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Mon - Mar 29 -- Thu - Apr 01
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11) Spring Break Camp: Easter Around the World Chef Kelly Sears $45/day or $160 for all four days

Beyond colored eggs, peeps, and ham, people all around the world celebrate Easter with different foods that are traditional to their country and region. Some indulgent, all delicious, take a seat at the table this week sampling Easter foods from around the world. On the menu:

 

Monday, March 29: Greek Easter: Tzatziki and Pita, Greek Chicken with Roasted Potatoes with Olive Oil, Lemon and Oregano, and Greek Custard Pie

 

Tuesday, March 30: Italian Easter: Citrus Salad, Baked Stuffed Shells, and Lemon Syrup Cakes

 

Wednesday, March 31: German Easter: Baked Breakfast Eggs with Black Forest Ham and Emmenthaler, Potato Dumplings with Brown Butter, and Carrot Cake

 

Thursday, April 1: Mexican Easter: Chorizo & Potato Empanadas with Fresh Salsa, Crema and Queso Fresco, Red Chile Chicken Chilaquiles (shredded chicken with mild chile sauce and tortillas) and Mexican Wedding Cookies

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Thu - Apr 01
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Miami Get Away Chef Robin Nathan $85

Beyond suntans and beaches, Miami is an international destination with a melting pot of cultures. There’s no better way to sample a taste of Miami’s reputation for big, bold flavors than through its cuisine. Miami’s food scene is culturally diverse, traversing high-end South Beach, long standing local spots, street food, and everything in between. And while Miami’s connection to Cuba is forefront, Caribbean, Central and South America, Middle Eastern, and Asian all have a place on the plate in this red-hot delicious city. On the menu: Classic Mojitos, Scallop Crudo with Mango, Churrasco Style Flank Steak with Chimichurri, Sweet Plantains with Rice, and Painkiller Milkshakes (Rum, Coconut, Pineapple)


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Fri - Apr 02
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Italian Spring Country Dinner Chef Paul Lindemuth $90

On the menu tonight: the regions of Tuscany, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna; a feast of Italy. Tuscany’s landscape of grapevines, farmhouses, and olive groves intertwined with Sicily’s coastline along the Mediterranean Sea and Northern Italy’s rich farmland yields a romantic patchwork of simplicity and fresh ingredients. On the menuGrilled Bruschetta with Prosciutto, Burrata and Balsamic, Risotto with Asparagus and Lemons, Salt-Roasted Shrimp, and Lemon/Ricotta Cake with Rosemary Syrup


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Sat - Apr 03
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Knife Skills at 3 Marcel's Chef $25

Good knives and impeccable knife skills are critical for all cooks and chefs.  Knowing how to properly use a good chef’s knife will shorten the time you spend in the kitchen and give you confidence to tackle any recipe. Repetition and practice are at the heart of the development of high-level knife skills and when used properly, your knife performs much more efficiently.  Our chef will take you beyond dicing and chiffonade, exploring advanced knife techniques, the best use for different knives, safety, storage, and care. All regular priced cutlery and accessories will be 20% off for class participants.


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Tue - Apr 06
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Angie's Deep Dark & Rosy Red Velvet Cupcakes
Tue - Apr 06
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Sheet Pan Dinners Chef Paul Lindemuth $50

Think baking sheets are just for cookies? Think again. It's time to lay it all out -- in the pan. Cooking an entire meal on a single baking sheet is a great alternative to classic one-pot recipes. Not only does it allow the individual flavors of your proteins and side dishes to shine, it also guarantees the easiest cleanup ever. With this streamlined approach, crank up the oven and heat up the sheets: it's time to re-imagine quick dinners. Wine & beer will be available for sale by the glass. On the menu: Sheet Pan Chicken with Jammy Tomatoes, Sheet Pan Salmon with Roasted Turnips, Baby Arugula/Fennel Salad, and Chocolate/Hazelnut Palmiers


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Thu - Apr 08
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  The Whole Hog Chef Brandy Fernow $85

She does love the pig! Whether it’s a twist with bacon, a slow cooked shoulder, the perfect grilled chop or encased and on a bun, what’s not to love about pork? Move over filets, Chef Brandy is in the kitchen with the taste territory covered and is sharing her best for all things pig. On the menu: Prosciutto and Gruyere Potato Fritters with Creamy Chive Dipping Sauce, Roasted Asparagus Salad with Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette, Dry Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Manchego and Apple Slaw and Fudge Cake with Maple Glaze and Candied Bacon


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Sat - Apr 10
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Chef's Table: Barcelona Wine Dinner Chef Robin Nathan $100

