Cook Create Celebrate April 2017
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 APRIL. ISSUE 56. 2017
Marcels Culinary Experience
Happy April! It's spring and we are celebrating with a class sale and the
official launch of our Dress+Design styling services. We are also at the threshold of wedding season, a time to enjoy Glen Ellyn's annual Wedding Walk and explore Marcel's full suite of registry services and perks for the bride and groom. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Chef Dave Sahs to the Marcel's kitchen!

 
 
If you have just sprung back from break, take a look at your upcoming calendar and schedule a few Marcel's classes into your spring outings. Classes are now 20% OFF through April 16th. There are many classes to choose from between now and the end of June. If you register online, use promo code SPRING20
Not valid on previous purchases, please.
APRIL EVENTS + HAPPENINGS
  
 
 Marcel's Dress + Design services are on full display next weekend!
 
Tune in to ABC7 at 8:20 am on Saturday, April 8th and catch Dana and Shine Handmade's Janet Catlow kick off the festivities with their favorite table design tips. Then measure your table, grab your favorite dishes and glassware and head into Marcel's anytime over the weekend. Our talented team will help you mix it up and play with accent plates, linens, flatware and table accessories to achieve a unique and signature look for your table.
  
On Saturday the 8th, Janet Catlow will be in store to showcase her fabulous collection of
SHINE HANDMADE table linens, which will be 20% OFF.
 
On Sunday the 9th, pop in for a delectable array of spring appetizers with
quick and easy recipes you'll turn to all season.
 
This weekend will launch our Dress+Design Table Styling by appointment services.
Stay tuned for more details!
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd: 11 am - 4 pm
  
Based in California, and designed in Paris, Couleur Nature is a line of table linens that are uniquely inspired by the natural splendour of the French countryside and the color palette of India. Each tablecloth, napkin, and towel is intricately hand-printed using ancient woodblock printing techniques on the finest natural fabrics. Join us for a trunk show to discover this beautiful line and add a distinctive look to your table. Enjoy 20% OFF Couleur Nature linens the day of the show.
 
WEDNESDAY APRIL 26th: 4 - 8 pm
  
Say bonjour to the 3rd annual tribute to Glen Ellyn's sister city, Le Bouscat, France! The Civic Center Gymnasium (535 Duane Street) will be transformed into a French street market for the entire family. French food (including select fromage from Marché!), wine, craft beer and a variety of specialty items will be available for purchase. There will also be vibrant music and kid's games and activities.  This event is open to the community and free of charge.
 
Begin your adventure at Veiled by Cha Cha, stroll store to store in downtown Glen Ellyn to find your "something new" and stop by Marcel's to start your dream registry and plan your wedding events. Tickets for the Wedding Walk available in advance here.
 
Marcel's has partnered with luxurious brands to add some bonus perks to your registry.  Come in to discuss how to take advantage of the special offers!
 
SPOTLIGHT ON CHEF DAVE SAHS
Please welcome Chef Dave Sahs to Marcel's!
 
A fellow Glen Ellyn resident, Chef Dave is excited to share his culinary expertise with home cooks to develop their skills in the kitchen. Dave got his first taste for restaurant life during high school as a busboy, server and eventually a cook at a small family-owned café. This experience sparked his interest to attend Culinary School and get his first "real" kitchen job working at Heaven on Seven for Chef Jimmy Bannos, who eventually became his culinary mentor.
 
After graduating, Dave travelled to Europe and spent time honing his craft at restaurants in London. Upon his return, he landed a coveted line cook position at Spiaggia under Chefs Tony Mantuano and Missy Robbins. This experience shaped his life forever; he met lifelong friends and most notably, his wife, during his tenure at the restaurant.
 
He eventually left the culinary world to pursue his other passion - golf and golf instruction. This offered invaluable experience with people and teaching and allowed him the luxury of putting his heart into cooking at home again.
 
In 2015, Dave's wife Meg and her business partner Sarah Grueneberg opened Monteverde Restaurant and Pastificio in Chicago. Dave is intimately involved in restaurant public relations, food and instruction.
 
Today, Dave is melding all of his passions to teach cooks how to develop their game at home, here at Marcel’s.
 
Join Chef Dave in the kitchen for a cooking class this spring! Choose from an Italian Style Happy Hour, a taste of classic Roman Aperitivi or a Farmer's Market Fresh feast.
 

 
Three items always in your grocery cart: Great Coffee, Fresh Herbs and Meat
 
What’s your guilty pleasure food? Cookies and Ben and Jerry’s Tonight Dough
 
What’s your best food memory? My wife and I had the opportunity to “be flies on the wall” at a dinner one special autumn night in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It was a collaboration between food and beverage producers from very different countries – Italy and Japan - at our friend’s Acetaia (balsamic vinegar house) in Reggio Emilia. Local cheese and vinegar experts, along with a Chef, created a dinner menu with Japanese visitors that specialized in beer, cheese (yes, cheese) and sake, among other Japanese ingredients. The table of twenty passionate people speaking three different languages (with translators) discussed the interesting similarities and pairings of all of the different products. Did I mention it was Halloween, a crazy thunderstorm, and the power went out? We all pitched in and pulled off a fabulous experience with only candlelight. We will NEVER forget that night.
 
What are the most underrated cooking ingredients? Acid, High Heat, Fire/Fuel/Smoke
 
Latest food discovery: Cinco Jotas Black Label Jamon Iberico Ballota from Jabugo. Literally THE best ham you can put in your mouth. I get to slice it by hand off the bone for special events!
 
What music do you listen to when you cook? Thievery Corporation Pandora Station if I want to relax and focus / Rap and Hip Hop Pre Game Radio on Pandora if I want to get sh*t done. 
 
What’s your favorite spice? Tough one - Smoked Paprika? 
LE CREUSET STAINLESS STEEL
 
20% OFF Le Creuset Stainless Steel 
April 1st - April 15th
 
Le Creuset's premium stainless steel pieces reflect the same European craftsmanship and character that has defined Le Creuset Cast Iron for decades. This collection of radiant, high performance stainless steel cookware adds beauty and functionality to any kitchen. Each piece features tri-ply construction with a full aluminum core, a precision-pour rim, ergonomically designed handles and interior capacity markings for liquid measurements.
Shop Small, Shop Local! 
 
Marcel's and Marché thank you for supporting our stores, fellow local businesses and our community. Buying from independent, locally-owned businesses throughout the year strengthens the economic base of the community. Where we shop, eat and have fun makes Glen Ellyn a unique and distinctive place to call home. Make a conscious decision today to shop local whenever possible. We are proud to extend to you the service, quality and extras that make our downtown a destination!
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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