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


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Sat - Aug 01
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Sonoma Summer Wine Pairing Chef Robin Nathan $95

The farms, orchards, and of course vineyards of California’s wine country combine to turn the region into one of the most bountiful in the country. Learn the secrets to the best dishes from the kitchen of Napa, Sonoma, and the Russian River Valley.  Whether it’s soft and juicy, delightfully savory or has a hint of sweetness, come and enjoy wine country flavors and the wines that make perfect partners for warm summer fare. On the menu: Crostini with Burrata and Pea Smash, Baby Greens with Blackberries & Artisan Croutons & Dijon-Honey Vinaigrette, Grill Kissed Herbed Lamb Leg Over Herbed Farro with Cilantro-Mint Vinaigrette, and Sweet Goat Cheese Mousse with Summer Fruits


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Mon - Aug 03 -- Tue - Aug 04
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16) Two Day Camp: Tamales! Chef Paul Lindemuth $90 for both days

Some things are just better when made with others. Homemade tamales are 100% better than frozen and why just make a couple when you can make a dozen! Join together in a fragrant kitchen to scoop, smear, tie and wrap. Savory and sweet tamales along with accompanying sauces and salsas will fill the two-day lineup. On the menu: Tamales & Salsas

 

Monday: Cheese and Black Bean Tamales, Avocado Salsa, and Charred Corn Tamales

Tuesday: Chicken Tamales, Warm Tomatillo/Cilantro Salsa, and Cinnamon/Apple/Pecan Tamales


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Wed - Aug 05 -- Thu - Aug 06
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11) Two Day Camp: Taco Truck Chef Robin Nathan $85 for both days

Some like it hot, some more mild, but most everyone has a special place in their hearts for tacos and tortillas. Over the next two days, our culinary inspiration is pulled from south of the border; paying homage to beloved Mexican classics with a kid-friendly twist. Whether you're planning a fiesta or your family’s next dinner, these meals are sure to have you saying “mas por favor!” On the menu:

 

Wednesday: Classic Piccadillo Tacos (Ground Beef) with Pico de Gallo and Esquites Corn Salad, Plus we'll make custard for Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream (to be made on Day 2)

Thursday:  Pork Tacos al Pastor with Pineapple Salsa, Fresh Guacamole and Chips, and Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream


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Thu - Aug 06
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Summer's Greatest Hits Chef Kelly Sears $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 – 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, Cast Iron Biscuits with Herb Butter, and Raspberry Brown Butter Cake with Elderflower Whipped Cream


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Sat - Aug 08
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Porch Party Chef Kelly Sears $85

This is a no-fuss get together designed to be easy, breezy, and tasty. Think handheld 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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Mon - Aug 10 -- Tue - Aug 11
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8) Two Day Camp: Retro Dinners Chef Katie Wojciechowski $75 for both days

It’s fun to try new recipes, but sometimes you can’t beat a time-tested classic. Chef Katie is flipping the calendar backwards and serving up dinners from the 50’s and 70’s. These dishes are a blast from the past with an updated twist making them worthy of a comeback. On the menu: 1950’s TV dinners and 1970’s Family Favorites

 

Monday: 50’s TV Dinner Classics; Crispy Fried Chicken, Sautéed Peas and Carrots, Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Apple Cobbler

Tuesday: 1970’s Family Favorites: Deviled Eggs with Crumbled Bacon, Chicken a la King in Puff Pastry vol au vents, and Individual Pineapple Upside Down Cakes


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Wed - Aug 12
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking: Global 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, 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:  Mexican Cheese Tamales with Cilantro Pepita Pesto, Pineapple Teriyaki Shrimp with Sesame Asian Noodles, Chicken and Prosciutto Saltimbocca, and Layered French Crepe Cake


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Thu - Aug 13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Headed to the Lake, Michigan Favorites Chef Kelly Sears $85

