Special Dining Events

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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.