NAO, the New World restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus, is celebrating Dies y Seis de Septiembre with a special three-course menu that you can sample Saturday and Monday.
The Mexican Independence menu begins with Tuna Brûlée with Mole Negro and jícama slaw, followed by a Red Pozole of Shrimp and Pressed Pork Belly with a traditional hominy and guajillo broth, onion, serrano, cabbage, radish, cilantro, oregano and tostadas. The meal closes out with Cazual de Chocolate y Caramel with whipped cream and a sweet corn cokie. The price of the meal is $35 a person.
A special cocktail, the Paloma, features tequila, lime and grapefruit and is offered for $9 apiece.
From now through Oct. 23, NAO will also offer special Oaxacan dishes developed with celebriy chef Susan Trilling. You can try items such as Ceviche Costeno with shrimp in a lightly spiced coconut marinade and Red Brick Mole with Beef Tenderloin. A special Oaxacan tasting menu featuring spiced nuts; a choice of ceviche or Caldo de Piedra, Shrimp Stone Soup; a choice between the beef tenderloin or Herbal Mole Verde with Chicken; and Oaxacan chocolate torte is priced at $39.
NAO is a 312 Pearl Parkway in the Pearl Brewery complex. For reservations, call (210) 554-6484.