour featuring a trio of select Michigan-produced wines and a specially crafted sparkling wine cocktail paired with assorted chocolates that are hand-made by some of our beloved truffle-makers from the Great Lakes State. This is an excellent accompaniment to a dinner with your sweetheart.

*Note: This event has two seatings.

Reserve a seat for 6pm

Reserve a seat for 8pm

Comparative Cupping at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

Sample coffees from the Africa, Central and South Americas, and the Asian Pacific. On Sunday, February 14th, 1pm, we will taste and evaluate these coffees using the techniques and tools used by professional cuppers. A brief understanding of coffee will also be presented highlighting different processing and growing methods. This is an eye-opening introduction to the world of coffee.

Reserve your seat here

Classic Cocktails from the Prohibition Era at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

In 1919, the US government passed the 18th Amendment, clearing the way for 13 years of the folly that was Prohibition. During this time, manufacturing and the sale of alcohol was made illegal, driving alcohol consumption underground. Millions of people in small towns and big cities alike imbibed at secret bars and taverns called speakeasies. Bartenders, working with limited resources to alcohol, began an era that resulted in some of the most creative cocktails the industry has ever seen.
Roadhouse bartender and cocktail historian Alibeth Vandergrift has chosen several of the most popular Prohibition era cocktails to pair with a 1920s style menu created by Chef Alex, featuring some of the times most popular foods. On Tuesday, February 16th, 7pm, the Roadhouse will turn our dining room into a vintage speakeasy, transporting the guests back to the 1920s.

Reserve your seat here

Chocolate & Cheese at Zingerman’s Creamery

A night of specially-selected cheese and chocolate pairings with Cheese Monger Tessie from Zingerman’s Creamery and special guest Allison Schraf from Zingermans Candy Manufactory. We’ll bring the best of both sweet and savory worlds together for a full-flavored event of a lifetime. With cheeses ranging from hard, nutty goudas to buttery soft, mold-ripened favorites, we are also featuring hand-crafted Zingerman’s chocolates made right here in Ann Arbor. Thursday, February 18th, 6pm.
*Please note: This tasting will feature products that contain tree nuts and peanuts.

Reserve your seat here

Cheese Showdown – Old World vs. New World at Zingerman’s Creamery

On Thursday, February 25th, 6pm, cheesemonger Tessie will be gathering up some of the best offerings from our friends in the American artisan cheese community and putting them up against classic cheese selections from Europe! We’ll explore styles of brie, cheddar, lactic goat cheeses, cheddar, gruyere, and blue cheese, with representatives from both sides of the Atlantic in each style. We’ll choose a winner of each matchup and then vote which continent goes home with bragging rights!

Reserve your seat here

Cosmically Good Geisha Coffee at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

It’s Geisha coffee, a rare, wonderful and very limited selection of very special coffee beans from the highlands of Panama. It comes from Finca Santa Teresa smack in the center of the Panamanian isthmus. It’s grown at 4000 to 8000 feet.
We procured this extra special coffee from Finca Santa Teresa. Like our friends at Daterra Estate in Brazil, these guys are doing it right. They’re paying better salaries to the staff, providing free meals, free medical care, transport to and from work, training and education. Their use of natural resources is wise – recycling of water, waste material, etc. The farm has a school for the kids of the crew that work there.
If you do try it, you’re pretty likely to like it. Light, elegant, velvety. My warning is that if you try it you’ll probably want to drink it again and again. Your only salvation is that we only have 100 pounds and then we’re out.
Celebrate this special coffee on with us and pre-order yours!

This is no program with this event. Your ticket reserves one 0.25 lb bag of coffee in your name that can be picked up after 4pm on Friday, February 26th.

Reserve your seat here

Brewing Methods at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. This tasting session on Sunday February 28th, 1pm, will explore a single coffee brewed 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. A demonstration of the proper proportions and techniques for each method and a discussion of the merits and differences of each style will take place.

Reserve your seat here

See you soon!