Cook Create Celebrate May 2015
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 MAY. ISSUE 35. 2015
Marcels Culinary Experience
Marcel's is in Bloom!
The days are warming up, weekends are filled with celebrations, and spring's bounty is appearing at the markets. It's not too late to sign up for Nichol's Farm CSA with convenient weekly pickup at Marcel's. Glen Ellyn's vibrant Sunday French Market returns for the season on May 24th.
This issue of Cook Create Celebrate is filled with everything you need to navigate Mother's Day and the commencement of wedding season. Keep your social calendar filled with fun events unique to Glen Ellyn: Wines + Finds, the Housewalk & the Taste of GE! We are excited to welcome Ali Graeme from Sweet Ali's for a special gluten-free workshop. Not-to-be-missed promotions on Shun knives and Nespresso coffee run throughout May. Finally, please check out our featured May classes and a fun little Q&A with Chef Kelly Sears!
SAT, MAY 2nd
(12 - 4 pm):
Taste, Explore & Celebrate! Sample a curated collection of wines paired with complimentary bites at the third annual Wines & Finds. Begin at the registration spot listed on your ticket and receive your own commemorative glass with a map of participating businesses and their food and wine pairings. Each store will offer two selections to taste and all wines will be available to order to pickup on a future date. Purchase your ticket for $30 in advance at Marcel's - only 150 will be sold! Brought to you by the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn.
FRI, MAY 8th:
Marcel's is thrilled to dress the tables again for this year's Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare's Annual Housewalk! Tour four unique and beautiful homes from 10 am - 2 pm & 5 pm - 9pm. Get some great decor ideas, be inspired and donate to a great cause. Tickets are available at Marcel's. Visit for more details.

MAY 14th - 17th:
Gather the family and celebrate all that Glen Ellyn has to offer during 4 days and nights of great food, excellent music and bunches of fun! A full line-up of live acts, food and beverages from your favorite Glen Ellyn restaurants, and the Village Fair Carnival will fill your weekend with fun for all. Admission is free!
TUES, MAY 19th
(6:30 - 8:00 pm):
Marcel's is happy to host Ali Graeme of Sweet Ali's Gluten Free Bakery in Hinsdale. Learn how to whip up delectable baked goods sans gluten, both sweet and savory from the experts. Avoiding gluten is a dietary necessity for many people; Ali's creations let everyone enjoy without feeling deprived or sacrificing flavor. 100% Delicious!
 SUNDAY, MAY 10th:
  Making Mother's Day memorable for your mom has never been easier.  Looking for a special gift?  We have compiled a few of our favorite finds. Would you prefer to concoct a new tradition and spend some time together in the Marcel's kitchen?  Check out our fabulous line-up of classes designed especially for mom! 

A colorful LeCreuset Teapot, Bodum Travel Tea Mug, Loose Tea & Honey 

Let mom curl up with a new cookbook.  Here are a few of our favs.

Our new Wade Ceramics Pie Dishes with (adorable) Funnels will make her smile!

Juju Market Bags. Market season is approaching; these one-of-a-kind bags tote mom's produce, pastries & cheese home in style!

Garnier Thiebaut French Kitchen Towels. Vibrant, springy new collection is the easiest way to freshen up her kitchen.  

Chef Lynn Dugan and her mom Sally invite you to enjoy lunch together at their
midday demonstration on Wednesday, May 6th: Cooking with Mom.

Little and Mid Kids will learn how to treat their moms to a special lunch at
Chef Cherise Slattery's hands-on classes on Saturday, May 9th.

Join Chef Kelly Sears and her mom Sam at a very special 
Celebration Table: Cooking with Mom the evening of Saturday, May 9th.

Click the links for all the details and join us for these special classes for Mom!


Wedding bells are starting to ring and we are delighted to help you set up a bridal registry, plan events and select the perfect gift for your favorite bride and groom. 

