A dinner at the American Bounty restaurant, located on The Culinary Institute of America’s campus. An upscale dining experience with the menu to match.
When I traveled to Rhinebeck, NY in February, part of the weekend festivities included dinner at the American Bounty restaurant on The Culinary Institute of America’s property. Staffed by the CIA’s students and graduates, it is a fine dining restaurant with perfect table settings, attentive service, and a carefully paced meal. Its focus is the farm-to-table experience, and many of the ingredients come directly from the Hudson Valley area.
For Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, we like to try out a restaurant that we haven’t been to yet, and last week we made lunch reservations at American Bounty restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. During the last HVRW we had “The Lunch of the Year” at Bocuse Restaurant at the CIA so we were ready to be pampered and wowed again. From the moment I step foot on the campus, I feel as if I’m on a mini-vacation. Perhaps it’s the anticipation of an interesting meal? I love seeing the students walk around in chef shirts and how they speak in hushed tones in the hallways.
Diners can beat the wintertime blues at a series of food events hosted by the the Culinary Institute of America.
The CIA’s 23rd annual Winter Dining Series in Hyde Park spans January to early April and includes tastings, lectures, special menus and dining events, according to a written release from the school.
Highlights include two “beefsteak” banquets at the American Bounty restaurant Jan. 29–30.