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SOLD OUT-Special Event: My Life in Recipes with Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan with "My Life in Recipes" illustrated book

A personal journey discovering Jewish cuisine from around the world.

The Roadhouse is so excited to welcome back Jewish cuisine expert and longtime friend, Joan Nathan, for an unforgettable evening on Tuesday, May 7th! We will celebrate the release of her latest cookbook, My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories, in which Joan shares stories and recipes from her own family history.

A tour de force of Jewish cooking, Joan is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author (and a University of Michigan grad). With her previous 11 books, she has gathered timeless and delicious experiences from the far corners of the world to share with us. Touted the “queen of American Jewish cooking” (Houston Chronicle), Joan is about to release her most personal book yet, in which she uses recipes that look back at her family’s history— their arrival in America from Germany; her childhood in postwar New York and Rhode Island; her years in Paris, New York, Israel, and Washington, DC. This highly-anticipated work offers over 100 recipes, including some newly released dishes, two of which will be featured at this dinner!

Wine-lovers will have an option to enjoy the four-course meal with expertly paired selections from Laurentide Winery’s exquisite collection. Susan and Bill Braymer (also University of Michigan grads) will talk us through how the ancient flavors of their New World wines highlight the ancient flavors of Joan’s Old World dishes. The Leelanau vineyard earned its name due to its rich soil that is layered with fossils and minerals left behind by the Laurentide glacier, which carved the geography of Michigan over 10,000 years ago. We are thrilled to welcome their expertise for what will be a night to remember!

Do not miss this event, as we welcome back our friends Joan Nathan and the Braymers from Laurentide Winery! Joan will also be available for a book signing at the Roadhouse from 4:30-5:30pm for anyone who wants to purchase the book bit cannot attend the dinner.


Appetizer (Family Style)

Trio of Spreads (V)
Smoked Whitefish, Mahammar, and Galilean Hummus, served with bagel chips.

Wine Pairing: Laurentide Pinot Gris 2019

Table Bread

Scott’s Buttermilk Biscuits (V)

Soup (Plated)

Wild Mushroom Zucchini & Corn (V)

Wine Pairing: Laurentide aMaizing White 2022

Entrées (Family Style)

Chicken Cacciatore

Yalanchi Sarman (V)
Armenian stuffed grape leaves

Mediterranean Salmon
With preserved lemon and Za’atar

Pasta (V)
With cream, butter, SarVecchio parmesan, turmeric, and leeks

Wine Pairing, Choice Of: Laurentide Pinot Noir 2020 or Laurentide Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Dessert (plated)

Ann Arbor Schnecken

Wine Pairing: Laurentide Sweet Riesling 2019


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May 7
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$95.00 – $165.00


Zingerman’s Roadhouse
(734) 663-3663
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Zingerman’s Roadhouse
2501 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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