Special Dining Events

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Celebrating American Wine & Cuisine

Celebrating American Wine & CuisineCelebrate Independence Day with a tasting and dinner of American wine and cuisine. Hudson Valley wine expert Tim Free will lead you through a pre-dinner tasting of American regional wines in the Danny Kaye Theater, followed by a four-course dinner and wine pairing at American Bounty Restaurant.

Wednesday, June 28
Wine Tasting & Presentation at 6 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m.
$95 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 place in February.

A Moveable Feast

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.

  • The Bocuse Restaurant—Contemporary French
  • American Bounty—Regional and Seasonal 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!

This annual event usually takes place in June.

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.