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    Tapas Party (Merchandise Mart)

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    Who doesn't love tapas? Those small, savory bites of authentic Spanish cuisine have a way of making mouths water and friends come together. Learn how to create the same tasty experience in your own home as your professional instructor uncovers the secrets to stellar Spanish cooking. In this class, you'll discover how to select the best ingredients and prepare them with proper techniques. From creating your own bean filling to perfectly roasting peppers and preparing empanada dough, you'll create a strong foundation of skills on which to build your culinary prowess. Break off into small groups to create recipes such as bacon-wrapped chorizo stuffed dates, black bean and cilantro empanadas, and baked goat cheese in tomato sauce. Then celebrate your success by feasting on your handiwork with fellow classmates.
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    Tapas Party (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn how to create your own tapas by hand
    • Cook up recipes like black bean and cilantro empanadas and shrimp and mussel paella
    • Discover how to select and prepare the freshest ingredients
    • Gain Spanish cooking skills and add a new style to your home menu
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    11 positive reviews
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    Grilling 101

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    Do your grilling skills need a little tutoring? Learn to get the best out of your grilled meals with this basic but in depth grilling class. There will be a strong focus on unique grilling recipes, useful techniques, and training on using the proper tools. These three components will come together to help you step up your cooking game to new levels. These delicious grilling components will be everything you need to change your basic grilled foods into meals that will have everyone wanting seconds.
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    Grilling 101

    535 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette

    • Sign up for the first part of this three part cooking classes on the basics of grilling
    • Learn the basic recipes, techniques, and tools necessary to make delicious grilled foods
    • Further explore getting the best flavors out of your food
    • Make the most of your culinary experience
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    1 positive reviews
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    Marrakesh Express

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    Ditch the takeout menu and learn to make delicious Moroccan food with your own two hands. In this all-levels class, a professional chef will guide you along as you work with classmates to create a true Moroccan feast. You'll prepare such satisfying dishes as Marrakesh pizza with chickpeas and cilantro, grilled chicken tagine with roasted red peppers and kalamata olive, roasted cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes with mint yogurt sauce, and honey and almond shortbread with citrus. As you make your way through recipes, you'll practice vital culinary skills like rolling and shaping pizza dough, selecting and grilling chicken, determining meat doneness, making yogurt sauces, and preparing shortbread dough. When the food is out of the oven, you'll pick up a fork and feast on the fruits of your labor.
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    Marrakesh Express

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn how to bring the flavors of Morocco into your own kitchen
    • Craft savory dishes like grilled chicken tagine with roasted red peppers and kalamata olive
    • Practice working with Moroccan ingredients as you learn how to balance flavors
    • Add the rich flavors of another culture to your weekly dinner menu
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    11 positive reviews
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    UNO: Deep Dish Cooking Course & Lunch

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    Ever try to make your own pizza, but get discouraged 'cause it just "don't taste like UNO do"? Yeah, we hear ya. Our pizzas don't either. Now you can learn to imitate the pizza of your favorite deep-dish pizza chain! This way, if there's no UNO nearby, or if you just want to spend a fun night in, you can make a delicious pie all by yourself. Your cooking class includes instruction, a pizza lunch with salad, and a beverage. Classes are taught by UNO managers with decades of deep-dish knowledge. Who knows, maybe if you're good enough, they'll ask you to come work for them! Wouldn't that be a treat?
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    UNO: Deep Dish Cooking Course & Lunch

    The Original Pizzeria UNO, Chicago

    • Learn how to make deep-dish pizza just like they do at UNO
    • Chow down on your steaming, handmade pizza, and enjoy a complimentary beverage and salad on the side
    • Impress your friends -- they'll think you picked up take out, when really, you made it at home!
    • Practice a new skill in a welcoming environment
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    1 positive reviews
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    Simple French Food

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    Preparing French food does not need to be complicated! You'll learn how to make beautiful and elegant food, keeping "less is more" in mind. Dishes include: Frisee, hazelnut and goat cheese salad with dijon vinaigrette, sea bass en papillote with leeks and herbed compound butter, profiteroles with ice cream and chocolate sauce and more!
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    Simple French Food

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to make vinaigrette, select and bake fish, and make profiteroles
    • Make beautiful and delicious food with others in this group class
    • Get a taste of France without having to leave Chicago!
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    28 positive reviews
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    Sauce Odyssey (Lincoln Square)

