ElTapeo_145x112pxChicagoland’s hottest new dining destination El Tapeo is proud to announce the launch of The Sound Factory, a weekly lineup of live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Sound Factory will complement El Tapeo’s high-energy, sleek ambiance, which features a Spanish-inspired menu created by culinary artist Chef Franco Diaz, and a refined lounge and bar area where El Tapeo’s master mixologist creates freshly made handcrafted cocktails. Located on the 9th floor of Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center, 2100 Spring Road in Oak Brook, El Tapeo offers guests a relaxing atmosphere with authentic Spanish cuisine, an extensive list of fine wines and champagnes, and breathtaking views of Downtown Chicago with floor to ceiling, wrap-around windows.

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The Sound Factory kicks off with Award-winning saxophonist Harlan Jefferson, who has gained national recognition for his unique style and engaging stage presence. Powerhouse female vocalist Danielle Juhre will then join Jefferson on stage on September 13 with her upbeat and catchy sound. On September 26 and 27, popular Las Vegas Jazz trio Ghalib Ghallab will enthrall diners with their unique, jazz-rooted blend of musical influences and “feel good” music. The full lineup is as follows:

September 12 & 13 – Harlan Jefferson featuring Danielle Juhre

September 19 & 20 – Harlan Jefferson

September 26 & 27 – Ghallib Ghallab


El Tapeo’s menu features tapas style dishes and main course dishes including Croquetas de Marisco– crispy shellfish fritters and piquillo aioli, Paella de Langosta- bomba rice, maine lobster, spicy chorizo, mushroom, mussels, lemon and garlic aioli,Chuletero Ibérico– grilled Ibérico pork chops and mojo verde, and Carne Asada– waygu skirt steak, arugula, manchego and piquillo pepper; and a selection of desserts. El Tapeo’s master mixologist shakes things up with a selection of fine Spanish wines and champagnes by the glass; and a selection of local, domestic and international beers by the bottle.


El Tapeo Restaurant is located at Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center, 2100 Spring Road · Oak Brook, Illinois. Hours for the restaurant are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The bar is open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday throughThursday and 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. A reduced food menu will be available beginning at 10 p.m. Mondaythrough Saturday. For more information, visit

About Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center

Located in Greater Chicago directly adjacent to Oakbrook Center and steps from the upscale commerce and business district, Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center is a destination of choice for visitors to the western Chicago suburbs. Unveiling a $25 million transformation July 2014, Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center offers a sophisticated, timeless design featuring 3,500 square feet of event space and 172 artfully designed guestrooms and suites. Revitalize the mind, body and spirit in one of the luxurious Spa Suites, unparalleled in the Western Suburbs. The ninth floor features spectacular views from floor to ceiling windows, a chic new bar and restaurant concept, a 3,000 square foot Grand Salon Ballroom andExecutive Club Lounge. From floor plan to room key, Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center incorporates its passion for art and culture in every aspect of conception, partnering with the Chicago Artists Coalition to produce dynamic works of art by two local artists Brent Fogt and Justus Roe. High impact art includes a grand, one-of-a-kind mural by artist Justus Roe, for the re-interpreted traditional hotel lobby, The Hub. Le Méridien Chicago- Oakbrook Center offers all the benefits of theStarwood Preferred Guest Loyalty program. For more information visit or

About Definitive Talents

Definitive Talents is a premier entertainment provider for showrooms, concerts, festivals, clubs, corporate, and private events in Las Vegas and nationwide. They are a one-stop shop, providing marketing, social media services, private and corporate events planning, and everything in between. Based in Las Vegas, Definitive Talents recently expanded to the Chicagoland area. With a combined experience of over 40 years, Definitive Talents is poised to be one of the top talent agencies in the country. For more information, visit