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Taste of Spain Tapas!

Thursday, April 11

The Spanish Tapas cooking class is a fun-filled culinary experience that allows participants to learn the art of cooking traditional and popular Spanish dishes. In this hands on class, you will learn to prepare various tapas dishes with the help of Chef Laura. The class is suitable for beginners and advanced cooks alike and promises to leave you with expert knowledge of Spanish tapas.

Participation:  Hands On


  • Manchego Cheese Puff with Fig Jam
  • Patatas Bravas (roasted potatoes with spinach, spanish tomoato sauce and garlic aioli)
  • Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish garlic shrimp served with sliced toasted baguette)
  • Albondigas (Spanish style meatball in tomato sauce)
  • Mini Basque Cheesecake (Spanish style caramelized cheesecake served with port wine strawberries)

Chef: Laura

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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Laura Claude
Date and time
Thursday, April 11
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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