Everything You Wish For Is Here! Setting up a registry is extraordinarily easy for you; our team is here to help you select the perfect mix of essentials and heirloom-worthy additions from our carefully curated selection of kitchenware, cookware, tableware and linens. Your guests will love having a unique and personal place to shop! Registries are available online or call us at 630-790-8500. With every completed registry, receive a $50 Marcel’s gift card.
Don't forget to ask us about planning your rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, bridal shower or cooking class for two in our kitchen!
Juliska, wildly popular on bridal registries, is offering free engraving from May 4 - 11. Romantic and functional, these lovely pieces make wonderful wedding and anniversary gifts. Engrave a monogram or a personal sentiment that makes your gift one of a kind that will be forever treasured. Come in to see the collection and your engraving options.
Favorite Spring Activity: Bringing the canning kettle up from the basement and determining what spring harvest is headed for the water bath first.
West Suburban Gem: Town House Books, an independent bookstore with an attched cafe in St. Charles. It’s a small place with a neighborhood vibe. They serve homemade soup and sandwiches with a twist and they have a counter with baked goods under a glass domed pie plate.  I love that.
Favorite Book: The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber

Favorite Food Destination: 
Boulder, Colorado
Guilty Pleasure: I rarely feel guilty about anything I eat, but adding a poached egg to any dish makes the dish feel more indulgent to me.  Plus it’s not my husband’s thing so whenever he’s out, that’s what I make myself.
Current Recipe Project:  I just had a conversation with a chef about bread making and it got me excited about yeast again. That’s funny, isn’t it?!  But bread making is something I really enjoy yet don’t spend enough time at.
Where is your favorite spot to dine when you’re looking to treat yourself and for when you want something casual and no-frills? For a treat: Venison Burgers at the The Gage, Bing Bread at Parachute, any pasta on the menu at The Kitchen and Empanadas at La Sirena Clandestina. The fresh & flavorful dishes of one of my favorite chefs Paul Virant never disappoint. For no frills, my husband and I love the ramen at Oiistar.
Shun is translated from Japanese as "at the peak of perfection". This month take advantage of gifts with purchase and specials on select knives.

Spend Get
$299 or more Shun Shears
$399 or more Shun Hinoki Cutting Board
$499 or more             
Shun Classic 3.5" Paring
& 9" Oval Bamboo Board
  • 7" Classic Asian Cook's now $99.95 (MSRP $134.95)
  • 7" Classic Santoku $99.95 ($124.95)
  • 7" Premier Santoku $139.95 ($179.95)
Nespresso Coffee Club
No matter which Nespresso or VertuoLine machine you choose, a Nespresso Coffee Club Credit is waiting for you!
  • Receive $75 coffee credit with the purchase of any machine priced above $200 
  • Receive $50 coffee credit with purchase priced below $199
Tuesday, May 12th 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Chef Jamie Bordoshuk
If you've never made sushi before and ready to "roll" up your sleeves and learn, this is the prep school class for you! From the raw to the cooked, from the traditional to the modern, from region to region, this fish-tastic class promises to be an adventure for the senses. On the menu: California Roll, Scorpion Roll with Sweet and Spicy Sauce and Philadelphia Roll with Nitsume Sauce
On the menu:
California Roll
Scorpion Roll with Sweet and Spicy Sauce
Philadelphia Roll with Nitsume Sauce
Thursday, May 14th 6:30 - 9 pm
Chef Heidi Kise
Street food is a way to intimately connect with communities different than our own. All around the world, street food is vibrant, social, humble, and diverse. Blending East Asia with Southeast Asia and a touch of the West, Vietnamese food captivates through its refreshing flavors, varied textures, and vibrant colors. Explore the fundamental techniques and ingredients behind some of Vietnam's treasured dishes and learn how easily you can prepare these delicious Vietnamese street food recipes in your own kitchen.
On the menu:
Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Nuoc Mam
Papaya Salad
Banh Mi (pork meatball sandwich)
Steamed Buns with Chicken
Banh Xeo (Scallion Crepes)
Sunday, May 17th 12 - 5 pm
Chef Cherise Slattery
You can't beat the pleasure of making bread and the summer yields dozens of reasons to rise to the occasion! From buns for the picnic to fresh from the farmer's market fresh fruit bread; this course explores a range of basic and specialty breads. You'll learn how to work with yeast, create dough from various flours, and make quick breads, loaves, rolls, and more. A light lunch will be served. 

On the menu:
Bleu Cheesy Beach Bread
Wheat Walnut Bread with Zucchini Thyme Bruschetta
Berry Bread with Triple Berry Jam
Hot Dog Buns with New York Push Cart Onion Sauce
Grilled Goat Cheese Pizza with Fresh Basil

This month Marcel's is proud to support the CASA Superheroes Golf Outing on Monday, May 18th at Arrowhead. This tournament will benefit abused children in DuPage County.
 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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