Cook Create Celebrate June 2015
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 JUNE. ISSUE 36. 2015
Marcels Culinary Experience
Fire up the Grill!  

June is here and we are celebrating dads!  We have compiled a round-up of great gifts & gadgets that will be sure to please on June 21st. Discover how Chef Jamie, one of our favorite dads around Marcel's, loves to spend his Father's Day and his favorite place to dine in the Western Suburbs. If you are in the market for a new grill or just want to upgrade to the best, we have outlined the features of our hands-down favorite: the Kamado Joe
 
This issue of Cook Create Celebrate will round out your summer plans with everything from the annual Cardboard Regatta at Lake Ellyn, demonstrations from debut cookbook authors Maureen Abood and Brian Emmett, and seasonal cooking classes. School's out for summer and we have fun camps for kids of all ages! We are also thrilled to introduce the gorgeous collection of Sabre dinnerware to our store.
JUNE EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
SUN, JUNE 7th
(12 - 1 pm followed by book signing):
Michigan native Maureen Abood has transformed her award winning blog into her debut cookbook, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms featuring the lush and evocative flavors of her Lebanese childhood. Maureen will be in Marcel's kitchen to talk about the delicious healthy dishes that have established her as the authoritative expert in modern Middle Eastern cooking. Accessible for everyday cooks, Maureen will demonstrate recipes from the book, followed by a book signing.
 
 
SAT, JUNE 13th
(12 - 1:30 pm followed by book signing):
Crowned champion of CBS's The American Baking Competition and Itasca native, Brian will be at Marcel's with his debut cookbook, Get Your Bake On! It is filled with a hearty mixture of American Baking Competition favorites and Emmett family recipes he learned at the heels of his mother and grandmother. Brian will demonstrate sweet and savory baking techniques with three delectable recipes from his book: Heirloom Tomato Tart, Mile High Quiche and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets.  
 
JUNE 27th: LAKE ELLYN CARDBOARD REGATTA
Begin your Quest for the Cup!  Build a boat made entirely of cardboard and paddle a course around Lake Ellyn. If you wish to be on the sidelines, come cheer on the teams at a day filled with fun, all American concessions and live minnow races! Starts at noon followed by the Picnic in the Park. Presented by the Glen Ellyn Park District.
 SUNDAY, JUNE 21st:
FATHER'S DAY
 
  We have combed the store for unique and fun gift ideas for dad. Don't see the ideal gift here?  Come in and we will help you tailor something perfectly suited for him!
 
Beer Party! Demon Brewing Kit, Muirwood Reclamations Railroad Spike Bottle Opener, "Have a Brew" Platters and Dish Towels.
 
 
Chef Paul Lindemuth's Cedar Roasting Plank for the oven. Package with a half sheet pan, specialty seasoned salt and perhaps a gift card for a cooking class with Chef Paul!

 
New collection of Emile Henry Bread Bakeware!  Choose from Bread Cloche, Bread Loaf or Baguette Bakers. Pair with a cookbook.


Bitters! Fabulous choices from The Bitter Housewife, Woodford Reserve & Hella Bitters. If dad is a mixologist, check out the Craft Your Own kit!

Kid's camps for June are almost full (Little Kids Summer Fun has a handful of spots still open); look forward to July's camps and sign-up today!  Remember that you can sign up for the complete series or cherry pick individual classes.
Little Kids
(Ages 6-8)

July 13-15th 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chef Cherise Slattery
 
Aloha! Sand, sun, and island fun. There's more to Hawaii than just flower leis and whale watching; the islands are a delicious mix of Asian, Portuguese, Samoan and Pacific Rim culinary influences. From grilled pineapple pizza to pork quesadillas and tropical punch, these recipes will have you hanging five and saying 'mahalo!'
Mid Kids
(Ages 9-11)

July 27-30th 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Chef Jamie Bordoshuk
 
There's no way you'll go hungry! Four days of flexible menus for great meals, beginning with breakfast/brunch recipes and moving to lunch, dinners, and, a personal favorite late night snacks, we're cooking 24/7.
Big Kids
(Ages 12-16)

July 20-23rd 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Chef Cherise Slattery
 
We'll explore where our food comes from, how it makes the journey from the farm to our plate, and make delicious farm fresh treats. Learn how to cook seasonally, bringing out the best in seasonal ingredients, seeking out and savoring delicious local foods wherever they live. The results are farm-fresh and delicious. 
KAMADO JOE
We have done some serious grilling research and there are so many reasons why the only grill we carry is the Kamado Joe!

Best Built Ceramic Grill on the market. Yes, better than the Big Green Egg! A key advantage of Kamado Joe’s ceramic vessel is its ability to insulate. Not only does this require less total heat for cooking, it also lets you cook at significantly higher temperatures or at very low temperatures for a significantly longer time.  

This insulation and temperature control makes the Kamado Joe the most versatile on the market. Get ready to not only grill, but smoke, slow cook pork roasts, sear steaks and bake pizzas!

