Cook Create Celebrate June 2016
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 JUNE. ISSUE 47. 2016
Marcels Culinary Experience
Cook, Create & Celebrate Summer!
 
June has arrived and it's time to celebrate dads; our line-up of gifts offers great ideas. If you want to go big, consider the Kamado Joe - its our hands-down favorite grill and has an array of accessories to tackle any grilling challenge.  
 
Market season has finally arrived. The Glen Ellyn Farmer's Market opens for the season this upcoming Sunday. Swing by each week and visit Jack and Andy from Marché! They will be there with some of your favorite cheeses, baguettes and other treats. There is still time to sign up for the Nichol's Farm CSA with a weekly Wednesday pick-up at Marcel's.  
 
We have just added a Couples Wine Pairing class with Chef Paul on Friday, June 17th. Check out the details and sign up today! Also take a peek at our highlighted classes this month. Chef Lynn inspires us with classes full of healthy and delicious meals - find out what her guilty pleasure is in this month's Chef Q&A.
 
Fun activities to add to your June calendar include a Simon Pearce "Taste of the Mill" in-store event and the 4th annual Wines & Finds in downtown Glen Ellyn. Pencil in July 16th for JazzUp Glen Ellyn. It's going to be an amazing day on Main Street filled with live Jazz, friends and fun.
JUNE EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
SAT, JUNE 4th 
(11 am - 3 pm):
SIMON PEARCE EPICURE TASTING
When Simon Pearce opened his glass blowing studio in a woolen mill, he also offered farm-to-table dining. Located in Quechee, Vermont, the popular restaurant is the inspiration for their “Taste of the Mill” epicurean products. Drop by for this free event with Simon Pearce's own Rebecca Margolis for a delicious sampling of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and inspiration for simple summer entertaining.    
 
SUN, JUNE 5th 
(9 am - 1:30 pm):
MARCHÉ @ GE FARMER'S MARKET
Starting this Sunday, Marché will be at the Glen Ellyn Farmer's Market each week. Located in the Crescent / Glenwood Parking lot just west of Main Street on Crescent Blvd. north of the train tracks. Visit weekly for locally grown produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, and now a delicious selection of cheese, baguettes, and accompaniments from Marché.
 
THURS, JUNE 16th (5 - 8 pm):
WINES & FINDS
Taste, Explore & Celebrate! Only 150 tickets will be sold for Glen Ellyn's Wines & Finds, a unique shopping and wine tasting experience. Receive your own commemorative glass with a map of participating businesses and sample two wines paired with complimentary bites at each store. Tickets are $30 at Marcel's, Cabernet & Co. or online before June 10th.
Presented by the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn.
 
Let’s Jazz Up Glen Ellyn with a rejuvenated outdoor Jazz festival on 
Saturday, July 16th!
 
Main Street Glen Ellyn will welcome you and your picnic basket, wine, chairs and friends to enjoy a day of the finest in Jazz music. Nine amazing Jazz groups will play continuously as you arrange your picnic spot, pour a glass of wine, stretch your legs and explore the many downtown shops and restaurants open for the event. 
 
We need your help!   
 
Be a part of JazzUp Glen Ellyn. Please make a donation to offset some of the substantial costs of this event. In return, we promise to bring you an amazing day of live jazz, fun friends, amazing picnics unlike any you have had in downtown Glen Ellyn. 
 
FATHER'S DAY - JUNE 19th
Here are our picks for unique and fun gift ideas for dad!
 
Keep in mind that All Nespresso Machines are 20% OFF June 3rd - 21st.
 
A great pick for the dad who appreciates authentic espresso and perfectly brewed cups of coffee.
Double Dish Bowl - Rita
 
Gracefully solve the etiquette dilemma of serving olives, cherries, pistachios, candy or cheese cubes, with an outer bowl into which guests can discreetly place in-edibles. Voilà!
Muirwood Reclamations
Live Edge Board - Jill
 
These locally made thick cedar serving boards are one-of-a-kind. A rustic backdrop for cheese and charcuterie.
Lemaster Family Kitchen Herb Blends - Kelly
 
Complex and versatile blends of chilies and root vegetables to simplify and elevate your home cooking. Hand produced in Logan Square.
Beer Flight - Judy
 
The perfect gift for the beer lover. Four Pilsner Glasses in a Mango Wood Tray. Complete gift with towel and Railroad Spike beer opener!
Salt Plate - Dana
 
Made from Himalayan salt deposits, this plate adds complex flavor to all types of foods. Use on the grill to sear meat and seafood or chill to delicately flavor fruits, vegetables and cheese.
Smoker - Teri
 
Smoke meat, seafood, poultry and vegetables right on your own stove! Infuses flavor while retaining moisture and natural cooking flavors.  This smoker also doubles as a steamer!
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!
 