Our first in a new series, the Marcel’s Chef’s Table. Bring your favorite dining partner(s) – groups of up to four - for an evening of the perfect blend of live cooking, instruction, and chef tips, and course by course service. A cocktail starts the meal, and chef selected wines will be poured and paired with each course. Tonight’s menu features flavors of Barcelona, Spain. From the mountain ranges and canyons and rivers of West Rioja, to the east coast beaches of Galicia and all regions in between, share an evening of culinary magic from our kitchen to you. On the menu: Manchego Cheese with Membrillo (Quince Preserve), Mushrooms in Adobo, Albondigas with White Wine and Tomato, Paella Mixta with Chorizo, Chicken and Shrimp, and Chocolate Crema Catalana. To be paired with a selection of Spanish wines


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Tue - Apr 13
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Dana's Mini Tuna Burgers with Remoulade Sauce
Wed - Apr 14
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Family Cooking Night: The Big Cheese Chef Brandy Fernow $50

It’s family night in the Marcel’s kitchen! Bring cooking together as a family back: learn, create, execute, and share a meal made together. This class is designed for each family to cook together. Not only will you share conversation and dine together, but you will also develop the skills designed to get dinner on the table - dividing tasks, time management, communication – all intended to make this easier to recreate at home. Families of any size are welcome with children age 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. On the menu:  Homemade Ricotta Cheese and Tomato Jam on Crostini, The Ultimate Four Cheese and Bacon Baked Mac, Spinach Artichoke Bechamel Grilled Cheese and Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake with Salted Pretzel Crust


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Thu - Apr 15
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Spring Favorites Chef Katie Wojciechowski $85

Springtime favorites are making an appearance at the market.  Hello spring peas, asparagus, tender baby carrots and bulb spring onions.  Harvest the new season with refreshing soups, substantial mains, and show-stopping sides, seasonal dishes all starring the cream of the spring crop. On the menu: Celery Root Soup with Gremolata, Gruyere Popovers, Spiced BBQ Pork Medallions with Radish and Cucumber Salad, and Rhubarb and Lemon Tart


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Fri - Apr 16
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Date Night: Surf & Turf Chef Brandy Fernow $90

Surf and turf, pier and steer, land and sea, whatever variation you might call it, this center of the plate combination of beef raised on land and treasures from the sea is a classic. The combination can lead to a culinary playground of combinations, but regardless of the chosen beef and seafood, Chef Brandy is here to confirm, seafood and meat are the perfect pair. On the menu: Salmon Croquette Cakes with Bacon Remoulade over Arugula, Grilled Ribeye with Herbed Breadcrumbs, Fettuccine with Creamy Beet and Walnut Sauce and Cocoa Frangelico Cake


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Sat - Apr 17
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Bakeshop Favorites II Chef Rachel Cuzzone $65

She’s Back! The original bakeshop favorites class was such a hit, Chef Rachel has whipped up some sweet new treats for round two. If you select your dessert before your main course when eating out, if no day is complete without something drizzled in caramel, or you plan your vacations around what states have the best bakeries, then this class is for you! On the menu: Homemade Pop Tarts (pie dough with jam and glaze), Coconut Macaroons, Individual Coffee Cakes, and Homemade Hot Chocolate 


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Sun - Apr 18
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Bakeshop Favorites II Chef Rachel Cuzzone $65

She’s Back! The original bakeshop favorites class was such a hit, Chef Rachel has whipped up some sweet new treats for round two. If you select your dessert before your main course when eating out, if no day is complete without something drizzled in caramel, or you plan your vacations around what states have the best bakeries, then this class is for you! On the menu: Homemade Pop Tarts (pie dough with jam and glaze), Coconut Macaroons, Individual Coffee Cakes, and Homemade Hot Chocolate 


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Tue - Apr 20
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Jennifer's Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Tue - Apr 20
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Fresh & Simple Spring Chef Kelly Sears $50

Bright, crisp, pushed from the ground vegetables, fresh herbs, bright pesto, and lean proteins, these are the plates of spring. Spicy arugula is the foundation for salads, asparagus so fresh you can almost eat it raw, rainbows of radish dusted with salt, spring peas, shoots and tendrils and the tart, eats-like-a-fruit but-is-really-a-vegetable rhubarb creates yummy pies, crumbles, and sauces. Wine and beer will be available for sale by the glass. On the menu: Pea Shoots & Arugula Salad with Radishes and Hazelnuts, Seared Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Minted Pea Pesto, Roasted Asparagus with Charred Spring Onions, and Lemon Curd Tartlets with Rhubarb & Ginger

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Thu - Apr 22
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  From Southern Waters Chef Robin Nathan $85

Hearty, creamy, dreamy, there’s a reason it’s called Southern comfort food. South Carolina’s Lowcountry region is defined by scenic waterways and distinct delicacies. Sweet shrimp, wild-caught off the South Carolina coast, ladled over creamy buttered grits; some of the best dishes swim in southern waters. Tonight, you’ll enjoy the best of those waters, starting with a classic New Orleans Sazerac cocktail.  On the menu: Classic Sazerac Cocktail with Marché Pimento Cheese Crostini, Baby Green Salad with Warm Crab Cakes, Authentic Shrimp and Grits, Cheddar Biscuits, and Creamy 2 Layer Mango Panna Cotta