Value for Money.  Every grill comes outfitted with its signature flexible cooking system (which equals more prime grilling real estate), folding shelves, slide-out ash drawer and cart with locking wheels. 
 
Classic Joe (18" diameter cooking surface) is $999 plus tax delivered.
Big Joe (24") and Little Joe (14") also available.
Kamado Joe comes with a Lifetime Warranty on ceramic parts and free shipping on all warranty parts.  
Local free delivery and set up included!
Q&A WITH CHEF JAMIE BORDOSHUK
What was your "aha" moment, when you realized that you wanted to become a chef? I was always the one in the kitchen making breakfast or dinner. I knew that when I became a stay at home Dad, I would pursue my love of cooking and ditch the corporate world forever.

Describe your ideal Father's Day: Ordering Chinese food and watching a movie.

Favorite Summer Activity: Spending a beautiful summer evening under the stars at Ravinia Festival.

Favorite food to grill: Pizza. It so fun to let our guests be creative and make their own personalized creations.   

West Suburban Gem: Marcel’s – of course.

Favorite Cookbook:  Any Barefoot Contessa. The recipes are easy, with simple ingredients that are easy to find and always taste fantastic. 

Guilty Pleasure: My Bombay Sapphire Martini with blue cheese stuffed olives. 

Favorite Aspect of Working at Marcel's: When I see the light bulb go off above the students head, that’s the best feeling and when I hear through the grapevine that one of the kids I just taught in a class or camp make dinner for the family!

Where is your favorite casual spot to dine? The patio at Meson Sabika in Naperville for tapas and a glass of Sangria with good friends. 

How would you best describe your culinary style?  Simple ingredients that you can find in any grocery store; recipes that have 10-12 ingredients that have fantastic flavors.

SABRE

We are thrilled to introduce the innovative line of SABRE dinnerware and flatware to our shelves at Marcel's. Known and celebrated in France for 20 years, SABRE is a name synonymous with the freedom of mixing and matching endless combinations, blending chic and offbeat.  
 
"Freedom at Sabre is daring to mix everything!"


SABRE provides customers with an extensive assortment of luxurious French porcelain dinnerware in lively and cheerful colors. Collection also includes a wide assortment of flatware and specialty pieces. Marcel's features bread knives, cheese knives, cocktail forks, spreaders & demi-tasse spoons. 
 
Come in today to explore the collection and start styling a place setting that is uniquely you!
 
 
 
FEATURED JUNE CLASSES
MARKET FRESH CLASSES!

Choose from:
 
Tuesday, June 9th 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Chef Heidi Kise
 
Community Supported Agriculture describes a relationship between a farm and the local people who consume it. Marcel's has partnered with Nichols Farm and Orchard to be a CSA pick-up site. Learn the tips to use your box; you'll have nothing to waste! A meal will be created from the bounty- crostini, salad, soup, pizza and risotto

 
Sunday, June 14thth 12 - 3:00 pm
Chef Paul Lindemuth
 
Join Chef Paul for a tour of the Glen Ellyn Farmer's Market for a look at the freshest produce of the season. Once the purchases are made, we'll return to the store to prepare a delicious seasonal lunch with just-picked freshness. No set menu for this class as it will be dictated by the availability of ingredients at the market. We will make your purchases and return to the Marcel's kitchen to prepare our seasonal lunch; a true farm to table experience.
 
PREP SCHOOL: RUBS + MARINADES
 
Tuesday, June 16th 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Chef Kelly Sears
 
The act of combining a few ingredients and then setting them aside, unattended, unfailingly enhances the taste and improves the texture of almost anything. These inspired rubs and marinades matched to different cuts of proteins and vegetables yield complex flavors from basic ingredients, elevating even your most familiar summer fare. 
 
On the menu:
Chicken with Asian Apple Marinade

Beef with Peppercorn and Horseradish Rub

Pork with Smoky Paprika Salt Rub

Roasted Vegetables with Lemon Rosemary Marinade

Perfect Salsa to accompany meats, vegetables or chips!

 
Thursday, June 18th 6:30 - 9 pm
Chef Lynn Dugan
 
International vegetarian inspirations are on the menu served small plate style but big on flavor. The extraordinary abundance of nutritious plant foods across the globe provides great opportunities to conjure them into delicious, planet-friendly meals. Vegetable centric dishes from around the world highlight the table from Italy to Mexico, Asia to Dehli, the countries vary but the result is the same, satisfyingly delicious! 

On the menu:
Sweet Potato and Chick Pea Curry (India)

Eggplant Parmesan Bites (Italy)

Black Bean Cakes with Chipotle Yogurt Sauce (Mexico)

Tofu and Cashew Lettuce Cups (China)

Apricot Blueberry Cobbler (U.S.)

This month Marcel's is honored to support the 2nd annual Ross K. MacNeill Memorial TOUGH Hockey Tournament on June 14th supporting their mission to end pediatric brain cancer.
 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!
  • Personalized wedding registry with expert service
 
 
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