Freshening Up the Bounty
When joining us for lunch or dinner, please note that the American Bounty is temporarily located in the building behind Roth Hall adjacent to the Beverage Garden and Marriott Pavilion.


Dining Series

Third Annual BeefsteakThird Annual Beefsteak

The 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. In the early days, Beefsteaks were men-only, all-you-can-eat events, with diners 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 3rd Annual Beefsteak, 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!

Saturday, February 6, 2016
6 p.m.
$150 Prepaid, all-inclusive

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

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.