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Fri - Oct 01
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Korean Steakhouse Chef Kiley Fields $90

Signature dishes of Korea seduce with intoxicating flavors. They’re strong, super savory, salty, sweet, and spicy all rolled into one. Nothing short of intense. Join Chef Kiley as soul meets Seoul and the traditional American steakhouse gives way to Korean marinated beef infused with the flavors of sesame, gochujang, soy, miso, garlic, and ginger.


On the menu:
 Chilled Prawns with Gochujang Cocktail Sauce, Lettuce Leaf Salad with Carrot-Doenjang Dressing, Kimchi Fried Rice, Sesame Seasoned Cucumbers, Rib Eye Bulgogi with Korean Sweet and Spicy Sauce, and Browned Butter Mochi Cake


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Sat - Oct 02
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 effectively 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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Tue - Oct 05
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Angie's Pumpkin Detox Smoothie
Tue - Oct 05
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Fast Fall Fish Chef Paul Lindemuth $50

Chef Paul is serving up fabulous fall fish dishes that can be pulled together quickly on crazy-busy weeknights or elevated for friends for dinner on the weekend. With these new fall recipes in your repertoire, creating brightly flavored fish-centric dishes that go beyond ordinary is a breeze. Wine and beer will be available for purchase by the glass.


On the menu:
Herbed Salmon Cakes with Horseradish/Thyme Mayonnaise and Brussels Sprouts Salad, Fire-Roasted Tomato Fish Curry with Jasmine Rice, and Brown Sugar Pecan Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting.


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Thu - Oct 07
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Cast Iron, The Kitchen Workhorse Essential Chef Kiley Fields $85

Cast iron skillets are the perfect tool for cooking one pot meals, a simple stir fry vegetable or a whole roasted chicken. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, one skillet is all you need to ensure extra crisp edges, bake a cake, sear a filet, or roast potatoes. The versatility of the iron pot or skillet is unrivaled; use it on the stove top, grill, or in the oven, and after years and years of use, the cast iron cookware remains as good as new.


On the menu:
 Goat Cheese Crostini with Charred Tomato Puttanesca, Crusted Pan-Seared Whitefish with Roasted Fennel and Brussels Sprouts, Crispy Persian Rice, and Buttermilk Skillet Cake with Praline Sauce


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Sat - Oct 09
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Sweet and Savory Fall Pies and Tarts Chef Rachel Cuzzone $75

It’s pie season! And what could be more delicious than buttery, flaky crusts of all kinds filled with sweet (and sometimes savory) flavors. Chef Rachel is pleasing the chocolate lovers, the fall root vegetable lovers and those who can’t imagine fall without an apple with new twists on classic favorites. By the slice, the sliver, or whole darn thing, who can resist the best part of the meal, pie!


On the menu: Chocolate and Caramel Tartlets with Sea Salt and Chantilly Cream, Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Galette, and Apple Sausage Breakfast
Hand Pies 


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Sat - Oct 09
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Chef's Table: French Countryside Chef Robin Nathan $100

Bring your favorite dining partner(s) 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 the French Countryside. Saunter along the banks of the Seine. Enticed by the array of Patisseries, boulangeries, and fromageries tempting that range from rustic to refined. It’s worth traveling to the land of the classic technique, flawless flavor, and mastery over butter at least once in your life, but until then, this should curb your craving.


On the menu: 
Dubonnet Cocktails, French Inspired Marché Cheese & Charcuterie, Bleu Cheese & Apple Soup Shots, Steamed Mussels with White Wine, Saffron and Tomato, “Steak Frites” with Spice Rubbed Beef Tenderloin, Hand Cut Frites and Aioli, and Chocolate Pots de Crème with Mocha Whipped Cream and Vanilla Macerated Berries plus Curated Wine Pairings


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Sun - Oct 10
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Sweet and Savory Fall Pies and Tarts Chef Rachel Cuzzone $75

It’s pie season! And what could be more delicious than buttery, flaky crusts of all kinds filled with sweet (and sometimes savory) flavors. Chef Rachel is pleasing the chocolate lovers, the fall root vegetable lovers and those who can’t imagine fall without an apple with new twists on classic favorites. By the slice, the sliver, or whole darn thing, who can resist the best part of the meal, pie!


