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Nao Latin Gastro Bar to Host Dinner with Argentinian Winery Bodega Colomé

Vineyard Director Thibaut Delmotte to Host Educational Seminar Followed by Five-Course Meal Paired with Legendary Wines

San Antonio, TXThe Culinary Institute of America at San Antonio’s vibrant signature restaurant, Nao Latin Gastro Bar, will host an exclusive dinner and educational seminar with Vineyard Director Thibaut Delmotte of legendary Argentinian winery Bodega Colomé on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. The five-course dinner will feature dishes prepared by Chef de Cuisine John Carpenter, paired with unique wines from the Salta region of Argentina, poured by Thibaut Delmotte himself.

Prior to the dinner, Thibaut Delmotte will also host a short educational seminar on the winemaking philosophy of Bodega Colomé. The courses for the exclusive dinner with wine pairings from Bodega Colomé are as follows:


  • Tuna with passion fruit, pomegranate seeds, and serrano
  • Paired with Amalaya White Blend 2015, Salta Argentina

First Course:

  • Charred baby carrots with goat cheese, tamarind, and arugula
  • Paired with Colomé Torrontes 2015, Salta Argentina

Second Course:

  • Crispy pork belly with ají panca, green apple, and pickled tiny vegetables
  • Paired with Amalaya Red Blend 2015, Salta Argentina

Third Course:

  • Seared scallop with ajo blanco, charred grapes, cucumber, and toasted almond
  • Paired with Colomé Malbec ‘Autentico’ 2015, Salta Argentina

Fourth Course:

  • Beef tenderloin with celery root, roasted cippolini onions, peas, and Malbec glaze
  • Paired with Colomé Altura Maxima Malbec 2013, Salta Argentina

Fifth Course:

  • Red wine-poached pear with caramelized white chocolate, pistachio, and coriander whipped cream

The dinner price is priced at $125 per person with a limited number of seats available for reservation via OpenTable.

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