Glen Ellyn, IL (PRWEB) June 20, 2014
With the summer entertaining season in full swing, Marcel’s Culinary Experience™ (http://www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com), a gourmet retail store and recreational cooking school in Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Chicago suburb), has launched “The Market,” an in-store area devoted to fine cheeses, specialty dairy (crème fraiche, sea salt butter), select charcuterie, fresh-baked bread, wines, nonalcoholic beverages and more.
“Everything is ready to quickly select, purchase and enjoy – whether it’s for a lunch or dinner on the go, a special appetizer for a party, a host/hostess gift, or something delicious to eat while attending the many outdoor concerts and entertainment venues in the area," explained Marcel’s owner Jill Foucré.
Several items are from local suppliers, including Coleen’s Better Than Breadsticks – made by cheese master and Villa Park resident Coleen Graham, who will also be supplying the fresh-baked bread – and Spanish chorizo and finocchiona, a salami made from fennel pollen and fennel seed, from Chicago’s West Loop Salumi. The cheese selection includes many from local dairies in Wisconsin and Indiana.
“We also have a nice selection of wines that have been recommended for pairing with many of the foods,” added Foucré.
While most items are packaged for quick “grab and go,” Marcel’s also offers gift wrapping on request. The staff will even help customers design custom gift boxes including, if desired, selections from the store’s specialty foods, cookware, professional cooking tools, tablewares and one-of-a-kind items.
Marcel’s, 490 N. Main St. -- just a block from the downtown Glen Ellyn Metra station -- is offering a preview of “The Market” 1-4 p.m. June 22, with free tastings and samplings.
About Marcel’s Culinary Experience™
Marcel’s Culinary Experience is a combination retail store and recreational cooking school located at 490 N. Main in historic downtown Glen Ellyn, Ill., about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago. Marcel’s operates a full schedule of culinary classes for cooks of all ages and skill levels, and is available for private events of up to 16 people. The retail space is stocked with fine cookware and hardworking professional tools, exquisite tablewares, specialty foods and one-of-a-kind items. Marcel’s owner is Jill Foucré, a former health insurance executive, who named the space after her grandfather, a French chef and restaurateur. For more information, visit http://www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com.