On the menu: Chocolate and Caramel Tartlets with Sea Salt and Chantilly Cream, Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Galette, and Apple Sausage Breakfast
Hand Pies

 

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Tue - Oct 12
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Didi's Spicy Sausage and Greens
Wed - Oct 13
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking Night: In Season; Uprooted! 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.  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 aged 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults


On the menu:
Carrot Soup with Potato Croquettes, Roast Pork Loin Stuffed with Sausage and Apples, Roasted Carrot and Beets with Feta Purée, and Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce


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Thu - Oct 14
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Midwest Autumn Al Fresco Chef Robin Nathan $85

Autumn holds such allure, with picture-perfect weather and a colorful swirl of fiery hues all across the landscape. Take advantage of this incredible season by enjoying a meal on the patio. You don’t need a reason to entertain and get together with friends or family. This is the time of year when the weather is just the right temperature by day, a little nippy at night, and perfect for a patio dinner party at sunset. Bring out a rustic table, serve up some fall favorites, and make the transition to fall Al Fresco style.


On the menu:
Ginger Pear Bourbon Cocktails, Pumpkin Soup with Wild Mushrooms & Parmesan, Grill Kissed Pork Tenderloin with Apple Mostarda, Camembert Smashed Potatoes, and Cranberry Clafouti with Chantilly Cream


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Fri - Oct 15
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Bourbon Cocktails & Autumn Apps Chef Paul Lindemuth $90

As a general rule, good paired with good usually leads to great! Cozy up to the warm toddies and bourbon cocktails of autumn. Fall libations brimming with the flavors of sweet apples, tart pomegranate, pumpkin, and spice, all the perfect partners to a bevy of bites designed to curb hunger and delight the palate. Packed with classic fall flavors and seasonal produce, these nibbles, sips, and bites are sure to get the party started.


On the menu:
The Black Rose Cocktail, Cider/Maple Old Fashioned, Orange Bourbon Sour, Crisp Phyllo Tartlets with Caramelized Red Onions and Gruyere, Salt and Pepper Shrimp Rolls, Beef and Mushroom Meatballs, and Salty Caramel Panna Cotta with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache


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Sat - Oct 16
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8): Fall Fun Chef Heather Ude $40

From classic to creative, fall’s best fruits and vegetables are perfect for lunch or dinner.  Chef Heather has taken familiar favorites and given them a special twist or technique that will have you and your family asking for seconds! 


On the menu:
 Fall Veggie Chicken and Noodles, Puff Pastry Cheddar Twists, and Caramel Apple Pops


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Sat - Oct 16
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11): From the Apple Orchard Chef Heather Ude $45

If your September tradition includes heading to the apple orchard to pick a bushel of America’s favorite fruit, time to reap the benefits of your visit. Some apples are best for eating out of hand, others are considered best for baking, and still others are selected for their ability to cook down into a rich smooth puree. Get to the core of the apple with these yummy favorites. 


On the menu: Fried Chicken and Apple Croissant Panini, Apple Nachos with Homemade Caramel Sauce, and Caramel Apple Cider with Fresh Vanilla Whipped Cream

 

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Mon - Oct 18
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16): Fall Harvest Chef Heather Ude $50

As the chilly season begins, nothing satisfies like a warm bowl of soup, even better when paired with a warm, buttery biscuit.  Highlight the stars of fall with a menu featuring seasonal favorites, pears, root vegetables, and apples.


