A CIA Student-Run Charity Dining Event
Saturday, July 8, 2023 | 4 p.m.
Join us for an exciting night at the Culinary Institute of America’s senior capstone event: Lōkahi: Evening Luau, inspired by the cuisines and cultures of the Hawaiian and Polynesian islands.
This event is planned, operated, and executed by the graduating CIA bachelor’s degree students, to benefit the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Their mission is to provide equitable access to nutritious food. This charity means a lot to us because of our passion for food and desire to help those in the surrounding community that are experiencing food insecurity.
In addition to the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, a portion of the event’s proceeds will go toward the Love for Lade Perry Scholarship, a scholarship created in memory and honor of Omolade “Lade” Perry, a 16-year U.S. Navy veteran and student in the CIA bachelor’s degree program, who passed away, unexpectedly, in March 2022.
Charity: Poughkeepsie Farm Project.
Scholarship: Love for Lade Perry Scholarship.
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023.
Time: Cocktail hour begins at 4 p.m. on Anton Plaza, followed by dinner in Farquharson Hall beginning at 5 p.m.
Location: The Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Dress Code: Upscale casual/semi-formal attire.
Entertainment: Live Entertainment.
Price: $150 per person, includes reception, six-course dinner, beverages, tax, and service.
Additional Notes: Attendance is limited to 120 guests. CIA gift cards are not redeemable for this event. Allergens and dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please specify that information on the reservation form.
Have questions? Call 845-905-4347, messages are checked daily.
Hawaiian Suckling Pig
Huli Huli Sauce
Smoked Kahlua Pork Slider
Red Cabbage Slaw, Pickled Radish, Spicy Mango Chutney
Spicy Tune Bite
Macadamia Nuts, Fresno Chilis, Shiso Leaves
Compressed Watermelon, Mango, Avocado, Pickled Ginger, Sushi Rice
Spam, Sushi Rice, Nori, Spicy Mayo
Pina Colada Sorbet
Pineapple and Coconut Sorbet, Cayenne, Mint, Citrus Zest
Salad: Squid Salad
Watercress Kohlrabi, Grilled Squid, Citrus, Seaweed, Rice Paper
Starter: Mahi Mahi
Coconut Sauce, Rice, Candied Mango, Candied Kiwi
First Entrée: Glazed Pork Chop
Barbeque Glaze, Purple Cabbage, Kabocha Squash Puree, Lemongrass Gel
Second Entrée: Miso Salmon
Taro Root, Asparagus, Pickled Radish, Mushrooms
First Dessert: Aloha ‘Āina V/GF
Sponge, Brown Sugar Pastry Cream, Strawberry Gel, Passion Curd
Second Dessert: Banana Lumpia
Bruleed Banana, Brown Sugar Mousse, Vanilla Sponge, Toffee Sauce
Haupia Pie Macaron
Chocolate Ganache, Coconut Filling
White Chocolate, Lime, Macadamia
Orange Cookie, Ube Cheesecake, Crème Parisienne
Guava Pate de Fruit
Whiskey, Lemon, Condrieu Wine, Green Tea
Rum, Curacao, Orgeat, Lime
Espresso, Liquor 43, Orange Liquor
Rum, Blue Curacao, Pineapple, Lime
5 Dots and 3 Dashes
Rum, Angostura, Citrus, Honey
Rice, Milk, Cinnamon, Vanilla
Lemongrass, Tost Sparkling Tea
Hibiscus, Thyme, Club Soda