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Spanish tapas is perfect for the summer months and we're kicking off the first day of summer early with a tapas party! Join us in the kitchen as we learn how to make sangria, get hands on by preparing Spanish paella and indulge in some tapas. For dessert? Enjoy some classic flan to end on a sweet note. Come hungry, thirsty and ready for a fiesta!
Datiles con Tocino (bacon wrapped dates) (hands on preparation)
Spanish cheese board (served for class)
Paella (hands on preparation)
Flan (served for class)
|Materials to bring||
Please bring an apron, container for leftovers, BYOB and a big appetite for the party spread we'll be making!
|What will be provided||
All menu ingredients
Sonia C.Paella & Sangria Party
Joelen was great, she came fully prepared and I think everyone in the class had fun. The food was great as well.
Christine R.Paella & Sangria Party
This class was super fun and easy going. The food was delicious, and the recipes were all things that could be easily replicated on your own at home.
Michelle O.Paella & Sangria Party
Joelen is really fun and knowledgeable about food! I had a great time and am interested in checking out some of her food tours!
Maria V.Paella & Sangria Party
Place is a bit hard to find and in the middle of practically no where. It felt more like an office space with a kitchen than a cooking event space. It would have been more helpful to hold the class in a space where the stove top is in the center of the counter space so we could more easily see cooking methods/techniques. That said, the class was well attended and the instructor very prepared. We made a ton of items and there was plenty of food to go around and leftovers if some students wanted to take something home. A few fellow students brought wine and that was a very good idea so we ha something to pair with the food when the Sangria ran out.
Joelen Tan is a Chicago area private caterer and former restaurant chef behind the 'What's Cookin, Chicago?' website. Joelen has been recognized in both local and national media and has worked with celebrity chefs including Rick Bayless, Spike Mendelsohn, and Marcela Valladolid. Since 2007, she has been teaching culinary classes, hosting culinary events in Chicagoland and does recipe development work with major food brands including Sara Lee, Pepperidge Farms, Campbell's, Kraft, Frito Lay and Starbucks to name a few.