On the menu: Knife Skills,
Roasted Autumn Vegetable Soup, Buttermilk Biscuits with Maple and Sea Salt, Sauteed Apples and Pears with Fresh Cinnamon Whipped Cream


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Tue - Oct 19
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Teri's Smashed Sweet Potatoes with For Good Cocktails
Tue - Oct 19
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Weeknight Sunday Suppers Chef Kiley Fields $50

Sunday suppers don’t always have to end a week and start another. Sometimes they can land smack dab in the middle of the week. The most important ingredient is family gathered around the table for quality time and dinner that only tastes like it took all day to make. One pot, sheet pan, instapot or slow cooker - this is a weeknight meal that is sure to be a crowd pleaser with the whole family.


On the menu:
 Kale Caesar Salad, Quick Ragu Bolognese with Rigatoni, and Cannoli with Sweet Ricotta Filling


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Thu - Oct 21
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Beyond the Shaker; Essential Salt Chef Kelly Sears & Charmane Skillen $90

Salt is more than just a seasoning, it’s an essential flavor in our food. It can intensify aromas, balance other flavors, make meat taste juicier, and preserve food for months or even years. Yet, a heavy hand with salt can easily ruin a dish. Learn how to cook wisely with this vibrant, fiery, fragrant, even exotic mineral. We’ll explore the history, health benefits, and food pairings of special seasonings featuring salts, spice blends, and easy to use and try salt kits from s.a.l.t sisters where “salt is not a condiment.


On the menu:
Roasted Almonds with Hickory Smoked Sea Salt, Grilled Avocado & Grapefruit Chermoula, Center Cut Pork Chops with Mojo Seasoning, Sauteed Zucchini with Sun-dried Tomato, Honey Glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Brioche Rolls with Spanish Rosemary Sea Salt & Lemon Rosemary Compound Butter, and Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pink Himalayan Salt.

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Sat - Oct 23
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Date Night: Soul Food Chef Brandy Fernow $90

Nothing is more satisfying than straight-from-the-heart down home soul food cooking. Chef Brandy is serving up dishes that Southerners swear by and Northerners need to try! Tonight’s menu features savory, traditional, comfort food classics with a twist of modern for good measure.  Recipes so good they are kitchen tested and grandmother approved!


On the menu: Pork Belly and Brussels Sprouts Slaw Salad, Salmon Croquettes with Chive Aioli, Stone Ground Grit Souffles with Chorizo Butter and Sweet Potato Cakes with Brown Sugar Caramel and Tomatillo Jam


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Tue - Oct 26
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Patricia's Apple Walnut Green Salad
Wed - Oct 27
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking Night: The Big Apple 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.  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 aged 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. 


On the menu: Shaved Apple Salad with White Cheddar and Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Roasted Butternut Squash and Honeycrisp Apple Soup, Herb Crusted Chicken with Bacon Apple Potato Hash and Mini Apple Crostadas with Sweet Cider Glaze


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Fri - Oct 29
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  First Crush: Pacific Northwest Flavors Chef Robin Nathan $90

Pick, crush, stomp, and repeat. Harvest in the Pacific Northwest wine regions, typically from mid-August through October, bursts with vibrant golden yellow and crimson colors, mingled with aromas of ripening fruit and crushed grapes. Celebrate the first loads of fruit to be crushed to create a new vintage with a wine country inspired meal perfect for your next dinner party.


On
the menu: Sautéed Pear & Arugula Salad with Maple Walnuts and Goat Cheese, Wine Braised Short Ribs with Parsnip & Pearl Onions, Herbed Tossed Potatoes, and Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Cinnamon Whipped Cream


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Tue - Nov 02
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Niki's Brothy Beans with Fried Garlic Bread
Tue - Nov 02
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Autumn Sheet Pan Dinners Chef Paul Lindemuth $50

The weekly juggle of work, school, sports, appointments, and full calendars can lead to dinner-planning stress! To the rescue, the sheet pan dinner!  One pan handles it all, proteins, greens, roots, tubers, and herbs. A toss of olive oil, a sprinkle of seasoning, a brief stint in the oven, and presto, a winning weeknight meal. And with just one pan, cleanup is a breeze! Wine and beer will be available for sale by the glass.


