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
Price ranges from $48.00–$55.00 per person for a three-course luncheon. Price does not include the 20% student support surcharge and 8.125% New York State tax. Student support surcharge goes toward student scholarships, support of student activities, and the purchase of graduation jackets. 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
Price of $68.00 per person for a four-course dinner. Price does not include the 20% student support surcharge and 8.125% New York State tax. Student support surcharge goes toward student scholarships, support of student activities, and the purchase of graduation jackets. 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 20% student support surcharge and 8.125% New York State tax. Student support surcharge goes toward student scholarships, support of student activities, and the purchase of graduation jackets. 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

    Frisée Salad Lyonnaise-Style
    Salade Lyonnaise
    Bacon, Croutons, Poached Egg, Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette
     
    Citrus Salad
    Salade de Saison
    Shaved Spring Vegetables, Walnut Gremolata, Honey-mustard Dressing
     
    Salad Provençale
    Salade Provençale
    Rocket, Tomato, Chickpea, Artichoke, Aged Balsamic Vinegar
     
    Asparagus Salad
    Salade d’Asperges
    Roasted Beets, California Potatoes, Truffle Vinaigrette
     
    Leek Salad
    Salade de Poireaux
    Serrano Ham, Blue Cheese, Toasted Hazelnuts
     
    House Made Pâte
    Pâte Maison
    Celery Root Remoulade, Pickles, Baby Greens, Apricot Preserve
     
    Black Truffle Soup VGE
    Soupe aux Truffes Noires Élysée Paul Bocuse 1975
    Beef Broth, Root Vegetables, Black Truffles, Puff Pastry
     

    Fish Course Offerings

    Sauteed Trout
    La Truite Croustillante
    Artichoke, Potato, Capers, Croûtons, Capers, Brown Butter Snow
     
    Seafood Soufflé
    Les Soufflé de Poisson
    Shrimp, Mussels, Mushrooms, Crustacean Bisque
     
    George Banks Scallops
    Les St. Jacques de l’Atlantique
    Black Barley, Charred Carrots, Paddlefish Caviar, Mushroom Vinaigrette
     
    Saffron Risotto Catalane
    Les Risotto au Saffron à la Catalane
    Mussels, Cockles, Chorizo, Zucchini, Peppers, Tomato
     
    Crab Cakes des Antilles
    Le Gateau de Crabe des Îles
    Vegetable Slaw, Wasabi-Mango Sauce
     
    Smoked Salmon and Crab Salad
    Pannequet de Saumon Fume et de Crabe
    Vegetables “à la Grecque,” “Escabéche” Vinaigrette
     

    Main Course Offerings

    Breast of Chicken
    La Blanc de Volaille
    Steak Potatoes, Tomato, Asparagus, Fines Herbs Sauce
     
    Duck Confit
    La Confit de Canard
    Potato Sarladaise, Minted Pea Purée, Asparagus
     
    Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
    Le Filet de Porc Tournedos
    Apple-Mustard Purée, Endive, Mushrooms, Devil Sauce
     
    New York Strip Steak
    Le Entrecôte de Boeuf
    Potato Terrine, Seasonal Mushrooms, Lettuce, Green Peppercorn Sauce
     
    Rack of Lamb
    La Côte d’Agneau
    Artichoke, Smoked Broccoli Purée, Sheep Yogurt Gel, Mushrooms, Garlic Chips
     

    Dessert Course Offerings

    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 20% student support surcharge 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 and advanced counts must be called in two weeks prior to the dinner.