vegetable stew dish
seafood dish
brew u event at the CIA
beefsteak dinner in Farquharson Hall at the CIA

Choose Your Next Dining Adventure

Our dining events take the CIA restaurant experience to the next level. With something for nearly every craving, style, and mood, these events offer a world-class dining experience, an opportunity to see firsthand the future leaders of the food industry, and a chance to meet other guests who love food and wine as much as you do! Which will you choose?

We look forward to bringing you some new and exciting special dining events soon! Subscribe to our newsletter to be among the first to know when these experiences become available.


The Signature Series

These annual traditions sell out fast! So grab your spouse, your friends, your neighbors, and make an evening of it.
people enjoying the annual beefsteak diner event


The annual Beefsteak event is filled with enormous good cheer, unlimited great food, excellent CIA Beefsteak Blonde beer and local Taconic Bourbon, jubilant voices raised in song, a six-piece brass band, and joyful camaraderie of the table. Set in the gorgeous Farquharson Hall, you won’t find a more enjoyable way to spend an evening in February.

Date and reservation information coming soon.

place setting on a table

Moveable Feast

Experience all three of our award-winning restaurants in one memorable evening. Grab your CIA passport and head out on your culinary journey through contemporary French, farm-to-table American, and traditional Italian cuisines perfectly paired with wines. Street performers and musicians entertain you as you move between restaurants.

Date and reservation information coming soon.

Awards won by cia brewery

Brew U

Beer and food lovers—are you ready? The fifth annual Brew U is on tap at the CIA! Join us to experience everything the CIA does best—beer, food, and education. Tour the award-winning Brewery at the CIA, attend fun seminars on a variety of topics related to brewing, enjoy delicious food prepared by CIA and guest chefs, and—of course—sample beers and ciders from some of New York State’s top breweries. Information on tickets, participating breweries, and programming coming soon!

Date and reservation information coming soon.

truffles on a plate

Black and White Truffle Dinner

Taste “culinary gold,” at this premier CIA event. The night begins with a welcome reception, tasting, and demonstration by Sabatino Tartufi in the Danny Kaye Theatre. Then, indulge in a six-course dinner paired with wines at Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici where each dish showcases the flavor of black and white truffles. This is a meal you will not want to miss!

Date and reservation information coming soon.