On the menu:
Autumn Vegetable and Sheet Pan Chicken, Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Cabbage, and Pumpkin Crisp


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Thu - Nov 04
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Travel Thailand Chef Kiley Fields $85

The cuisine of Thailand varies widely from region to region, equally influenced by geography and culture. Sweet, sour, bitter, and salty, ingredients like coconut, lime, ginger, lemongrass, chiles and fish sauce figure prominently in the Thai repertoire and are the pillars of Thai cooking. This class focuses on the country’s most popular dishes that make this Asian cuisine so vibrant and brilliantly balanced.

On the menu: Tom Yum Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp and Mushrooms, Cucumber, Pickled Onion and Peanut Salad, Chicken Pad Thai, and Coconut Sticky Rice with Caramelized Pineapple


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Sat - Nov 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 effectively 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 - Nov 06
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Road Trip: Memphis Chef Brandy Fernow $90

Known for its slow cooking and dry rub, Memphis has a built a reputation as a barbeque pork town. But the culinary diversity of this Tennessee city goes beyond the smoky pig. From street-side stands to James Beard Award-winning restaurants, Memphis chefs are elevating southern foods to a higher level. Barbeque Nachos from Central TN, hot-out-of-the-fryer Maple Bacon Donuts at Gibson’s, dry rubs from Sonny Salt: just a few examples of cooking up regular into revelatory!  

On the menuCrab and Bell Pepper Beignets with Herbed Aioli, Pineapple-Glazed Ribs with Pickled Fruit and Mustard Greens Salad, Chipotle Corn Pudding with Candied Jalapeño, and Cranberry Apple Hand Pies with Cane Sugar Glaze


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Mon - Nov 08
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16): Fabulous French Fall Cooking Chef Katie Wojciechowski $50

French dishes can sound fancy and refined, but mostly, they are full of all the oo-la-la flavors we love!

Chef Katie is teaching a generously satisfying menu with recipes you will use again and again. Classic French ingredients and cooking styles are incorporated in this classic French Country meal that will have you saying oui, oui, oui! Bon Appetit!


On the menu
: Classic French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguignon, and Apple Tartin with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream


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Tue - Nov 09
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Jennifer's Shrimp Pesto Flatbread
Wed - Nov 10
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking: New York Steakhouse 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. 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 aged 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults.


On the menu:
Steakhouse Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Ranch and Crumbled Candied Bacon, Seared Steak with French Bread Breadcrumbs, Baked Three Cheese Potato Gratin, and Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake with Cocoa Crème Anglaise


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Thu - Nov 11
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Fall Bisques & Soups Chef Katie Wojciechowski $85

Restorative soup; ladle bowls to the brim with everything from spicy broths to creamy soups and chill banishing stew. The perfect comfort food on chilly nights, make double and freeze half for quick dinners or easy lunches later in the week. These fast recipes use a mix of pantry staples and fresh ingredients to make simple, satisfying soups from seasonal squash bisque to a roasted vegetable stew. Grab a loaf of crusty bread and start savoring!


On the menu: Lentil Soup with Garlic Croutons, Butternut Squash Bisques with Pumpkin seed Gremolata, White Chicken Lasagna Soup with Garlic Knots and Pumpkin Brulee Tart 


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Fri - Nov 12
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Chef's Table: Tuscan Osteria Chef Robin Nathan $100

Bring your favorite dining partner(s) 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 feature, the wines, and dishes of Tuscany's idyllic countryside. Whether the product of one of Florence's great restaurants or the simple dishes from a country kitchen, the integrity of Tuscan cooking is an expression of the Mediterranean diet; simple fresh ingredients that are rich on flavor. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! 


