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ALL CLASSES & EVENTS

Tue - Jul 02
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Make and Take: All American Pies Chef Rachel Cuzzone $55

In our new series, you’ll make it, take it home, and bake it!  In this class, Chef Rachel will teach you the art of the perfect pie crust, pie filling, and pie assembly.  After making the pie dough, rolling each out to fit into two pie shells, you’ll fill one with seasonal blueberries and one with apples. One pie will be topped with a crumble, one with a lattice top. An hour and a half later, off you go, with two pies in hand ready to bake off just in time for the parade, picnic and fireworks. Freezing instructions will be provided as well.


On the menu: Blueberry Lime Pie and Apple Crumble Pie


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Sat - Jul 06
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 cutlery and accessories will be 20% off for class participants.


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Sat - Jul 06
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Porch Party Chef Kelly Sears $85

Keep the party going from a mid-week 4th of July holiday – no need to vacuum or have those throw pillows perfectly positioned. This is a no-fuss get together designed to be easy, breezy, and tasty. Think hand held for summer party fare; one hand for nibbles and bites, one for frosty cocktails. String some lights, strike up the tiki torches, and choose your favorite playlist; it’s porch party time.


On the menu: Summer Toasts with Avocado, Burrata and Chimichurri,
Crusted Green Tomatoes with Herb Mayonnaise and Micro Greens, Tomato and Ricotta Pesto Burgers with Arugula and Grilled Onions, Green Bean, Roasted Pepper and Potato Salad, and Summer Berry Soda Floats


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Tue - Jul 09
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Denise's Caesar Potato Salad
Tue - Jul 09
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Jazz Up Al Fresco Chef Robin Nathan $45

Summer gives us all sorts of opportunities to eat al fresco; Jazz festivals, neighborhood concerts, movies under the stars, or a night in the backyard with the neighbors! Chef Robin is creating a meal with simple and flavorful ingredients that come together quickly on a work night like tonight but is fabulous enough for any evening --- like Jazz Up Glen Ellyn this weekend! 


On the menu:
Chilled Tomato-Sriracha Soup Shots with Gorgonzola Dolce, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Stone Fruit Salsa over Farro Salad, and Raspberry Lambic Beer Floats


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Thu - Jul 11
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Summer Happy Hour Chef Paul Lindemuth $80

In the summer, once it’s noon, it’s happy hour, right? Far better than the usual two for one draughts and free bowls of stale, communal snack mix, Chef Paul is serving up some terrific finger foods, craft cocktails and sharable dishes designed to kick off the party and keep it rolling well into the night.


On the menu
: Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos, California Caipirinha, Limoncello Collins, Bruschetta with White Beans and Greens, Smoked Trout Mousse Deviled Eggs, Mini Basil-Parmesan Savory Cheesecakes with Tomato Jam, Flatbread with Lamb, Mint and Feta, and Prosecco Grapes


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Fri - Jul 12
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Southern Style Summer SoirĂ©e Chef Brandy Fernow $85

Anything that can be celebrated, should be and who doesn’t want to celebrate summer?! Tonight, Chef Brandy is celebrating low country, southern style, where food is more than just a meal, it’s an experience. Classic Southern comfort food is woven with bountiful harvests from farmers markets.  For this soirée all you need is good friends, good food, and good old fashioned southern hospitality.


On the menu: Serrano Porch Crawler Cocktail, Crostini with Herbed Goat Cheese and Heirloom Tomato Jam, Sweet and Sticky Pork Ribs, Creole Dressed Potatoes, Scallion Sweet Corn and Okra Succotash, and Stone Fruit Lemon Cake


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Sat - Jul 13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Friends for the Weekend: On the Patio Chef Kiley Fields $85

The cocktails are chilled, the ingredients gathered; the perfect melody for a night of cooking with friends. The outdoor party is a celebration of summer that we anxiously await all winter long. Chef Kiley has created the perfect menu for gathering a group together to toast one another on a warm summer evening. With Jazz Up Glen Ellyn providing the musical accompaniment, the table is set for an exciting, flavor-and-friend filled evening with a gastronomic fest of fun food and drink!


On the menu:
Pimm’s Cup, Charred Corn and Green Bean Salad, Fresh Pesto and Mushroom Orecchiette, Planked Grilled Whitefish with Olive and Tomato, and Strawberry Shortcake


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Mon - Jul 15 -- Thu - Jul 18
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16) Camp: British Baking Inspirations Chef Rachel Cuzzone $50/day or $180/4 days

You’ve watched the show, rooted for the competitors and followed the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers attempting to be crowned U.K.’s best. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood judge contestants on their skills to bake cakes, breads, pastries, and desserts in 10 weeks of competition. Now it’s your turn! Four days of British baking with Chef Rachel right in your own backyard. Each day tackle a different baking inspiration and take home some of your creations. On the menu:

 

Monday: Flaky Layers - Cherry Turnover, Sausage Breakfast Pastry, and Classic British Scones

Tuesday: I Love Cake - Vanilla Swiss Roll Cake with Chocolate Ganache, and Classic Victoria Sponge with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream 

Wednesday: Cookies & Biscuits - Lofthouse Style Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Shortbreads, and Mini Star Biscuit Towers  

Thursday: Macaron Magic - French Macarons with Assorted Fillings; Lemon Buttercream, Raspberry Buttercream, and Chocolate Ganache


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Wed - Jul 17
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking Night: Diner Dinners 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 create their own meal 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 10 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults.


