Special Dining Events

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Peasant Dishes of TuscanyPeasant Dishes of Tuscany

Eating the hearty and varied cuisine of the peasants of Italy (cucina povera) may prove to be the best meal you’ve ever had. You’ll be greeted with a celebratory glass of Prosecco before a lunch that includes a selection of crostini; pasta e fagioli with farro; cod with olives, capers, tomatoes and polenta; roasted pork loin; and a scrumptious lemon pine nut tart for dessert. Those peasants really know how to cook and eat!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Noon
$55 Prepaid/all-inclusive

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Black & White Truffle DinnerBlack & White Truffle Dinner

At this annual gathering you’ll savor exquisitely prepared fare filled with the fragrant aroma and flavor of truffles. What awaits you is a succulent five-course meal that features Northern Italy’s most luxurious and rare ingredients expertly paired with Italian wines.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6 p.m.
$175 prepaid/all-inclusive

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Cucina Regionale PiedmontCucina Regionale Piedmont

Nestled at the foothills of the Alps with the river Po running through it, the Piedmont region of Italy is rich in its culinary culture. Your scrumptious five-course dinner will include: tuna and anchovy crostini, bagna cauda, potato gnocci, zuppa di cipolla al vino rosso, mattonella al gianduia, and almond and orange biscotti. Dinner is paired with delicious three regional wines.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6 p.m.
$95 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.