On the menu:
Negroni Cocktails, White Bean, Rosemary & Lemon Crostini, Spaghettini alla Briciole (Breadcrumbs, Olive oil, Pepper flakes), Grill Kissed Butterflied Lamb Leg with Rosemary Gremolata over Bruised Tuscan Kale, Roasted Delicata Squash with Pecorino, and Chocolate-Hazelnut Gelato with Hazelnut Brittle; Curated Wine Pairings


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Wed - Nov 17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  The Holiday Table with Le Creuset Chef Kelly Sears $100

Whether you’re in charge of bringing a side dish to Aunt Mary’s or hosting for a crowd, know you’ve got this! The holidays inspire us to aim a little higher to pull of show-stopping dishes for the festive table. Look no further than this lineup of main and side dishes that are easy to make but still elegant enough to impress hard-to-please Grandma Jean! With the help of Le Creuset cookware, go from oven to table and create dishes that will be the star centerpiece to your holiday table. All Le Creuset cookware will be 20% off for class participants. 


On the menu
Warm Burrata, Pepperonata and Tomatoes on Crispy Toast, Creamy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, Roast Chicken with Hen of the Woods Mushrooms and Roasted Shallots, Dutch Oven Dinner Rolls, and Petite Pumpkin Spice Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

 

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Thu - Nov 18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Mexico City Holiday Chef Robin Nathan $85

Thanksgiving is celebrated as a distinctly American holiday, yet America draws from cultural influences from all over the world. Get inspired this holiday by adding new colors, spices, and flavors to your holiday table. Celebrate with a little south-of-the-border flair on your holiday table with this Mexican inspired menu. Whether you’re celebrating Las Posadas, Navidad or Noche Buena, bring a touch of Mexico’s best to your holiday festivities.


On the menu:
Naranja Paloma Cocktails (Orange, Lime, Tequila), Classic Mexican- Style Shrimp Cocktail, Chicken Tinga Enchiladas with Tomato-Chipotle Sauce and Avocado Crema Drizzle, Sweet Crèpes with Cajeta and Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream


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Sat - Nov 20
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Make and Take: Thanksgiving Pies Chef Rachel Cuzzone $75

Make it, take it and bake it off at home! In class, you will make a brown butter cookie crust and a classic flaky pie dough. For the banana cream pie, a classic vanilla pastry cream will be flavored with banana.  For the apple pie, after making and rolling out a pie crust, the students will toss together the components for an apple filling and make the oat streusel. To accompany both pies, students will make a caramel sauce to top it all off. You will go home with the components to fully assemble the apple pie, and bake it, as well as the components to complete the banana cream pie by make a whipped cream to top it and sliced bananas for garnish. Baking, holding, and freezing instructions will be provided. .


On the menu:
 Banana Cream Pie with Brown Butter Cookie Crust and Apple Pie with Flaky Pie Crust, Oat Streusel, and Caramel Sauce


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Sat - Nov 20
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Nibbles & Sips Chef Kiley Fields $90

When elevated cocktails are the main event, you need bite size snacks that are far from ordinary. 

These nifty nibbles and iced libations will get your party started and keep it going long into the night. Pass the tray and drop the ice; all your guests will feel indulged by this decadent spread.


On the menu:
Elderflower Spritz, Gin Aviation, Mezcal Manzanasada, Goat Cheese Souffle with Balsamic Fig Reduction, Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Arugula Pesto Tarts, Thai Shrimp and Scallion Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce, Filet Crostini with Cherry Compote and Horseradish Cream, and Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel

 

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Sun - Nov 21
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Make and Take: Thanksgiving Pies Chef Rachel Cuzzone $75

Make it, take it and bake it off at home! In class, you will make a brown butter cookie crust and a classic flaky pie dough. For the banana cream pie, a classic vanilla pastry cream will be flavored with banana.  For the apple pie, after making and rolling out a pie crust, the students will toss together the components for an apple filling and make the oat streusel. To accompany both pies, students will make a caramel sauce to top it all off. You will go home with the components to fully assemble the apple pie, and bake it, as well as the components to complete the banana cream pie by make a whipped cream to top it and sliced bananas for garnish. Baking, holding, and freezing instructions will be provided.  


On the menu:
 Banana Cream Pie with Brown Butter Cookie Crust and Apple Pie with Flaky Pie Crust, Oat Streusel, and Caramel Sauce


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Mon - Nov 22
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8): It's All About the Turkey Chef Heather Ude $40

We’re talking turkey, but not the big bird.  Chef Heather has a holiday plan to turn the classic turkey character into edible delights that are just as fun to make as they are to eat!


