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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 #24 of 87 Activities in St. Helena
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner 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 November 13, 2014

Dennis Jordan, Concierge at CIA Greystone, gave us an excellent tour. His knowledge, personal anecdotes, encouragement and humor made this a highlight of our day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food was awesome! It was not too pricy (for two people, $110 minus drinks). The architecture alone is worth the visit. The rusticness and atmosphere of the place was amazing. Combine that with the beautiful backdrop (Napa Valley) makes the CIA a unique experience. We had three courses and each was better than the last. The staff was friendly... More

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Shreveport, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had 20 people who wanted to do a cooking class. CIA was an excellent choice. The chefs who helped us were very good. We had a complex menu of 15 items to prepare in 2 hours. Then we ate what we cooked. Watch out French Laundry! This was a great experience that lasted 3 hours. If you have the... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We passed this this massive building when starting out on our first day of wine tours. Was able to get 545 reservation on the same day. Free valet parking. The waitstaff and chefs were all students of the culinary school and being closely overseen. The butternut squash soup and mussel first courses were excellent as well as the steak and... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We have visited the CIA several times before and attended the terrific cooking demonstrations, which I highly recommend for anyone interested in cooking. We have taken the tour in the past, and found it good but not a must-do. This time, we had dinner at the Institute (prior reservations are a must). It is a prix fixe menu, which we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Visited on 10/18/2014. 3 in our party. Made reservations via open table. We arrived early and was seated as a table become available. Take note! The young entrepreneurs, sommeliers and chefs are really enthusiastic and it comes through in the excellent service and food. We had the crab soup which was outstanding as was the amazing olive oil from Verona... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This building really has everything a true culinarian in Napa Valley could want. Beautiful architecture among the vines, affordable wine, amazing treats and many wonderful books, gifts and kitchenware. We took the tour, and it was well worth the $10. The guide was informative, and having recently graduated from the school himself, very knowledgeable. It is great to be at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were busy and dinner reservations didn't fit our schedule. Sunday Tasting on the Terrace was FABULOUS!!! The small plates were each delicious - larger than many dinner servings we had at other places. Food was expertly seasoned. Chef Gina and her staff were amazing. Don't miss this if you are still there on Sunday afternoon. Bring your appetite. Views... More

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ok...we're "Foodies"...Master Food Preservers and members of our local Food Council. During a very busy visit to Napa for business, we made time to visit the "CIA". LOL! Yes, you can buy a t-shirt that guarantees second glances! The out of the way visit was worth it just to see the huge collection of wine cork screws and pullers and... More

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Portland Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We attended a one day training school as part of a group of 70. The teaching kitchen easily handled us all and we prepared an amazing 10 part lunch. The facility and teachers were world class and the whole experience excellent. Obviously our self prepared lunch was gourmet!

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