First Course: Two Book signings, Dinner at NAO and a Full Moon Dinner at Tuk Tuk

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Chef Dean Fearing. (Courtesy)

First Course Fodder brings in exciting food news to you in tiny, digestible bits.

Nao Restaurant (312 Pearl) and The Twig Book Shop (306 Pearl) will host a book signing, reception and three course dinner with Chef Dean Fearing for his cookbook, The Texas Food Bible on Thursday, May 8 at NAO. From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Fearing will sign copies of his book and meet with guests with wine and hors d’oeuvres like mango poblano, caramelized onion quesadillas and smoked chicken nachos from Fearing’s cookbook.

The dinner begins at 7 p.m. with a tortilla soup, grilled lamb chops with baked chuck wagon black beans and sweet potato rajas and a caramelized apple buckle. Tickets are $80 per person and all dinner proceeds will go to The Culinary Institute of America. Call (210) 554-6484 for tickets.

Here’s another cookbook for your shelf. Gaucho Gourmet (935 Isom) is hosting a book signing and food tasting for Chef Ross Burtwell and contributing author Julia Celeste Rosenfeld’s cookbook Texas Hill Country Cuisine: Flavors from the Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant on Saturday May 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuk Tuk Taproom (1702 Broadway) is hosting a full moon dinner with Chef David Gilbert and Founders Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person with a sipping and snacking half hour before.

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