January 30, 2019 – The Alamo City has always been a destination for great food, but the Culinary Institute of America arguably helped put it on the radar for the rest of the world.

The CIA-San Antonio is hoping to further build on that reputation with Savor, its new restaurant, opened this month at the Pearl.

“I’ve been coming here for 10 years and the food scene has exploded,” said Waldy Malouf, the institute’s senior director of food and beverage operations. “The [current] interest in food is 10 times what it used to be. It was either Mexican food or steak and potatoes. Today, [San Antonians] are taking an interest in their food, where it’s coming from, how it’s cooked and how it’s served. I’d like to think that the CIA had something to do with that.”

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