Hudson Valley Harvest Ball

CIA's student charity event, Harvest Ball will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016. CIA Student Fundraising

Hudson Valley Harvest Ball is a formal event filled with autumn colors, live music, and locally inspired food and drink. The ball will start off with a reception with passed hors d’oeuvre, and a silent auction to benefit Dutchess Outreach and the CIA Side Towel Scholarship, followed by a four-course meal.  View the MENU >

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Reception: 6 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m.
Location: Farquharson Hall at The Culinary Institute of America, Route 9, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Dress Code: Formal
Entertainment: The Big Band Sound
Price: $95 per person, includes the reception, four-course dinner, all beverages, tax, and service. A portion is tax-deductible.
Please note: This event is limited to 120 guests and CIA gift cards/certificates are not redeemable at this event.

SOLD OUT! To be added to the waitlist, call 845-905-4673. Messages are checked daily.

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This event is presented by CIA bachelor’s degree students. These future stars in the hospitality industry are responsible for all of the evening’s planning and execution, from menu development to the overall ambiance and design of the event.



Specialty Drinks, Beer, Wine

Hors d’oeuvres
Crostini with Pork Rillettes
Squash Arancini with a Burnt Tomato Aioli
Cauliflower Rice with a Carrot Curry and Fried Carrot Tops
Foie Gras with an Applejack Gastrique, Apples, and Toast Points
Flat Bread, Butternut Squash, Parsnips, White Turnips, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, and Balsamic Vinegar


Paired wine service

First Course

Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Crème Fraîche and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Second Course

Garganelli with Leeks in a Beurre Fondue and Parmesan Stock

Third Course

Braised Short Rib with Celery Root Puree, Jus and Fried Shallots
Vegetarian Option: Cauliflower Steak, Olive Relish, Tomato Sauce, Quinoa


Apple Spice Cake, Caramel Sauce, Gingersnap Cookie, Buttermilk Ice Cream

**Menu and beverages subject to change based on availability**

SOLD OUT! To be added to the waitlist, call 845-905-4673.
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