Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lunch at Greystone at the CIA, St. Helena, CA

Although we really were not all that hungry after our rather large breakfast, we decided to stop at Greystone, the restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America.

Olives and Olive Oil

The following 5 pictures are from the "Temptations" platter that was $10 pp.

Tiny Pork Tacos on a Crispy Thing
These were tasty sour-spicy bites.

Foie Gras Mousse with Pineapple
These would have been stellar with about half of the sweetness.

Salt Cod with Kalamata Tapenade
The salt cod by itself left a little something to be desired, but it was tasty with the brininess of the tapenade.

Fried Pork Won Tons
These were tasty fried bites filled with tender meat and topped with black sesame seeds.

Cauliflower Soup
Oh My God-Delicious. The flavor or cauliflower was at the forefront of this dish and the texture was so, so smooth.

French Onion Soup Souffle $11
Alexis neglected to read the "souffle" part of the description and was sorely dissappointed. She learned (for the first time today) that she finds souffles revolting. The soup had great flavor, but there wasn't enough of it and it was tainted by the souffle.

Half Dozen Oysters $14
Giao liked some of them and didn't like others...

Food: 1
Decor: 1
Service: 2

Greystone at the CIA
2555 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574

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