Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 20, 2018. Classes will resume on August 21.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, California, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At the CIA at Copia in Napa, California, The Restaurant at CIA Copia and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Nao will be closed.

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Blueberry Margarita

Blueberry Margarita

July 24th is National Tequila Day.  

On a warm summer day, a blueberry margarita is just the ticket to refreshment! Chef Scott Samuel demonstrates the method in the video below.

For more drink recipes using blueberries check out our feature: Blueberries on the Rocks!

Blueberry Margarita


  • 1 cup crushed blueberries
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 fl. oz tequila
  • 4 fl. oz blueberry juice


  1. Combine the crushed fresh blueberries in a shaker with the simple syrup and ice; shake to muddle.
  2. Add the orange juice, lime juice, and tequila and shake to combine.
  3. Strain into ice filled glasses and top with a 1 oz. shot of blueberry juice.



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