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Easy Entertaining for the Holidays
We are setting up our holiday displays in our stores this week, so the shopping season is officially here! We can understand if you are thinking about turkey more than gumdrops and sugarplums right now. But if you are planning to entertain this season, whether it's for a group of 4 or 50, we've got a slew of classes to help make entertaining seem effortless.

Our Warming Winter Dinner Party features an elegant menu with seasonal dishes such as Caramelized Parsnip Bisque that you will learn to pull off flawlessly.

Stick to the classics like Roast Prime Rib au Jus with Horseradish Sauce in Dinner Party Classics. Our chefs provide lots of make-ahead shortcuts so you have time to enjoy your guests.

Learn easy-to-prepare, party-perfect snacks like Pear & Prosecco Bellini with Blue Cheese Mousse Endive Spears with Caramelized Pears & Toasted Pecans in Winter Cocktails & Appetizers.

Diets can wait until the new year. Enjoy the bliss of baked goods such as Double Chocolate Layer Cake with White Chocolate Peppermint Frosting in Festive Baking.

Holiday Cookies Of course, homemade cookies are a must-do activity for any family during the holidays. Be inspired with interesting recipes for Cranberry-Pistachio Bars with Apricot Glaze and new decorating ideas in Fun n' Fancy Holiday Cookies.

Old-fashioned candy like Peanut Brittle and Chocolate Truffles will always remind us of the holidays. Learn the art in Candy Making Demo (just $5!).

Can't wait? Watch our videos.

How to Make Peanut Brittle
How to Make Peanut Brittle
How to Make Chocolate Truffles
How to Make Chocolate Truffles

Most of the above classes are offered multiple times at both of our locations, so please peruse our class calendar for the best fit for your schedule.
Turkey Throwdown this Saturday
The countdown to our Turkey Trunk Show and Customer Appreciation Days is on!

Come to Lincoln Square this weekend to learn how to roast, smoke, grill and deep fry a turkey. It's a turkey tutorial from our chefs! Plus, save 20% off retail.

Saturday, November 8
10am - 4pm
Lincoln Square
The Mart's party happens next week as we transform our retail space into an entertaining extravaganza. Get ideas for easy apps and hostess gifts for the season while you stock up on gift cards.

Friday, November 14
11am - 6pm
Merchandise Mart

Our special guest on this day is Karen Wollins from Hooked on Fish, a new sustainable seafood delivery service in Chicago. She'll be sampling dishes made with her seafood. Both locations of The Chopping Block are pick-up locations for Hooked on Fish.
Show Off your Wine Knowledge During Party Season
Wouldn't it be cool to have a new party trick this holiday season? How about blowing everyone away with your extensive wine knowledge? Our new wine classes can help.

These introductory courses called "The Building Blocks of Wine" will be taught by our Sommelier Viktorija Todorovska, who also teaches WSET classes for Fine Vintage at The Chopping Block.

TOMORROW November 6, 2014 
7pm - 8:30pm at the Mart

Friday, November 21, 2014
7pm - 8:30pm at the Mart
Thursday, December 4, 2014
7pm - 8:30pm at the Mart 
No Patience for Pie? We've Got you Covered
Apple Pies
If you've got a full plate making Thanksgiving dinner this year, let our chefs handle dessert for you. We are now taking orders for our famous cast iron skillet Apple Pie & classic Pumpkin Pie. We offer two days of pickup at each location for your convenience.

Order for pickup at Lincoln Square on Tuesday, November 25.
Order for pickup at Lincoln Square on Wednesday, November 26.
Mussels and More at Fall French Market
Lycee Francais de Chicago will welcome students to the Lincoln Square neighborhood next fall. We are excited to sponsor this weekend's Fall French Market, which raises money for scholarships.

During the Fall French Market, the school is transformed into a bustling Parisian marketplace, featuring artisans who sell decorative arts, a variety of fine French wares, wood works, home décor items, one-of-a-kind jewelry, apparel, accessories, gourmet food and more. 

Watch The Chopping Block's Owner/Chef Shelley Young demonstrate how to make Mussels Meuniere at 11:30am or 12:30pm on Saturday.

Less than a month remains of  Bonus Bucks! Buy $200 in gift cards and get an additional $25 gift card to gift or keep for yourself. Buy $400 and get 2! Bonus Bucks is only available until December 1, 2014, so order online now.
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