Culinary Institute of America Lunch/FDR Mansion Tour/Winery Day Trip

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  • 07/24/2022 - 07/25/2022
    8:45 pm - 4:45 am

The Culinary Institute of America 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 grab lunch at the exclusive Student Cafeteria overlooking the Hudson River then walk off the calories on a tour of the FDR Mansion and Presidential Library plus visit a local winery.

How it works:

  • Take the 8:45am 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 the FDR Mansion for a tour of the house and a visit to the museum.
  • Following the FDR experience we will enjoy  lunch at the Culinary Institute of America’s student cafeteria The Egg.
  • After the Egg we will go for a wine tasting at a local winery then head back to the train.

****please note that this is the student cafeteria called “The Egg”  there is never a set menu as many of the dishes are part of the culinary experience that the students are creating on a never ending basis.  There are usually 4-5 things to choose from.  Most of the selections are NOT vegetarian friendly***

COVID-19 Protocols

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 unless the venue or city has mandated that.  Everyone should respect the comfort levels of others as we transition into this next phase of socializing in the Covid era.
This event is nonrefundable.  If you have tested positive for Covid and cannot attend, we will do our best to provide you with credits to select future events with a copy of your positive test results. Please note that due to the cost involved in some activities credits may not be used for the event you missed.

Cost:  $155 General admission ($145 lifetime VIP members) includes lunch at the exclusive CIA student cafeteria, The FDR Mansion Tour, admission to the museum and a sampling of wine at a local winery.  (Space is limited to 8)

Not included: Train fare, items purchased outside of our package.

Can I come alone? Yes, most guests do! It’s a great way to meet new people.

Do I need a ticket? We will have your name on our list.  No need for a ticket.

Dress Code:   There is no dress code for the restaurant.  Be comfortable and casual.  Wear sneakers or comfortable shoes.

Ages: 21+

Questions? Email Dave Cervini at or call 212.873.2256, M-F 10am to 4pm.



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or Drive to Meet the group at PK Train Station, New York, Poughkeepsie


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