On the menu:
Oat Crusted Fried Chicken Skewers with Buttermilk Dipping Sauce, Brioche Grilled Cheese with Creamy Gruyere, Short Rib Nachos with the Fixins’, and Berry Pot Pies with Sweet Whipped Mascarpone Cream


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Thu - Jul 18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Summer's Greatest Hits Chef Kelly Sears $80

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 – cucumbers, stone fruit, peppers and more brighten everything on the plate. Tonight, we’re serving up summer’s greatest hits with this fresh, fabulous collection of Mother Nature’s finest peak season offerings.


On the menu: Salted Cucumber with Lemon and Mint Relish, Heirloom Tomato & Nectarine Salad with Sherry Vinegar and Rosemary, Crispy Chicken with Roasted Pepper Relish, Roasted Fingerlings with Lemon Vinaigrette, and Raspberry Brown Butter Cake with Elderflower Whipped Cream


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Sat - Jul 20
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Wines of Summer Chef Robin Nathan $90

Summer’s fresh, bright flavors call for the same when it’s time to pair wines with them.  We’ll pour three different wines from around the world that celebrate our warmest season, making for perfect summer pairing. 


On the menu:
Grilled Boule Bread with Tomato Concasse, Goat Cheese and Provencal Herbs, Grilled Boneless Lamb with Chimichurri over Arugula with Artisan Garlic Croutons, and Blueberry-Herb Ice Cream


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Mon - Jul 22 -- Thu - Jul 25
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11) Camp: Trendy Baking Chef Rachel Cuzzone $45/day or $160/4 days

Trending now in the baking world and on Instagram are all of Chef Rachel’s favorites: unicorn cupcakes, desserts in jars, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, and, of course, frozen favorites. And it’s even more fun when you make all of the pieces and parts from scratch! Bake up your own Pinterest worthy, Instagram following creations in this week’s camp and take home some treats along the way! On the menu:

 

Monday: Instagram Iconic Unicorn Cupcakes - Chocolate Cupcake, American Style Buttercream, Fondant Horn & Ears

Tuesday: Desserts in Jars – Citrus (Citrus Curd, Whipped Cream, and Crumble) and S’mores in a Jar (Graham Cracker, Ganache, Torched Marshmallow )

Wednesday: Chocolate Lovers - Unicorn Chocolate Bark, Classic Chocolate Truffle, and Homemade Oreos

Thursday: Frozen Favorites - Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Brownie Sandwiches and Peanut Butter Bites

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Tue - Jul 23
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Fresh from the Garden (V) Chef Paul Lindemuth $45

Come summer when cilantro takes over the garden and mint is piled high, fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs take more of a starring role!  Shopping at the local farmers market, or harvesting from your own garden, brings you closer to the food source and is a great way to add tasty, fresh, and often organic veggies to your diet. Chef Paul’s menu explores fresh takes on the freshest of the season.


On the menu: Tomato, Basil Bocconcini and Zucchini Galette, Fennel, Arugula and Mint Salad, and Orange and Basil Macerated Cherries with Ricotta


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Thu - Jul 25
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Santa Margarita Ranch Chef Robin Nathan $85

Rancho Santa Margarita was a 17,735-acre Mexican land grant in the Santa Lucia Mountains, in present day San Luis Obispo County, central California. Located just off Highway 101, the now historic Santa Margarita Ranch is one of California's longest continually operated cattle ranches. Currently the ranch is run by three local families dedicated to advancing its heritage as a working ranch and vineyard.  Chef Robin transports this unique property to the plate by honoring some of the best culinary offerings from Santa Margarita Ranch.


O
n the menu:
Classic Rocks Margaritas, Grilled Flatbreads with Arugula, Peaches and Cotija, Grill Finished Tri Tip with Chipotle Rub and Bleu Cheese, Pink Beans with Beer, and Mexican Chile Brownie Sundaes


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Fri - Jul 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Summer Ales and Bar Bites Chef Kelly Sears $85

Summer is a thirsty season, one for which beer is tailor-made. Delicious and refreshing, beer is a great way to unwind after a long, hot day but if you've been drinking your beer straight from the bottle, it's time you try something new.  Beer cocktails are even more refreshing and the steps to making them are easy to follow:  Chill. Sip. Chill. Repeat. Paired with flavor packed bar snacks, summer has never tasted so good!