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Sat - Apr 24
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8): Fresh Pasta Chef Katie Wojciechowski $40

Who would have thought that three staple ingredients of flour, eggs, and water could produce such a delicious result? Fresh pasta is the necessary ingredient that transforms a good dish into a great dish.  Gain the confidence and skills to create a beautiful meal of fresh pasta any time that will make your sauce proud!  On the menu: Spaghetti Noodles with Grilled Chicken and Lemon Sauce, Fettuccine with Pesto and Peas, and Chocolate Chip Cannoli


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Sat - Apr 24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11): Filled Pasta Chef Katie Wojciechowski $45

Making fresh filled pasta is a treat like none other.  Getting started is easy and the filling possibilities endless! With Chef Katie’s never-fail method for cutting, filling, and crimping you’ll be a pro in no time. Fresh dough, fillings, sauces, and a whole lot of fun! On the menu: Cannelloni Filled with Ricotta baked in Red Sauce, Spring Pea filled Ravioli in Garlic Butter Sauce, and Italian Wedding Cookies


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Sat - Apr 24
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Spring Fling: Splashy Cocktails and Tasty Bites Chef Kelly Sears $90

Spring is full of reasons to celebrate: Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, showers & graduations, Mother’s Day and more. Make your springtime celebrations extra festive with springtime cocktails and tasty bites. Whether you’re hosting a party or just need a reason to celebrate, Spring is in the air and it’s time to let the party planner within you blossom. On the menu: Cucumber Ginger Fizz Cocktail, Aperol Sunset, Salted Spring Radish with Herb Butter, Avocado Hummus with Homemade Naan, Grilled Scallion Pancakes with Sesame Ginger Dipping Sauce, Seared Steak Crostini with Arugula and Lemon Aioli, Bacon Fritters with Corn and Poblano Relish, Whole Roasted Pineapple, and Almost Instant Berry Soft Serve with Butter Crumble


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Mon - Apr 26
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16): Japanese Take Out Chef Robin Nathan $50

Restaurant quality Japanese food can be a cinch to make in your own kitchen. Whether making a snack for just you, sharing with friends or taking over dinner making for the family, these dishes might just become your new favorites. On the menu: Classic Pork Gyoza with Dipping Sauce, Japanese Style Fried Chicken (Kara-Age), and Japanese Style Whipped Cream and Fruit Parfait


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Tue - Apr 27
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Teri's Shrimp with White Beans & Olives
Wed - Apr 28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Family Cooking Night: Antipasti Chef Katie Wojciechowski $50

It’s family night in the Marcel’s kitchen! Bring cooking together as a family back: learn, create, execute, and share a meal made together. This class is designed for each family to cook together. Not only will you share conversation and dine together, but you will also develop the skills designed to get dinner on the table - dividing tasks, time management, communication – all intended to make this easier to recreate at home. Families of any size are welcome with children age 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. On the menu:  Roast Vegetable and Onion Dip with Fried Artichokes, Grilled Vegetable Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, Steak Sandwiches with Smoked Aioli and Blue Cheese, and Salted Caramel Butter Bars


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Thu - Apr 29
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Road Trip: American Regional Favorites Chef Kelly Sears $85

Buckle up! It’s road trip time, time to burn some asphalt and enjoy the best of what America has to offer. From the east coast to the west coast with a few stops in the middle, the only road map you'll need to taste all the regional specialties is the one that leads to 490 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn. So pack up and come enjoy the US on a plate! On the menu: Southern Pimento Cheese Spread with Benne Crackers, Alabama Fried Green Tomatoes, South Florida Cubano, Wisconsin Brat Bites with Cheese Curds, Pacific Northwest Salmon Burger Sliders with Tarragon Mayonnaise, and Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes 


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Fri - Apr 30
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Barrel Night: A Celebration of Bourbon & Bites Chef Paul Lindemuth $90

Traditionally, red wine goes with beef, white wine pairs with fish and milk goes with cereal.  But bourbon is what’s for dinner! Tonight, we pay homage to bourbon and tasty bites. Bold bites, flavor packed, hot and cold, can stand up to the bold brown liquor elixir. Along with Chef Paul, you’ll construct a series of umami fueled bites paired with a selection of bourbon tastings designed to complement each juicy bite. On the menu: Cashew-Crusted Goat Cheese Bites, Bourbon-Glazed Steak Crostini, Apple and Sage Pork Meatballs with Bourbon/Mustard Glaze, and Bourbon/Pecan Brownie Bites


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Sat - May 01
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Knife Skills at 3 Marcel's Chef $25

Good knives and impeccable knife skills are critical for all cooks and chefs.  Knowing how to properly use a good chef’s knife will shorten the time you spend in the kitchen and give you confidence to tackle any recipe. Repetition and practice are at the heart of the development of high-level knife skills and when used properly, your knife performs much more efficiently.  Our chef will take you beyond dicing and chiffonade, exploring advanced knife techniques, the best use for different knives, safety, storage, and care. All regular priced cutlery and accessories will be 20% off for class participants.

