Ann Arbor food and drink calendar
Thursday Night Rush Hour Relief at the Wine Bar. 5-7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. An exploration of wine, cheese and appetizers. This week's topic: 90 Point Rated Wines. $17.
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. Price: TBD.
Hot Off the Grill: Memorial Day. 5:30 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor Meat team leader Hank will explore which cuts of meat are best for grilling as well as how to make a great marinade. $10. Stop by the Whole foods Market customer service desk, or call 734-997-7500.
Noodles Chinese Style with Angela Yang. 6-8 p.m. Ann Arbor
Whole Foods, 31335 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Using a traditional
stir-fry technique, our instructor, Angela Yang, will share a few of her
favorites from Southeast China and Taiwan: pan-fried noodles, rice
noodles and cold sesame flavored noodles. All these dishes include a
large variety of healthy vegetables, prepared with lighter sauces. $29
plus a materials fee of $13. Register at www.wccnet.edu.
Beer Class: India Pale Ale. 6-7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Join our beer expert, Jimmy, in the classroom for an exploration of IPAs. $6 for 6 tastes.
Coffeecake Craft. 8 a.m.-noon. Zingerman's Bakehouse , 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Craft a few different coffeecakes that you'll want to bake for years to come - Zingerman's iconic sour cream coffeecake, Shelby's grandmothers yeast raised coffeecake, and a crumb top coffeecake. $125. www.bakewithzing.com.
Cook Michigan Cooking Contest. 1-3 p.m. Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Calling cooks ages 6 and up! YDL presents its second annual cooking contest as part of our Michigan Week celebration. Create a dish using at least one food made or grown in Michigan. Drop off your dish at any YDL location by 1 p.m. on May 21 to be entered into the contest. Judging will take place at our Whittaker Road location. Pick up an entry form with rules and details at any YDL location. Free. 734-482-4110.
Savour the Journey: A Celebration of the Things We Love About Life. 6:30 p.m. Fox Hills Golf Club, 8768 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth. The Arbor Hospice Foundation hosts this fundraising gala, designed to bring together sponsors and guests from all communities served by Arbor Hospice. Guests will enjoy wine, a strolling supper featuring selections by local celebrity chefs, decadent desserts, plus an evening of music featuring The Royce & Jenn Band and a live auction. More than 150 bottles of wine have also been donated by board members, committee members and community sponsors, each worth at least $25. Guests may purchase a $25 ticket to ‘pull’ a bottle of wine - they’re guaranteed to go home with a bottle worth the cost of the raffle ticket, with several bottles valued at more than $200.
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. $50 (or $45 if paid in advance). Reservations required at 734-929-0500.
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.
Milan Senior Nutrition Program. 11:45 a.m. Milan Senior & Community Activity Center, 45 Neckel Court, Milan. 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.
WCC: Farm To Table Spring Dinner. 6:30 -9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Join in for an evening as a first-rate feast of locally sourced goodies is created! Menu includes spring vegetable garbure; spring chicken with fresh morels and cream; potatoes Anna; asparagus and tarte au citron. $65.734-645-1030.
Health Starts Here: It’s a Pizza Party! 6-8 pm. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave. Our healthy eating specialist, Jan Kemp, will have you thinking “outside the pizza box”, as she prepares healthier pizza options on whole grain crust using a variety of toppings. Class attendees get to assist making the pizzas and will definitely enjoy sampling all of our delicious creations. $10. 734-975-4500.
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.
Seafood ABC’s with Bill Loomis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave. Explore the basics of cooking a variety of seafood dishes, whether its pan-fried, baked, broiled, or steamed. Learn how to prepare and enjoy Mussels, Scallops with mushrooms, sautÃ©ed Trout, and Swordfish with tomatoes. $39. Pre-registration required through Ann Arbor Community Education Recreation at 734-994-2300 ext. 53203 or www.aareced.com.
Risotto 101. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor. Explore this traditional comfort food of the Italian table. Menu: Risotto con Funghi e Vin Santo (Risotto with Mushrooms and Vin Santo); Risotto alla Milanese (Saffron Risotto); Risi e Bisi (Venetian-Style Risotto with Peas), Risotto Verde (Green Herb Risotto). $65. 734-645-1030.
Wednesday Wine Tasting. 6:30 p.m. Paesano's Italian Restaurant , 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Sample five up and coming wines from Italy, with tasty appetizers to accompany the bold flavors. $25. www.paesanosannarbor.com .
The Art of Baking Biscotti. 6 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. This evening Margaret will share the secrets of making great biscotti and walk you through some favorite recipes. $10. Stop by the Whole foods Market customer service desk or call 734-997-7500.
A Mediterranean Feast. 6:30-9:30 p.m.. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Menu: Menu: Baba Ghanouj; Grilled Sardines with Grapefruit, Green Olive and Tarragon; Falafel with Tahini Sauce; Tabbouleh; Fattoush; Lamb Kebabs with Charmoula Citrus Dressing. $65. 734â€645â€1030.
Thursday Night Rush Hour Relief at the Wine Bar. 5-7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. An exploration of wine, cheese and appetizers. This week's topic: Pinot Noir. $17.
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. www.spotteddogwinery.com.
Rustic Italian Cooking: Lasagna with Francesca Giaraffa. 5:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Students will assist in preparing homemade lasagna con carciofi, bell peppers au gratin, and an apple torte (topped with orange glaze), followed by the entire meal enjoyed together family style. $39, plus a materials fee of $13. Register on-line at www.wccnet.edu.
Spring Vegetables. 7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Prepared Foods team member Chris will share some of his all-time favorite spring vegetable recipes using what is fresh and in-season in the produce department. Join him for some great recipes and flavorful foods. $10. Stop by the Whole foods Market customer service desk or call 734-997-7500.
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