Apotheca: An Everlasting Bloom - Student Charity Event

Apotheca: An Everlasting Bloom

A CIA Student-Run Charity Dining Event

Saturday, July 22, 2023 | 4 p.m.

The Culinary Institute of America’s senior class presents Apotheca, An Everlasting Bloom, a student planned, organized, and operated charity event. Embark on an evening filled with lush greenery, revitalizing food, and live entertainment. Here you will get the chance to learn about the many medicinal aspects of food and drink while embracing the beauty of nature. Wander the garden during cocktail hour, followed by a nourishing six-course meal in Farquharson Hall.

This event will benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, whose mission is to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste in the Hudson Valley. The organization distributes donated food to six different counties in the area and, in 2018 alone, donated 15 million pounds of food to people in need.

In addition to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, a portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Love for Lade Perry Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Omolade “Lade,” Perry, a 16-year U.S. Navy veteran, and student in the CIA’s bachelor’s degree program, who passed away in March of 2022.

Charity: Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.
Scholarship: Love for Lade Perry Memorial Scholarship.
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023.
Time: Cocktail hour begins at 4 p.m. in Roth Hall, followed by dinner in Farquharson Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Dress Code: Cocktail-appropriate attire, sophisticated, and chic.
Entertainment: Live Entertainment.
Price: $150 per person, includes reception, dinner, all beverages, tax, and service.
Additional Notes: Attendance is limited to 130 guests. CIA gift cards are not redeemable at this event. Allergens and dietary restrictions will be accommodated. Please specify on the reservation form.

This event has sold out. For questions about the event or to be added to the wait list, please call 845-905-4376.

Have questions? Call 845-905-4376, messages are checked daily.




Carbonated Peach Summer Salad (Veg)
fried goat cheese, arugula, balsamic, dried cranberries


Mushroom Consommé (Veg)
mushroom truffle tortellini, plum tomato, pickled mushroom

Main Courses

Charred Leek and Pea Risotto
scallop, rhubarb, asparagus

Juniper Rosemary Cured Duck Breast
potato pave, broccolini, foie gras sauce, cherry relish


Hortus Parvum
honey elderflower cremeux, blueberry gelee, strawberry elderflower sorbet

Allergen Menu

Main Courses

Charred Leek and Pea Risotto (Veg)
trumpet mushrooms, rhubarb, asparagus

Stuffed Tomato (Veg)
turnip, asparagus butter, pesto, turmeric pickle


Hortus Parvum (GF/V)
honey elderflower cremeux, blueberry gelee, and raspberry elderflower sorbet


Berkshire Gin, basil, lemon juice, simple syrup, Elderflower Liqueur

The Greenhouse
Berkshire gin, cucumber juice, mint, lime juice, simple syrup

Hibiscus Margarita
tequila blanco, raspberry hibiscus purée mix, orange liqueur

Blossom Martini
Hudson House Vodka, yuzu juice, orange blossom essence

The Sun Also Rises
rum, Maraschino Liqueur, Stoutridge Absinthe, grapefruit juice

Smoked Rosemary Raimundo
Berkshire Gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, smoked rosemary syrup, mezcal

Welcome Drinks

Golden 75
passion fruit purée, Golden Rush Golden Berry Liqueur, Parés Baltà Cava Brut Nature

Golden 75 Mocktail Alternative
passion fruit puree, Töst Sparkling Tea, simple syrup, and lime juice


Lavender Haze
lavender limeade and Butterfly Pea Flower mix

Tropical Char
caramelized pineapple purée, lime juice, charred jalapeño

About the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to the mission and purpose of alleviating hunger, while preventing the waste of wholesome food. This foundation is a part of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York as well as a member of Feeding America. They work towards their mission by ensuring all products available for donation reach the Food Bank and are distributed judiciously to their member agencies. By practicing responsible stewardship and actively participating in the community, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is increasing awareness of hunger and poverty in our area. All donations are graciously sent to local soup kitchens, youth programs, senior programs, emergency shelters, and programs for disabled individuals.

This event is presented by CIA bachelor’s degree students. These future stars in the hospitality industry are responsible for all of the evening’s planning and execution, from menu development to the overall ambiance and design of the event.