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Nao to host 'Experience Food and Wine in Texas' event next week

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Six of San Antonio’s best known chefs will be part of a once in a lifetime opportunity at Nao Restaurant next week. On Thursday March 13 Nao and USA Today are bringing them together for “Experience Food and Wine in Texas.”

These chefs are CIA alumni and are coming back to cook at their alma mater. Guests will be able to mingle with the chefs before the dinner and then taste the different cuisines in a six-course dinner as each course is paired with wine, cocktails or beer. There will also be live music, meal commentaries from the chefs and more. Participating chefs include:

  • Geronimo Lopez – Nao Restaurant
  • Alain Dubernard – CIA, San Antonio
  • Johnny Hernandez – La Gloria
  • Andrew Weissman – Il Sogno
  • Steve McHugh – Cured
  • Michael Sohocki – Restaurant Gwendolyn

Sample menu:

  • Taste of Charcuterie
  • Huachinango a la Talla
  • Rolled Lockhart Quail
  • Piloncillo Slow Braised Veal Cheeks
  • Noisette of Lamb
  • Citrus Yogurt Timbale

Experience Food and Wine in Texas

Nao Restaurant
312 Pearl Pkwy Ste 2104
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 554-6484

Thursday March 13, 2014

Reception and chef demos from 6p.m. to 7p.m.
Dinner from 7p.m. to 11p.m.

Cost is $100 per person and can be purchased by calling Nao (210) 554-6484.

Nao is a student-staffed restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America. Their menu features Latin American dishes rooted in tradition but reinvented using a variety of ingredients and techniques. The name itself comes from the Latin root “neo” (to weave or intertwine) and the English root meaning something new.

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