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Latin Music, Tapas and More at NAO, to Present Author Maricel Presilla

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Author Marisel E. Presilla

Author Marisel E. Presilla

Come and meet celebrity Latin cuisine expert and award-winning cookbook author Maricel Presilla at a jazzy and tasty event, including book signing, from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 6 at NAO, at Pearl.

In addition to meeting this impressive culinary historian, you’ll be able to enjoy Latin jazz from San Antonio Country Club Chef Nelson Milan along with his all-chef ensemble who will be joined by¬† celebrity artist Carla Veliz.

Geronimo Lopez-Monascal, executive chef at NAO, is planning an array of tapas to serve, and there will be cocktails as well from the drink masters at NAO — all inspired by Presilla’s book.

Gran Cocina LatinaPresilla is the winner of the 2013 Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year and the International Association of Culinary Professionals ( IACP) Best Cookbook awards. She specializes in the foods of Latin America and Spain and has contributed articles to Saveur, Food & Wine, Food Arts, and Gourmet magazines. Her award-winning book is “Gran Cocina Latina: The Foods of Latin America,” (W.W. Norton & Company, $31).

Presilla will be in San Antonio as part of the Latin Flavors, Americans Kitchens conference at the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio.

This event offers a limited number of tickets, which are $85 per person. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite by clicking here.

This event is sponsored by Les Dames d’Escoffier San Antonio and the Culinary Institute of America San Antonio. Proceeds will go toward culinary scholarship awards.


Nelson Milan chef

Nelson Milan is a talented musician as well as chef. Come hear his all-chef ensemble play at this event for Maricel Presilla.


NAO executive chef Geronimo Lopez will whip up tapas based on recipes from Presilla's book.

NAO executive chef Geronimo Lopez will whip up tapas based on recipes from Presilla’s book.


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