Special Dining Events


Choose Your Next Dining Adventure

Our signature dining events take the CIA restaurant experience to the next level. With something for nearly every craving, style, and mood, these events offer a world-class dining experience, an opportunity to see firsthand the future leaders of the food industry, and a chance to meet other guests who love food and wine as much as you do! Which will you choose?


Progressive Hudson Valley History Dinner

Rustic table in Progressive Hudson Valley History DinnerJoin us July 18 as we journey through centuries of Hudson Valley history in five mouthwatering courses. Your trip through time begins at the Danny Kaye Theatre, with a welcome reception and exploration of how food and culture has evolved in our beloved Valley. From there, you’ll head to American Bounty Restaurant for an evening that’s certain to be as flavorful as it is enlightening.

With narratives and recipes researched and created by students and faculty from the CIA’s Applied Food Studies program, you’ll gain an understanding of how populations grew, distributed and consumed foods, and how industrialization and waves of immigration changed the region. You’ll also gain an appreciation for the region’s agricultural identity.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6 p.m., Danny Kaye Theatre
$95 prepaid, all-inclusive

Reserve your seat now on Open Table or call 845-451-1014.


Here’s a sneak peek at the menu:

Welcome Reception
Bison Pemiccan | Summer Berries | Venison and Nut Cluster | Smoked Shad | Corn


First Course—Dutch Colonial (1492–1700)
Roasted Oysters
Herb Salad and Buttermilk Shooter
Johnny Cake and House-made Butter

Second Course—Early Republic (1775–1825)
Fresh Green “Pease” and Veal Meatball Soup
Mint & Spinach

Third Course—Gilded Age (1830–1920)
Pike à la Royale
Truffles, Lobster, Mushroom, Potato Quenelle

Fourth Course—Post Depression (1939–1960)
Inspired by the “picnic” Franklin Delano Roosevelt served King George VI and Queen Elizabeth during their historic visit in 1939
Beef, Turkey & Wild Game Hot Dogs
Coleslaw, Pickles

Fifth Course—Modern Times (1970–Current)
Summer Berry Parfait
Coriander Sablé
Spiced Darjeeling Bishop

Reserve your seat now on Open Table or call 845-451-1014.





All event prices are per person and include all food, paired beverages, tax, and student support surcharge.

* 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