My artisanal chocolates were the start of Tammy's Tastings, and now they're back, for a limited time only. This will be my final sale. You can place your order now. Chocolates will be available for shipping or pickup beginning December 1.
The chocolate collection includes four flavors: salty caramel, cardamom, ginger, and pumpkin pie, available in boxes from 2-16 pieces. Plus peppermint marshmallows - perfect for hot chocolate! In addition, I'm offering three kinds of bark:
- dark chocolate with dried cherries and pecans
- milk chocolate with smoked almonds and bacon
- white chocolate with candy canes
Order early - quantities are limited, and when they're gone, they're gone!
Join me on December 2 as we discover the secrets to making delicious holiday cocktails. You'll take a stab at crafting your own house champagne cocktail, warm up with hot toddies, mix up some unusual spiced wine drinks, and - of course - learn all about the secrets of great egg nog. Many of the drinks we'll be making are easy to make ahead for holiday entertaining, so you'll be ready to impress your guests!
As usual, this class will be hands-on with lots of tasting opportunities. Register now for $35, and I'll see you at The Last Word on Monday, December 2 at 7:30 pm!
I scheduled a TT Supper Club dinner for November 21. When I realized that it was exactly one week before Thanksgiving, I couldn't help but start thinking of ways I could take those traditional Thanksgiving flavors and turn them into a TT Supper Club-worthy fine dining feast. So on Thursday, November 21, I invite you to join me for "Hautes-giving."
(subject to last minute inspiration and guest food restrictions)
- Potato Latkes with Smoked Salmon and Creme Fraiche
- Butternut Squash Soup with Sunchoke Dumplings
- Brussels Sprouts Three Ways
Roulade with Chestnut Stuffing, Pommes Puree, Sweet Potatoes with Brown
Butter-Sage Marshmallows, and Cranberry Gelee (vegetarian alternative
- Pumpkin Sticky Cakes with Hard Cider Caramel Sauce
This should be a really fun dinner, I hope to see you there! The cost is $55 and you can reserve your space by emailing email@example.com!
Chestnut photo used by permission from Will Cook for Friends, an awesome food blog you should totally check out!
There's no drink more iconic than the classic gin martini. And, perhaps, no drink more controversial! How much gin to how much vermouth? Should there be vermouth at all, or should one just wave the bottle in the direction of the glass? And then there's the big question - shaken or stirred?
In this class we'll take a "lab" approach to the martini. We'll experiment with ratios, gins, vermouths, mixing methods and more. Then, at the end of the class participants will apply their new-found knowledge to create their own individual martinis to compare and contrast.
This martini intensive starts at 7:30 pm on Monday, October 21 and costs $45. Reserve your spot on the event registration page.
Thanks to everyone who came out to September's TT Supper Club. This was a larger event in a new space, and it worked out great! Guests enjoyed an early fall meal of candied cherry tomatoes (pictured), caramelized carrot soup, corn cakes with salmon roe, sole with red wine braised cabbage, duck confit crepes, sweet potato cake with cranberry foam, and a couple of surprises. Check out the pictures on my Facebook page
The next TT Supper Club will be Friday, October 25, where I'll once again be serving up a 6-course seasonal menu for $55. Expect a menu featuring wonderful winter squash, venison, and other flavors of fall. Reserve your seat now by emailing me and letting me know of any food restrictions or allergies. Space is limited!
TT Supper Club is an occasional underground dining experience in Ann Arbor, MI. The menu is created just days before the dinner and reflects what's freshest and most enticing at the Farmer's Market that week, as well as guests' preferences and food restrictions.
It's been a great growing year and the Farmer's Market is overflowing with the bounty of the season. I've been really enjoying creating delicious meals with all our local goodies, and now I'd like to share one of those with you!
TT Supper Club is an occasional underground dining experience in Ann Arbor, MI. The menu is created just days before the dinner and reflects what's freshest and most enticing at the Farmer's Market that week, as well as guests' preferences and food restrictions. You can check out pictures of previous menus here.
On Thursday, August 15 I'll be serving up a 6-course seasonal menu. The cost is $55. Reserve your seat now by emailing me and letting me know
of any food restrictions or allergies. Space is limited!
No cocktail classes in August, but I'll be back in September with a whole crop of new and repeat classes:
- Sept 9 - All About Bitters
- Oct 7 - Autumn Cocktails
- Oct 21 - Classic Martini Lab
- Nov 11 - Tale of Three Whisk(e)ys
- Dec 2 - Holiday Cocktails
Check out the event registration page for detailed descriptions and to register. Classes are hands on with lots of tasting opportunities. All classes start at 7:30 pm and are held at The Last Word. Tickets are just $35 ($45 for the Martini Lab) and are on sale now at my website. Or if you are planning to attend multiple classes this fall, buy a 3-class pass for $100 and save a little. You'll save even more if one of your classes is the Martini Lab!
Did you know:
- That it takes three pounds of wild fish to grow a pound of farmed salmon?
- That it's more important to buy organic strawberries than organic onions?
- That some studies show that shipping fresh apples produces fewer emissions than storing them for long periods under refrigeration?
We want our food choices to reflect our values. Some of us try to buy food grown and raised locally, others try to buy organic. Which tastes better? Which is better for the environment? Which is healthier? Which is more likely to pay a fair wage to the farmers? The answers aren't always obvious.
In this fun and delicious tasting event, we'll examine how our life experiences and values inform our food choices. Using comparative tastings, activities, and discussions, we'll explore the different things we think about when making shopping and eating decisions.
You'll become a smarter shopper with new information to consider, and some practical tools to use in the store.
Eating Your Values will be held at Bona Sera Cafe in Ypsilanti from 7pm-9pm on July 23. Tickets are just $20, and you can sign up now!
You are invited to join me on July 16 as Tammy's Tastings pairs up with The Last Word for our Townie Tiki Tuesday party. The Ann Arbor Art Fairs start the next day, but this townie party is your opportunity to get downtown for one last hurrah before the tourists take over for a few days.
I'll be behind the bar, mixing up drinks from a small menu of Tiki classics. Don't fear the Tiki - these well-balanced and nuanced cocktails will surprise you! The full Last Word menu will also be available. The fun starts at 7 pm when The Last Word opens, and I'll be there until 11 pm or so.
Hope to see you there!
We've probably all heard of farm-to-table cooking - living in the now, cooking up what's in your CSA share, or whatever you picked up at the market today. It's my favorite way to cook all summer long, and I eagerly anticipate our first spring peas, or local field tomatoes, or fresh ears of corn.
Farm-to-glass cocktails bring that same philosophy from the kitchen to the cocktail shaker. In this class on July 15 we'll incorporate a wide variety of fruits and vegetables into our cocktails. There will be lots of muddling of fresh herbs and cucumbers, as well as some infusions and even "shrubs" - a method of preserving fruit with sugar and vinegar that dates back to Colonial times.
This tends to be a popular class so will probably sell out. Register now!