On the menu: Turkey Meatball Crescent Bites, Homemade Turkey Hand-Print Sugar Cookies, and Friendship Punch


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Tue - Nov 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11): Thanksgiving Desserts Chef Heather Ude $45

Can we all agree that the best part about Thanksgiving is dessert?!  This year help your families fill the dessert table and go beyond the traditional pumpkin pie.


On the menu:
Apple Pie Cookies with Homemade Caramel Sauce, Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Fresh Cinnamon Whipped Cream, and Apple Pie Punch


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Sat - Nov 27
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Cheers! Chef Kelly Sears $90

The holidays are here and so are the guests, descending like a swarm of merry bees buzzing in and out. And they are thirsty and hungry! When it’s time for festive food and drink, set one big table and fill it with looks-like-you-spent-hours-but-you-didn’t dishes sure to please whoever shows up on your doorstep, carolers included!


On the menu:
Honeycrisp Apple Bourbon Smash, Whipped Lemon Ricotta Toasts with Roasted Grapes and Spicy Honey, Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Pesto Vinaigrette and Everything Bagel Croutons, Cider Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Honey Roasted Apples, Squash & Caramelized Onion Tart, and Warm Apple Walnut Maple Blondies with Vanilla Ice Cream


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Tue - Nov 30
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Hope's Broccoli Leek Soup
Wed - Dec 01
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking: The Holiday Kitchen 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.  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 aged 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. 


On the menu: Mini Sweet Potato Griddle Cakes with Bacon and Sour Cream, Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Pears, Savory Asparagus and Cheesy Fontina Bread Pudding, and Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream


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Thu - Dec 02
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Greek Holiday Chef Kiley Fields $85

Greek food is simple and elegant with flavors that range from subtle to robust, textures smooth to crunchy. Greek tables will be set with food that have become tradition, passed from generation to generation. From classics that are associated with the holidays in every corner of Greece to regional favorites, The flavors of garlic, lemon, honey, and nuts will transport you on an adventurous holiday journey into the land of the Greek isle.


On the menu:
Mezze of Taramosalata and Melitzanosalata, Avgolemono Soup, Seared Pork Chops with Lemon Oregano Pan Sauce, Charred Carrots with Feta and Mint, Skordalia Mashed Potatoes, and Pistachio Baklava


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Fri - Dec 03
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Chef's Table: Modern Holiday Chef Paul Lindemuth $100

Bring your favorite dining partner(s) 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, Chef Paul is focusing on re-inventing the holiday gathering by switching things up just a bit this year. No disrespect to grandma’s ham or Aunt Joyce’s jello salad, but if this year you were to introduce a few new twists to your holiday feast it just might be your tastiest, most exciting meal yet. Promise!


On the
menu: Smoky Wild Mushroom Bisque, Celery and Apple Salad with Almonds and Blue Cheese, Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Savory Cranberry Sauce and Parsnip Puree, and Eggnog Panna Cotta


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Sat - Dec 04
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 effectively 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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Tue - Dec 07
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Teri's Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts
Tue - Dec 07
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Holiday Comforts Chef Robin Nathan $85

Whether or not the weather outside is frightful, the food is so delightful! Best enjoyed in a warm and cozy fashion, your holiday guests will appreciate this hearty, warming wintry menu. Huddled by the fire or hunkered around a dining room table, everyone will enjoy the classic, comforting flavors of these holiday culinary comforts.


On the menu:
Hot Bourbon Toddies, Bruised Lacinato Kale Salad with Maple Walnuts and Creamy Dressing, Cider & Cream Braised Chicken Thighs with Herbed Rice, and Cinnamon Dusted Apple Fritters with Mascarpone Ice Cream


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Thu - Dec 09
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Chef Kelly Sears $85

The secret to a great holiday? Keep it simple and delicious, fun, and festive. Here’s how we celebrate with updated classics that bring people together: Favorite family recipes, never fail crowd pleasers, and a big, glass punch bowl, this is holiday gold. Happy Holidays from our tables to yours!


