Special Dining Events

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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.