It's the 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. 
 
NEW THIS YEAR: The JoeTisserie transforms the KJ Classic into a spit for meats that are smoky, juicy and tender. A quiet but powerful motor can spin up to 50 pounds of chicken, prime rib or Boston butt. In store now! We can also special order the new half moon grilling surfaces (laser cut stainless steel, soapstone, cast iron griddle & grate) ideal for various ingredients and preparations - all of which can be used in endless combinations.
 
 
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 LYNN DUGAN
 
Lynn has been teaching at Marcel's since 2012
 
Favorite Food Destinations: Chicago, Nashville and Paris!
 
Guilty Pleasure: Dulce de Leche…. I fell in love with this sweet staple of Argentina when visiting my daughter last year. Enjoy on bread, fruit (especially bananas), or ice cream. YUM!
 
Current ingredient obsession: Artichokes! They’ve been incorporated into several new recipes. You can find some of these recipes on my blog.
 
Favorite Aspect of Teaching at Marcel's: The people! I love interacting with the guests in my classes. The culinary assistants are awesome, too!
 
How would you best describe your culinary style? Causal, easy, tasty and healthy.  My hope is that everyone can easily replicate my recipes in their own kitchen for their own family with great success!
 
Current Recipe Project: It is something I am calling Dinner Solutions - 7 entrées from the same 15 ingredients. I am sharing the first set of these in my late September morning demo class.  Sign up here!
 
My perfect summer dinner is: Anything on the grill! Especially the veggies:  Portobellos, onions, squash, bell peppers, eggplant- all brushed with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper!
FEATURED JUNE CLASSES
 
Sat, June 4th 11 am - 1:30 pm
Chef Robin Nathan
 
Our Basic Knife Skills course taught us that knives are the most important tool you'll use in the kitchen. In this lesson, we'll build on that basic knife knowledge. You'll learn all about chiffonade and shredding, how to julienne, as well how to create the perfect segments of citrus fruit. You'll also learn how to perform basic meat preparation with knives, including, filleting, butterflying a roast, as well as removing silver skin.
 
All cutlery and accessories will be 20% off for class participants.
 
On the menu:
Israeli Salad with Sautéed Shrimp
 
Asian Veggie Stir Fry
 
Fresh Fruit Macedoine (Fresh fruits marinated in sugar, lemon, and white wine)
 
RIPE!
 
Thursday, June 9th 6:30 - 9 pm
Chef Kelly Sears
 
Any good cook will tell you that great food starts with great ingredients. When it comes to choosing fruits and vegetables, this means selecting what's perfectly ripe and in season. Learn how fruit and vegetables can go from bitter and inedible to sweet and ready to eat. Feel, smell, and taste your way to a meal that's bursting with flavor. 
 
On the menu:
Smoked Paprika and Shallot Dip with Grilled Vegetables
 
Carrot, Avocado & Orange Salad with Avocado-Arugula Vinaigrette
 
Seared Pork Tenderloin with Herb Purée
 
Caramelized Onion & Tomato Tart
 
Ricotta Orange Pound Cake with Prosecco Strawberries
  
 
Thursday, June 30th 6:30 - 9 pm
Chef Paul Lindemuth
 
Fourth of July weekend is right around the corner and if a trip to the lake house is in your plans, chances are among the bathing suits, bug spray and life jackets will be a few fishing poles. Fresh caught fish is one of the healthiest and most delicious foods you can prepare; it also has a reputation for being difficult to grill. Chef Paul is here to help. If you love fish but are apprehensive about putting it on your grill, don't worry, whether it's a stringer of pan fish, or the sportsman in the group "landed the big one," you'll be confident and ready to grill your fresh catch. The perfect al fresco meal while dining lakeside.
 
On the menu:
Spice Rubbed Grilled Shrimp & Melon Skewers
 
Grill Roasted Whole Branzino and Sausage
 
Spring Vegetable Succotash
 
Brownie Truffle Sundaes
 

 
Marcel's is honored to support "Peace From Above" on Friday, June 3rd and the Marionjoy Golf Invitational on Monday, June 20th.
 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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