Groups and Gatherings

Your Group + Our Expertise = Dining Pleasure

Bringing a small or large group to the CIA for a culinary adventure is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Choose a date to celebrate
2. Invite your friends, colleagues, or association members
3. Decide on your favorite cuisine

Large Groups
We love sharing food with people. If your group has between 20 and 50 people, we have delicious three-or four-course banquet menus available for your dining pleasure. Let our team walk you through the options. We can even make reservations up to six months in advance!

Small Gatherings*
We have a lovely private dining room within our restaurant to accommodate intimate gatherings. Celebrate benchmark birthdays, recent retirements, or much-deserved promotions. The à la carte dining off of the restaurant’s menu brings you maximum flexibility and enjoyment to your occasion. You can book your event up to three months in advance by calling the reservations office at 845-471-6608!

*Small Gatherings: The private dining space seats a maximum of 10 people.

For further information, contact Judy Hannon, food and beverage sales manager, at 845-451-1544 or Rebecca Morgan-Imperati, director of food and beverage, at 845-451-1223. Small groups call 845-471-6608.


Lunch Seating | Sample Menu Options
Price ranges from $48.00–$55.00 per person for a three course luncheon. Price does not include the 17% service charge and 8.125% New York State tax. Please select one item only in each course. Requests for a choice of two entrees incur an additional $10.00 per person fee.

Dinner Seating | Sample Menu Options
Price is $68.00 per person for a four-course dinner plus 17% service charge and 8.125% NYS sales tax. Service charge goes toward student scholarship fund. Please select one item only in each course. Requests for a choice of two entrees incur an additional $10.00 per person fee.


Sample Lunch Banquet Menu


First Course Offerings

(choose one for the entire group)

Lyonnaise-Style Frisée Salad
Salade Lyonnaise
Bacon Lardons, 148˚ Egg, Fines Herbes Vinaigrette

Puree of Celery Root Soup
Crème de Celeriac
Pumpernickel Croutons, Apple Compote, Lardons

Tuscan Kale Salad
Salade de Chou Frise “Tuscane”
Winter Vegetable Chips, Crisp Chorizo, Sherry Wine Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese Espuma

Black Truffle Soup VGE
Soupe aux Truffes Noires Élysée Paul Bocuse 1975
Beef Broth, Vegetables, Black Truffles, Puff Pastry

Duck Confit
Confit de Canard
Warm Yukon Gold Potato Salad, Mango Compote, Vanilla Vinaigrette

Tuna Tartare
Tartare de Thon
Oven Dried Tomato Salad, Tapenade and Basil Gel, Tobiko

Main Course Offerings

(choose one for the entire group)

Monkfish Wrapped in Prosciutto ($48.00)
Loup de Mer
Basquaise Vegetables, Balsamic Veal Reduction

Coq Au Vin ($48.00)
Poulet au Vin Rouge
Winter Vegetables, Bacon Lardons and Fines Herbs Pasta

Magret Duck Breast ($48.00)
Magret de Canard
Honey Cardamon Glaze, Pineapple Compote, Sweet Potato Pave, Ginger Grapefruit Sauce

Pork Tenderloin ($48.00)
Filet de Porc
Pumpkin Israeli Couscous, Caramelized Apple, Cipollini Onions, Sherry Vinegar Sauce

New York Strip Loin ($55.00)
Entrecote de Boeuf
Roasted Potatoes, Mushroom Ragout, Tomato Compote, Aged Goat Cheese

Boneless Loin of Lamb ($55.00)
Carre d’Agneau
Tomato Confit, Tapenade, Crispy Polenta, Tarragon Jus

Veal Noisette ($55.00)
Noisette de Veau
Flagolet Beans, Hedgehog Mushrooms, Brussels Sprouts, Foie Gras Jus

Dessert Course

(choose one for the entire group)

Chocolate Molten Cake
Gateau au Chocolat
Caramel Ice Cream

Apple Tart
Tarte au Pommes
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Crème Brûlée
Crême Brulée
Fruit Compote

Goat Cheese Cheesecake
Gateau au Fromage
Seasonal Fruit

Praliné Mystère
Praliné Mystere
Raspberry Sauce

Coffee/Tea/Iced Tea
Price ranges from $48.00–$55.00 per person for a three course luncheon. Price does not include the 17% service charge and 8.125% New York State tax. Please select one item only in each course. Requests for a choice of two entrees incur an additional $10.00 per person fee.


Sample Dinner Banquet Menu


First Course Offerings

(choose one for the entire group)

Lyonnaise-Style Frisée Salad
Salade Lyonnaise
Bacon Lardons, 148˚ Egg, Fines Herbes Vinaigrette

Local Spring Greens
Salade Verte de Paintemps
Provence Black Truffles, Toasted Hazelnuts, Pickled Mushrooms

Crab Salad
Salade de Crabe
Hearts of Palm, Compressed Endive, Citrus Emulsion

Salad Provençale
Salade Provençale
Arugula, Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato Confit, Artichoke Vinaigrette

Local Heirloom Tomatoes
Salade de Tomate “Heirloom”
Watercress, Black Olives, White Anchovy Vinaigrette
(available July–September only)

Baby Artichoke
Salade d’Artichaut
Arugula, Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato Confit, Artichoke Vinaigrette

Black Truffle Soup VGE
Soupe aux Truffes Noires Élysée Paul Bocuse 1975
Beef Broth, Black Truffles, Puff Pastry

Spring Pea Soup
Potage de Pois Frias
Morel Jus, Cured Egg Yolk

Fish Course Offerings

(choose one for the entire group)

Chilled Poached Shrimp
Crevettes Frouites Pocheés
Sautéed Prawns, Lemon, Garlic, Parsley, Beurre Noisette

Tuna Tartare
Tartare de Thon
Hand Cut, Capers & Cornichons, Potato Gaufrette, Mustard Egg Yolk Dressing

Monkfish
Lotte Sautée
Sunchoke Purée, Bacon, Wild Mushrooms, Sauce Americaine

Crispy Octopus
Poulpe Croustillante
Espellete Pepper, Fingerling Potatoes, Niçoise Olives, Parsley Coulis

Wild-Striped Bass
Loup de Mer
Pearl Barley-cepe Risotto, Roasted Chicken Wing Jus, Pickled Mushrooms

Main Course Offerings

(choose one for the entire group)

Breast of Chicken
Supreme de Volaille
Fingerling Potatoes, Heirloom Beans, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Cider Vinaigrette

Breast of Long Island Duck
Magret de Canard
Roasted Yellow Beets, Haricot Vert, Cipollini Onion Jus

Pork Loin
Lounge de Porc
Fava Beans, Pickled Pearl Onions, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce

New York Strip Steak
Entrecote de Boeuf
Broccoli Rabe, Gratin Dauphinoise, Sauce Bordelaise

Lamb Loin
Filet d’Agneau
English Peas, Apricot Chutney, Shaved Fennel, Lamb Jus

Dessert Course Offerings

(choose one for the entire group)

Chocolate Molten Cake
Gateau au Chocolat
Cassis Ice Cream

Apple Tart
Tarte au Pommes
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Nougat Glace
Nougat Glace
Raspberry Sauce

Goat Cheesecake
Gateau au Fromage de Chevre
Seasonal Fruit, Strawberry Sorbet

Coffee/Tea/Iced Tea
Price is $68.00 per person for a four course dinner. Price does not include the 17% service charge and 8.125% New York State tax. Please select one item only in each course. Requests for a choice of two entrees incur an additional $10.00 per person fee.