Gatehouse Restaurant

Gatehouse Restaurant
Gatehouse Restaurant


Gatehouse Restaurant, located at The Culinary Institute of America’s historic St. Helena facility, 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 dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.


  • Lunch Menu
    Three Courses—$32 | Four Courses—$42
    Sommelier Pairings $35 | $45


    Roasted Baby Beets
    mustard greens, crispy cheese, hazelnut dressing, hibiscus gel
    Trefethen, Riesling, Napa Valley, 2015
    Corned Beef Tongue
    potato salad, pickled mustard seeds, horseradish cream, rye cracker
    Mumm, Brut Rosé, Napa Valley, NV
    Cured Mt. Lassen Trout*
    shaved fennel, green apple, endive, fennel pollen vinaigrette, potato crêpe, tarragon grüne sosse
    Honig, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2015
    Cauliflower and Cumin Cream Soup
    pear-cider relish, crème fraîche
    Schramsberg, Blanc de Blancs, North Coast, 2014
    Winter Squash Ravioli
    sautéed kale, spicy pumpkin seeds, bacon, apple cider beurre blanc
    Bonny Doon, Le Cigare Blanc, Arroyo Seco 2013
    Seafood Cioppino
    mussels, clams, shrimp, fennel, onion, focaccia crostini
    Badia a Coltibuono, ‘Chianti Classico,’ Tuscany, 2014
    Filo Wrapped Black Cod
    soy and brown sugar marinade, farm vegetables, chorizo, coconut sauce
    Château Thivin, ‘Côte de Brouilly,’ Beaujolais, 2016
    Niman Ranch Pork Tenderloin*
    smoked sunchoke puree, pickled kumquats, romanesco, pistachios, honey-bourbon jus
    Saintsbury, Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2016
    Seared Squab Breast
    butternut squash flan, organic mushrooms, asparagus, madeira jus
    Quivira, ‘Elusive’ Red Blend, Dry Creek Valley, 2012
    5 Dot Ranch Flat Iron Steak*
    sofrito tamale, onion citrus jam, broccolini, ancho adobo, almonds
    BV, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2013
    Chai Panna Cotta
    meyer lemon curd, brown butter powder, white chocolate pearls, cardamom tuile
    Hidalgo, Pedro Ximinez Sherry, Jerez, Spain NV
    White Wine Poached Pear
    honey crémeux, chocolate glaze, ginger crumble, pear tuile
    Robert Mondavi, Moscato d’Oro, Napa Valley, 2014
    Chocolate Ganache Twist
    coconut ice cream, mango sauce, olive oil almond cake, whipped cream
    Smith Woodhouse, 10 Year Tawny Port, Portugal, NV
    California Cheese Selection*
    fruit compote, honeycomb, candied walnuts, hazelnut bread
    $5 supplement
    Sonoma Beverage Works, ‘Anvil’ Bourbon Apple Cider
    *Consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, cheese, and eggs may increase the risk of foodborne illness.
  • Dinner Menu
    Three Courses—$39 | Four Courses—$49


    Muscovy Duck Breast Pastrami
    rye berry salad, russian dressing, pickled mustard seeds
    Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
    pomegranate, hazelnut, avocado
    Shaved Endive and Apple Salad
    candied black walnut, skyhill goat cheese, apple cider-vanilla dressing
    Cumin Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad
    baby kale, crispy shallots
    Creamy Hon Shimeji Soup
    house smoked bacon, white truffle oil
    Pacific Dungeness Crab Risotto
    cippolini onion, horseradish, sweet crab nage
    Whey Poached Kalamata Olive Dumplings
    wilted bok choy, reggiano-parmigiano brodo
    Seared Five Dot Ranch Strip Loin
    cauliflower puree, pan fried parsley gnocchi, vintage port wine reduction
    Pancetta Wrapped Mount Lassen Trout
    confit marble potatoes, black garlic, watercress sauce
    Pan Fried Straus Ricotta Gnudi
    baby broccoli, shaved salsify, brown butter-saba sauce
    Braised Pork Shoulder
    mendocino black trumpets, pearl onions, rosemary polenta, mustard jus
    Whole Wheat Carrot Cake
    cream cheese crème anglaise, walnut praline
    Frozen Espresso Crème Brûlée
    sesame cookies
    Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake
    persimmon, tarragon
    Preserved Cherry Chocolate Cake
    mexican chocolate sauce
    *Consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, cheese, and eggs may increase the risk of foodborne illness.
  • Beverage Menu
    Bottled Beer