On the menu: Southern 75 and Ginger Shandies Beer Cocktails,
Margarita Watermelon with Cucumber Relish, Garden Gazpacho with Grilled Croutons, Grilled Shrimp and Roasted Romesco Sauce, Tomato Party Sandwiches on Corn Biscuits with Lemon Basil Mayonnaise, Tri Tip & Chicken Tacos with Blistered Jalapeno, Lime and Tequila Relish, and Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats


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Sat - Jul 27
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  The Ice Cream Bar Chef Alissa Wallers $65

In a cone, a dish, or sandwiched between two warm cookies, who doesn’t love summer’s creamiest dessert delight. Guest Chef Alissa Wallers of the French Pastry School is churning ice cream and creating all scratch-made toppings. Think hot fudge, caramel sauce, caramelized nuts, cookies for a stackable ice cream treat. Now that’s an ice cream bar! Kids 12 and over are welcome to join this class.  Wine and beer will be available for sale by the glass.


On the menu: Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream, Homemade Coffee Ice Cream, Salted Caramel Sauce, Hot Fudge Sauce, Blueberry Compote, Honeycomb Crunch, Caramelized Almonds, Chocolate Wafer Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies


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Sun - Jul 28
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Meet Me At Marcel's: Neighborhood Happy Hour Open House

We’re in the thick of summer and wouldn’t you love to drop in for a Neighborhood Happy Hour featuring a Grown Up Ice Cream Social?! We’ll be blending up some delicious treats like Berry Prosecco Ice Cream Floats and Hummers. And you know we won’t let you go hungry!

There is no cost for this event but please register so we know you’re coming!


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Mon - Jul 29 -- Wed - Jul 31
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8) Camp: Summertime Baking Chef Rachel Cuzzone $40/day or $110/3 days

Sweet, savory, and colorful, these three days of camp are destined to make summer picture perfect and tasty! Bake the colors of the rainbow, some sweet treats to kick your morning off right, and doesn’t anything baked on a stick taste better? On the menu:

 

Monday: Rainbow Creations - Rainbow Confetti Trifles, Confetti Sugar Cookies, Rainbow Fudge, and Rainbow Mocktails

Tuesday: Breakfast Baking - Apple Cinnamon Muffin, Savory Mini Quiches, Raspberry Pastry Pockets, and Fruit Smoothies

Wednesday: Sweets on a Stick - Rice Krispie Lollipops, Banana Cream Pie Push Pops, and Strawberry Pie Pops

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Wed - Jul 31
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Fish on the Grill (KJ) Chef Paul Lindemuth $80

Move beyond burgers and expand what the grill can do.  Utilizing the Kamado Jo, Chef Paul will elevate the backyard barbeque from chicken and hot dogs to shrimp, scallops, and salmon!  The unique shape of the Kamado Jo circulates the heat for more uniform and effective cooking and the well- insulated ceramic body keeps the heat in the grill resulting in moist, delicate fish. 


On the menu: Tandoori Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Cauliflower Steaks, Cedar-Paper Wrapped Grilled Citrus Salmon, Grilled Scallops with Parmesan Grits, and Banana-Nutella S’mores


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Thu - Aug 01
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Farm Fresh Chef Kelly Sears $85

If you apply the brakes for roadside produce stands, prefer to see the chickens ranging free, and consider farm fresh to mean brushing off the dirt and eating from the field, this is the class for you. End of July is high summer, when the markets are full, the fresh choices abundant. When cooking with just a handful of ingredients and minimal intervention, the simplest meals sing the loudest.


On the menu: Flatbread with Savory Marinated Peaches, Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Basil, Grilled and Quick Pickled Summer Squash Salad, Espresso Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Pepper Pesto, Cast Iron Skillet Fingerlings with Roasted Corn Vinaigrette, and Warm Vanilla Cake with Bourbon Macerated Stone Fruit


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Sat - Aug 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 cutlery and accessories will be 20% off for class participants


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Sat - Aug 03
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  The Italian Summer Table Chef Robin Nathan $85

On the menu tonight: the regions of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Sardinia; a feast of Italy. 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, Stone Fruit and Radicchio Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Garden Herb Pesto, Fregola Pasta and Sweet Corn Sauté, and Tiramisu Ice Cream with Chocolate Shell Drizzle


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Mon - Aug 05 -- Tue - Aug 06
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16) Two Day Camp: Food Truck - The Parisian Cafe Chef Rachel Cuzzone $90 for both days

Street food is chic food! Paris's citywide fleet of vendors on wheels – which started out with the Camion Qui Fume and its brilliant burgers back in 2011 – has expanded to all types of different cuisines. Today you can find pizza, dim sum, tex-mex and café treats whizzing about the city and gathering crowds of fans in squares and at curbsides everywhere. On the menu:

 

Monday: Parisian Café - Crepes, Croque Monsieur, and Creme Brulee 

Tuesday: French Bakeshop - Chocolate Mousse, Madeleines, and Blueberry Galette



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Tue - Aug 06
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: La Jolla Beachfront Chef Brandy Fernow $45

La Jolla Shores is quaint and relaxed neighborhood surrounding a beach of the same name nestled along the Pacific Ocean. Popular with locals and out-of-town visitors, La Jolla is perfect for a day at the beach and a brilliant meal. Top notch restaurants with fantastic water views: The Marine Room’s refined dining, Barbarella and Piatti for Italian fare, and Shore Rider offer their take on the freshest La Jolla has to offer.