 

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Tue - May 04
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Denise's Roasted Potato Asparagus
Tue - May 04
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Casual Spring Mexican Dinner Party Chef Paul Lindemuth $50

Bring your best dining partners and join Chef Paul for an evening of south of the border fare at its freshest and finest. Fresh squeezed citrus, charred meats and vegetables, and a spicy-sweet dessert all come together for a meal that’s bursting with flavor. Wine and beer available for sale by the glass. On the menu: Corn/Tomato/Avocado Salad with Lime Vinaigrette, Charred Adobo Pork Tenderloin, and Lime/Coconut Cheesecake Mousse.


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Thu - May 06
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Eat the World! Internationally Inspired Chef Kelly Sears $85

Travel the world without leaving your own kitchen. Discover new dishes, new flavors, some authentic, others slightly adapted. Whether in the mood for a Middle Eastern Snack, a Thai noodle dish, or a fiery South African chicken, these internally inspired dishes will be an adventure. Come taste and embrace the diversity of food, people, ethnicity, cultures, and life as we guide you on this culinary journey. On the menu: Korean Marinated Cucumbers, Thai Sticky Meatballs with Sesame Noodles, South African Piri Piri Chicken, Spain’s Bocadillo de Tortila, Indian Toasted Spice Roasted Carrots with Quinoa and Lemons, and South American Alfajores

 

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Sat - May 08
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Macarons for Mom Chef Rachel Cuzzone $75

Not to be confused with the coconut macaroon, the macaron is a sweet meringue-based confection made with egg whites, icing sugar, and almond powder or ground almond. Characterized by a smooth, rounded top, ruffled perimeter, and flat-footed base, it is mildly moist and chewy.  The macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam sandwiched between two biscuits. Chef Rachel will guide you to success creating this traditional French confection and you will take a home a box of your very own! A light lunch will be provided. On the menu: Chocolate Covered Strawberry - Chocolate Macaron with Chocolate Ganache and Strawberry Jam, and Almond Macaron with Cream Cheese Icing 


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Sat - May 08
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Chef's Table: Spring in Paris Wine Dinner Chef Robin Nathan $100

Our second in a new series, the Marcel’s Chef’s Table. Bring your favorite dining partner (s) – groups of up to four - for an evening of the perfect blend of live cooking, instruction, and chef tips, and course by course service.  A cocktail starts the meal, and chef selected wines will be poured and paired with each course. Tonight’s menu features Paris in the Spring. If you’ve ever been to Paris, you most likely fell in love with it on your very first trip.  Perhaps it was biting into a creamy custard or stumbling upon a sublime new bistro hidden in an alley, or simply observing the city bloom to life. Regardless of the reason, this fresh take on French classics will make you fall in love all over again. On the menu: Herb Infused French 75 Cocktails, Chilled Herbed Fresh Pea Soup with Mint & Goat Cheese Crumble, Beef Tenderloin au Poivre with Red Wine Reduction over Baby Spinach and Herb & Butter Tossed Potato "Salad" and Chocolate Pots de Crème with Raspberry Coulis. To be paired with a selection of French wines 


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Tue - May 11
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Niki's Blistered Shishito Peppers with Sesame Oil
Wed - May 12
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking Night: Pack a Picnic Chef Katie Wojciechowski $50

It’s family night in the Marcel’s kitchen! Bring cooking together as a family back: learn, create, execute and share a meal made together.  This class is designed for each family to cook together.  Not only will you share conversation and dine together, you will also develop the skills designed to get dinner on the table - dividing tasks, time management, communication – all intended to make this easier to recreate at home. Families of any size are welcome with children age 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. On the menu: Tandoori Chicken Sandwiches, Garam Masala Spiced Potato chips, Grilled Vegetable Kabobs with Saffron Butter, and Almond Sandwich Cookies with Biscoff Cookie Butter Filling


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Thu - May 13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Modern Southern Chef Brandy Fernow $85

It’s not just fried chicken and biscuits anymore. The south has attracted talented chefs who are redefining southern standards into cross country must-haves. Brandy is celebrating low country, southern style, where food is more than just a meal, it’s an experience. All you need is good friends, good food, and good old fashioned southern hospitality. On the Menu: Succotash Crostini with Goat Cheese Lima Bean Spread, Corn and Bacon, Quinoa Kale Salad with Pecans and Pickled Shallots, Creole Shrimp with Sweet Potato Puree and Onion Marmalade and Peach Pudding Cake with Warm Bourbon Cream


