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Iowa Culinary Institute

2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50023
515-964-6532
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Ankeny
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Des Moines, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

WOW! What a fantastic dining experience we had on Thursday evening, October 3, 2013! We've been fans of the gourmet dinner series at the Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI) at DMACC's Ankeny campus for several years and morned the passing of executive chef instructor Lori Dowie-Resser earlier this summer. We were a little concerned about how things would go this fall... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

IF you are looking for an amazing experience with haute cuisine, ICI does an amazing job at educating it's students about what good food is! The tickets to this dinner are around $100, which if you had the same meal at a high end restaurant in a big city (I don't think there are any restaurants in Des Moines that... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

For the evening gourmet dinners, you must have reservations and pre-pay. For the lunch or evening bistro meals walk ins are an option, but call ahead to make sure when they are open. Be aware that this is a classroom (set in a nice dinning room), so be a little forgiving of service inconsistencies, hence the great value. The food... More 

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