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Do you love to bake? Or are you afraid to bake? Either way these class(es) are for you! New ideas for the experienced baker OR hands-on with full instruction for the novice - either way, we've got you covered! Join us for a three-part holiday baking extravaganza and breathe some NEW life into your repertoire! You will learn some fabulous desserts from a fabulous Pastry Chef that will have your guests talking for weeks to come. All you have to do is come have fun with us in the A2Cooks kitchen AND get yourself ready for the constant barrage of complements you're going to receiving! Full participation. YOU MAKE TAKE 1, 2 OR ALL 3 OF THE CLASSES - THE CHOICE IS YOURS (DISCOUNT FOR TAKING ALL 3)! This class meets on 3 consecutive Mondays (10/28 - Thanksgiving Desserts, 11/4 - Holiday Cookies, 11/11 - The Showstoppers) Register online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person per class or $210/person for 3-class series. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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First you'll meet Rye - the American old-timer, he's dry and spicy. Next up - Bourbon, a smooth talker with a fantastic Kentucky accent. And then there's Scotch - one day he's sweet as toffee, the next day he smells like a smoky ashtray - but you love him anyway. All have a role to play in cocktails, and we'll compare and contrast.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 734-276-3215. email@example.com www.tammystastings.com/shop [map]
Nov. 12 & 14. TeaHaus staffers lead tastings of 3 teas, paired with a treat made by the TeaHaus pastry chef.
10 a.m. (Nov. 12) & 7 p.m. (Nov. 14), TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave. $15. Reservations required. 622-0460. [map]
Tastings of hard ciders by Fennville-based craft brewery Virtue Cider.
4:30-6:30 p.m., Produce Station, 1629 S. State. Free. 663-7848. [map]
Zingerman's Roadhouse chef Alex Young and Virtue Cider (Fennville, MI) founding brewmaster Gregory Hall host a dinner featuring a menu using locally farmed ingredients paired with different Virtue ciders made from heirloom apples. Hall discusses the history and appeal of cider.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $5o. Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]
DH&G staffer Matt Banks shows how to choose the right knife and to hold and use it safely and effectively.
10 a.m.-noon, Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]
Warm up your autumn kitchen and Thanksgiving holiday with the scent of good things baking. From fresh, hot dinner rolls to an exquisite apple pie, there are few things more pleasurable about fall than giving in to every whim to bake and cook. We're proud to partner with King Arthur, definitive authority on baking and flours, to demonstrate how to expand your baking and cooking skills into amazing, delicious and freshly sweet success.Menu: Parker House Rolls - Perfect Pie Crust - Foolproof Apple Pie - Spiced Pumpkin Bread
Arbor Hills, 3050 Washenaw Ave. $69. 734-531-0304. firstname.lastname@example.org www.surlatable.com [map]
Eat the Season! Come and create this lovely fall menu with your health-conscious honey by your side! Enjoy the fruits of your labor in a cozy, candlelit setting, and don't forget to bring a bottle of wine! A perfect date night - guilt not included! Menu: Celery Root and Apple Slaw with Cider-Citrus Vinaigrette: Herb-Crusted Halibut Fillets with White Wine Reduction; Smashed Fingerlings with Arugula, Gorgonzola, and Olive Oil; Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pistachios, Balsamic Glaze, and Pomegranate; Pear and Vanilla Bean en Papillote with Cashew Cream*This menu can easily accommodate vegetarians or vegans. Please notify us before registering if you'd like us to tweak the menu to your liking! Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $150/pair. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Widely regarded as the nation's most polished and finely tuned orchestra, the "SFS runs like a well-oiled machine," says one reviewer, "but its playing…is never routine, always dedicated." Tonight, Michael Tilson Thomas, long regarded as an important interpreter of Mahler, directs the SFS in Mahler's Symphony No. 9. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a prelude dinner (Rackham building 4th floor, $75) with a lecture by U-M musicology professor Mark Clague on the artist and history of the performed work.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. $10-$85, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Zingerman's Coffee Co. staff demonstrate and discuss 6-8 different ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
1-3 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $10. 929-6060. [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 of 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! This is a mini bootcamp because we are teaching chopping, searing, boiling, measuring, baking, AND you get to enjoy the fruits of their labor! Menu: Pan-seared Chicken in a Lemony-Cream Sauce, Veggie Quinoa Pilaf, Flourless Chocolate Cake and Glaze. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/per 1 child participant and up to 2 family members. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]