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Cooking with Bourbon Class!

Friday, May 17

Bourbon Bliss: Embark on a Flavorful Journey with Our Cooking with Bourbon Class! Dive into the world of rich flavors and spirits as we shake up a strawberry bourbon smash cocktail, toss a mixed green salad with a maple bourbon vinaigrette, sizzle up bourbon brined pork chops, and indulge in a delectable flourless chocolate cake drizzled with a bourbon caramel sauce. Join us for an evening of culinary delight as we infuse each dish with the warmth and complexity of bourbon, elevating your cooking skills and taste buds to new heights. Let’s raise a glass and toast to a memorable dining experience crafted with a Kentucky twist!

Participation Level: Demonstration – sit back and sip on your cocktail as Chef Laura walks you through each course and gives you lots of tips and tricks along the way.


  • Strawberry Bourbon Smash Cocktail
  • Mixed Green Salad with Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese, Apples, with Maple Bourbon Vinaigrette
  • Bourbon Brined Pork Chops with Bourbon Gastrique
  • Smashed Miso Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake with a Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Chef: Laura

A glass of wine or beer is included with the event.  Additional glasses may be purchased at the wine bar.

10% off all regularly priced merchandise during the event.


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Laura Claude
Date and time
Friday, May 17
6:00pm -
The Joyful Gourmet
542 N Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Cancellation Policy

If you cannot make your reservation, we do encourage you to attempt to find someone that would enjoy attending. We can only issue a credit for you to attend a future event (6 month expiration). Within 72 hours we are not able to offer a credit as we’ve already incurred food and help costs.

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Laura Claude

Chef Laura has a diverse background in cultural and culinary arts. Born in an Italian and Korean family, she has a degree in accounting. However, early on in her corporate career, she realized her passion for gastronomy which led her to graduate from Kendall College with a culinary art degree. She worked for various establishments including the Primehouse in River North, and was one of the opening team members of the first Virgin Hotel. Her love language is food and she passionately shares her abundance of culinary mastery with her students. Thanks to her diverse background, her depth in food culture knowledge is limitless. She has a dedicated group of followers who do not miss any opportunity to take her exciting and adventurous classes here at The Joyful Gourmet. When she is not teaching, you will find her in her garden or enjoying time with her children.

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