On the menu
: Holiday Pomegranate Bourbon Punch,
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Black Pepper Ranch, Mixed Greens Salad with Caramelized Shallot, Apples, Bacon, and Cider Vinaigrette, Grilled Marinated Flank Steak, Charred Sweet Potato with Hot Honey Butter, Cacio E Pepe Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Maple Pots de Crème with Bourbon Whipped Cream


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Sat - Dec 11
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Holiday Cookie Exchange Chef Rachel Cuzzone $75

If you love celebrating the holidays with a huge assortment of homemade cookies but can’t face all that baking, a cookie swap is the perfect solution for you! Let us simplify your holiday baking by cooking up a morning of mixing, shaping, baking, and decorating a tasty and beautiful box of holiday cookies. We’ll bake up a storm, and everyone will leave with a box of cookies and plenty of new recipes to add to your cookie jar! 


O
n the menu: Gingerbread Chai Cookies, Peppermint Crinkles, Pistachio and Cookie Macaroons, Orange Almond Biscotti, Linzer Cookies, Eggnog Cookies, Holiday Shortbread Bites, and Brown Butter Milk Chocolate Cookies


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Sat - Dec 11
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  The Holidays, Bourbon Street Style Chef Kiley Fields $90

Celebrate the most festive time of the year, in the most spirited city in the country. New Orleans is no stranger to the celebration and can turn even an average day into a festival! Stroll, view from the Ferris Wheel or even ride the train for a peek at the holiday lights of City Park during Celebration in the Oaks, cheer on the Krewe of Jingle Parade, or witness the infamous Running of the Santas. And we haven’t even talked about the food! No other city does it quite like New Orleans.


On the menu: Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms, Raw and Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad, Shrimp and Grits with Wild Mushrooms and Andouille, and Brioche Bourbon Bread Pudding


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Sun - Dec 12
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  The Holiday Chocolate Box Chef Rachel Cuzzone $75

There are very few holiday temptations more enticing than a dish of fancy candies. Who doesn’t crack a smile when they open a package of homemade chocolates, bark, or brittle? With Chef Rachel’s guidance, you’ll be whipping up these sugary bites of deliciousness, delivering an extra-happy holiday for your recipients and rising to the top of the list as everyone’s favorite gift giver.  Your sweets will be packaged to take with you at the end of class.


On the menu: Chocolate Dipped Brownie Bites, Chocolate Peppermint Bark Bites, Chocolate Cherry Truffles, and Chocolate Toffee Bark Bites


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Tue - Dec 14
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Niki's Chocolate Mint Meltaways
Wed - Dec 15
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking: Festive Fondue! 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.  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 aged 8 and older. Price is per person; wine and beer will be served with the class for adults. 


On the menu: 
 Goat cheese Fondue with Bacon Wrapped Potatoes, Mini French Bread Loaves, Pears, Surf and Turf Skewers, Mozzarella Stuffed Arancini served with a Creamy Parmesan Dipping Sauce, Classic Chocolate Fondue and Caramel Fondue served with Fresh Fruit, Mini Cinnamon Waffles and Crispy Bacon

 

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Thu - Dec 16
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Parisian Holiday Chef Robin Nathan $85

Tonight features a tempting menu of classic French to soothe winter’s chill. French cooking combines time-tested techniques with classic ingredients in modern flavor combinations. We will put all these principles into practice as we assemble a banquet par excellence. Some will chop, some will stir, some will pour, and everyone will feast and be merry.


On the menu: Rosemary Infused French 75 Cocktails, Warm Brie Wedges with Pistachios over Baby Greens and Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette, Classic Beef Bourguignon with Citrus Gremolata, Herbed Tossed Potatoes, and Sugar Crusted Apple Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream


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Fri - Dec 17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Southern Holiday Inspiration Chef Brandy Fernow $90

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 warm flavors and rich textures. For this holiday soirée all you need is good friends, good food, and good old fashioned southern hospitality.