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Fri - May 14
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Stovetop Smokin' Chef Brandy Fernow $90

It’s no secret that putting food to fire enhances a dish, but what about smoke? Smoke is an elemental tool used to give foods that kiss of the campfire by working on a chemical level to trigger the sensation of “umami,” the Japanese term for a fifth taste beyond hot, sour, salty and sweet. Smoke’s umami creates a sensation of meatiness and fullness in foods, even vegetables. Sip a cocktail, nibble on a bite, and let’s create some smoke with our stovetop smoker! On the menu: Smoked Jalapeño Margarita, Smoked Barley, Tomato and Burratta Salad, Hickory Smoked Pork with Olive-Anchovy Vinaigrette, Roasted Yukons with Smoky Chipotle Romesco and Mini Cinnamon Sugar Donuts with Smoked Cinnamon Sauce


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Mon - May 17
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16): Taco Monday! Chef Robin Nathan $50

By simple definition, a taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.  And who doesn't love that? Tonight, you'll learn to make 2 different tacos and 3 different toppings, plus we'll finish with classic Mexican Tropical Fruit Soda Floats. Olé! On the menu: Baja Shrimp Tacos with Garlic-Cilantro-Lime Sauce, Picadillo (Ground Beef) Tacos with Pico and Roasted Jalapeno Sauce, and Jarritos Tropical Fruit Soda Floats


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Tue - May 18
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Didi's Rotisserie Chicken Salad
Tue - May 18
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Vegetarian Global Flavors (V) Chef Kelly Sears $50

Whether you are a vegetarian, or just like vegetarian dishes, spend an evening acquainting yourself with some of the most fragrant and distinct dishes of the world’s rich and varied cuisine. Experience new spices and flavor profiles from every corner of the globe. Pairing fresh spring vegetables with global flavors can be a delicious adventure. Wine and beer available for sale by the glass. On the menu: Middle Eastern Falafel with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing, Asian Ramen Salad, Russian Khachapuri (Cheese Bread) and Italian Meyer Lemon Semifreddo


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Thu - May 20
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Midwest Fresh Chef Robin Nathan $85

The rich farmlands of the Midwest are springing to life, hinting of all the edible treasures the heartland has to offer. Tender greens, soon-to-be summer-sweet berries, and locally grown wheat are all the yield of the flatlands. Teeming with life, America’s farmers and ranchers, foragers and chefs contribute to the Midwest’s great culinary heritage.  On the menu:  Fresh Lemonade and Beer Shandies, Baby Greens with Strawberries, Beets and Warm Goat Cheese Crouton, Spice Crusted Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mixed Herb Pesto, Herb Tossed Fingerling Potatoes, and Early Stone Fruit Crumble with Crème Fraiche


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Fri - May 21
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Garden Party: Food & Friends Chef Kelly Sears $90

There’s no better summer ritual than sharing food with friends. Whether it’s a weekend get-together with the neighbors, or sharing special time with out-of-town guests, half the fun is cooking and eating together.  

Create a meal with fresh-right-now ingredients that come together quickly. Roll up your sleeves, sip, prep, and dine. The result is the perfect recipe for a night of good food and good friends. On the menu: Springtime Sipper Cocktail, Spring Toasts with Burrata, Avocado, and Tarragon Chimichurri, Asparagus Salad with Mixed Spring Greens, Hard Cooked Eggs, and Green Goddess Dressing, Espresso Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Five Herb Sauce, Spring Pea Fritters with Shaved Carrot and Lemon, and Ginger Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Brown Sugar Pecan Topping 


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Sat - May 22
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8): Eating Chicago Chef Katie Wojciechowski $40

The culinary soul of Chicago lives in the 77 vibrant neighborhoods and communities with their own mix of personality. Discover all the tasty options these mini countries within the city have to offer. On the menu: Individual Deep Dish Meatball Pizzas, Mini Combo Sandwiches, and Homemade Waffle Bowls filled with a Rainbow of Ice Cream

 

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Sat - May 22
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11): Stuffed, Wrapped and Rolled Chef Katie Wojciechowski $45`

When hunger strikes, it’s time for something quick, delicious, and creative to beat the hangry grumbles. Whether you're looking for an easy lunchbox recipe or just something to kill those mid-meal cravings - we have you covered.  Put on your aprons, invade the kitchen, and stuff, wrap and roll your way to delicious! On the menu: Beef and Andouille Burgers Stuffed with Asiago Cheese, Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges, and Sugar Cookies Rolled in Sprinkles


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Tue - May 25
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Angie's So Easy Fish Curry
Wed - May 26
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking Night: Destination Hawaii Chef Brandy Fernow $50

