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 crates 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 2nd 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!
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Enjoy these delicious dishes—dry-aged sirloin of beef, lamb kidneys, grilled lamb chops, mini burgers, and many more!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
$125, prepay, includes dinner, beer, tax, and service charge
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
$75, excluding tax and service
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
$40, excluding tax and services
Experience food and wine as never before in all three of the CIA’s restaurants. Your evening begins with a “Meet the Chefs” reception in the glorious Farquharson Hall. Then it’s on to an amazing meal during which you will move through our three restaurants. You’ll enjoy a four-course meal with each prepared in the style of that restaurant—The Bocuse Restaurant—contemporary French, American Bounty Restaurant—farm-to-table, and Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici—authentic regional Italian. A guide will take you from restaurant to restaurant and point out highlights of the CIA campus along the way.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
$150, all-inclusive prepay