NAO, the Culinary Institute of America’s restaurant at the Pearl Brewery, 312 Pearl Parkway, is offering a series of lunches focusing on the flavors of the New World.
Each includes a cooking demonstration led by the restaurant’s executive chef, Geronimo Lopez.
The series begins Jan. 17 and ends Feb. 7. The lunch classes will only be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays and will include five courses as well as wine, tax and tip for $100 a person.
The schedule is as follows:
Jan. 17 — An Insider’s Tour of the True Mexican Kitchen
Jan. 23-24 — Argentine Treasures
Jan. 30-31 — Peru: From the Pacific to the Andes
Feb. 6-7 — Brazilian Cuisine: The Cutting Edge.
The lunches begin with a reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by the meal from noon to 1:30 p.m. Only 20 guests will be seated for each special lunch, so prepaid reservations are necessary. Call (210) 554-6484.