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Culinary Institute of America lunch at Ristorante Caterina de Medici & Experience: Taste, Learn, Tour

Wednesday - Oct 4, 2023

Spend the day at the Culinary Institute of America! Enjoy a sit down 3-course lunch at Ristorante Caterina de Medici, which is staffed and served by the CIA students. Next, go behind the scenes at the Culinary Institute of America and participate in an interactive demonstration where you'll explore the science of taste. Connect with CIA students. Tour Roth Hall, the Bakery, and the Bookstore.

1 Day(s) | 1 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Time at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
  • Sit down lunch at the Culinary Institute of America at Ristorante de Medici. 3 course Menu: First course- Braised short rib stuffed ravioli whipped ricotta, red wine jus, parmesan. Second course- Pan roasted chicken breast, roasted fingerling potatoes, sauteed escarole, roasted chicken vinaigrett. Dessert- Warm chocolate lava cake, vanilla gelato. NO Menu substitutions. Dietary restrictions (e.g. gluten free or vegetarian) will only be met with advance notice.
  • CIA Experience- Taste, Learn & Tour
  • Friendship Tours Tour Director
  • Trip is rain or shine.

Departure Locations


Depart: 8:00 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road


Depart: 8:30 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

Farmington Park & Ride Commuter Lot, 575 Colt Highway (Rte 6) & South Rd, Farmington, CT


Depart: 9:15 AM

Return: 5:45 PM

Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury


Depart: 10:15 AM

Return: 4:45 PM

Exit 2 off I-84, Commuter Park & Ride on Mill Plain Rd., Danbury





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If Friendship Tours needs to cancel a tour due to reasons beyond our control, you will receive a credit held on account with us without expiration or a refund check can be issued for the tour cost less a $10.pp administrative fee.

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