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The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

2555 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
+1 707-967-1100
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Ranked #19 of 82 activities in St. Helena
Type: Classes/Workshops
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The world-famous CIA's classrooms are home to some of the nation's top chefs.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fantastic classes at one of the best cooking schools in the world. This was my second class and it is always intimidating coming but the chefs do a great job making you feel comfortable. They have such passion for what they do and it comes through with a great experience. I learned more in this short time than I have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed the tour & a demo. Unfortunately we did not have the right timeframe for dinner in their fine-dining restaurant (run entirely by the students). I would love to do thar next time we are in the Napa area. This is a lovely facility that they should be proud of & is worth checking out! Our lunch in the... More

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Our four day trip was to do a lot of wine tasting but on our drive to a winery we spied the CIA. You must stop! Interesting building, shop, and a great quick place to eat for lunch.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We enjoy going to cooking demos here with the last one being in February 2014 President's Weekend. We also visited in December 2013 when we enjoy going to the restaurant for a holiday meal as well as going holiday shopping at the culinary store. Great place to go. There is also a cafe by the store. There are also classes.... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Stopped at the cafe for lunch between wineries. The cafe lunch menu was average but the wrap I ordered was very, very good and very reasonably priced. Huge kitchen supply store also next door.

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Jeffersonville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a treat for anyone who would like to be "Wined and dined" by staff. The students are helpful and friendly-sharing their stories and experiences. Not to mention the farm fresh food and drink!

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Tyrone, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Interesting place to stop for lunch or dinner, food is always interesting and good, lots to watch the "students studying", and kitchen stuff to buy. Just north of St. Helena on the left. Stop in ... worth the trip. The place looks like a castle - have fun here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It was the most expensive lunch of our trip. I wouldnt say it was not worthy, and the trip to Santa Helena was definitely wonderful, but there are other options in the vineyards nearby that should be considered first.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a must-do on your next trip to the Napa area. We dined here at the Conservatory for a girls' trip and will never forget the delicious food and great service during our 7 course dinner. It costs $75 for dinner or $115 with wine tasting but well worth it; it's all about the experience. It's a farm-2-table program... More

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Herald, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The impressive CIA at Greystone is set into a hillside overlooking Highway 29 in St. Helena. Formerly the wine and brandy cellars of Christian Brothers, it has been a premier cooking academy for two decades. Facilities or activities open to the general public include weekend cooking classes ranging from a couple of hours to several days, periodic cooking demonstrations, guided... More

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