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The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

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Address: 2555 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-9504
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The world-famous CIA's classrooms are home to some of the nation's top...

The world-famous CIA's classrooms are home to some of the nation's top chefs.

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Fabulous building, nice cafe, culinary displays

The fabulous building is a treat in itself to visit. We didn't visit to attend any seminar or course but walked around to see the wonderful display of culinary tools and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Dr_Babar_Khan
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Islamabad, Pakistan

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fabulous building is a treat in itself to visit. We didn't visit to attend any seminar or course but walked around to see the wonderful display of culinary tools and items. The cafe inside serves coffee, tea, drinks, chocolates and bakery items. Service was good and food tasty. A brief yet memorable trip to this place near Napa Valley.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations required but worth the visit. Unusual food with unique wine pairings and an excellent cooking school and accessories shop. All is prepared by the students and the venue is spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have lunch at Greystone, but could not get a reservation until later in the afternoon, so we decided to go early and walk around. What a lovely experience. The school is open for visitors to wander around. I loved seeing all the students in their chef's attire living their dream. Lunch was prepared by the students as... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's definitely worth visiting the Culinary Institute of America. The food is very good. We ordered three small dishes and two side dishes for lunch. The Spinach Gnocchi was excellent. Service was professional but relaxed. The building is impressive and the facility itself is inviting. It's worth walking through the gift shop area to get s feel for the facility.... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We went to see the Greystone building and hopefully buy some chocolate from the Ghirardelli at the Ghirardilli Discovery Center. The cafe was closed for "winter hours" which were actual days not just hours, Many visitors disappointed while we were exploring. The Vintners Hall of Fame was inspiring but a little cold--wear a sweater.

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We have always enjoyed going to the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. We like the wine stopper collection, the school, the restaurant, the historic grounds but now, they have a new location also at Culinary Institute of America at COPIA in the town of Napa (close to Oxbow Market) As such, 1) Their class offerings for December were usually... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I stopped in to check out the CIA while visiting the Napa Valley. I received a warm welcome on a chilly, rainy Saturday. I made a lunch reservation for the one restaurant on campus. I arrived early, so I took some time to look at the fascinating collection of corkscrews. I've never seen so many different types! I also browsed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across the CIA when wine tasting in the area. The food and service were outstanding, and the prices unparalleled for the quality. Definitely recommend, especially if you're looking for a delicious meal while vineyard hopping. We had lunch pretty early, when leaving around 1 it was getting busy - so go early to avoid crowds! We were traveling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We found this beautiful place by accident for a late lunch. There are beautiful grounds and scenery. We went through the fancy gift shop, through the wine tasting centre to order sandwiches. Butter lettuce salad was delicious, very fresh. The sandwiches were delicious on multigrain buns. There were pumps for still or sparkling water. We bought artisan chocolates to sample... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Inside the main entrance on the left is the marketplace. There's a reasonably priced culinary store. Half the price of William sonoma. There's also a small Cafe with limited menu. You can also see where students take cooking classes and attend lectures.

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