Special Dining Events

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Hudson Valley Reds and Wild Game

Hudson Valley Reds and Wild GameJoin us for an inventive six-course wine and game dinner including foie gras, pheasant, rabbit, venison, Hudson Valley cheeses, and dessert. Five different Hudson Valley red wines will be perfectly paired to enhance the meal.

Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m.
$125 Prepaid, all-inclusive

Reserve your seat now on Open Table or call 845-451-1014.

New York City—The Melting Pot

New York City—The Melting PotThis lunch highlights the cuisines of immigrants that came to New York City and made it the food capital that it is today. You’ll enjoy the flavors of Italy, China, Ireland, France, and Eastern Europe. A dessert table of pastries tops off the meal. You’ll also enjoy a New Yorkir on arrival.

Friday, May 19 at Noon
$59 Prepaid, all-inclusive

Reserve your seat now on Open Table or call 845-451-1014.

It’s a Moveable Feast

It’s a Moveable FeastThis unique culinary experience starts with a reception in the glorious Farquharson Hall. You’ll receive a passport outlining your evening’s journey through our three award-winning restaurants. In each, you’ll dine on a different course prepared in the style of that restaurant and paired with sommelier-selected wines. At your last stop, you’ll also be served a delicious dessert.

  • The Bocuse Restaurant—Contemporary French
  • American Bounty—Regional American
  • Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici—Authentic Regional Italian

Buskers, musicians, and singers will be waiting to entertain you as you move from restaurant to restaurant!

Saturday, June 3 at 5 p.m.
Farquharson Hall/All Restaurants
$150 Prepaid, all-inclusive

Reserve your seat now on Open Table or call 845-451-1014.




All event prices are per person and include all food, paired beverages, tax, and service charge.

* Cancellation Policy
  • Cancel up to seven days in advance—No Penalty
  • Cancel three–six days prior to the event—$25 per person penalty and the balance is returned in form of a CIA Gift Card.
  • Cancel or no show 48 hours prior to the event—No Refund

The Beefsteak

The Annual BeefsteakThe Beefsteak banquet originated in New York City in the mid-1800s. Organizations wishing to raise money for politicians, friends, or a cause would host a Beefsteak. These raucous, all-you-can-eat events, had the men-only crowd sitting on creates and eating with their fingers—no utensils were provided. Beef, beer, and brass bands were the focus of the evening and gluttony was the order of the day!

It wasn’t until the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 that women were grudgingly invited to join the men. And with the women came refinements—suddenly forks, knives, and other niceties appeared. This annual event, in the glorious Farquharson Hall, welcomes both men and women to celebrate the pleasure and camaraderie of the communal table. There will be food, beer, and song to mark this great occasion. Oh, and utensils will be available for the faint of heart!

This annual event usually takes please in February.

Half Moon TheatrePre-Theater Dinner Reservations

The Culinary Institute of America and Half Moon Theatre are excited to continue our partnership that brings New York-style theatrical performances to the Marriott Pavilion on the CIA’s Hyde Park campus. Enjoy a meal in American Bounty Restaurant prior to the show. Book your table now and enjoy the critically acclaimed professional repertoire of Half Moon Theatre paired with one of the award winning restaurants at the CIA. To make reservations, e-mail or call 845-905-4533 to reserve your table now.