Groups and Gatherings

Your Group + Our Expertise = Dining Pleasure

Bringing a small or large group to the CIA for a culinary adventure is as easy as one, two, three.

1. Choose a date to celebrate
2. Invite your friends, colleagues, or association members
3. Decide on your favorite cuisine

Large Groups
We love sharing food with people. If your group has between 12 and 100 people, we have delicious three- or four-course banquet menus available for your dining pleasure. Let our team walk you through the options. We can even make reservations up to six months in advance!

Small Gatherings
Celebrate benchmark birthdays, recent retirements, or much-deserved promotions. The beautifully appointed Chairman’s Room is available to small groups of up to 16 people for lunch and dinner. The à la carte dining off of the restaurant’s menu brings you maximum flexibility and enjoyment to your occasion. You can book your event up to three months in advance by calling the reservations office at 845-471-6608!

Take Over Our Restaurants!
Thinking of having a gathering large enough to take over our restaurants entirely? Let our staff help you make a lasting impression on colleagues, association members, family, or friends while you share a great meal. Advance planning necessary.

For further information, contact Judy Hannon, food and beverage sales manager, at 845-451-1544 or Rebecca Morgan-Imperati, director of food and beverage, at 845-451-1223. Small groups call 845-471-6608.


Lunch Seating—11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Sample Menu Options
Large Groups: Three-course large group fixed price lunch prices range from $36.00 per person plus 17% service charge and 8.125% NYS sales tax. Service charge goes toward student scholarship fund. Fourth course supplement is an additional $9.00 plus 17% service charge and 8.125% NYS sales tax. Requests for a choice of two entrees incur an additional $10.00 per person fee.

Dinner Seating—6 to 7:30 p.m. | Sample Menu Options
Large Groups: Four-course large group dinner prices range from $58.00 per person plus 17% service charge and 8.125% NYS sales tax. Service charge goes toward student scholarship fund. Requests for a choice of two entrees incur an additional $10.00 per person fee.


Sample Lunch Banquet Menu


First Course

(choose one for the entire group)

House-made Ricotta, Sweet Peas, New Potato
Green Salad, Sherry Vinaigrette

Fingerling Potato Salad
Roasted Marinated Baby Beets, Herb Vinaigrette

Chopped Salad
Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Sieved Eggs, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Beef Steak Tomato Salad
Cucumber, Red Onion, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Frisee Salad
Roasted Asparagus, Lemon Vinaigrette

House-Made “Mac & Cheese”
Smoked Chicken, Mushrooms

Country-Style Pate
Onion Raisin Compote, Hennepin Ale Mustard

Sweet Pea Soup
Crisp Bacon Lardons, Basil Oil, Crème Fraîche

Oyster and Leek Chowder
With Fennel and Fingerling Potatoes

Seared Sea Scallops
Toasted Pinenuts, and Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette ($4.00 Supplement)

Crisp Shrimp Cake
With Fennel Slaw and Chipotle Mayo ($4.00 Supplement)

Main Course

(choose one for the entire group)

Pan Roasted Sea Bass
With Grilled Vegetables Caper Vinaigrette

Sautéed Chicken Breast
Roasted Garlic Potato Gratin, Sautéed Spinach

“BBQ” Short Ribs
Jalapeño Corn Bread, Natural Jus

Roasted Pork Loin
Crispy Mushroom Suppawn (Polenta), Merlot Sauce

Red Wine Braised Duck Leg
Roasted Cipollini Onions, Asparagus, Three Grain Salad

Wild Mushroom Risotto
Arugula and Sweet Peas

Seared Sea Scallops
with Melted Leeks and Sweet Corn, Sour Cream Chive Potato Puree

Herb Marinated Lamb Chops
Smashed Red Bliss Potatoes, Roasted Tomato Compote

Dessert

(choose one for the entire group)

Chocolate Pavé
Port Reduction, Red Wine Ice Cream, Chocolate Cookie Crumble

Cream Cheese Mousse Dome
Carrot Cake Filling, Pineapple Sorbet, Caramel Sauce

Lemon Tart
White Chocolate Ganache, Basil Ice Cream, Vanilla Syrup

Hot Fudge Sundae
Milk Chocolate Brownie, Vanilla Ice Cream, Cherry Compote, Candied Pistachios

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Strawberry Sorbet, Crispy Meringue, Honey-Berry Compote
Price range of $36.00 per person includes first course, main course, dessert, coffee, tea, and iced tea. Price does not include 17% service charge and 8.125% NYS sales tax. Fourth course supplement is an additional $9.00 plus 17% service charge and 8.125% NYS sales tax. Requests for a choice of two entrees incur an additional $10.00 per person fee.


Sample Dinner Banquet Menu


First Course

(choose one for the entire group)

Mixed Green Salad
Stone Fruit, Pecans, Old Chatham Ewes Blue Cheese

Romaine Salad
Garlic Croutons, Caesar Dressing

Heirloom Tomato Salad
Basil, Aged Balsamic Vinegar (July–September)

Grilled Asparagus
Marinated Leeks, Crispy Coach Farm Goat Cheese

Second Course

(choose one for the entire group)

Asparagus-Potato Soup
Tarragon Crème Fraîche (can be served hot or cold)

Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Raviolo
Tomato Butter Sauce

Duck and Pistachio Pate
Spicy Mustard and Fruit Preserve

Seared Sea Scallops
Roasted Onion Puree, Fine Herb Sauce ($4.00 Supplement)

Sautéed Shrimp Wrapped in House-made Bacon
Sweet and Sour Tomato Compote ($4.00 Supplement)

Main Course

(choose one for the entire group)

Roasted Chicken
Morel Mushroom Sauce, Roasted New Potatoes, Asparagus

Sautéed Wild Salmon
Pepper-Onion Ragout, Saffron Aioli

Grilled Pork Chops
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Mustard “Sabayon,” Green Beans

Hudson Valley Duck Breast
Corn Bread, Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing, Baby Carrots, Brandied Cherry Sauce

English Peas, Fava Bean, Spring Onion Risotto
Wild Mushrooms ($45.00)

Braised Short Ribs
Cippolini Onions, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mascarpone, Capers

Pan Roasted Swordfish Steak
Braised Baby Artichokes, Fava Beans

Seared Sea Scallops
White “Suppawn” Polenta, Braised Fennel

Roasted Lamb Chops
Stewed White Beans, Escarole

Dessert

(choose one for the entire group)

Chocolate Pavé
Port Reduction, Red Wine Ice Cream, Chocolate Cookie Crumble

Cream Cheese Mousse Dome
Carrot Cake Filling, Pineapple Sorbet, Caramel Sauce

Lemon Tart
White Chocolate Ganache, Basil Ice Cream, Vanilla Syrup

Hot Fudge Sundae
Milk Chocolate Brownie, Vanilla Ice Cream, Cherry Compote, Candied Pistachios

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Strawberry Sorbet, Crispy Meringue, Honey-Berry Compote
Price range of $58.00 per person includes first course, second course, main course, dessert, coffee, tea, and iced tea. Price does not include 17% service charge and 8.125% NYS sales tax. Requests for a choice of two entrees incur an additional $10.00 per person fee.