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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college and has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education for more than six decades. Throughout the food world, the CIA has inspired excellence by leading the way in the education of students, the elevation of the culinary profession and through the innovation of thought leadership and thought collaborations on critical food and industry issues. We will have an early lunch (11:30 a.m.) in the American Bounty Restaurant and then have a one hour tour of the Institute. There will be time for you to visit the gift shop that features many culinary items as well as time to visit the Apple Spice Bakery should you desire to bring a “goody” home.
Members: $86/Non-Members: $96
Anthony van Dyck, one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles l in London. This is the most comprehensive exhibition ever organized on Van Dyck’s activity and process as a portraitist and the first major exhibition on the artist to be held in the United States in over 20 years. Through approximately 100 works, the exhibition explores the astounding versatility and inventiveness of a portrait specialist, the stylistic development of a draftsman and painter, and the efficiency and genius of an artist in action.
Our luncheon will be at the 21 Club, an upscale former speakeasy serving classic American fare in an old New York setting. At the heart of the “21” is the legendary Bar Room, the hangout of choice for America’s rich and famous. It is renowned for its whimsical and colorful collection of “toys” suspended from the ceiling, each donated by a legion of legendary sports stars, presidents, movie stars, and business leaders. Our luncheon will be in the Bar Room. A glass of red or white wine is included with your luncheon. Jackets are required for gentlemen. No jeans or sneakers please.
Members: $145/Non-Members: $150
Image: Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Self-Portrait, ca. 1620–21 Oil on canvas The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Jules Bache Collection, 1949
This Picasso Exhibition, comprised of about 45 works from American and European museums and private collections, explores the cubist and classical modes in Picasso’s art during the tumultuous years of the First World War. And, of course, the Barnes Foundation invites you to discover its world-class art collection. This renowned collection is accessible like never before in rooms that replicate the intimate layout and unique character of the original Merion galleries. Enjoy the collection with a complimentary audio-guide. Our luncheon will be at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. Del Frisco’s was born more than 20 years ago. Since then, their vision has remained the same: to embody the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse, with impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. The cornerstone of Del Frisco’s menu is aged USDA Prime Beef. A glass of red or white wine is included with your luncheon.
Members: $130/Non-Members: $140
Image: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881 – 1973). Still Life with Compote and Glass, 1914–15. Oil on canvas, 25 x 31″. 1931.087. Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH.
Bush-Holley House, Cos Cob, CT WAIT LIST ONLY
Luncheon at Versailles
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Greenwich Historical Society presents the Bush-Holley House. We will enjoy a docent house tour which highlights both its 1700’s colonial era with original furniture and portraits and the 1800’s era which features the Cos Cob Art Colony, the first Impressionistic Art Colony in Connecticut. This art colony (featured the teachings of Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir) played a major role in the development of American Impressionism. These artists taught the characteristics of the French movement utilizing broad brush strokes, vibrant colors, and use of light. This house has an exhibit of some fine examples of this movement. In addition, there is a special exhibit “Maritime in Greenwich” featured in May, by local artists. After our tour of the house and gardens, we will lunch in nearby Greenwich at Versailles, a French bistro, which features a delicious three-course spring menu. Accessibility: This Historical House has several entrance steps and a staircase to the 2nd floor (no elevator.) We need 25 people by April 22, 2016 to run this trip.
Members: $88/Non-Members: $98
Join us for a “Brooklyn Noshing Tour” through Brooklyn, the most populous of the five boroughs. A city of many diverse neighborhoods, we will learn its history. Along the way, we’ll travel through Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge Park, BoCoCa and Fulton’s Landing. We will be “noshing” on a variety of snacks as we sample various foods. We will stop for lunch on this tour. This trip will involve getting on and off the coach.
Members: $93/Non-Members: $103
Celebrate the June Gardens in two nearby historic estates. We start at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum (13.5 acres) in Summit, with a guided walking tour, including the Wiener Colonial Revival House and its arboretum (featuring specimen trees) and rose and herb gardens – a fine example of 20th century landscape architecture. Next, we travel to Montclair, to have a three-course luncheon at the well known Basilico. Lastly, we travel to Greenwood Gardens (28 acres) in Short Hills to the Blanchard Mansion to view its’ amazing surrounding gardens(flowering bushes and roses, plus more,) and to enjoy a guided walking tour. In 2000, the Blanchards established their gardens as non-profit public gardens in the interest of conservation for the public to enjoy. Both garden tours (approximately 45 minutes each) will delight, educate, and enrich us as stewards of nature and the environment. We need 25 people by May 20, 2016 to run this trip. Please make your entrée selection on the reservation form.
Penne in Vodka with Peas and Mushrooms – Salmon with Grilled Veggies – Chicken with Roasted Peppers
Members $100/Non-Members: $110