Chef Dean Fearing at Nao for Book Signing

Nao, the CIA restaurant at the Pearl Brewery, is partnering with The Twig Book Shop, to welcome Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef Dean Fearing who is behind the James Beard Award nominated Fearing’s Restaurant in Dallas. Honoring the debut of Chef Fearing’s long-awaited cookbook, The Texas Food Bible. Join Chef Fearing for a book signing and reception, along with a three-course dinner featuring recipes from The Texas Food Bible, Thursday, May 8th starting at 5:30pm!

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“What a joy to celebrate the launch of The Texas Food Bible here in Texas, alongside fellow students and alumni of CIA,” said Chef Fearing. “CIA has been a guiding light for me throughout my career, and I am grateful and honored to share this time with you.”

Known as “the father of Southwestern cuisine,” Chef Fearing will hold his book signing and reception in the Nao Lounge from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Chef Fearing during the reception, and will be able to enjoy wine and passed Hors d’Oeuvres including Mango, Poblano, and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas with cilantro-lime sour cream, and Smoked Chicken Nachos from Chef Fearing’s cookbook.

Chef Geronimo Lopez and the Nao team, with guidance from Chef Fearing, will prepare a three-course dinner using recipes from The Texas Food Bible. The dinner will start at 7:00pm, and the menu will begin with Dean’s Tortilla Soup with south-of-the-border flavors. The dinner will continue with Grilled Lamb Chops with baked chuck wagon black beans and sweet potato rajas. Guests will end their night on a sweet note with Caramelized Apple Buckle.

“It is such an honor to welcome Chef Fearing to our kitchen at Nao,” said Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez. “Our students will be able to experience a unique mix of flavors and colors from Texas and Mexico, that come together to create one tasty voice.

The Texas Food Bible features a collection of traditional and contemporary recipes from Texas. Chef Fearing takes readers through Texas culinary heritage, the classic preparations involved, and the expansion and fusion of the food that have combined to develop an original Southwestern cuisine.

Tickets are $80 per person, and all dinner proceeds go to The Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premier not for profit culinary college. Ticket price includes a signed copy of The Texas Food Bible, Hors d’Oeuvre Reception, meet and greet with Chef Fearing, and the three-course dinner. For ticketing information and to purchase tickets, please call 210.554.6484.

Nao at the Pearl

Nao is a restaurant and CIA classroom dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of the authentic cuisines, cultures and bounty of Latin America. Nao is located at the Pearl at 312 Pearl Parkway. For more information, please visit Follow Nao on Facebook @NaoRestaurant and on Twitter @NaoRestaurant.

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