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9:45 am - 5:45 pm
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is the world’s premier culinary institute in Hyde Park, NY. Enjoy a day out of the city with other members of the group as we dine at American Bounty Restaurant for lunch, walk off the calories during a tour of the famous Vanderbilt Mansion overlooking the Hudson River and enjoy a cider tasting at a local cidery.
How it works:
- Take the 9:45am Metro-North train from Grand Central or points north to Poughkeepsie, NY (65 miles north of NYC). You may also drive to meet the group at the train station.
- Your guide will pick you up and bring you to enjoy lunch at American Bounty Restaurant and a limited tour of the campus.
- Following the tour we’ll head to The Vanderbilt Mansion for a guided tour.
- Following the tour we will bring you to Bad Seed Cidery for samples of their cider.
- You will be back on the 5:50pm train at the latest.
Cost: $165 General admission ($155 lifetime VIP members) includes 3 course lunch, 1 soft drink or cocktail, the Vanderbilt Mansion tour, wine tasting, transportation to and from the train station to all activities. (Space is limited to 8)
Not Included: Train fare, items purchased outside of our package. Since not everyone drinks alcohol, the tasting at the cider is pay as you go.
In accordance with current city and state protocols vaccination status is not mandatory for this event. However we do ask that participants act in a responsible manner and do not attend if feeling ill, showing symptoms or have been recently exposed. Mask wearing is optional and everyone should respect the comfort levels of others as we transition into this next phase of socializing in the Covid era.
Menu (Choose 1 each from Starters, Mains and Dessert)
Can I come alone? Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You are welcome to bring as many nonmember guests, friends & coworkers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.
Do I need a ticket? We will have your name on our list. No need for a ticket.
Dress Code: Keep it neat, be yourself and look your best. There is no dress code for the restaurant. Be comfortable and casual. Wear sneakers or comfortable shoes
How will I find the group? We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.
Ages: 21+ Most of our events attract people in their 20s, 30s and 40s although some events can skew younger or older (50s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated. If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect.
Who comes to these? Our activities attract NY professionals from all backgrounds and professions who are looking to expand their social circles. You will also find others who are looking to learn something, network for business, try something they have never done before or enjoy something they love doing but can’t get their friends to do. There may also be some people looking to find that someone special who share a passion for the same activities, but please don’t make this the sole reason you come out).
Questions? If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-873-2256.
What if the weather impacts the event? We will determine if the event will happen about 24 hours prior to the start. You will be notified as soon as we know. We usually send updates as well
This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.
By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.