Three-Course Winter Prix Fixe Menu
January 11–March 4
Lunch: $29 | Dinner: $42


Special Dining Events


Imagine strolling the picturesque side streets of Venice, stopping every now and again at local bars to enjoy small plates of astoundingly delicious food. That’s called a Cicchetti crawl. Now you can enjoy feel like a Venetian at our Cicchetti crawl. We’ll have food stalls set up throughout the restaurant for you to enjoy and other small plates delivered to your table—more than 20 in all—served with assorted wines from the Tre Venezie wine region of Italy. Come, stroll, dine, enjoy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Noon
$55 Prepaid, all-inclusive

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Cucina Lombarda Cucina Lombarda

The Lombardy region of Italy covers a changing terrain from the Alps to the Po River Valley, which helps create its classic cuisine and unique wines. This exciting evening in begins with a talk at the Danny Kaye Theatre about the history of the Lombardy region and a tasting of the areas exceptional wines. Then you’ll enjoy a specially created meal that features classic Lombardy-region ingredients and includes:

  • Polenta with salami secchi
  • Marinated freshwater fish
  • Risotto with house-made sausage and red wine
  • Braised ossobuco with spring vegetables
  • And for dessert, mascarpone cream with butter cookies

Buon appetito!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6 p.m.
$85 Prepaid, all-inclusive

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Street Foods of ItalyStreet Foods of Italy

The entire world has come to appreciate and celebrate the regional foods found in street stalls and eaten on the run. At this scrumptious event, you’ll get to enjoy all the unique flavors of Italy’s most popular street foods, served to you table side, so you can enjoy them in comfort. All are served with Rome’s famous Frascati wine. These delectable dishes include:

  • Crisp gnocco with Robiola focaccia and mortadella
  • Fried mozzarella and meatballs in an olive-caper sauce
  • Savory tart of onion-smoked pancetta and baby greens
  • Grilled fish skewers salmoriglio
  • Porchetta with salsa verde and a meat-vegetable skewer
  • Sicilian cannolo for dessert!

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Noon
$55 Prepaid, all-inclusive

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Formaggi d'ItaliaFormaggi d’Italia

Cheese is a staple of Italian cooking. Now you can have a seat at the table as we explore the tastes, textures, and regional uniqueness of six different Italian cheeses. Your six-course dinner highlights each cheese in a delicious, classic Italian dish. Four different wines are perfectly paired with select courses.

The meal includes:

  • Buffalo mozzarella with fava bean purée
  • Quail salad with Imbriago cheese, raisins, pine nuts and wine vinaigrette
  • Savory cookie with Fiore Sardo cheese, eggs, and asparagus
  • Risotto with Gorgonzola piccante cheese
  • Pork medallion with Pecorino cheese and saffron sauce
  • Crème caramel with pear and Parmesan cheese

Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 6 p.m.
$85 Prepaid, all-inclusive

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Moveable FeastA Moveable Feast

This totally unique culinary experience starts with a reception in the glorious Farquharson Hall. You’ll receive a passport outlining your evening’s journey through our three award-winning restaurants. In each, you’ll dine on a different course prepared in the style of that restaurant and paired with sommelier-selected wines.

  • The Bocuse Restaurant—Contemporary French
  • American Bounty—Farm-to-Table American
  • Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici—Authentic Regional Italian

Buskers, musicians, and singers will be waiting to entertain you as you move from restaurant to restaurant!

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 5 p.m.
$150 Prepaid, all-inclusive

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All event prices are per person and include all food, paired beverages, tax, and service charge.

* 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

Half Moon TheatrePre-Theater Dinner Reservations

The Culinary Institute of America and Half Moon Theatre are excited to continue our partnership that brings New York-style theatrical performances to the Marriott Pavilion on the CIA’s Hyde Park campus. Enjoy a meal in Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici prior to the show. Book your table now and enjoy the critically acclaimed professional repertoire of Half Moon Theatre paired with one of the award winning restaurants at the CIA. To make reservations, e-mail or call 845-905-4533 to reserve your table now.