Gatehouse Restaurant

Gatehouse Restaurant
Gatehouse Restaurant


Gatehouse Restaurant, on The Culinary Institute of America’s historic St. Helena campus, is the capstone experience for CIA students after two years of rigorous culinary, baking and pastry, hospitality and beverage management instruction. These future industry leaders transform the freshest regional ingredients as well as those from the CIA’s own farm and herb gardens into creative contemporary dishes served graciously in a refined yet casual dining room. Your dining experience is orchestrated by CIA faculty-led students, making for a memorable event. Join us for a prix-fixe menu, Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.


Lunch Menu

Three Courses—$32 | Four Courses—$42


Dressed, Warm


Roasted Acorn Squash
goat cheese, eggplant purée, lentil salad, maple-cider dressing


Cured Salmon
shaved fennel, green apple, potato crêpe, tarragon green sauce


Beef Consommé
Custard royale, vegetable pearls


Light, Delicate


Seared Scallop
winter squash soubise, melted leeks, black garlic vinaigrette, seaweed crumble


Mt. Lassen Trout
vadouvan, hazelnut farro salad, carrot romesco sauce


Krug Farm Sonoran Wheat Pasta
cured speck, piquillo peppers, kale, Grana Padano, olive oil


Rich, Robust


Squab Breast
caramelized endive tart, smoked celeriac purée, miso mustard sauce


Pork Tenderloin
savory mushroom oatmeal, brussels sprouts, pancetta jus


Braised Five Spice Short Rib
pommes dauphines, romanesco, cauliflower gremolata


Sweet, Satisfying


Moscato Poached Pear
honey cream, chocolate glaze, ginger crumble, pear tuile


Chai Panna Cotta
orange macerated banana, white chocolate pearls, orange sorbet


Twisted Chocolate Ganache
glogg ice cream and gel, pecan dentelle


California Cheese Selection
fruit preserves, candied walnuts, fruit and nut bread

Dinner Menu

Three Courses—$39 | Four Courses—$49




Muscovy Duck Breast Prosciutto
roasted seckel pear, mache, charred Meyer lemon dressing


Millet and Winter Pumpkin Salad
pomegranate, hazelnut, avocado


Shaved Endive and Apple Salad
black walnut crusted Skyhill goat cheese


Duroc Pork Rillettes
marinated olives, buttermilk crackers




Warm Butternut Squash Soup
duck confit, toasted pine nuts, cinnamon crème fraiche


Pacific Rock Crab Risotto
horseradish, pearl onions, lemongrass broth


Pancetta Wrapped Tolenas Ranch Quail
pickled lentils, quail gastrique




Seared Five Dot Ranch Strip Loin
cauliflower puree, pan fried parsley gnocchi, vintage port wine reduction


Crispy Skin Mount Lassen Trout
Pacific bay shrimp, cranberry bean relish, champagne sauce


Rolled Pasta
black truffle, root vegetables, roasted parsnip alfredo cream


Olive Oil Poached Lamb Tenderloin
Mendocino black trumpets, rosemary polenta, mustard jus




Warm Oatmeal Cake
basil-orange ice cream


Espresso Crème Brûlée
sesame cookies


Red Wine Poached Pear
candied hazelnuts, crème fraiche sorbet


White Chocolate-Peppermint “Cheesecake”
aerated chocolate




The Gin-Gin Mule 12
Beefeater’s Gin, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, lime


The New York Sour 12
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, Greystone Cabernet Sauvignon


The Real Rob Roy 12
Dewar’s White Label Scotch, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Boker’s Bitters


The Bermuda Negroni 12
Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Blanc Vermouth, Cream Sherry, Campari, chocolate bitters


Bottled Beer


Lagunitas Brewing Company 6


Anchor Brewing, Steam Beer 6


Chimay Brewery, Première 6


Sonoma Beverage Works 7
Anvil Bourbon Cider


Zero Proof


Root Beer Gourmet Soda 5
Sprecher Brewing Company


Australian Ginger Beer 5
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks






Mumm Napa, Brut Rosé, Napa Valley, NV 14 | 51


Schramsberg, Blanc de Blancs, Brut, North Coast, 2013 17 | 68


Roederer Estate, Brut, Anderson Valley, NV 54


Veuve Fourny et Fils, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Nature, Champagene, France, NV 72


Louis Roederer, Brut, Champagne, France, NV 75


Moet et Chandon, ‘Dom Perignon,’ Brut, Champagne, France, 2004 225


Aromatic Whites


Pichot, Vouvray, Loire, France, 2014 12 | 38


Elk Cove Vineyards, Reisling, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2013 12 | 36


Bonny Doom, Le Cigare Blanc, ‘Beeswax Vineyards,’ Arroyo Seco, 2013 54


Mathiasson, White Blend, Napa Valley, 2013 58


Sauvignon Blanc


Honig, Napa Valley, 2015 9 | 28


Charles Krug, Napa Valley, 2015 37


Mondavi, ‘To Kalon Vineyard,’ Fume Blanc, Napa Valley, 2013 79


Château Carbonnieux, Pessac-Leognan, Grand Cru, Graves, France, 2011 80




Neyer’s, Carneros District, 2013 14 | 51


Rombauer, Carneros District, 2013 68


Greystone Cellars, California, 2014 29


Ramey, Russian River Valley, 2013 72


Château Montelena, Napa Valley, 2013 82


Stony Hill, Napa Valley, 2012 71


Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley, 2013 75


Dominique Cornin, ‘Pouilly-Fuissé,’ Burgundy, France, 2014 55


Laroche, ‘St. Martin,’ Chablis, Burgundy, France, 2013 47


Pinot Noir and Gamay


Mi Sueno, Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2013 14 | 50


A to Z, Pinot Noir, Oregon, 2012 41


Charles Krug, Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, 2013 48


Patz & Hall, Pinot Noir, ‘Hyde Vineyard,’ Carneros, 2012 95


Alma Rosa, Pinot Noir, ‘La Encantada,’ Santa Rita Hills, 2012 67


Domaine Dupueble, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, 2014 37


Intriguing Reds


Storybook, Zinfandel, ‘Mayacamas Range,’ Napa Valley, 2012 15 | 57


Easton, Zinfandel, ‘Old Vine,’ Fiddletown, California, 2012 57


Domaine Tempier, Bandol, Provence, France, 2011 77


Ojai Vineyard, Syrah, Central Coats, 2012 60


Proper, Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, 2012 68


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Hours of Operation


11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30–8 p.m.


Additional Closings:
April 13–May 16 (spring break)
May 27–May 30
July 4
July 28–August 22 (summer break)
September 8–19
November 22–28
December 20, 2017–January 9, 2018 (winter break)




2555 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
Gatehouse Restaurant is located at the Williams Center for Flavor Discovery on The Culinary Institute of America’s St. Helena campus. As you drive onto campus, go halfway around the circle at the entrance, and follow the signs. You will see a quaint building with parking straight ahead. The main Greystone building is up the hill from the restaurant.


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