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Italian Summer Nights Cooking Class with Chef Lee Kuebler

Saturday, July 13

Join us for an evening of culinary exploration as we cook up a menu that celebrates the flavors of summer! We’ll start with a sweet and savory grilled stone fruit with creamy burrata cheese and crispy prosciutto – a perfect combination of textures and tastes. Next, we’ll dive into the rich flavors of Italy with our orzo risotto, infused with the brightness of lemon, the saltiness of pecorino cheese, and the subtle kick of fried peppercorns. And don’t miss our main event: local pork chops, slow-cooked to perfection and served with hearty tomato braised pole beans, fragrant with fresh basil and a squeeze of lemon. Every bite is a taste of summer’s sweetness!

Get ready to take your cooking skills to the next level as we share the techniques and secrets behind each dish. From grilling stone fruit to perfecting your risotto game, we’ll have you cooking like a pro in no time. And don’t forget to bring your appetite – we’ve got a feast fit for a king or queen waiting for you!

Participation: This will be a demonstration class.  Chef Lee will walk you through each course and give you lots of tips and tricks along the way.  Recipes will not be available for this event.


  • Grilled Stone Fruit with Burrata and Prosciutto
  • Orzo Risotto with Lemon, Pecorino and Fried Peppercorns
  • Local Pork Chops with Tomato Braised Pole Beans, Basil, and Lemon

Chef: Lee Kuebler

One glass of wine or beer is included with the event.  Additional glasses are available for purchase at the wine bar.

10% off all regularly priced merchandise during the event.


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Lee Kuebler
Date and time
Saturday, July 13
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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Lee Kuebler

Chef Lee Kuebler is a long-time Lake County resident, growing up here and raising his family. He is a graduate of the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, has traveled extensively picking up ethnic flavors and cuisines and owned/operated a series of successful restaurants here in Lake County. Chef Lee is the adoring dad of 2 super energetic and wonderful kiddos.

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