$59 for "An Evening of Small Plates and Know-How Hosted by Entertaining Expert and Author Marc J. Sievers" ($180 Value)

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Entertaining expert and author Marc J. Sievers shares his tips and tricks on how to plan, and enjoy, an elevated cocktail party

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Expires Mar 16th, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

$59 for an Invitation to "An Evening of Small Plates and Know-How Hosted by Entertaining Expert and Author Marc J. Sievers" ($180 Value)

Designed exclusively for Groupon customers, this event highlights delicious food, libations, and the art of throwing an elevated cocktail party. From the comfort of an intimate 38th floor private event space, Marc J. Sievers shares his tips and tricks on how to host a memorable cocktail soirée, including delectable small plates, engaging conversation, and an inviting and friendly atmosphere. The co-founder of Marc-Ryan & Co., author of Entertaining with Love , and recent winner of Bobby's Dinner Battle on Food Network leads by example, letting guests mingle in a setting that is equal parts social and informative. Admission includes the following:

  • Meet-and-greet
  • Cocktail and appetizer demonstration
  • Small-plate tasting made up of eight different items
  • Signature cocktail
  • Two glasses of wine
  • Bag of truffle-butter popcorn
  • "Cheat sheet" with helpful tips
  • Two recipes
  • Q&A session
  • Chance to win Entertaining with Love

Event takes place on March 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Marc J. Sievers

Entertaining With Love is the culmination of the career of Marc J. Sievers, an elevated home cook, entertaining expert, and author living in Chicago. With years of experience in high-end retail, style, food and entertaining in a string of cities–from Seattle to Boston to New York–Marc shares his fashionable insights and socializing services with his clients. Whether he's helping people with social gathering, menu, and registry planning or pantry, dishware, and design consultation, his tips are calibrated to leave guests gasping with awed envy. He recently unveiled his skills to viewers across the country by winning Bobby's Dinner Battle, a Food Network show hosted by celebrity chef Bobby Flay. In the victory episode, Marc presented a themed soirée in his home, made all the more challenging thanks to time constraints and a limited budget.

Marc is also the Creative Director and co-founder of Marc-Ryan & Co., a publishing, media, and services company he created with his husband. Together, they deliver expertise and content designed to inform and inspire elevated home cooking, entertaining, and life-styling. Marc views this venture as a means of encouraging others to celebrate "everyday living with style."

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