Calendar of Events
U-M internal medicine professor Elizabeth Jackson discusses “Nutritional Epidemiology and Preventive Cardiology in Women’s Health.” All women who have recently moved or returned to the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area invited. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m., Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson. $17. Preregistration required via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 369-4499. [map]
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Certified personal trainer Sarah Coffin gives a cooking demo of 3 healthy recipes.
6 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyles classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
Chef Alex Young hosts a dinner featuring a menu showcasing the cuisine of the German rice plantation farmers who come to New Orleans in the early 19th century.
7 p.m., Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $45 (beverages not included). Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]
Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers. Topics includes "Reds of the Rhone" (Feb. 7), Shiraz (Feb. 14), "White Blends of the U.S." (Feb. 21), and Spanish wines (Feb. 28). Also, a Michigan beer tasting (Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m., prices vary), with a representative from Dark Horse Brewing Company.
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]
**This class is offered through Washtenaw Community College, but held at Ann Arbor Cooks. The format is exactly the same as all classes offered at Ann Arbor Cooks.**Join us for a decadent and indulgent evening of truffle-making! There will be plenty to eat and plenty to take home! This is three hours spent practicing your technique with some of the world's finest chocolates. You don't want to miss this one! Menu: Balsamic truffles; dark chocolate caramel truffles with fleur de sel; spiced Aztec truffles; honey vanilla chocolate truffles; chocolate champagne truffles. Register at www.wccnet.edu/lifelong-learning
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Deli chocolate expert Margot Miller offers a primer (with taste samples) on what makes great chocolate so good.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman’s Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $25. 663-3400. [map]
Popular annual event during which more than 30 different businesses throughout Chelsea offer free chocolate tastings, sales on chocolate-themed merchandise, and family-oriented activities.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-3539.
One of Zingerman’s Coffee managing partners, Allen Leibowitz or Steve Mangigian, offers a free tour of the coffee company and talks about the intricate world of java.
11 a.m.-noon, Zingerman’s Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr.. Free. 929-6060. [map]
Every Sat., Feb. 9-Mar. 30. Cooking demos by chefs from local restaurants, including Grizzly Peak (Feb. 9), Melange (Feb. 16), Lena (Feb. 23), Tios (Mar. 2), The Melting Pot (Mar. 9), Gratzi (Mar. 16), Habana Cellar Lounge (Mar. 23), and Conor O’Neill’s (Mar. 30). Tastings.
2-4 p.m., Cherry Republic, 223 S. Main. Free. 585-5231. [map]
Feb. 11 & 12. An elegant, traditional tea with a menu that includes both sweets and savories. With romantic piano music played on the Kempf family’s 1877 Steinway and display of a refurbished period doll house.
2:30 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. $25 (members, $20). Reservations required. 994-4898. [map]
Fancy chocolate treats from local chocolate makers, along with savory appetizers, wine, and beer. Also, live vintage jazz by the Royal Garden Trio and silent and live auctions.
6:30 p.m., Lake Forest Golf Club, 3100 W. Ellsworth. Tickets $60 & $125 in advance only by Jan. 15. $75 & $125 after Jan. 15. wildswantheater.org, , 995-0530. [map]
Feb. 10 & 16. U-M Natural History Museum staff explain to kids in grades K-5 (accompanied by an adult) how geology and geography shape the cuisine of different cultures and the nature of cultural transmission. Participants also get to make their own bread starter.
1-2 p.m. (Feb. 10), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes. & 10-11 a.m. (Feb. 16), AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Free. 764-0480, 327-8301. [map]
Tastings of 10 chilis and 5 beers. Live auction & raffle.
2-5 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Company, 2019 W. Stadium. Tickets for chili only: $10 (kids ages 5-10, $5; kids age 4 & under, free) in advance or at the door. Tickets for beer & chili: $20. 971-2228. [map]
Welcome to Sunday Family Dining! This is our attempt to get you to slow down a little and gather around the table to enjoy a meal with your junior chef! In just a couple hours, your child will prepare a three-course meal that you get to come back and enjoy. No shopping, no chopping, no clean up for you! (And they wait on you!) We'll talk about kitchen safety, favorite foods, family pets, and other important things while we cook. We'll pack up any leftovers (feel free to bring a container) and we'll send you home with a recipe packet. What a great way to end the weekend! Menu: Tomato Soup with Carrot Cream, Orzo with Sausage and Roasted Vegetables, Nutella Fudge Brownies. Your child will work in small teams, learn to make recipes from scratch, plate and enjoy the fruits of their labor (and we might even throw in some table etiquette!). These classes are for children ages 10 & up and are 3 hours long, with the last half hour designated for eating. Register online 48 hours in advance
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/1 child participant and up to 2 family members. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]