    Lagunitas Brewing Company, IPA 6
    North Coast Brewing, Schrimshaw Pilsner 6
    Anchor Brewing, Steam Ale 6
    Stella Artois, Lager 6
    Sonoma Beverage Works, Anvil Bourbon Cider 7


    Zero Proof


    Root Beer Gourmet Soda, Sprecher Brewing Company 5
    Australian Ginger Beer, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks 5
    Soft Drinks 3

    Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite




    Mumm Napa, Brut Rosé, Napa Valley, NV 14 | 53
    Schramsberg, Blanc de Blancs, Brut, North Coast, 2014 17 | 70
    Iron Horse, Wedding Cuvée, Brut, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, 2013 69
    Moet et Chandon, ‘Dom Perignon,’ Brut, Champagne, France, 2006 225


    Aromatic Whites


    Trefethen, Riesling, Napa Valley, 2015 11 | 40
    Bonny Doon, Le Cigare Blanc, ‘Beeswax Vineyards,’ Arroyo Seco, 2013 14 | 54
    Chappellet, Chenin Blanc, Napa Valley, 2013 48
    Pride Mountain Vineyards, Viognier, Sonoma County, 2014 77
    Mathiasson, White Blend, Napa Valley, 2014 58


    Sauvignon Blanc


    Charles Krug, Napa Valley, 2016 9 | 34
    Honig, Napa Valley, 2015 39
    Mondavi, ‘To Kalon Vineyard,’ Fume Blanc, Napa Valley, 2013 79
    Henri Bourgeois, Sancerre, “Les Baronnes,” 2015 45




    Neyer’s, Carneros District, 2014 14 | 54
    Laroche, ‘St. Martin,’ Chablis, Burgundy, France, 2015 10 | 47
    Rombauer, Carneros District, 2015 68
    Greystone Cellars, California, 2014 29
    Stony Hill, Napa Valley, 2012 71
    Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley, 2015 75
    Dominique Cornin, ‘Pouilly-Fuissé,’ Burgundy, France, 2015 55
    Grgich Hills Estate, Napa Valley, 2013 87




    Saintsbury,Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2016 11 | 42


    Pinot Noir and Gamay


    Charles Krug, Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2014 13 | 48
    Ancien, Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2014 15 | 66
    Château Thivin, Gamay, Côte de Brouilly, 2016 13 | 54
    Saintsbury, Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2014 52
    Patz & Hall, Pinot Noir, ‘Hyde Vineyard,’ Carneros, 2013 95
    Alma Rosa, Pinot Noir, ‘La Encantada,’ Santa Rita Hills, 2012 67




    Easton, ‘Old Vine,’ Fiddletown, 2011 15 | 57
    Storybook, ‘Mayacamas Range,’ Napa Valley, 2013 72
    Turley, Hayne Vineyards, Napa Valley, 2013 135
    Mauritson, Dry Creek Valley, 2014 64


    Intriguing Reds


    Badia a Colitibuono, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2014 11 | 40
    Quivira Vineyards, Elusive, Red Blend Dry Creek Valley, 2012 15 | 65
    Lagier Meredith, Syrah, Napa Valley, 2012 75
    Langmeil, Shiraz, ‘Valley Floor,’ Barossa Valley, Australia, 2013 48
    Robert Foley, Charbono, Napa Valley, 2013 65

    Bordeaux Varieties


    Markham, Merlot, Napa Valley, 2014 13 | 54
    Charles Krug, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2014 12 | 48
    Beaulieu Vineyards, ‘Rutherford,’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2013 18 | 80
    Greystone, Merlot, Napa Valley, 2012 29
    Charles Krug, Merlot, Napa Valley, 2012 45
    Beringer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2013 68
    Gramercy Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, 2013 72
    Beaulieu Vineyards, ‘Georges de Latour,’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2010 183
    Corison, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2013 123
    Inglenook, ’Cask,’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2012 95
    Anomaly, Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, 2012 151
    Château de Pez, St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France, 2013 98


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Hours of Operation


11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30–8 p.m.


Additional Closings:
March 30–31, 2018
April 13–May 15, 2018 (spring break)


For another CIA dining experience please visit our Bakery Café by illy at Greystone or The Restaurant at CIA Copia, our newest restaurant in downtown Napa.




2555 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574

Gatehouse Restaurant is located in the Williams Center for Flavor Discovery at The Culinary Institute of America’s St. Helena facility. 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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