Take a trip down the rabbit hole and immerse yourself in a night of curiosity in the midsummer celebration, Wondrous, brought to you by The Culinary Institute of America’s senior class. Enjoy a culinary twist on the beloved story of Alice and her adventures, from the creative minds of our students, as you arrive at Anton Plaza and enjoy enchanted cocktails. Then, follow the white rabbit inside for a five-course dinner, featuring local and seasonal ingredients. The event also includes a silent auction and raffle.
This student-planned, operated, and organized charity event celebrates and showcases what the future leaders in the culinary world have learned during their time at the CIA. The evening will benefit Grace Smith House, a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families live free from domestic violence by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling, and education.
In addition to the students’ charity of choice, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Love for Lade Perry Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Omolade “Lade” Perry, a 16-year U.S. Navy veteran and bachelor’s student at the CIA, who passed away in April.
Charity: Grace Smith House.
Scholarship: Love for Lade Perry Memorial Scholarship.
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Time: Cocktail hour will begin at 4 p.m. at Anton Plaza, followed by dinner in Farquharson Hall.
Location: The Culinary Institute of America, Route 9, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Dress Code: Semi-formal (Dress up for Wonderland).
Price: $130 per person, includes the reception, five-course dinner, beverages, tax, and service. A portion may be tax-deductible.
Additional Notes: This event is limited to 104 guests. CIA gift cards are non-redeemable for this event.
Beet and Chèvre Terrine
red and golden beets, local goat cheese, herbs
Bite size Caprese
garnished with basil and balsamic pearls
phyllo dough, garnished with pickled baby carrots and micro greens
garnished with ramp mignonette (with ramp vinegar)
served on toasted crostini, garnished with pickled shallots and micro greens
Savory Ramp Pate Choux
garnished with flowers
Chilled Asparagus Soup
tea infused watermelon, garnished with watermelon radish, goat cheese foam
filled with beet and ricotta, garnished with chili oil, chive oil, cherry tomatoes, rainbow carrot peels, micro greens
Sautéed Hudson Valley Trout
served mustard greens, cauliflower puree, garnished with rainbow cauliflower, fish skin, roe, beet powder
served over heirloom carrots, black berry bourbon sauce, beans, morels, garnished with micro greens
strawberry mousse, vanilla cake, strawberry jam, chocolate dip with Swiss meringue, and a sugar cookie spoon
Paris tea mousse, gluten-free chocolate cake, caramel, chocolate dip with Swiss meringue, and chocolate spoon
Lemon Lavender Macaron
lavender buttercream with lemon curd filling
orange curd with fresh fruit and glaze
chocolate cake with buttercream dipped in chocolate fondant
Raspberry Rose Macarons
rose buttercream with raspberry ganache filling
earl gray tea caramel and white chocolate ganache in a chocolate shell
watermelon basil sorbet
dark chocolate with coffee maple whiskey, white chocolate filled with cherry brandy
a magical gin sour
Manhattan style applejack cocktail
smoked maple bourbon old fashioned
not your average cosmopolitan
a bittersweet cherry espresso martini
Drink Me Potion
color changing rum and citrus
twisted green sencha tea shot
berry hibiscus spritzer
coconut ginger and lemon grass
lavender coconut Arnold Palmer
house made kombucha
Barrie House regular and decaf
Harney & Sons selection
**Menu and beverages subject to change based on availability**