It’s family night in the Marcel’s kitchen! Bring cooking together as a family back: learn, create, execute and share a meal made together.  This class is designed for each family to cook together.  Not only will you share conversation and dine together, but you will also develop the skills designed to get dinner on the table - dividing tasks, time management, communication – all intended to make this easier to recreate at home. Families of any size are welcome with children age 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. On the menu: Tuna Poke with Won Ton Crisps, Huli Huli Hawaiian Chicken, Pineapple Rice with Macadamia Nut Pesto and Hawaiian Passion Fruit Shortbread Bars


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Thu - May 27
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Coastal Spring Chef Paul Lindemuth $85

From the mountains of California and the Pacific Northwest, to the steamy Gulf of Mexico and the urban bustle of New England, spring is the perfect time to savor the flavors from the U.S. Coastal regions. Simple and vibrant, coastal cuisine encompasses an endless array of great seafood and shellfish unequaled in flavor and freshness. On the menu: Scallop Crudo, Creamy Lemon Pasta with Wood-Roasted Salmon, Shaved Fennel and Avocado Salad, and Raspberry Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis


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Fri - May 28
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Baja Weekend Chef Robin Nathan $90

Baja California is bordered by the Pacific and the Sea of Cortes and divided into two states, Baja Sur & Baja Norte and it’s the trifecta of culinary delights. A lesson in culinary contrasts, Baja’s food scene runs hip and trendy parallel with traditional Mexican fare. But one thing remains constant; from low rent street-side taco stands to the swankiest seaside five stars, Baja ensures you can eat like a king. On the menu: Achiote Marinated Shrimp Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa, Machada Beef Tacos with Roasted Jalapeno Sauce and Pico, Grilled Street Corn with Cotija Crema, and Negro-Modelo Ice Cream Floats

 

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Tue - Jun 01
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Jennifer's Pasta Limone
Thu - Jun 03
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Ripe Right Now! Chef Kelly Sears $85

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: Summer Stone Fruit Guacamole, Watermelon and Papaya Salad with Sweet Agave Dressing, Summer Night Seafood and Veggie Paella, and Crème Catalana with Glazed Berries


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Fri - Jun 04
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Chef's Table: Gather & Graze; Small Plates and Wine Flights

Our third in a new series, the Marcel’s Chef’s Table. Bring your favorite dining partner(s) – groups of up to four- for an evening of the perfect blend of live cooking, instruction, and chef tips, and course by course service. A cocktail starts the meal, and chef selected wines will be poured and paired with each course. Tonight’s menu features seasonal small plates paired with wine flights. What better way to spend an evening than leisurely grazing thru small plates featuring fresh fish, baby lamb, and creamy, artisan cheeses. Paired with the perfect grape to match the dish, tonight spotlights the best on the plate and in the glass. On the menu: Chilled Tomato and Sriracha Soup Shots with Gorgonzola Dolce, Halibut & Papaya Crudo, Provencal Spiced Baby Lamb Chop Pops with Warm White Bean Salad, Tiramisu Gelato with Chocolate Shell, and After Dinner Dessert Wine and Cheese Selection. Each Course Paired with a Specially Selected Wine


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Sat - Jun 05
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Knife Skills at 3 Marcel's Chef $25

Good knives and impeccable knife skills are critical for all cooks and chefs.  Knowing how to properly use a good chef’s knife will shorten the time you spend in the kitchen and give you confidence to tackle any recipe. Repetition and practice are at the heart of the development of high-level knife skills and when used properly, your knife performs much more efficiently.  Our chef will take you beyond dicing and chiffonade, exploring advanced knife techniques, the best use for different knives, safety, storage, and care. All regular priced cutlery and accessories will be 20% off for class participants.


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Tue - Jun 08
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Teri's Wild Rice Edamame Salad
Wed - Jun 09
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking Night: Low Country Boil Chef Katie Wojciechowski $50

It’s family night in the Marcel’s kitchen! Bring cooking together as a family back: learn, create, execute, and share a meal made together.  This class is designed for each family to cook together.  Not only will you share conversation and dine together, but you will also develop the skills designed to get dinner on the table - dividing tasks, time management, communication – all intended to make this easier to recreate at home. Families of any size are welcome with children age 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. On the menu: Low Country Boil including Potatoes, Corn, Shrimp, Sausage, and Mussels served with garlic butter, Grilled Romaine Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing, Cheddar and Bay Biscuits, and Lemon Bars


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Thu - Jun 10
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Early Summer Seafood Chef Brandy Fernow $85

