Cook Create Celebrate March 2015
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 MARCH. ISSUE 33. 2015
Marcels Culinary Experience
Welcome to the March issue of Cook Create Celebrate! 
 
In the fall, we were thrilled to be awarded both Outstanding Kitchenware Retailer of the Year and U.S. Global Innovator Awards by the International Housewares Association. We will be recognized at the International Home + Housewares Show March 8th and we invite you, our loyal customer, to join us for a champagne toast Wednesday, March 11th at Marcel's!  

Our retail team has had fun dreaming up our newest window display: Prepare the Sides of March! Swing by for a peek and take a look at some new cookbooks for fantastic seasonal side dish recipes.
 
As always, we are spotlighting a sampling of our classes. Check them out to see if you would be able to squeeze one into your schedule! We are also turning the spotlight on retail associate Kelly Montgomery this month!
MARCH EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
 
WED, MAR 4th
(11 am - 2 pm):  
MISS DOTTIE'S POUND CAKES
It's National Poundcake Day and Tassie Tagarelli, creator of Miss Dottie's Pound Cake, is returning to Marcel's to sample her luscious creations.  Join us between 11 and 2 to meet Tassie and sample.  Miss Dottie's Poundcakes are made locally with all natural ingredients, and ship all over the globe.
 
 
FRI, MAR 6th
(12:00 - 1:30 pm):
EUGENIA BONE DEMO
Eugenia Bone is a James Beard Award nominated author of five books, including her most recent, The Kitchen Ecosystem.  Eugenia is at Marcel's to present "Finding the Best Flavor in What you Usually Throw Away," teaching you how to approach cooking as a continuum, where each meal draws on elements from a previous one, providing the building blocks for another.  Book signing will follow the demo.
 
 
 
SAT, MAR 21st
(10 am - 1 pm):
A CELEBRATION
OF TABLES
The Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club presents A Celebration of Tables at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 393 N. Main Street. Enjoy a delightful morning touring a ballroom of uniquely themed tablescapes! Be inspired to entertain for your next celebration; stop by Marcel's after the event with your program to receive 20% off any one item in the store. Tickets are $15 prior to the event, $20 at the door, and can be purchased at Marcel's.  Proceeds benefit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.  
 
 
SAT, MAR 21st
(11 am - 4 pm):
SHINE HANDMADE TRUNK SHOW
Exceptional fabric, creative design, and meticulous detail are the trademarks of Janet Catlow's beautiful table linens. Perk up your spring table with pieces from her beautiful new collection that will be on display; designs range from classic to contemporary. Enjoy 20% off all Shine Handmade items during the show. 


 
Celebrating the recent awards for merchandising excellence, Jill and Dana are headed off to an even busier than usual few days at the International Home and Housewares show! Receptions, photo shoots, a coveted consultation with celebrated merchandiser Martin Pegler, and a special gala awards dinner honoring award recipients from around the world will keep Jill and Dana on their toes. Hopefully they can sneak in some time to scope out fabulous new finds to bring back to the store!  


The Gourmet Retailer has featured Marcel's as their cover story and we are thrilled! Editor-in-Chief Anna Wolfe praises the team at Marcel's for compelling storytelling via thoughtful merchandise displays throughout the store. She delights in all of the details that make our store a culinary experience!
WED, MAR 11 (6 - 8 pm):
GIA Award Champagne Celebration
Please join us for a champagne toast and a bite of something sweet to celebrate our recent accomplishments!

GETTING TO KNOW KELLY
Kelly Montgomery, creative member of our retail team, has been with us since June 2013. June also marks 25 years with her husband Brock. Sons Egan and Max both attend Butler University in Indianapolis and daughter Lily is a freshman at Glenbard West. Chicagoland has been home for 18 years but beforehand they moved frequently, calling Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut and Kelly's native Pennsylvania home.  If you admire our window displays and tablescapes, they have very likely been enhanced by Kelly's artistic eye and attention to detail. Kelly is an avid reader, loves to knit, and is happiest in the company of animals. She would eventually love to live on a waterfront farm teeming with dogs, goats and an Aflac duck!

Favorite Food City: Philadelphia for the Cheesesteak Subs on South Street or Baltimore for Hard Shell Crabs...
West Suburban Gem: Vitorio's cozy bar 
Best Winter Comfort Food: Chicken Pot Pie
Favorite Winter Activity: Hunkering down in front of the fire with Brock watching a game of basketball
Favorite Book: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
3 Items Always in Fridge: Salsa, a selection of IPAs, and something that should probably be thrown out!
Favorite Aspect of Working at Marcel's: Expressing my creativity with windows, displays and tablescapes. It’s very upbeat and high energy; there is always something new going on!
FEATURED MARCH CLASSES
 
Wed, Mar 18th 12:30 - 2 pm
Chef Heidi Kise

Big on flavor, minimal on preparation, add casual bistro fare to your next menu. With a selection of simple and elegant, yet down to earth dishes that are vibrant, fragrant, decadent, and sure to impress On the menu: 

On the menu:
Fried Goat Cheese with Grapefruit, Toasted Almonds, Baby Spinach & Lime Vinaigrette

Romaine and White Cheddar Souffle

Traditional Crepes with Homemade Nutella
 
Thursday, Mar 19th 9:30 - 11 am
Chef Lynn Dugan
 
Wouldn't it be nice if you started your day with more than a to-go coffee cup and whatever was leftover in your kid's cereal bowl? Today is that day! Lynn is serving you a delicious breakfast now and demonstrating step-by-step dinner for tonight. Along with the recipe and the new-found-know-how, you'll receive a "dinner starter kit" to use as the foundation to your meal. With the addition of a couple other on-hand items, dinner's in the Marcel's bag!
 
On the menu:
Caramelized Onion and Arugula Frittata with Goat Cheese

Savory Chicken, Vegetable and Navy Bean Stew
 
Sunday, Mar 22nd 12 - 2:30 pm
Renee DiSanto and Colleen Hindman
 
Renee DiSanto, owner of Frost Cake Design is here to share her talents to help you create a stunning cake top to use for Easter or your next celebrated event. Even better, No experience necessary! After a brief demo for each step, Renee will guide you through the process to create the topper and decorate your cake like a professional. Both the cake and the topper will go home with you. 
 
Supporting charitable organizations is how we are nurturing our community. Here are some of the great causes we are supporting:
  • Tuesday, Mar 3rd: Floral Symphony supporting Glenbard South and West music programs.
  • Thursday, Mar 5th: 9th annual Taste of Hope benefitting DuPagePads to end homelessness
  • Saturday, Mar 21st: Spring Fling to benefit Wheaton's Longfellow Elementary School.
 Cook, Create and Celebrate at Marcel's! 

Let us help you plan an exquisite event: company parties, family get-togethers and girl's night out are all fabulous ways to experience the magic of the Marcel's kitchen. Contact us today and we will start crafting the menu, libations and special touches to make the event uniquely yours.
ALSO AT MARCEL'S:
  • Professional on-site knife sharpening
  • Exquisite complimentary gift wrapping
  • Beautiful"gifts to go" all pre-wrapped and perfect for every gift giving occasion!
  • Plan your next event at Marcel's -- call us for details
 
 
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