The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone has introduced its first-ever weekend classes for food enthusiasts. "Saturdays at the CIA" will offer a selection of hands-on cooking and wine exploration classes for Napa Valley visitors with no previous professional training. The two-hour classes cost $75 per person and are taught by the same faculty that teaches at CIA the world's premier culinary college. Classes range from "Hot Latin Cooking" to "Street Foods of the Middle East." Class sizes are 12 students and all participants have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the chefs of the CIA. Over the course of the two hours, students will work in teams to prepare a tasting for their fellow classmates to enjoy. Saturdays at the CIA wine exploration classes introduce students to the world of viticulture in our state-of-the-art Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies.
Students who enroll in Saturdays at the CIA can also make a lunch or dinner reservation at The Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant. Guests who make a reservation before class will receive a seat at a communal table with their classmates for a fixed-price menu for $19 for lunch or $29 for dinner. All Saturdays at the CIA participants will also receive a 10 percent discount on any purchases from the college's Spice Islands Marketplace. The new food enthusiast offerings also include a limited number of exclusive Sunday classes taught by Chef John Ash that focus on how to pair food and wine, for $95 per person.