On the menu: Togarashi Ahi Tuna Tartare with Pickled Papaya, Fennel Crusted Salmon with Buttered Farro, and Elderflower Cake with Sweet Lime Glaze


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Wed - Aug 07 -- Thu - Aug 08
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11) Two Day Camp: The Donut Truck Chef Rachel Cuzzone $85 for both days

The donut truck is rolling into town! On board, this truck is “filled” with all the classic favorites; old fashioned buttermilk, classic jelly, and glazed, plus a couple of twists to the best dessert with a hole in the center! On the menu:

 

Wednesday: Classic Donuts - Old Fashioned, Chocolate Old Fashioned, and Glazed

Thursday:  Fun Flavors - Nutella Filled Donut, Lemon Yellow Sprinkle Ring, and Jelly Filled Donut

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Wed - Aug 07
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Collaboratio: A Night with Common Good Chef Kelly Sears $100

They’re back! Common Good Cocktail House is teaming up with Marcel’s for an evening of amazing summer cocktails and the sensational bites. Chad, Mike, and Alicia have a mission to share the things they love with you and facilitate the connection and community at their table. We couldn’t agree more. Chad, Common Good’s professor of libation, believes in the golden ratios, a template for building the perfect cocktail. Food follows suit, with ratios of flavors creating the best bite. Eight ratios, minimal ingredients yield a perfect cocktail. By the end of the evening you’ll be mixing your own special cocktail created just for you. On the menu: Summer Cocktails and Seasonal Food Pairings


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Thu - Aug 08
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Summer Smokin' Chef Brandy Fernow $85

Smoke infused dishes are hot!  Chefs are smoking everything from soup to nuts while American mixologists are creating smoked cocktails using everything from tobacco-laced syrup to smoke-infused ice. Smoke is an elemental tool used to give foods that kiss of the campfire and the scent of backyard summertime fare. Chef Brandy will be featuring the Cameron’s stovetop smoker which will become a must have in your kitchen!


On the menu:
Smoky Bourbon Peach Cocktail, Smoked Trout Fritters with Creamy Piquillo Pepper Sauce, Warm Smoked Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Wild Arugula Dressing, Spiced and Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Dulce de Leche Fruit Crisp with Smoked Sea Salt


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Fri - Aug 09
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Date Night: Summer Simple Chef Kelly Sears $85

In the thick of the summer, there’s nothing quite like a cool drink on the porch combined with a handful of the season’s best ingredients to complete the perfect meal for the perfect date night. A great night begins by connecting around the table, sharing great food, and bringing your story. That’s summer simple (and delicious!).


On the menu: Slow Roasted Tomato Caprese Toasts,
Grilled Farm Stand Summer Succotash, Cast Iron Skillet Chicken with Fusilli, Charred Corn, Poblanos, and Queso Fresco, and Peach & Blackberry Brown Butter Crumble 


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Mon - Aug 12 -- Tue - Aug 13
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8) Two Day Camp: Food Truck - Hometown Favorites Chef Rachel Cuzzone $75 for both days

Chef Rachel is driving the food truck to town filled with hometown favorites.  Chock full of food that makes your belly happy; craveable, classic American comfort foods that never fall short of satisfying. On the menu:

 

Monday: Comfort Foods - Grilled Cheese Sliders, Potato Wedges with Homemade Ranch, Creamy Tomato Soup, and Strawberry Milkshakes

Tuesday: American Classics - Cheeseburger Sliders, Macaroni and Cheese, Apple Hand Pies with Citrus Berry Lemonades


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Wed - Aug 14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Family Cooking Night: Block Party - Ice Cream Social! Chef Rachel Cuzzone $40/person

It’s family night in the Marcel’s kitchen and tonight we’re inviting you to come after dinner and do dessert with us! We’re having an ice cream social where you will be making brownies, ice cream and all of the toppings from scratch! Families of any size are welcome with children age 10 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. 


On the menu: Gooey Chocolate Brownies, Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge Sauce, Strawberry Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream, and Toasted Nuts


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Sat - Aug 17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Burgers and Brew Chef Kiley Fields $85

If you think burgers and beer are at the top of the food pyramid, this is the class for you.  Chef Kiley is serving up mouthwatering burgers paired with ice cold brew. A grilled cheeseburger with all the classic “fixins” is just about the perfect food. There's the salty, savory ground beef, the sweetness of ketchup and tomato, the acidity of pickles, the umami from cheese and mayo or aioli, the caramelized sweetness of grilled onion - a carnival of flavors.