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    Let's face it: everything tastes better slathered in sauce. Whether savory or sweet, these delicious creations can elevate a meal from drab to delectable. Learn the art of preparing sauces in this all-levels course that's sure to have you licking the spoon. A professional chef will take you through the process step-by-step as you practice techniques such as preparing reductions and emulsions, balancing flavors, sauteing pork, and using roux. You'll work in small groups to create dishes like dried fruit and port reduction with sautéed pork medallions, cheddary béchamel with baked penne, and romesco sauce with oven-roasted potatoes. When you've finished, you'll take a seat with your classmates to feast on the fruits of your labor.
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    Sauce Odyssey (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of creating sweet and savory sauces
    • Prepare reductions and emulsions while learning how to balance flavors
    • Cook up delicious dishes like béarnaise sauce with oven-poached salmon
    • Step outside the confines of your kitchen for a new cooking experience
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    28 positive reviews
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    Grilling Seafood

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    Does your seafood grill menu consist of burnt swordfish steak, charred shrimp and something that only a forensics team could identify as an grilled octopus? With Backyard BBQ Store's Seafood class you'll up your grill skills. An expert chef-instructor will show you step by step how to get smokier, richer flavor from your grilled seafood dishes. You'll learn about culinary techniques, ingredient choices, equipment selection and meal timing in this teaching class. Learn all of the critical steps while you sample the delicious seafood delicacies being grilled right in front of your eyes. Take home the knowledge to change your kitchen forever!
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    Grilling Seafood

    535 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette

    • You become the grillmaster as you learn the intricacies of grilling seafood
    • Uncover the secrets to give your seafood a smokier, richer flavor
    • Sample delicious seafood delicacies made by an expert chef
    • Take home the knowledge to revolutionize your kitchen
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    1 positive reviews
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    Meat 101 (Lincoln Square)

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    Discover the secrets to cooking up a perfect cut of meat in this all-levels class sure to elevate your culinary game. A professional chef will teach you how to select, handle, and cook meat for mouthwatering results. You'll work alongside classmates to prepare satisfying dishes like sautéed strip steak with miso butter and roasted broccolini, grilled pork tenderloin kebabs with romesco sauce and grilled scallions, and braised lamb and spring vegetable tagine with steamed couscous. As you cook, you'll practice skills such as searing, grilling and braising meat, determining meat doneness, making compound butter, and roasting vegetables. When you've completed your recipes, you'll take a seat and enjoy the tender taste of a perfectly cooked dinner.
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    Meat 101 (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of cooking a perfect piece of meat
    • Practice techniques such as searing, grilling and braising
    • Cook up delicious dishes like sautéed strip steak with miso butter and roasted broccolini
    • Add a new culinary skill to your kitchen and some new recipes to your cookbook
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    28 positive reviews
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    Vegetarian Thai (Lincoln Square)

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    Experience the enticing dishes of a foreign land as you journey through the culinary Thai culture. In this all-levels class, you'll follow along as a professional chef teaches you the basics of vegetarian Thai cuisine. You'll practice techniques such as properly selecting produce, preparing and baking flatbread, steaming and roasting vegetables, and incorporating spices into your recipes. Join up with other classmates as you prepare menu items like Vegetarian Pad Thai and Sweet Potato and Eggplant Yellow Coconut Curry with Steamed Jasmine Rice. When you've completed your cooking, you'll sit down and enjoy a Thai feast prepared by your own hands. What could be more satisfying than that?
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    Vegetarian Thai (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to make delicious vegetarian recipes in the Thai tradition
    • Create mouthwatering dishes like Vegetarian Pad Thai and Sweet Potato and Eggplant Yellow Coconut Curry with Steamed Jasmine Rice
    • Practice proper techniques
    • Bring a whole new flavor profile to your recipe book
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    28 positive reviews
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    Tapas Party (Lincoln Square)

    (28)
    Who doesn't love tapas? Those small, savory bites of authentic Spanish cuisine have a way of making mouths water and friends come together. Learn how to create the same tasty experience in your own home as your professional instructor unlocks the secrets of Spanish cooking. In this class, you'll discover how to select the best ingredients and cook them using proper techniques. From creating your own bean filling to perfectly roasting peppers and preparing empanada dough, you'll create a strong foundation of skills on which to build your culinary prowess. Break off into small groups to create recipes like bacon-wrapped chorizo stuffed dates, black bean and cilantro empanadas, and baked goat cheese in tomato sauce. Then celebrate your success by feasting on your handiwork with fellow classmates.
    No available dates to book.
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    Tapas Party (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to create the savory tastes of tapas by hand
    • Cook up recipes like black bean and cilantro empanadas and shrimp and mussel paella
    • Discover how to select and prepare the best ingredients
    • Bring the tapas party home with the skills to cook up your own small-plate celebration
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    28 positive reviews

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