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: On the menu: Bourbon Ginger Lemonade, Smoke Fish Spread with Pickled Fennel, Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Chile Salsa, Wild Mushroom, Kale and Goat Cheese Salad, and Pound Cake S’mores Sandwich


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Sat - Aug 15
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Italian Summer Table Chef Robin Nathan $90

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-Prosecco Cocktails; Grilled Flatbreads with Arugula, Cherries & Gorgonzola, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Basil-Mint Vinaigrette and Summer Succotash, Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Sweet Balsamic Strawberries


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Thu - Aug 20
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Summer Greens and Grains (V) Chef Brandy Fernow $85

The dynamic duo of greens and grains are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. These summer stars are bold on flavor and deeply delicious. Steam grains for a salad or flash fry for crispy texture and toasted taste. Summer vegetables, fresh herbs and tender greens sparkle with a splash of citrus. Combine greens and grains for a jazzy veggie burger or reinvent breakfast with a twist on the traditional omelet. Summer is in full swing with these soon to be mealtime favorites. On the menu:  Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella and Zucchini Stacked Salad with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette, Chickpea and Feta Falafel Burger with Bell Pepper Slaw, Farro Risotto with Grilled Asparagus and Wild Arugula Pesto, and Chèvre Cheesecake with Sugared Hazelnut Crust and Glazed Berries


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Fri - Aug 21
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Paella Party Chef Robin Nathan $90

This iconic dish of Spain can take on many forms, each more delicious than the next.   We’ll explore the paella, the origin, the classic ingredients, and the accoutrements that best pair with this Spanish dish. Of course, no party would be complete without classic red fruity sangria. On the menu: Cava Sangria, Marche Spanish Cheese and Charcuterie Platter, Mushrooms in Garlic Sauce over Baby Greens, Paella Mixta with Shrimp, Mussels and Spanish Chorizo, and Cabrales Blue Cheese Ice Cream with Honey & Walnuts


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Wed - Aug 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Korean Inspired BBQ Chef Brandy Fernow $85

They’re strong, super savory, salty, sweet, and spicy all rolled into one, the flavors of Korean Cuisine.  Nothing short of intense, join Chef Brandy as soul meets Seoul and bbq goes beyond slaw and sauce to skirt steak infused with the flavors of sesame, gochujang, soy, miso, garlic, and ginger.  On the menu: Spiked Korean Watermelon Punch, Soba Noodle Salad with Grilled Shishito Peppers and White Miso Dressing, Korean BBQ Skirt Steak with Gochujangand Sesame, Nuoc Cham Coleslaw, and Chocolate Stuffed Mochi Donut Holes

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Thu - Aug 27
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Big! Bold! Flavor! Chef Kelly Sears $85

Bold is nourishing. Bold is inspired. Bold is food that means business. Big on flavor, minimal on preparation, summer’s selections can sing with simplicity; a sprinkle of salt on ripe juicy melon, a dusting of chile flakes and salt on a grilled pineapple spear or a just picked ear of corn. Vibrant, fiery, fragrant, build all these summer-inspired dishes balancing big, bold flavors. On the menu: Summer Vegetable “Ceviche,” Crispy Potato Wrapped Salmon with Pickled Fennel Slaw, Warm Orzo Salad with Grilled Corn and Tomato Conserva with Fresh Basil, and Raspberry Brown Butter Cake with Lemon-Berry Sauce


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Fri - Aug 28
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Burgers and Bourbon Chef Paul Lindemuth $85

What better way to indulge in burgers than by pairing them perfectly with bourbon-based cocktails? Build a series of mouthwatering burgers, including bison, lamb, turkey and the supporting cast of sides and even a bourbon-spiked dessert! Once constructed and plated, we’ll pair the perfect burgers and sides with house-made bourbon cocktails. On the menu: The Cooper’s Collins, Stone Cold Larceny, The Forbidden Sour, Lamb Burgers with Spinach and Red Onion Salad, Bison Burgers with Cheddar and Cabernet Onions, Thai-Taste Turkey Burgers, and Salted Maple Pot De Crème with Bourbon Whipped Cream.