On the menu:
Beer Pairings, Loaded Grilled Potato Skins, Trio of Sliders – Caramelized Onion Cheeseburger, Bulgogi Burger with Kimchi Mayo, Gyro Burger with Tzatziki, Red Cabbage Coleslaw, and Hello Dolly Bars


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Tue - Aug 20
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Teri's Grilled Buttermilk Chicken featuring the Kamado Joe Grill
Tue - Aug 20
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Summer Inspired Chef Lynn Dugan $45

Is your garden overflowing with herbs?  Do you have a tomato obsession?  Have you been waiting all year for the peak of the season’s corn?  They are all here, the crown jewels of summer, bright and luscious dishes, best enjoyed al fresco.


On the menu:
Cowboy Caviar with Baked Tortilla Chips, Pan Seared Tilapia with Avocado-Tomato Salsa, Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Balls


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Thu - Aug 22
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Lake House Weekend Chef Kiley Fields $80

Nothing says summer like the sound of crushed ice being poured into a cooler, packed chock full of liquid refreshments and then carried onto the gently rocking deck of a boat. Laze away the day drifting along with the warm breeze, good friends and endless stories. Add a nosh or two and you’ve got the makings of a fabulous weekend just this side of paradise.


On the menu: Bloody Mary Gazpacho with a Beer Back, Bourbon Ginger Lemonade, Grilled Romaine Salad with Corn and Parmesan, Cucumber Caipirinha, Blackened Fish Tacos with Apple Slaw and Avocado Herb Cream, and Pound Cake S’mores Sandwich


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Fri - Aug 23
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Fresh Mexican Fiesta and Summer Sangria

Sangria combines the best of summer by infusing wine, summer fruits, and a bit of bubbly. Not only is it a refreshing way to cool off but it’s simple to make and a splash hit at your next barbeque. Chill some glasses filled with ice and fruit, toss in some homemade chips and salsa grilled meats with bursts of just-squeezed lime, the heat of the chili, smoky street corn; and some summer bites from Mexico and you’ve got yourself a party!


On the menu:
Sparkling St. Germain Sangria, Dragonfruit Rosé Sangria, Roasted Poblano and Mushroom Quesadillas with Serrano Crema, Mini Mexican Meatballs with Apricot Adobe Glaze, Shredded Pork Tacos with Green Apple Salsa, Roasted Corn, Zucchini and Jalapeño Salad, Avocado and Chorizo Stuffed Mini Chalupas, and Mocha Ice Cream with Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Candied Pepitas


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Sun - Aug 25
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Pickling and Preserving Workshop Chef Kelly Sears $80

You don’t have to spend hours and hours in a hot steamy kitchen to capture the essence of summer.  With the right tools and rules, you can easily make the season’s ripest produce last throughout the year. A few jars, long tongs, a big pot, and the right formula, will have you pickled and preserved in just a couple of hours and home with jars full of goodies of your own!  A light meal utilizing the pickled and preserved ingredients will be served.


On the menu
: Pickled Golden Beets with Ginger, Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles, Pickled Beans with Tarragon, Tomato Jam, Blueberry Jam with Lime, and Peach-Passion Fruit Jam


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Wed - Aug 28
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Coastal Favorites Chef Paul Lindemuth $80

From the mountains of California and the Pacific Northwest, to the steamy Gulf of Mexico, and the urban bustle of New England, summer is the perfect time to savor the flavors from the U.S. Coastal regions.  We love the flavors of the soulful south where the unique blend of cultures has produced an almost endless array of great food unequaled in flavor and tradition plus the west coast with its experimentation and year-round harvests and the East coast's classics reinvented with modern twists.


On the menu: 
Fresh Zucchini and Corn Chowder, Blackened Fish Tacos with Avocado/Lime Crema, Herbed Potato Salad with Lemon Dressing, and Chocolate Cannoli Sandwich Cookies


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Thu - Aug 29
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Taco Truck Chef Robin Nathan $80

We’re pulling the truck back into town! Kick off the weekend with a salute to the greatest tacos of all time; from La Paz to LA, to all points southwest.  This time, we’re throwing in a cocktail and Mexican Street Corn Salad to round out the fiesta.  


On 
the menu: Mexican Mule Cocktails, Picadillo Tostadas with Creamy Pink Beans and Roasted Jalapeno Salsa, Baja Shrimp Tacos with Cotija and Lime Crema, Pulled Pork Tacos al Pastor with Grilled Pineapple-Serrano Salsa, Esquites Corn Salad and Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream


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Tue - Sep 03
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Jennifer's Mojo Shrimp Caesar Salad
Thu - Sep 05
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Holding on to Summer: Uncorked Chef Paul Lindemuth $80

Summer time meals center around campfires, backyards, and al fresco dining all paired with the perfect beverage. Even though the Labor Day weekend has signaled the end of white pants, flip flops, and dinner under the stars, we can still hold on for a little longer to the ease of summer meals.  Tonight, explore a variety of late summer dishes and the beverages that pair best with them. Chef Paul leads you through an exciting, flavor- and friend-filled evening. Come on your own or with a group, unplug while we uncork.


