Ann Arbor food & drink calendar
Michigan Beer Tasting: Arcadia Brewing Co. 5-7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Join in at the wine and beer bar, savor great beer, and meet representatives from Arcadia. Pricing varies. 734-997-7500.
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.
Indoor Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m.-noon. Downtown Saline, at Ann Arbor Street and Michigan Avenue. Vendors have apples, cider, bread, baked goods, goat cheese, squash, jams, jellies, chocolates, soap, and fresh eggs. 734- 216-7473.
Home Style Vegan. 2 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. 2 p.m. Whether you’re a long-time vegetarian, or would simply like to learn ways to eat less meat, this class is for you. Local vegan cooking instructor and MATCH culinary liaison, Jenney Gordon, will demonstrate a variety of recipes that feature MATCH premium vegan meat alternatives, a natural choice for meat lovers because they match the taste and texture of animal meat. Samples and recipes available. $10. 734-997-7500.
Tapas and Meze Competition. 6:30 p.m. Lake Forest Golf Club, 3110 W. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor. ADEMI's (Association of Spaniards in Michigan), in collaboration with the Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan (TACAM). Bring a large tray of Tapas or Meze. Do not bring salads or desserts. Prize: winners will receive baskets with Spanish or Turkish goods and other surprise prizes. Admission is $15; $25 for couples. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available at the door. Send checks payable to ADEMI, 2114 Pauline Blvd, 2nd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Or pay through PayPal: www.ademi-usa.org.
Country Style Breakfast. 8:30-11 a.m. St. Mary's Catholic Parish, 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road, Pinckney. Proceeds are to help support the youth program. Menu includes: fried or scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, French toast, pancakes, quiche, ham, pork sausage, and waffle station. Musical guests and raffles. Freewill donation suggested. For more information, call Heather at 734-878-3161.
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. You will receive a $5 coupon to spend in The Cheese Shop. 734-929-0500.
Dessert Treats-Venezuelan Style with Elizabeth Marcano Kennedy. 1-2 p.m. Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave., Kerrytown Shops, Ann Arbor. Learn how to make an upside down, pineapple coconut cake. Also, Elizabeth will introduce you to Povorosas cookies a unique Venezuelan cookie. $15. 734-741-7531.
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.
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.
Who You Calling a Cream Puff? 5:30-9:30 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Make your own dough and create Ã©clairs, cream puffs, and savory creations to take home. You’ll also make pastry cream, whipped cream, and chocolate ganache in class to fill your puffs. $100. www.bakewithzing.com.
Strawberry Blonde Release Party. 6-8 p.m. Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Be the first to taste our limited spring time batch of Strawberry Blonde. Event includes appetizers, and plenty of of Strawberry Blonde to go around. Free for mug club members, $10 for non-members. 734-480-2739.
Wednesday Wine Tasting. 6-7 p.m. Paeasano’s, 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Sample five up and coming wines from Italy, accompanied by appetizers. $25. 734-971-0484.
Hands-on Class: Authentic French Cuisine II with Brigitte Romero. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave., Kerrytown Shops, Ann Arbor. This hands-on class features a delicious full lunch menu including goat cheese, roasted walnuts and honey on puff pastry, chicken Provencal with olives and for dessert, “Far Breton” Clafoutis from Brittany with poached prunes. This two hour hands-on class includes a sit down lunch with fellow chefs and Brigitte. $65. 734-741-7531.
Thursday Night Rush Hour Relief at the Wine Bar. 5-7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, at the wine bar. Each Thursday evening, experts lead an exploration of wine, cheese and appetizers. This week's topic: TBD. $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. www.spotteddogwinery.com.
(un)Corked Wine Tasting: The Misunderstood Explained - RosÃ©. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Alley Bar, 112 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. After much misunderstanding, these wines are finally begining to get accolades as serious wines. In the last 3 or 4 years, oenophiles have embraced classic rosÃ©s as perfect companions for springtime and summer meals, dry enough but yet fruity, with plenty of verve and minerality. Organizers hope to have a collection of mostly French wines and perhaps one from Spain. Join Jorge Lopez Chavez in sampling some of these seasonal charmers. Hosted by the Produce Station at the Alley Bar. $10, includes a sample of five wines. 734-662-8757.
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