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Culinary Institute of America

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Address: 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone Number: (210) 222-1113

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We started the evening at the bar .... drinks awesome - bar keepers attitude leaves room for improvement Then we were seated at a nice table ... hostess was great - interior... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started the evening at the bar .... drinks awesome - bar keepers attitude leaves room for improvement Then we were seated at a nice table ... hostess was great - interior design lacks a little inspiration The food was exciting and exceptionally good; we tried new things and had a good time. Also the information about food/wines was really... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here they offer some classes for lovers of cooking. Generally the class has 10 people with a Chef instructor. You can get the feeling of working in a restaurant, and try to be a chef for the day.

Thank Sharon_zz
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

It is not easy to design a course with students who have a wide range of skills and experience, but the Institute pulled it off. I took the classic and contemporary sauces class and we had plenty of demos, time to cook, and most importantly -time to eat! Support staff was veryhelpful and I can't think of one thing they... More 

Thank Jane H
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Nao had interesting food, but not as creative as I would have thought. The service was very average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Delicious lunch in interesting new Pearl brewery area. Lunch had chicken and waffles, wagyu burger and Mac/cheese in our group- all great and small portions! Finished w key lime pie and choc caramel tart!

Thank Allen B
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Quite impressive! Now to be honest I was a fan of the original Nao as well. But chef Garza hasn't disappointed with the new version either. 1. Style: The stye is very cool. They didn't make much of a decor change with the new Nao. The same cool, upscale south/central american decor is spot on. You feel like you're in... More 

Thank Rob M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We attended a special version of chef demos for the Arriba del Norte celebration. The first was Jerky to Charcuterie with Chef McHugh from Cured making mustard with dark beer, pickled okra and country pate. Full of interesting details about curing meat and how his restaurant came to be, Chef McHugh kept us entertained. I was eager to try to... More 

Thank Diane S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are into cooking, baking, food in general.. you need to stop here. If you are really into it.. look into the Boot Camp classes. Completely and totally awesome. I attended the Baking and Pastry camp and it is well worth the money. I learned more than I ever thought and the best part was tasting everything! The instructors... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went here for a kitchen skills bootcamp. I expected to see demos and then do the skill myself. Instead we had a classroom component that consisted of powerpoint and talking for about an hour then we were set loose in the kitchen with a menu to cook after we were split into groups. It was very stressful to work... More 

Thank Sonja M
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This pleasant restaurant is located in the fun Pearl District of San Antonio and staffed by students of the Culinary Institute of America. The cuisine borrows from Central America primarily. While there were many young people working hard in the handsome open kitchen, there was just a single staffer serving as both hostess and waitress in the fairly large room.... More 

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