On the menu:
Grilled Peach Salad with Goat Cheese, Caprese Mac and Cheese, Parmesan Chicken with Warm Basil Vinaigrette, and Cinnamon Sugar Peach Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream.


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Fri - Sep 06
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Austin Style Steakhouse Chef Brandy Fernow $85

It’s no secret that Texas is serious about steaks and Austin is no exception. From filets to flank and strips to sirloin, Austin is a city obsessed with meat! Iconic steaks from ALC Steaks, Jeffrey’s and Ranch 616 all serve up cuts where locals and travelers alike frequent to get their carnivore on. Get to the meat of the matter with Chef Brandy’s favorite Austin steak joints.


On the menu
:
Little Gem Salad with Candied Red Onion, Texas Pecans, Cheesy Grit Cakes and Pancetta Vinaigrette, Grilled Market Steak with Jalapeño Blue Cheese Sauce, Poblano and Manchego Mashed Potatoes, and Callebaut Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake with Cocoa Crème Anglaise


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Sat - Sep 07
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 cutlery and accessories will be 20% off for class participants

Tue - Sep 10
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Trish's Tomato Tart featuring Le Creuset
Tue - Sep 10
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: New Orleans Creole Chef Kiley Fields $45

Over time, New Orleans has transformed from French and Spanish to Caribbean and African and all of those cultures together. Remoulade and étouffée or a humble pot of red beans and rice, New Orleans is a Creole City. From the grand dames of New Orleans fine dining to the gas stations outside of Lafayette, eating is communal, peeling crawfish as common place as arguing over the color of the roux.


On the menu
: Vegetable Chopped Salad with Creole Mustard Vinaigrette, Grilled Shrimp Po’ Boy, and Chocolate Mud Pie


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Wed - Sep 11
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  The First Hint of Fall (V) Chef Lynn Dugan $80

Back to school signals the end of summer and a turning point in the year. Fall is right around the corner and the shift to shorter days, colder nights, and a ramped-up schedule! The change of seasons is as good a reason as any to gather your closest circle to savor a casual meal highlighting the upcoming flavors of fall while holding on to the end of summer. The perfect in-between-the-seasons meal to shake off the soon-to-be-over summer blues!


On the menu
: Watermelon Arugula Salad with Lime Vinaigrette, Native American Corn Pudding, 3-Bean Vegetarian Chili, Apple Pie Bars with Vanilla Ice Cream


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Thu - Sep 12
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Eating the Mediterranean Chef Robin Nathan $85

With access to a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, as well as fish and olive oil, the Mediterranean style of eating (naturally low in fat and utilizing the “good” fats) has proven to be one of the best ways to “eat healthy.” If you enjoy colorful foods, simple preparations and bold flavors, you will love this menu. Join Chef Robin as she brings the focus of the Mediterranean kitchen to your kitchen.


On the menu: Moroccan Mezze (Carrot Salad and Pickled Beets with Marinated Feta), Grilled Bronzino Packets with Herb Marinade (Chermoula), Couscous with Saffron and Summer Fruits, and Blackberry-Basil Sorbet and Prosecco Floats


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Sat - Sep 14
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  Late Summer Gems & Early Fall Favorite Desserts Chef Alissa Wallers $65

With summer bowing out, and the fall harvest right around the corner, the farmers markets still have plenty of delectable seasonal fruits to choose from. Guest Chef Alissa Wallers of the French Pastry School is sharing some of her favorite desserts highlighting late summer and soon-to-take a starring role fruits of early fall. Pass the whipped cream!  A light lunch will be served. Kids 12 and over are welcome to join this class.  Wine and beer will be available for sale by the glass.


On the menu: Almond Financier with Poached Pear, Stone Fruit Crostata, and Caramelized Apple Breton Tart


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Sat - Sep 14
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Farm to Table: Late Harvest Chef Kelly Sears $85

With root vegetables, gourds, apples, and shorter days right around the corner, it’s easy to want to cling to the butter-slathered ear of corn, the last bowl of berries, and tomatoes so ripe you can eat them like a peach. Summer is fading fast but Chef Kelly is offering a lingering taste of summer’s best; one last hurrah to enjoy summer to the very end.


On the menu:
Crudité with Avocado Hummus, Arugula and Grilled Corn Planks with Tarragon Crème Fraiche, Seared Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Mostarda, Sweet Potato & Fingerling Wedges with Sriracha and Lime Aioli, and Custard Tart with End of the Summer Berries


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Tue - Sep 17
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Julie's Roasted Salmon Tacos
Tue - Sep 17
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Fuel the Game: Cooking for Sports Nutrition Chef Kelly Sears & Stefanie Rock $45

What to feed them and when? Your young athlete may have elevated their game to compete in high level competition, but does their nutritional level meet their needs? Adolescents require unique attention to maintain hydration, ensure proper fueling pre/post workout, and to meet nutritional needs during games and tournaments for optimal performance. Guest sports nutritionist, Stefanie Rock is sharing her knowledge, offering ideas on how your young athlete can “Rock” their sports performance and Chef Kelly will be cooking up the nutritional “fuel” for their game. 


