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Nao introduces new Chilean menu

Nao introduces new Chilean menu as part of the Celebration of Cuisines program.
Nao introduces new Chilean menu as part of the Celebration of Cuisines program.
Photo by Sandra Cruz

The Celebration of Cuisines program continues at Nao with a Chilean menu that launched Tuesday and will run for six weeks until May 26. In an effort to explore new flavors from Latin America Nao is introducing different menus inspired by various regions and headed by Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez. Past menus have included cuisines from Oaxaca, Peru, the Spanish Caribbean, Argentina and will soon feature Venezuela.

Up next is the unique cuisine of Chile and guests will get to explore the food and culture of this coastline country. The three course menu will feature more than just typical seafood like scallops and clams. It will introduce diners to Chile’s iconic dishes with the usual Nao twist. This Chilean menu will feature an appetizer, main course and dessert for $39 and an optional Carménère wine pairing for an additional $20.

The appetizer choices are: Empanada De Pino featuring beef, sofrito, raisins, hard cooked egg, green Pebre herb and onion sauce or Ceviche Estilo Rapanui created with salmon, sweet potato, tomato, fresh cheese, lime, aji Amarillo and choclo corn salad.
The main course choices are: Curanto El Olla made with smoked sausage, mahi, clams, mussels, peppers and potatoes or Asado De Tira created with braised short ribs, Chilean Merquen spice and Pebre tomato-cumin sauce.
The dessert includes Crepa De Manjar served with bitter orange butter and crème fraîche ice cream. Drink manager Tim Bryand will feature a Chilean drink created to go with this menu and it consists of a Maracuya Pisco Sour made with passion fruit, key lime, egg white and Angostura bitters.

Nao is a student staffed restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America located at the grounds of the Pearl Brewery. The goal of this fine restaurant is to celebrate Latin food, traditions and culture. Nao’s menu is made up of traditional Latin American dishes with a modern twist.

Nao
312 Pearl Parkway Bldg 2 Suite 2102
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 554-6484

Source: Danielle Kaplan/Giant Noise