Acclaimed Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will come Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus next week as the first visiting chef in the school’s Latin Cuisines Certificate Program.
He’ll work with the students, but the public will also get a chance to sample his cooking when he prepares two dinners July 6-7 at NAO, the school’s restaurant, which is at the Pearl Brewery, 200 E. Grayson St.
Schiaffino graduated from the CIA’s Hyde Park, N.Y., campus in 1997 and is the chef-owner of a group of restaurants in Lima, Peru. He has earned a name for himself as a researcher and innovator for his use of products from the Peruvian Amazon that have never before been used in haute cuisine. He is one of the representatives of “the new culinary revolution” coming out of the Amazon Jungle’s pantry.
While in residence, he will teach the San Antonio students about the cuisines of Peru and showcase many of the diverse ingredients and culinary techniques from the regions of the Amazon.
Those who want to sample Schiaffino’s cuisine at NAO will be able to order a five-course menu available July 6-7 for $56 a person.
The menu will feature the following:
- Tuna Brûlé with Cocona—Lime Juice and Tobiko Wild Caigua with Scallops, Andean Seaweed, and Maca Root
- Fish Ceviche with Tumbo
- Paiche with Masato and Black Tapioca
- Arroz con Pato
- Pork Adobo with Sweet Potato
- Copoazu and Green Melon
- Lucuma and Deep Fried “Truffles”
Reservations can be made at OpenTable.com, or by calling (210) 554-6484.