Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Foodie Haven: the CIA

Wine is awesome, of course, but a person has to eat too, right? Just a mile or so from the Wine Country Inn sits the historic Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, aka: the CIA. Not only do they have a fabulous restaurant -- the Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant -- they also give many public and private cooking demonstrations.

We suggest that you begin with a public cooking demo. They are approximately one hour, cost $15 per person, and generally run Fri-Sun at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. I'm looking at their June calendar right now, and some of the fun demos include traditional strawberry shortcake...with a twist, and summer berry neapolitan. As always, you can contact our staff at 1-888-465-4608 for assistance in planning events during your stay with us, or you can contact the CIA directly at (707) 967-2320.

And be sure to check out the restaurant while you're here. My marketing manager, Tim, and I did so the other night, just to be certain that it's still going strong, and we were VERY happy: fantastic setting, exceptional staff, great wine selection, and, of course, awesome food.

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