Hyde Park, NY – The Conrad N. Hilton Library at The Culinary Institute
of America (CIA) is the site of a new exhibit of international historic menus
from more than 50 countries.
On display is a selection of menus from the Bruce P. Jeffer menu collection, covering six continents and
restaurants in countries as disparate as Israel, the Congo, Greece, China, and
Guatemala. Dated menus include ones from Copenhagen in 1960; Buenos Aires in
1967; and Nassau, Bahamas in 1970.
Admission is free to view the exhibit, which will be on
display in the library's Donald and Barbara Tober Exhibit Room through
November 2013. When the college is in session, the Exhibit
Room is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5
weekends. The Conrad N. Hilton Library is on the CIA campus, located
on Route 9
in Hyde Park.
The Culinary Institute of America's entire historical menu collection
includes more than 25,000 pieces and dates back to 1855.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image
Menu from Restaurant Lovački Rog in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), part of The
Culinary Institute of America's exhibit of international historical menus, now
on display in the Conrad N. Hilton Library on the college's Hyde Park campus.
("Jelovnik" means "menu" in Croatian.) (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent,
not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in
culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as
certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the
world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the
areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines &
cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 45,000
alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz,
Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini,
Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for
professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of
innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has
campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.
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