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:

  • Reception
    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
  • Menu
    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
    Bechamel Croquettes
    Caviar Deviled Eggs
    Foie Gras Terrine
    Endive Salad
    House-made Charcuterie featuring Duck Prosciutto, Copa, Mortadella, Pate, and Brie
  • Dessert
    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
    Sugar Cookies
    Fruit Pops
    lemon and strawberry sorbet
    Cotton Candy Station

For questions about the event, call 845-905-4651, messages are checked daily.