On the menu: Power Packed Granola Bars, Fruit to Nuts Smoothie Bowls, On the Go Hummus Veggie Chicken Wraps, Portable Snack Mix and Chocolate Milk Recovery Shake


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Wed - Sep 18
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking Night: Use Your Noodle Chef Brandy Fernow $50/person

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 create their own meal 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 10 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. 


On the menu:
Baked Mac & Cheese with Crispy Quinoa Crumbs, Rice Noodle Chicken Pad Thai with Lime and Peanut, Garlic and Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Ricotta Romano Meatballs, and Chocolate Hazelnut Ravioli with Sweet Berry Coulis


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Thu - Sep 19
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Third Thursday: One+Done: Buttermilk Biscuits Chef Rachel Cuzzone $35

In our new series, One + Done, we’re focusing on one technique, one skill, one recipe and sharing our secrets with you. In this class, we are focusing on the glorious biscuit. Biscuits can seem intimidating and carry a mystique that can discourage home bakers. Not for long! Biscuits, unlike yeast-raised breads and rolls, come together quickly and bake quickly, making them the perfect fit for baking up right before a meal and serving warm right from the oven. You’ll make your own batch, take a couple home for sharing and happily be transported to biscuit nirvana! Pick your session and we’ll have you in and out with your treats in an hour! On the menu: Buttermilk Biscuits with housemade Blueberry Jam and Cardamom Butter


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Thu - Sep 19
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Third Thursday: One+Done: Buttermilk Biscuits Chef Rachel Cuzzone $35

In our new series, One + Done, we’re focusing on one technique, one skill, one recipe and sharing our secrets with you. In this class, we are focusing on the glorious biscuit. Biscuits can seem intimidating and carry a mystique that can discourage home bakers. Not for long! Biscuits, unlike yeast-raised breads and rolls, come together quickly and bake quickly, making them the perfect fit for baking up right before a meal and serving warm right from the oven. You’ll make your own batch, take a couple home for sharing and happily be transported to biscuit nirvana! Pick your session and we’ll have you in and out with your treats in an hour!


On the menu
: Buttermilk Biscuits with housemade Blueberry Jam and Cardamom Butter


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Thu - Sep 19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  Third Thursday: One+Done: Buttermilk Biscuits Chef Rachel Cuzzone $35

In our new series, One + Done, we’re focusing on one technique, one skill, one recipe and sharing our secrets with you. In this class, we are focusing on the glorious biscuit. Biscuits can seem intimidating and carry a mystique that can discourage home bakers. Not for long! Biscuits, unlike yeast-raised breads and rolls, come together quickly and bake quickly, making them the perfect fit for baking up right before a meal and serving warm right from the oven. You’ll make your own batch, take a couple home for sharing and happily be transported to biscuit nirvana! Pick your session and we’ll have you in and out with your treats in an hour!


On the menu
: Buttermilk Biscuits with housemade Blueberry Jam and Cardamom Butter


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Thu - Sep 19
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Argetinian Asado Chef Kiley Fields $85

There is no more quintessential Argentine tradition than the asado. Asado is cooking in its purest form, just fire, grill and meat. Anything less is just a barbeque. The Argentinian people have a reputation for their love of eating and asado is more than just meat on the grill, it’s a cultural tradition. Asado is a source of national pride, worshipped high on a majestic meat pedestal, combining social connections with culinary craftsmanship. Six ingredients to success: fire, grill, meat, sides, wine and friends.


On the menu:
Grilled Provoleta Cheese, Prosciutto Wrapped Hearts of Palm with Golf Sauce, Sliced Tomato, Onion and Olive Salad, Grilled Short Ribs with Chimichurri, Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes, Dolce de Leche Roasted Bananas with Ice Cream


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Fri - Sep 20
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Mexico City Modern Chef Robin Nathan $85

How classic do the classic dishes of Mexico need to be? Forget about the "Combination Platter" at your neighborhood Mexican joint and courageously make Mexican your own way! Tonight, Chef Robin is applying a modern mind-set to traditional ingredients and dishes shaping a new cuisine that is constantly evolving. 


On the menu
: Watermelon-Tequila Mojitos, Avocado Dressed Shrimp Mexicana, Grilled Flank Steak with Chihuahua Cheese and Arbol Chile Salsa, Mexican Rice with Plantains and Two Layer Mango-Vanilla Panna Cotta


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Tue - Sep 24
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Jenny's Cheesy Mushroom Quesadillas with Summer Succotash
Tue - Sep 24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Paris Early Fall

Audrey Hepburn knew what she was talking about when she said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’. There isn’t really a bad time of year to visit the French capital. But it’s hard to beat Paris in autumn. Crisp cool sunny days, crunchy golden leaves underfoot, toasty brie, velvety, perfectly roasted fish with warm spices, museum visits, a walk in the park, wine festivals. What could be better? 


