Day 1 - Calendar House to The Culinary Institute
Our first stop this morning is the famed Culinary Institute of America, which outgrew its original facility in New Haven, CT and relocated to Hyde Park in 1972. The CIA is an American private, not-for-profit college that specializes in culinary, baking and pastry arts education. In 1946, it was founded as a vocational institute for veterans returning from World War II. The CIA has become the country’s pre-eminent culinary arts school. Upon arrival, we will be led on a student-guided tour, followed by a three-course lunch at the CIA’s Caterina de Medici. The meal will consist of: Insalata Di Pomodoro (Tomato Salad with Mozzarella, Cucumber, Red Onion, Olives, and Basil), Petto Di Pollo Alla Salvia (Roasted Chicken Breast with Sage, Semolina Gnocchi and Glazed Carrots), and Dessert.
After lunch our next stop is Millbrook Winery. Enjoy a five-star wine experience with an educational tour and tastings of award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Tocai Friulano and Riesling. Millbrook Winery has been voted “Best Winery” in the Hudson Valley for the last 20 consecutive years. A great place to visit any time of year, for a wine tasting experience you will never forget.
Depart: 7:30 AM Calendar House Senior Center 388 Pleasant Street Southington.
Estimated Return: 6:30 PM Calendar House