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Feb 17, 2009 04:06 PM

Culinary School Dining...what a deal!

We went last year to the Cordon Bleu school in Las Vegas, Café Bleu for lunch.
What a great deal and the food was excellent..
Anyone else dined at the great culinary schools around the US?
Loved to go the CIA Greystone in St. Helena/Napa or L'Ecole French Culinary school in NYC..Portland too.

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  1. I have been to the California Culinary Academy's Careme Room, back when they were in the old location on Polk Street in San Francisco.

    On Friday and Saturday nights they would do a classic buffet with all the show piece platters, like you see on the food competition shows. They also had lunch. Very reasonable.

    I have recently seen ads for the new restaurant at the new Potrero Hill campus, but haven't tried it yet.

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    1. re: pamf

      I remember going many years ago. Something like $25/person for dinner....a great deal and some great food.

    2. Seattle has some community colleges with well-regarded culinary arts programs. By great good luck, one was just a few blocks from where I used to work, so I used to visit their dining room (which serves lunch only) and also get heap cheap artisan breads and pastries from their bakery.

      1. We actually went for the first time to the Natural Gourmet Institue's "friday night dinner" (Manhattan, NYC) recently. It is $40 for 4 courses, with BYOB. It was really terrific. Even DH enjoyed himself and he's not a vegetarian.

        1. I think it was $20 for a 3 course meal and they had great French wines by the glass.

          1. A few years ago I was visiting NYC and my friend took me to the restaurant at the French Culinary Institute. The meal was great and the price was a steal compared to what a similar meal would have cost in any other NYC restaurant.