Sardine Book Dinner with Zingerman's Ari Weinzweig & Chef Michael Barrera

Nov 13th

A Sardine Book Dinner
Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s
Special Guest Chef Michael Barrera

On most given days, you’ll find Ari Weinzweig rustling up dishes from one of the fabulous classic Zingerman’s ventures or teaching a seminar on “ Creating a Vision of Greatness.” But what you may not know, is that when Ari has a minute to spare (we’re not sure when!?) he parlays the Zingerman’s experience through the written word, as a best-selling food writer. 

Hence, alongside Ari, we’ve curated an evening of Sardines based on his follow-along chapbook, Sardines! which is part of the first edition of handmade books produced in Ann Arbor by Zingerman’s Press. 

In an informal chat and Q&A, Ari will smash Sardine stereotypes, share his delight with the little fish, offer a commentary on canned versus tinned… and answer the never-ending question: Sardines!  What can they do? 

After getting the inside scoop from Ari, we will sit down for an inventive sardine-based feast by Chef Michael Barrera that will show you what these omega-3-rich fish are all about.

A limited number of Ari Weinzweig’s Sardine books were printed on sustainably-forested paper and lovingly handmade for this special night at frame using a simple pamphlet stitch. Ari will be signing copies at the end of the evening.

Each guest will receive a copy of the book which is included in the ticket price. Additional copies will be available during your ticket purchase.  Each book is hand assembled and we cannot guarantee additional copies will be available the night of the event.  If you wish to order additional copies, we advise you add them to your order upon checkout.


On the Table
Wooden platter boards with Sardine Spreads and hand selected Tinned Fish including Mackerel and Tuna 

Greek Sardine Salad
Roasted Peppers, Cucumber, Olives, Greens and a Tin of Glorious Sardines

Sardine Pasta
Olive Paste, Roasted Peppers and Sauteed Fennel

Wood Fired Grilled Fresh Sardines
Wood Fired on frame’s wood-fired grill

Sardine Cookies Housemade by the ZingBakehouse

Tuesday, November 13th
6:00pm seating
$65 per person + tax and service fee

A copy of Sardines! the book, an informal book chat and Q&A with Ari and an inventive sardine-based feast by Chef Michael Barrera

Wine, Beer and frame cocktails (that pair with Sardines, of course!)
Additional copies of the book Sardines! via preorder at checkout
A smorgasbord of Zingerman’s sourced tin fish to purchase and take home to experiment within your own kitchen.

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Limited to one seating of 48 seats

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