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The Culinary Institute of America Presents Cheers to the Beers

The Culinary Institute of America Presents Cheers to the Beers

Adam Dulye, executive chef for the Brewers Association and, will be visiting The Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) Hyde Park campus to participate in the school’s upcoming Cheers to the Beers event. This senior class project will include a cocktail hour, four-course meal complete with beer pairings, and a silent auction.

Dulye will also be tasting through several beer styles with classes and using excerpts from the Beer & Food Course during his visit. The complete professional course focuses craft beer and food education to the food and beverage industry, and covers the most up-to-date beer styles, pairing beer with food, how to pour and present beer at the table and integrating craft beer into today’s beverage menus. 

The senior class of The Culinary Institute of America presents Cheers to the Beers.

The students will be hosting a cocktail hour, four-course meal complete with beer pairings, and a silent auction. CIA alumni and guest speaker Adam Dulye ’98, executive chef of the Brewers Association, will speak on the compatibility of craft beer and cuisine. Setting the mood throughout the evening will be a local guitarist and violinist.

This entire event is conceived and executed by CIA bachelor’s degree students in the senior class of The Culinary Institute of America, as part of their capstone Foodservice Management course.

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.

All proceeds will benefit Arts Mid-Hudson and CIA scholarships.


  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
  • Reception: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Roth Hall at The Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
  • Price: $95 per person includes hors d’oeuvre, four-course dinner, dessert, beverages, tax and service (a portion is tax deductible).
  • Please note: CIA gift cards/certificates are not redeemable at this event.
  • Reservations: make your online reservation
  • Questions about the event, please call: 845-905-4672



Passed Hors d’oeuvre

Gougères with Beer Mornay Sauce venison jerky, fontina, gruyère, parmesan cheese

Hop-Cured Salmon grilled crostini, horseradish dill crèma, capers, lemon

Grilled Cheese with Beer Cheddar grilled pullman toast, brie, goat cheese, sautéed onions, and jelly

Chicken Bites chicken breast, celery, blue cheese, honey mustard

Cheese Platter variety of cheeses, dried dates, figs, apricots, salami, smoked salmon, barley crackers, honeys, mustards, flavored olive oils

Spent Hop-Roasted Nuts cashews, almonds, peanuts


First Course

Mixed Green Salad with Barley Battered Crimini and Malt Vinegar Dressing rainbow carrots, pickled red onion, herbed malt dressed, sesame seed tuile

Second Course

Beet Spätzle duck confit, beer braised cabbage, aged goat cheese & crème fraiche


Venison Shepherd’s Pie homemade pie crust, braised venison stew, root vegetables, creamy mashed potato, fried shallots

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie homemade pie crust, root vegetable stew, creamy mashed potato, fried shallots


Milk Stout Cheesecake

Apple Cake, Caramel Sauce & Candied Walnut Cluster

Flourless Chocolate Cake, Pretzel Feuilletine & Chocolate Stout Ganache

Pumpkin Spice Milk Chocolate Bon Bon

Chocolate Stout Ganache Dark Chocolate Bon Bon

On Your Table

Croquembouche Growler

Chocolate Stout Bread

Cider Bread

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