New Offerings to Give
Food Lovers a Chance to Taste the Best of the Empire State
Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Taste NY are pleased to announce a series of special Dining Series events and classes for food and beverage
enthusiasts that feature New York State products. Earlier this year, Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo announced The Culinary Institute of America as an educational
partner of Taste NY, a program designed to showcase the many food and beverage
products that are grown and produced in the state. The new Taste NY-themed offerings
at the college were created to give consumers new ways to experience New York
State’s many agricultural products.
“I couldn’t be happier about our newfound partnership with The
Culinary Institute of America, which will help educate New Yorkers and our
visitors about the diversity of our agricultural products,” said State
Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball. “The classes and dinners that are
being offered are an incredible way to taste and even pair the many great products
grown or produced in New York State, while helping to support our agricultural
Dining Series Events
Spirits of the Hudson
Valley with Taste NY (Wednesday, August 26). Join the founder
of Tuthilltown Distillery and a local farmer to learn
about the bounty to be found in the Valley, as well as the impact of
terroir on food, wine, and spirits. Then enjoy a delicious
farm-to-table dinner that will further elevate what the Hudson Valley
Long Island Chowderfest with Taste NY (Wednesday, September 16). Learn
about locally grown grapes used in New York State wines from a wine expert and produce
from a local farmer while you sample four different types of chowder. The
family-style dinner includes roasted oysters and clams, fried chicken and hush
puppies, broiled lobster, peach cobbler, and lush Long Island wines.
A New York Beer
Dinner with Taste NY (Thursday, October 29). Start your evening with a tour
and tasting of the new brewery on the CIA campus. Then enjoy a dinner that pairs
five different beers from the Finger Lakes region and the CIA’s own brews with
deliciously reimagined regional American pub food.
All dinners will be held in the CIA’s American Bounty
Restaurant on the Hyde Park, NY campus and will start at 6 p.m.
For reservations, call 845-471-6608 or visit our website.
New Food Enthusiast Classes
Multi-day Boot Camp
Taste NY Boot Camp (September
21–25). From foie gras to apples to artisan cheese, the distinguishing flavors of New York State
abound. Seasonal products, harvested and crafted by regional and local
purveyors, provide the foundation for the satisfying dishes you’ll prepare in
this five-day course.
During this flavorful culinary tour, you’ll discover and
sample the best of New York State. You will discuss and learn about seasonal
ingredients, farming, and characteristic New York foods. You’ll also enjoy an
exciting off-site excursion to experience local Hudson Valley, NY goodness
right from the source. Then, you will put your knowledge to work as you learn
cooking techniques that best showcase the ingredients and use a selection of
regional and local products to prepare intensely flavorful dishes.
Taste NY—Fall in the
Empire State (September 19, 26, and October 3). Farm-fresh produce,
bountiful meat, fish, and dairy, and outstanding
wines—all are available in abundance in New York State. Come experience the
bounty of the fall season in this food lover’s paradise. In this one-day class,
you’ll sample seasonal products harvested and crafted by regional purveyors
throughout New York, practice cooking techniques that best showcase the state’s
ingredients, and use local products to create an assortment of flavorful
Taste NY—Beer, Wine,
Cider, and Spirits (September 19 and October 24). New York has some of the
best wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries
in the country, and alcoholic beverages from the Empire State are served,
enjoyed, and highly regarded by people all over the world. You’ll definitely be
in a New York State of mind as you taste and learn about a wide array of
beverages produced around the state, from Long Island to the Finger Lakes to
the Hudson Valley.
For more information on these special Boot Camp and Saturday
classes, visit us online or call 1-800-888-7850.
Photo Captions and Hi-Res Images:
Photo 1: Taste NY
classes explore the authentic foods and flavors of New York. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Photo 2: Reservations are now available for Taste NY Dining Series events featuring the
flavors of New York. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil
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Taste NY is an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New
York’s food and beverage industries. It is overseen by the Department of
Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to
showcase their goods at large public events such as the New York Wine &
Food Festival, and the Great New York State Fair, as well as special events
with the New York Racing Association. The program has also opened stores at
Thruway rest stops and New York City airports and transportation hubs, enabling
travelers to buy New York State’s homegrown and homemade products.
Approximately 1,100 local companies have participated in these opportunities,
further linking their products and the state’s growing food and beverage market
to consumers from across the globe.
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier
culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the
foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA
offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts;
bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food
studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its
conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the
food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world
cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The
college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and
enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every
area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California,
Texas, and Singapore.
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