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Italian Bistro Night

Thursday, April 4

Indulge your taste buds in a culinary journey to Italy with our Italian Bistro Cooking Class. Experience the flavors of the Mediterranean as you learn to create mouthwatering dishes like Italian Brine Roasted Chicken Breasts and creamy parmesan risotto, complemented by spicy brussel sprouts and a decadent buttermilk Panna Cotta with citrus honey compote. Immerse yourself in the art of Italian cooking and take home the skills to impress your guests with these exquisite and authentic dishes. Say “Ciao” to bland meals and “Buon Appetito” to a world of delicious flavors with our Italian Bistro Cooking Class. Mangia!

Participation: Hands On!


  • Italian Brine Roasted Chicken Breasts
  • Creamy Parmesan Risotto
  • Spicy Brussel Sprouts
  • Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Citrus Honey Compote

Chef: Laura



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Laura Claude
Date and time
Thursday, April 4
6:00pm -
The Joyful Gourmet
542 N Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
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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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