Ann Arbor food and drink calendar
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Rockin' Rye Bread. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. In this class you'll make our traditional Jewish Rye bread. Saveur magazine called it "America's best rye". We'll also bake bread using 100 percent rye flour. $100. 734-761-7255.
Health Starts Here: A Winter Meal. 7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Quentin will demonstrate three tasty dishes: Quinoa with Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms; Braised Greens with Apple; and Beef Stir-Fry with Carrots, Bell Peppers and Snow Peas. Samples and recipes. $10. Stop by the customer service desk or call 734-997-7500.
The Monthly Slurps. 5-7 p.m. Spotted Dog Winery, 108 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Stop in for an after-hours wine and food event on the third Thursday of each month. www.spotteddogwinery.com.
Thursday Night Rush Hour Relief at the Wine Bar. 5-8:30 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. An exploration of wine, cheese and appetizers. This week’s topic: Loire Valley wines. 734-997-7500.
Today and Friday
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. Hours vary by location. Downtown Ann Arbor. During this week, diners can enjoy three-course dinner menus and fixed price fare lunch menus from Ann Arbor’s best restaurants. Now is your chance to discover new restaurants and enjoy favorites at a discounted price. Make reservations early at participating restaurants. annarborrestaurantweek.com
Sauerkraut Supper. 6-7:30 p.m. Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. Dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, spaetzle, mashed potatoes with gravy, veggies, pie. $10 for adults; $4 for children 10 and under. Call 734-665-6149 for tickets. A few tickets will be sold at the door.
Michigan beer tasting. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann ArborTaste local Michigan brews. Brewery TBA. Pricing varies; usually $6 for six tastes. 734-997-7500.
BAKEcation Weekend: Bread. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. An intensive weekend of baking breads: hand-rolled French baguettes, paesano, French country bread made with flour from local Westwind Mill, porter rye, braided challah, German soft pretzels, flat bread, and Jewish rye. Includes breakfast and lunch each day. $500. 734-761-7255.
Eat, Meet, & Be Cherry. 2-4 p.m. Cherry Republic, 223 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. "Eat, Meet, & Be Cherry" at the Cherry Republic, with a tasting from Conor O'Neill's. Free. 734-585-5231.
Learn to Make Fresh Mozzarella. Noon-2:30 p.m. Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Learn how to stretch your own from-scratch fresh mozzarella at home. First and third Saturday of each month, September through May. $60 (or $55 if paid in advance). Reservations required, 734-929-0500.
Cooking with Winter Vegetables with Thais Anne Peterson. 1-2 p.m. Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave., Kerrytown Shops, Ann Arbor. Learn how to make Borscht, the classic Russian beet soup. Also, Thais will demonstrate Root Vegetable Gratin, a casserole of leeks & root vegetables, Acorn Squash, and Apple & Hazelnut Tart. $16. 734-741-7531.
Tours of the Creamery. 2 p.m. Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Cheesemaker and managing partner John Loomis gives the inside scoop on how they make artisan cheeses and old-fashioned gelato. $5. 734-929-0500.
Cooking with Whole Grains. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Learn how to cook ancient grains including quinoa, millet, amaranth, spelt, and kamut. This class is designed for people living with wheat intolerance or those looking incorporate more whole grains into their diet. Menu: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Kamut Flour; Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables, Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette; Curried Veggie Burger made with Millet; Amaranth Bread Sticks; Cinnamon Spice Coffee Cake made with Spelt Flour. $65. 734-645-1030.
Milan Senior Nutrition Program. 11:45 a.m. Milan Senior & Community Activity Center, 45 Neckel Court. A nutritionally balanced meal offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Suggested donation of $2.50 for anyone who is 60 years or older and a fee of $5 for anyone under the age of 60. 48-hour advance reservations. Call or stop by the office. 734-439-1549.
Quick and Healthy Pasta Ideas with Monique Deschaine. Noon-1 p.m. Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave., Kerrytown Shops, Ann Arbor. Learn to make Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Fettuccine with Broccoli, White Beans and Pinenuts (vegetarian), and Pappardelle with 3-Minute Ragu. $16. 734-741-7531.
Bake Me a Cake. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. In this class you'll learn how to make (and take home) three complete cakes each requiring a different mixing technique: Butter Cake, Angel Food and Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake. $125. www.bakewithzing.com.
Lunch is Served. Noon-1 p.m. Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. Repeats every Tuesday and Friday. Reservations are required with two days prior notice. Suggested donation for those over 60 years of age is $2.50, for all others, $5. Call 734-998-9353 for reservations.
Tuesday and Wednesday
Building and Sculpting Cakes. 5:30-8:30 Sweet Heather Anne, 359 Metty Drive, Ann Arbor. Learn how to stack cakes and sculpt them into interesting and fun shapes. You’ll leave this two-day class with a two-tiered sculpted cake covered in fondant. $250. Payment in full required to reserve your spot. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Culinary Bootcamp I Series. 6-10 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. An intensive five-week journey through the basics. Each class will feature a seasonal menu utilizing the techniques learned. Class meets on consecutive Wednesday evenings through Feb. 15. Class 1: Introduction to Knife Skills & Stocks. Class 2: Soup Technique and Sauces. Class 3: Sauces continued. Class 4: Dry Heat Cooking - Roasting, Sauteing, PanFrying, DeepFrying. Class 5: Moist Heat Cooking Methods - Poaching, Steaming, Braising, Stewing. $325 for five-class series. 734-645-1030.
Mini Mambo Italiano: Italian Breads. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. If Mambo Italiano is the grand tour, this is more like a trip to Little Italy. Make ciabatta from Puglia, and focaccia from Genoa. $100. 734-761-7255.
Library After Hours -- Foggy Bottom Coffee House. 6:30-8 p.m. Pinckney Community Public Library, 340 Mower Road, Pinckney. Doug Marrin, owner and avid mountain climber, will be here to tell us about the process of purchasing raw coffee beans, roasting and brewing them into a delicious cup of coffee. Coffee samples available for tasting. Free, but registration is required. 734-878-3888.
Baking with Chocolate. 6 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Brownies, chocolate cake, flourless chocolate cake and more. $10. 734-997-7500.
Wednesday Wine Tasting. 6:30 p.m. Paesano's Italian Restaurant, 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Sample five up and coming wines from Italy, accompanied by appetizers. $25. www.paesanosannarbor.com.
How Do You Cook That? 5:30 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Join Whole Foods for a primer in how to cook seafood. Free. 734-997-7500.
Scrumptious Scones and Buttery Biscuits. 6-9 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Learn the tips to flaky and tender scones and biscuits. $75. 734-761-7255.
Chinese New Year: Dumplings with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang. 6-8 p.m. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Learn about the foods and traditions of Chinese New Year. Make Chinese dumplings and find out what they tell you about the coming Year of the Dragon. Pre-registration required at www.aareced.com or 734-994-2300 ext. 53203.
Thursday Night Rush Hour Relief at the Wine Bar. 5-8:30 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. An exploration of wine, cheese and appetizers. This week’s topic: Malbec. 734-997-7500.
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