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The CIA at Greystone to Host First-Ever Beefsteak on March 12

St. Helena, CAThe Culinary Institute of America at Greystone announced today its inaugural Beefsteak will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Vintners Hall of Fame Barrel Room at the college. Beefsteak will feature food, beer, live music, and the camaraderie of the communal table.

“A Beefsteak is not a banquet; it’s an event,” says Waldy Malouf, senior director of food and beverage operations at the CIA. “Beef, beer, bourbon, song, and camaraderie come together in a grand evening of self-expression and good times.”

In addition to the classic sirloin of beef with blood-and-butter gravy, and homemade potato chips and catsup, Beefsteak will also feature a first course of crudité, roasted oysters, crabmeat salad, and jumbo shrimp cocktail, as well as a second course of mini burgers on Parker House toast, lamb kidneys wrapped in bacon, and grilled lamb chops.

The Beefsteak originated in New York City in the mid-1800s by organizations wishing to raise money for politicians, friends, or any cause. In the early days, Beefsteaks were men-only, all-you-can-eat events with diners sitting on crates and eating with their fingers, as no utensils were provided. Beef, beer, and brass bands were the focus of the evening, and gluttony was the order of the day. The first Beefsteak at the CIA at Greystone welcomes both men and women, with utensils available for the faint of heart.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased for $145 per person, all-inclusive, by reserving a ticket online at Eventbrite.

The Vintners Hall of Fame Barrel Room is located on the CIA’s Greystone campus, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574. For more information, please visit us online.

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The indulgent Beefsteak—a special evening of food, drink, and entertainment—has become a tradition at The Culinary Institute of America's New York campus. The popular event comes to the college's California campus at Greystone for the first time on March 12, 2016. (Photo credit: Dennis O'Clair/CIA)
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