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Sat - Aug 29
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Toast to Summer Chef Kelly Sears $90

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: Whiskey Sour Slushy, Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Hot Sauce Butter Grilled Chicken Thighs with Corn Cakes, Late Summer Vegetable Ceviche, and Peach & Blackberry Brown Butter Crumble 


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Thu - Sep 03
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Friends for the Weekend Chef Kelly Sears $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 holding on to summer for just a little bit longer. Chef Kelly has created the perfect menu for gathering a group together to toast one another in anticipation of fall just around the corner. The table is set for an exciting, flavor-and-friend filled evening with a gastronomic fest of fun food and drink! On the menu: Spiced Apple Sangria, Fried Buffalo Cauliflower, Green Bean, Shallot and Caper Salad with Fresh Chèvre, Pulled Pork Cubano Sandwich, Lemon Poppyseed Shortcakes with Berries and Whipped Cream


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


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Thu - Sep 10
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Eating the Mediterranean Chef Paul Lindemuth $85

Big on flavor, minimal on preparation, add this casual fare to your mealtime rotation. With access to a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, beans, fish, and legumes, as well as yogurt 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.” Join Chef Paul as he brings the focus of the Mediterranean kitchen to your kitchen. On the menu: Creamy Italian White Bean Soup, Moroccan Fish with Peppers, Tomatoes and Olives, Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes with Feta), and Apple/Olive Oil Cake

 

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

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! From upscale patisseries to ground-breaking bakeries, no matter where you live, you should be able to score a sweet treat for your sweet tooth. From Joanne Chang’s Flour Bakery in Boston, to Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar, and Waco’s own Magnolia Table, join Chef Rachel to recreate some of her bakeshop favorites. On the menu: Milk Bar’s Cornflake-Chocolate-Chip-Marshmallow Cookies, Flour’s Famous Sticky Sticky Buns, Magnolia Table’s Banana Pudding, and Flour’s Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting 


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Sat - Sep 12
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Date Night: Cuban Surf & Turf Chef Brandy Fernow $90

The flavorful cuisine of Cuba reflects the country’s Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences. These influences collide in an array of seafood and meat preparations, and unforgettable side dishes that will make you wonder why you didn't explore this cuisine sooner. On the menu: Dark Rum Mojito Cocktail, Cuban Ham and Manchego Cheese Croquettes, Crab Sofrito over Creamy Chive Cornmeal, Lime Marinated Steak with Sweet Plantains and Poblano Sauce, and Chile Chocolate Cake with Guava and Sweet Cream


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Wed - Sep 16
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Family Cooking Night: Buddha Bowls 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, 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:  Barbeque Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowl with Yogurt Ranch Sauce, Turkey Taco Bowl with Creamy Avocado Sauce, Soba Noodle Bowl with Spiralized Carrots and Peanut Sauce, Ice Cream Bowl with Honey Balsamic Strawberries


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Fri - Sep 18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Tacos y Cervezas Chef Robin Nathan $85

The Taco Truck is stopping at Marcel's again -- and this time, there's beer on board! What better way is there to spend a Friday night as we prepare four favorite tacos, pair them with great beers, and finish with one of Chef Robin's ice creams. On the menu: Piccadillo (Ground Beef) Tacos with Roasted Jalapeno Sauce, Pork Tacos al Pastor with Serrano-Pineapple Salsa, Shrimp Tostadas a la Mexicana with Avocado Crema, Esquite Salad and Negro Modelo Ice Cream Floats


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Sat - Sep 19
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  French Baking Chef Rachel Cuzzone $65

Join Chef Rachel for an afternoon of cakes, pastries, and tarts fresh from the oven. Create luxurious pastries of exceptional quality within a masterful blend of classic European traditions with modern flavor profiles and contemporary palettes.  Try your hand at classic French techniques like luscious tarts and classic madeleines. On the menu: Madeleines, Vanilla Fruit Tartlets, Chocolate Mousse Cups, and Ginger Creme Brûlée 


