New York (and surrounding area) friends, this little update is mostly for you!!
It’s long been a dream of mine to have my food served in a restaurant. But since I’ve never wanted to actually start my own restaurant or cook on the line in one, achieving this life goal seemed borderline impossible. Until my fairy godmother, aka Elisa Marshall, queen of the Maman empire, stepped in and sprinkled her magical fairy dust alllll over this weird blog lady.
When Elisa asked if I’d like to be a guest chef and collaborate on a menu of seasonal specials and a series of events at the recently opened Marché Maman, I literally jumped at the chance. (If you’re not picturing me bouncing like Buddy the Elf and shrieking, “I love you, I love you, I looooove you!” at Elisa, you should be. I have zero self-restraint these days.)
Together, the fabulous team at Marché Maman and I picked six of my favorite recipes, three of which are ripped from the pages of The Dude Diet, to be served as an all-day menu in the café. Over the past few weeks, we’ve worked hard to perfect the portions, plating, and service of these dishes, and I couldn’t be more pumped to announce that you and yours can go in and try them yourselves NOW through Thanksgiving Day.
I took my roommate to brunch yesterday to taste the full menu, and honestly, watching the dude enthusiastically crush the mac and cheese he inspired was one of the highlights of my year (after marriage and Logan getting locked in the bathroom on our minimoon, duh). Having a restaurant without having to have your own restaurant is THE BEST!
In other exciting news, I will also be hosting two very fun and delicious events at Marché Maman:
Tuesday, November 14 (TOMORROW) 6:30-830pm
In this intimate and interactive workshop with yours truly, I’ll be cooking and sharing her some of my go-to recipes, tips and tricks for pulling off a stress-free Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving dinner. Canapés, light bites, & plenty of laughs are included, and wine is available for purchase.
Friendsgiving Dinner Party
Monday, November 20 7-9pm
Grab a seat around the table for a very special Friendsgiving meal made just for you by ME. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal of my custom recipes & holiday favorites amongst friends old and new. Ticket price includes a 4-course meal of canapes, salad, turkey with sides & dessert. Wine is available for purchase.
And in case you’re curious, this my full guest chef menu being served at Marché Maman through 11/23…
whole-wheat english muffin baked french toast with blood orange & maple syrup (Dude Diet)
kale salad with farro, cranberries, parmesan cheese & toasted almonds tossed with olive oil & lemon juice
cauliflower mac & cheese with chicken sausage & panko breadcrumbs (Dude Diet)
roast chicken grilled cheese with apple, brie and whole bgrain maple Dijon mustard
sweet potato hummus tartine with toasted Brussels sprouts &goat cheese, topped with pomegranate & pumpkin seeds
pumpkin banana bread topped with sliced bananas, almond butter druzzle & hemp seeds (Dude Diet)
Marché Maman is located at 237 Centre Street between Broome and Grand and serves weekdays 8am-4pm and weekends 9am-4pm! If you go, tag me on social (@serenagwolf) or shoot me an email and let me know what you think!!