The weather gets warmer, the strappy sandals skip to the front of the closet, and we start to crave lobster rolls. Lucky for us, delicate, green, spring flavors pair swimmingly with seafood! This light, quick, fresh menu features ocean dwelling favorites like shrimp, scallops, salmon and more. No trip to the beach required. On the menu: Jalapeño Mango Scallop Ceviche, Ciabatta Bread Salad with Grilled Shrimp, Peaches and Creamy Avocado Dressing, Pan-Seared Salmon with Blueberry Chile Sauce and Orange Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries and Elderflower Glaze

 

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Sat - Jun 12
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Cookies and Bars Chef Rachel Cuzzone $65

Pool parties, backyard gatherings, cookouts, graduations, wherever there are parties, there must be food, and even more important dessert! Cookies and bars are the perfect “what can I bring” response. Easy to pack, even easier to eat, Chef Rachel is baking up the sweetest treats for filling up hungry guests or the cookie jar. On the menu: Double Chocolate Cookies with Earl Grey, S’Mores Chocolate Chip Cookie, Brown Butter Bars with Apple and Pear Jam, Citrus Bars, and The Best Crispy Bars


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Sat - Jun 12
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Classic American Steaks & Cocktails Chef Paul Lindemuth $90

Bold cocktails and hearty steakhouse dishes make the perfect couple! Chef Paul is emulating the classic steakhouse element; from juicy steaks to hearty sides, decadent desserts, and the perfect cocktail, it’s why we visit steak houses above all others. On the menu: Elder Fashioned Cocktail, Gin/Campari Old Fashioned Cocktail, Reverse-Seared Tri Tip with Bearnaise Butter, Flank Steak with Gorgonzola Sauce, Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Creamed Spinach with Parmesan and Truffle Oil, and Strawberry and Cream Shortcakes.

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Mon - Jun 14 -- Thu - Jun 17
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16) Camp: Flavors of the Mediterranean Chef Robin Nathan $50/day or $180/4 days

Chef Robin has lined up a week filled with dishes that traverse the flavors of the Mediterranean. Greece, Italy, Spain, and the Middle East all have market driven styles of cooking featuring simple, quality ingredients. Each day, the featured dishes are filled with ingredients readily available in the Mediterranean pantry, are easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy.

 

Monday: Flavors of Greece

Tomato, & Cucumber Salad with Feta, Greek Style Meatball Wraps with Tzatziki, Grilled Peaches with Honey & Greek Yogurt, and Tiramisu Gelato Custard

 

Tuesday: Flavors of Italy

Fresh Pasta, Classic Caprese Salad, Cheese Mezzaluna with Marinara, and Tiramisu Gelato

 

Wednesday: Flavors of Spain

Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Paella with Chicken, Tres Leches Shakes with Cinnamon, and House-made Pastry

 

Thursday: Flavors of Middle East/North Africa

Strawberry-Lemonade Mocktails, Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken with Tomato-Lemon Salad,

Couscous with Summer Fruits, and Middle Eastern Orange-Almond Cake


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Thu - Jun 17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Early Summer from Napa Chef Paul Lindemuth $85

Early Summer blooms beauty in Napa Valley. The Napa Valley area has become an oenophile’s paradise with dozens of wineries within minutes of one another.  As the fields come to life from the winter slumber, the vineyards fill with bright yellow from wild mustard, creating the look of beautiful statues standing in an ocean of yellow. On the menuSmoked Salmon Flatbread, Hoisin-Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Asian Rice Salad, and Lemon/Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Blackberry Coulis

 

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Fri - Jun 18
6:35 PM - 9:00 PM
  First Day of Summer Soiree Chef Brandy Fernow $90

The longest day of the year seems like the ideal excuse for a party! The spotlight is on all things so much better in the summer: juicy fresh fruits, fresh from the garden herbs and vegetables, grilled meats, and sparkly, light and refreshing batched cocktails. Turn your extra-long day into one extra-long party filled night. On the menu: Batched Hibiscus Margaritas, Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Stacked Salad with Garden Herb Pesto, Steak Sliders with Summer Giardiniera, Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing and Lemon Mascarpone Mason Jar Mousse with Strawberries and Honey Oat Crumble


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Sat - Jun 19
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Make and Take: Dad's Day Donuts! Chef Katie Wojciechowski $65

Nothing hot, crisp, fluffy and delicious like a box of donuts. This morning is “filled” with all the classic favorites; sugar, classic jelly, and glazed, plus a couple of twists to the best dessert with a hole in the center! You’ll walk away with a box of your very own. On the menu: Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes, Chocolate Glazed Donuts, Raspberry filled Donuts, Maple and Bacon Glazed Donuts


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Mon - Jun 21 -- Thu - Jun 24
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11) Camp: Building Blocks Chef Katie Wojciechowski $45/day or $160/4 days

There are certain building blocks that every home cook should have in his or her repertoire. No matter your age, mastering skills and techniques is essential to becoming an efficient, excellent cook. In this four-day camp, you'll learn the foundation of all cooking, knife skills. Day two, create a soup and universal sauces. It’s grilling time on day three and baking basics on day four.