On the menu
: Baked Brie with Honey and Pistachios over Baby Greens with Fig Vinaigrette, Roasted Salmon over Fingerling Potatoes and Haricot Vert with Dijon Aioli and Scallion Butter and Dessert Crepes with Cointreau 


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Wed - Sep 25
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Eat! Key West Chef Brandy Fernow $80

The beach is beautiful, the water’s pristine, the nightlife pure Key West, but the food, ah the food, now there’s a reason to pack your bags. Key West may be a tiny island, but its cuisine is big on flavor. The waters are full of seafood found nowhere else in the world; sweet pink shrimp, perfect for tacos paired with juicy island pineapple. Bite into a plantain chip for lunch or order mojo marinated pork for dinner. For dessert, Key Lime Pie Whether topped with meringue or whipped cream, don’t miss a slice!


On the menu:
Tamarind Basil Mojito, Shrimp Fritters with Lemon Piquillo Sauce, Cochinita Pork Tacos with Pineapple Pico, White Rice with Sweet Plantains, and Hazelnut Crusted Key Lime Cheesecake with Toasted Coconut


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Thu - Sep 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Salt Block and Cedar Plank Grilling: Fish & Seafood Chef Paul Lindemuth $85

It’s only fitting that on Marcel’s 8th anniversary, Chef Paul, who taught our very first class at Marcel’s back in 2011 is in our kitchen! Learn quick, simple methods for preparing a wide variety of fish and seafood for every night of the week. Chef Paul is sharing his techniques for cooking on Himalayan salt blocks and his very own cedar planks. You’ll learn tricks, tips and flavor combinations that keep fish moist, sweet, and tender---resulting in dishes your whole family will love. You’ll easily expand your quick-cooking weeknight repertoire to include these new dishes.


On the menu:
Citrus and Horseradish Cedar Plank Scallops, Bourbon-Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon, Salt Block Honey-Black Pepper Shrimp, Fingerling Potato Salad with Chive/Mustard Dressing, and Salted Caramel Blondies


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Fri - Sep 27
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Fall Beer Pairing with Argus Brewery Chef Katie Wojciechowski & Joe Mengel $85

Rising from the rugged south side of Chicago to become one of the most popular craft brews in the city and beyond, Argus brew boasts a Chicago attitude that they are proud of, something they think you’ll taste in each Argus Brew—flavor, depth, the unusual and carefully brewed taste of a premium craft beer.

As a father and son team, Bob and Patrick Jensen started the brewery together in 2009. They understood that a hard-working, can-do attitude would take Argus over the line from above average to exceptional. Today, that taste speaks for itself.


On the menu:
Sauerkraut and Mushroom Pierogi, Oak Sausage with Parsnip and Potato Mash to be paired with Paschke Pilsner, Horseradish Cheddar Cheese Puffs, Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese to be paired with Argus Lager, Breaded Pork Loin with Microgreen Salad, Spice Rubbed Lamb Chops with Beet Sauce to be paired with Bloodshot Red Ale, Orange and Rosemary Infused Crème Brulee, Ginger Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches finished with Hazelnuts and Caramel to be paired with Pegasus IPA


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Sat - Sep 28
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8): Fondue Party Chef Rachel Cuzzone $40

I dip, you dip, we dip! No need to wait for a special occasion, any day can be dipping day with a fondue party. You’ll never run out of things just waiting to be dipped in warm chocolate: strawberries, apples, and pound cake and Rice Krispie treats you have made in class. Chocolate heaven! On the menu: Chocolate Fondue, Rice Krispie Treats, Fruit, and Vanilla Pound Cake


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Sat - Sep 28
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11): Fall Baking Chef Rachel Cuzzone $45

Now that fall is here and the air is crisp and cool it’s time to settle in, roll up your sleeves and do some fall baking. From acorn and leaf-shaped treats to apple and pumpkin desserts, Chef Rachel will have you baking up a storm with these delicious fall favorites.


On the menu
:  Mini Apple Crumbles, Pumpkin Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing, Snickerdoodle Cookies, and Cranberry, Pear, and Raspberry Slushies


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Mon - Sep 30
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16): Pizza Night Chef Rachel Cuzzone $50

Spend the evening making and then eating all things pizza. Chef Rachel is arming you with all the ingredients for success as you learn step-by-step how to make the perfect pizza pie. You’ll work together to make pizza dough and tomato sauce; then you'll use various techniques to make everything from soup to dessert:


On the menu:
 Authentic Margherita Pizza with Homemade Crust and Tomato Sauce, Pizza Frites and Mini Monkey Breads 


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