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Sat - Sep 19
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Late Summer 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, Burst Tomatoes and Green Goddess Dressing, Seared Pork Tenderloin with Seasonal Chutney, Zucchini and Corn Cakes with Tarragon Crème Fraiche and Honey, and Lemon Buttermilk Pudding with Crushed Ginger Snaps and End of the Summer Berries


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Tue - Sep 22
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Dinner at 7: Asian Favorites Chef Robin Nathan $45

Asian cuisine is packed with flavor, simple to prepare, and fabulous to eat. Why succumb to delivery and the takeout box when you can create an authentic meal that’s fulfilling, fresh, and oh so satisfying. Sit back and enjoy the class as Chef Robin whips up a meal for the senses. Wine and beer available for purchase by the glass. On the menu: Fresh Pork & Scallion Gyoza with Sesame-Chile Dipping Sauce, Ultimate Shrimp Fried Rice and Thai Iced Coffee Ice Cream Floats


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Sat - Sep 26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Little Kids (Ages 6-8): Hometown Baking Classics Chef Rachel Cuzzone $40

Chicago is filled with local bake shops whipping up delicious sweet treats on a daily basis.  Now it’s your turn to be pastry chef for a day!  Join Chef Rachel and spend the afternoon, mixing, baking, whipping and frosting.  Yum! On the menu: Mini Chocolate Cakes with Whipped Chocolate Frosting, Flaky, Biscuits with Honey Butter, Banana Pudding Cups, Peach Patch Drinks


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Sat - Sep 26
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Mid Kids (Ages 9-11): American Baking Chef Rachel Cuzzone $45

Cookies and bars, fruit desserts, mini cakes, breakfast pastries, the list of American baked goods is as long as your imagination. Spend your after-school time baking from scratch and transforming batter into works of edible art! On the menu: Monster Cookies, Blueberry Shortcakes, Peanut Butter Scotch-A-Roos, and Strawberry Banana Smoothies 


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Sat - Sep 26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Latin Inspired Chef Paul Lindemuth $90

The sultry, spicy sensations of the Latin kitchen are wafting north, making their way into restaurants and home kitchens alike. Spend an evening exploring the hybrid cuisine of Ecuador, Spain, and Cuba. From maize based dishes, to condiments and salsas like Chimichurri, aji, and pebre, and the sautéed aromatics of sofrito, discover the distinct exciting flavors of Latin America. On the menu: Dark and Stormy Mojito, Crimped Masa Tartlets with Cheese and Avocado Salsa, Garbanzo Bean and Sweet Corn Salad with Lemon Dressing, Seafood Paella with Toasted Bread and Piquillo Pepper Aioli, and Chocolate Crema Catalana with Macerated Berries


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Mon - Sep 28
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Big Kids (Ages 12-16): Cookie Baking Workshop Chef Rachel Cuzzone $45

The baking is just as fun as the eating with this sweet list of favorites perfect for filling the family cookie jar. Do you dunk in milk or stack a couple together? Break them in half and share, or twist the stuffed ones apart and eat the inside first? Whether you are a traditional chocolate chip lover or like to mix things up with a twist on classic favorites, Chef Rachel is baking up something for everyone. On the menu: Classic Chocolate Chip, Midwest Made’s After School Special, Bakery Style Butter Cookies, and Milk Bar’s Confetti Cookies 


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Wed - Sep 30
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Vietnamese Cuisine Chef Paul Lindemuth $85

Blending elements of several traditions, Vietnamese cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. Full of sweet, sharp and spicy vibrancy, this chic and simple Vietnamese inspired menu will impress guests with a fresh twist on traditional flavors. On the menu: Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Meatballs, Shrimp Cocktail Banh Mi with Pickled Cucumber, Warm Coconut Rice Salad, and Banana, Coconut and Tapioca Pudding 

 

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