Summer Block Party Fundraiser To Benefit Two Organizations
Every few months the graduating Bachelors class at the Culinary Institute of America holds a fundraiser. Most of them take place in the evening and have a theme, but ultimately the goal is for the students to do well on their senior project and to help raise money for an charity organization.
One of these Bachelor student run events will be taking place on the evening of Saturday June 18, 2016. The theme of this particular event is "Summer Block Party" and will begin with food, games, cocktails and live entertainment. There are two organizations that will be benefiting from the monies raised, The Hudson Valley House of Hope, which protects victims of domestic violence and the CIA's Side Towel Scholarship, which helps financially struggling students during tough fiscal times.
Here is a look at a few of the potential menu items, from a press release regarding the event from the Culinary Institute of America:
Specialty Cocktails, Beer, & Wine
Cigar Box—Rye, Grand Marnier, honey
Paloma—Grapefruit-infused tequila, grapefruit juice, ginger syrup, tonic
Racine Carre—Gin, dry vermouth, pickled carrot juice, cornichon
Hot Behind—Non-alcoholic cocktail with watermelon, lime and jalapeño simple syrup
Lobster Po’ Boy
Kebab Action Station with Beef or Summer Vegetables
Fish Tacos with Asian Slaw
Steamed Bun with Pork Belly and Pickled Red onion or Shiitake Mushrooms
Caviar Deviled Eggs
Foie Gras Terrine
House-made Charcuterie featuring Duck Prosciutto, Copa, Mortadella, Pate, and Brie
Strawberry Shortcake, with a pistachio crust and strawberry compote
Lemon-Blueberry Dessert , with a lemon sponge cake, lemon basil sauce, honey chip, and fresh blueberries
Candy Bar Parfait, chocolate cake crumbles, caramel sauce, roasted peanuts, and peanut butter pudding
lemon and strawberry sorbet
Cotton Candy Station
For questions about the event, call 845-905-4651, messages are checked daily.