Cook Create Celebrate February 2015
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Happy February!  

We have been whipping up a few changes since the calendar transitioned to the New Year. To start, we are unveiling a fresher, brighter look for this newsletter. We welcome your feedback!

On Facebook, we will consistently dish out helpful "morsels" from our talented team of chefs, highlight favorite finds from our friendly staff, nourish you with seasonal recipes and keep you abreast of goings-on both in store and kitchen!  

In this issue of Cook Create Celebrate, keep your calendar up-to-date with unique local events like Spellapalooza, take stock of our collection of Valentine's Day goodies, check out featured classes, and acquaint yourself with Teri Hiben, who has been at Marcel's since we opened our doors. 
TUES, FEB 10th
(9 am - 6 pm):  SPA HOP
Are you deserving of a little R&R? Need a beauty boost? Spend a day with girlfriends at Spa Hop presented by the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn! Try a new service that is all the rage or take a chance on a salon that is new to you. Several talented salons & spas are excited to show off their talents and services. Choose appointments that run 20 or 30 minutes at a fraction of the cost of a typical appointment. Make it a day and squeeze in some local shopping and dining!
(6:30 - 8 pm):
Come out of hibernation for some old fashioned fun to cheer on your favorite spellers (team BaM - the Bookstore and Marcels) at the 7th annual Spellapalooza. Doors open at 6:30 at Glenbard West High School with pre-show entertainment and refreshments. We guarantee this is the best nerdy fun you can have for $10. Did we mention that we are the reigning champions? 

(11 am - 4 pm):
Start dreaming about spring and explore the luxurious and vibrant new collections from Garnier-ThiebautMarcel's is proud to host a Garnier-Thiebaut Trunk Show on Saturday, February 28th from 11 am to 4 pm. You are invited to come by to see their vivid mix of beautiful designs. Everything in stock and all special orders will be 20% off plus you will receive a gift with $100 purchase; all orders will arrive in time for your Easter table. You will not want to miss this event!

SAT, FEB 14th:
Whether you are looking to surprise your loved ones with delectable sweet treats or set a romantic table for two to celebrate, our store is brimming with everything your heart desires! 
Chantal & Emile Henry Fondue Pots, Flour Power Cookies, assorted Chocolates & Champagne
Set your romantic table for two with Garnier-Thiebaut & Juliska

Baking goodies include: Emile Henry Natural Chic Collection in Brick, Nordic Ware Heart Pan, Invisible Chef Baking Mixes, Heart Biscuit Cutters, Tag Tea Towels
Teri Hiben has been delighting us with her calm and generous spirit since the day we first opened our doors. Married for 30 years, Teri and her husband Brad have raised 3 sons; the youngest will graduate from college this spring! Cherished memories include their hiking, climbing and camping adventures from family vacations at National Parks. Teri is actively involved with her church, currently helping young moms transition to a sometimes challenging, yet wonderful stage in their lives. She also loves empowering college students and young adults by teaching cooking classes at church. A stack of books always greets Teri on her nightstand; her book group is a true highlight of each month. She loves being surrounded by family and friends enjoying a delicious meal at home.  

Favorite Winter Activity: Baking bread & making jam
Best Comfort Foods: Long slow cooking - breads, stews, soups, braises...
West Suburban Gem: The Bookstore
Favorite Books: Cry the Beloved Country, Unbroken, A Thousand Splendid Suns, author Ann Patchett.  
Favorite Food Country: Italy.  Exploring neighborhoods and home cooking in Bologna.
3 Items Always in Fridge: Homemade jams & condiments, sourdough starter, almond butter
Favorite Aspect of Working at Marcel's: The people!  Everyone from Jill, to my fun and friendly co-workers, the chefs, culinary assistants, dishwashers and our friendly and kind customers. It is a joyful spot!
Wednesday, Feb 4th 12:30 - 2 pm
Chef Paul Lindemuth

We all have our favorite restaurants. Yes, even chefs eat out!  There is something wonderful about the experience of another chef's dishes; technique, flavor, and that "wow" factor that makes us want to recreate those special recipes at home.  Join Chef Paul at this midday demo as he prepares some of the best dishes he has ever eaten.

On the menu:
Roasted Eggplant Soup - Chez Panisse
Brick Chicken - Francesco's Hole in the Wall
Chocolate Bread Pudding with Dried Fruit - Daniel
Thursday, Feb 19th 6:30 - 9 pm
Chef Robin Nathan
Wintry dishes packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights. Cozy up to a soul-satisfying bowl of hot and sour soup, a spicy favorite from India, and a chili-spiked chocolate ice cream; warm flavors and spices designed to take the chill out of the coldest winter's night.
On the menu:
Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Prawns
Pork Vindaloo
Cinnamon Scented Rice Pilaf
Aztec Chocolate-Chile Ice Cream

Tuesday, Feb 24th 6:30 - 8 pm
Chef Lynn Dugan
Barely unpacked, Lynn is back from her trip to Buenos Aires armed with a culinary arsenal of new tips, techniques, and recipes all ready to share. Learning from some of the best on her gastronomic tour, Lynn will guide those that love good food, and love to cook, in preparing these classic dishes from South America in this demo-style class.

On the menu:
Empanadas de la Cocina de Marta (Empanadas from Marta's Kitchen)
Carbonada del Noreste (a fresh beef stew with potatoes and pumpkin)
Flan Casero
Supporting charitable organizations is how we are nurturing our community. Here are some of the great causes we are supporting:
  • Saturday, Feb 7th: Fostering community at the Wheaton Briarcliffe Blazers Baseball Team Fun Fair!
  • Friday, Feb 20th: Musical Mayhem Family Fun Night supporting District 41 Music Education Foundation
  • Saturday, Feb 21st: Gala to benefit the Elgin Master Chorale foundation
  • Saturday, Feb 28th: Westfield Elementary Social / Trivia Night
 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.
  • 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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