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Canceled due to weather – Pan Seared Scallops over Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Friday, January 12

Please note we’ve chosen to cancel tonights event due to weather.  You should have gotten an email.  Please call the store or email us at info@thejoyfulgourmet.com with any questions.

Appreciate your understanding

Immerse yourself in a hands-on, flavorsome journey and unlock the secret to creating an irresistible feast with our savory and simple cooking class. Dive into an eclectic mix of food creation where we explore dishes that invigorate the senses and tantalize the taste buds. First, we prepare a vibrant and refreshing Frisee salad garnished with juicy figs, ripe cherry tomatoes, crispy pancetta, all tied together with a tangy lemon vinaigrette. As the heart of the meal, you’ll be guided through pan-searing scallops to golden perfection and plating them atop Cacio e Pepe pasta. Last, but not least, you’ll learn to master the simplicity yet powerful flavor of roasted asparagus. Leave with not just a happy stomach, but skills to transform everyday ingredients into your very own culinary masterpiece. Don’t miss this adventure for your palate!

Participation: Hands On!


  • Pan Seared Scallops served over Cacio e Pepe Pasta
  • Frisee Salad with Figs, Cherry Tomatoes, Crispy Pancetta and Lemon Viniagrette
  • Roasted Asparagus

Chef: Dave

A glass of wine or beer is included in 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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Chef Dave
Dave Marino
Date and time
Friday, January 12
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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Dave Marino

Food is my life! I attended culinary school at the College of Dupage, received a bachelor degree in Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and masters in Education from Kaplan University. After a restaurant circuit I’ve been executive chef for various companies and institutions. I am currently a director of Food Service at a retirement home and I still teach culinary arts at the college of Lake County - which I love. I’ve traveled extensively and love picking up cooking techniques and flavors. There’s almost nothing I can’t cook but my favorite is classical French. I love cooking, teaching and sharing a great evening with our guests!

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