The Culinary Institute of America and USA TODAY Announce the “Experience Food & Wine in the Hudson Valley” Celebration

A Unique Opportunity to Dine in All Three CIA Fine-Dining Restaurants in One Night

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Stephan Hengst

Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America is partnering with USA TODAY to present the first-ever "Experience Food and Wine in the Hudson Valley" celebration at the college's Hyde Park campus on Saturday, June 21 from 6–10 p.m.

Focused on showcasing the culinary resources of New York’s Hudson Valley, this unique experience will feature a four-course movable feast that allows guests to dine in all three of The CIA Restaurant Group's New York restaurants—American Bounty Restaurant, Ristorante Caterina de' Medici and The Bocuse Restauant—all at one glorious event.

To start the evening, guests will gather in the spectacular Farquharson Hall for a Champagne reception, where they will enjoy hors d’oeuvre prepared by well-known Hudson Valley guest chefs. Included on the list of chefs is Peter X. Kelly, owner of some of the most renowned and acclaimed restaurants in New York State, all located in the Hudson Valley. His restaurants include Xaviar’s at Piermont, The Freelance Cafe and Wine Bar, Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar, and Xaviars X2O on the Hudson.

Guests will be placed in small groups that will follow their own guide to their first, second, third, and fourth courses. Each of the courses will be paired with Hudson Valley wines and spirits, specially selected for this event by CIA chefs. Diners will progress from one restaurant to another over the course of the evening, enjoying live entertainers as they go. Between courses, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the CIA, meet students, and see many of the college’s newest facilities as they tour the campus

Tickets for the "Experience Food & Wine in the Hudson Valley" dinner are $135 per person and include tax, tip, and service charge. To make your reservation for this one-of-a-kind event, call 845-471-6608.

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 46,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, 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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