On the menu: Bourbon Spiked Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail, Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Chestnut Slaw Salad, Sweet Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin with Brandied Cherries, Creamy Risotto with Collard Green Pesto, and Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake with Bourbon Crème Caramel


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Sat - Dec 18
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8): Holiday Cookie Exchange Chef Katie Wojciechowski $40

Stand out among your friends this year as a master baker. Whether you are invited to a cookie exchange party, gifting with your secret Santa, or you simply enjoy making holiday treats for friends and family, this holiday cookie baking class makes you second guess whether you’ll share with Santa! Participants will go home with a box of assorted cookies.


On the menu:
Raspberry White Chocolate Brownies, Lemon Coconut Thumbprint Cookies, Candy Cane Cookies and Water Colored Shortbread Cookies

 

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Sat - Dec 18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11): Holiday Dessert Board Chef Katie Wojciechowski $45

Be honest, the best part of any holiday gathering is the desserts, right? With a little help from Chef Katie, today you will be baking and creating your way to putting them all together on one beautiful dessert board. This board will be an epic array of sweets and treats that could rival any of Santa’s cookie platters! Participants will go home with a box of treats.


On
the menu: Wreath Cookie Tart, Peppermint White Chocolate Blondies, Christmas Tree Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Eclairs


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Mon - Dec 20
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16): Holiday Treats Chef Kelly Sears $50

These festive treats are just as fun for kids to make as they are to give. Holiday projects are way more fun when you get to eat them! And these tasty treats are no exception. We’re clearing off the tables, loading up on the sweets, and creating these fabulous, sweet holiday treats to keep or share. Participants will go home with a box of treats.


On the menu:
Melted Mint Ornaments, Snow Dusted “Pinecones,” Cookie Filled Christmas Trees, Santa Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, and Creamy Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Spoons


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Tue - Dec 21
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Denise's One Pan Farro with Tomatoes
Wed - Dec 22
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Make and Take: Iced Christmas Twist Loaf Chef Robin Nathan $60

In this popular series, you’ll make it, take it home, and bake it!  You’ll learn the secrets to the most delicious breakfast sweet loaf perfect for sharing or keeping all to yourself.  In class, you will prepare the dough, allow for a rise, learn to shape, and pan. This is a version of the Russian twist to shape the loaf into a wreath, partially exposing the filing (inspired by Paul Hollywood from the Great British Bake Off!). While the dough is rising, you will make the icing and filling. Instructions for finishing and baking will be provided. 


On the menu: Apricot, Cranberry and Almond Iced Wreath Loaf


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Mon - Dec 27 -- Tue - Dec 28
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8) Winter Break: Warm & Toasty Chef Heather Ude $75 for both days

The weather outside may be frightful, but with these wintry recipes your kitchen will become oh so delightful. These treats take inspiration from the season and are the perfect activity for a snow day. There is no better way to keep warm during the winter than with these toasty favorites.  On the menu: 

 

Monday December 27: Individual Chicken and Dumplings, Winter Fruit Cups, and Sparkling Snowman Cupcakes 

 

Tuesday December 28: Chicken Meatball Soup, Chocolate Dipped Clementine, and Polar Bear Hot Chocolate

 

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Wed - Dec 29 -- Thu - Dec 30
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11) Winter Break: Winter Fun Chef Heather Ude $85 for both days

The wrapping paper is recycled, the gifts put away and the guests have all gone home, time for some outdoor fun! Ice skating, snowball fights, and sledding makes no room for cabin fever!  After all this cold weather outdoor time, Chef Heather has the perfect warm-up treats for this school break.  On the menu:

 

Wednesday, December 28; Snowball Cookie Fight: Cozy Mini Meatloaves, Sauteed Cinnamon Apples & Pears, and Snowman on a Stick

 

Thursday, December 29; Ice Skating: Popcorn Snowballs, Individual Winter Veggie Pot Pies, and Hot Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Fluff


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