 

Monday: Knife Skills, Homemade Stock, Carved Turkey, Sliced Bread and Tomatoes (knife skills to building a sandwich!), Potato Chips and Chocolate Chip Cookies for lunch

 

Tuesday: Soups & Sauces

Classic Minestrone Soup, Four Cheese Sauce over Penne Pasta, and Hot Fudge Sauce to finish Banana Splits

 

Wednesday: Grilling

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce, Grilled Garlic and Herb Flatbreads, and

Grilled Peaches finished with Amaretti Cookie Crumble and Vanilla Ice Cream


Thursday: Baking

Pretzel Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, Brookie Cookies, and Strawberry Shortcakes with Fresh Whipped Cream


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Wed - Jun 23
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking Night: Hot off the Grill Chef Brandy Fernow $50

It’s family night in the Marcel’s kitchen! Bring cooking together as a family back: learn, create, execute, and share a meal made together.  This class is designed for each family to cook together.  Not only will you share conversation and dine together, but you will also develop the skills designed to get dinner on the table - dividing tasks, time management, communication – all intended to make this easier to recreate at home. Families of any size are welcome with children age 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. On the menu: Grilled Romaine Salad with Pistachio Granola and Homemade Buttermilk Ranch, Sweet and Sticky Grilled Pork Ribs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce, Grilled Corn Tortetti Pasta and Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream and Blueberry Compote


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Thu - Jun 24
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Farm to Fork: Fresh and Seasonal Chef Kelly Sears $85

Baby greens, early onions, fresh herbs, sweet berries - nothing beats early summer in Illinois! Fruits and vegetables are cropping up, backyard gardens are planted with the promise of a summer harvest and Farmers Markets and the local vegetable stands are just a few short weeks from kicking off.  Chef Kelly has a bushel full of fresh picked flavor to build a tasty array of dishes that satisfy for lunch, dinner, or as a side to a main dish. On the menu: Mixed Tender Greens with Petite Frittata and Charred Green Onion Salsa Verde, Roast Chicken with Bright Herb Sauce, Early Summer Panzanella with Pickled Tomato Vinaigrette, Warm Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Lemon Compound Butter, and The Simplest Strawberry Tart


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Sat - Jun 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Italian Summer Bistro Chef Robin Nathan $90

When outdoor patios and balconies beckon, it’s time to break out the great matchup Limoncello and antipasti. Before the meal nibble platters filled with cured meats, olives, marinated vegetables, and a whole range of cheeses kick the night off right. Main course is a feast of casual Italian summer, finishing with a boozy adult shake. This class may take place in Glen Ellyn, but with a little imagination and a lot of flavor, we could be dining al fresco in the rolling hills outside Rome or Florence, or on the rocky Sardinian coast! On the menu: Limoncello-Gin Cocktails, Selection of Marché Italian Cheese & Charcuterie, Spiced Grilled Flank Steak with Three-Herb Pesto over Baby Arugula, Sweet Cherry and Artisan Crouton Salad, and Boozy Nutella Shakes


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Mon - Jun 28 -- Wed - Jun 30
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8) Camp: Summertime Fun Chef Kelly Sears $40/day or $110/3 days

Summertime; the sun, the fun, the heat, and the treats! What’s better than a picnic in the park, a day at the zoo, or lunch at the beach? Our three days of camp zero in on the best adventures summer has to offer and the food that’s as much fun to make as it is to eat. 

 

Monday: Picnic in the Park: Waffle Cone Fried Chicken Tenders with Ranch Dipping Sauce, Tropical Fruit Salad with Marshmallow Creme, and “Watermelon” Cupcakes

 

Tuesday: A Trip to the Zoo: Elephant Knot Pretzels with Cheesy Cheetah Dipping Sauce, Kangaroo Spring Rolls, Cinnamon Monkey Bread

 

Wednesday: Day at the Beach:  Fruity Beach Bowls, Veggies Hummus Chicken Wraps, and Summer Day Sippers


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Wed - Jun 30
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Hello Summer! Chef Robin Nathan $85

Worth the wait…months seem to unfold in dog years between the last perfect berries of the previous season to the little gems now returning to the farmers markets.  We can finally fill our basket and not wait a second longer to gobble them up. The season’s stars –stone fruit, fresh herbs, and garden grown vegetables brighten everything on the plate. Tonight, we’re premiering summer with the fresh, fabulous collection of Mother Nature’s finest peak season offerings. On the menu: Basil-Strawberry-Cava Cocktails, Stone Fruit and Radicchio Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette, Spice Rubbed Grill-Kissed Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Herbed Chimichurri, Sweet Corn, Tomato and Grain Sauté, and Rustic Peach Cake with Sugar Crust and Chantilly Cream

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