Tuesday, May 31, 2016

5/31 Another beautiful day on the Hudson and CIA

We awoke to another glorious day on the Hudson.  John was up early enough to catch rowers sculling along passed the docks.  This afternoon we saw some teams crewing with their coaches in a motor boat along side them.

Barb arranged for me to get my hair done by her stylist.  What a treat!  Now only my hairdresser and Barb's hairdresser will know for sure!!  Barb picked me up and we ran as few errands and Barb ran a few more while I got my hair done.  John was planning our way through the Erie Canal.

Tonight, we had reservations at the CIA, the Culinary Institute of America.  Many a famous chef has started there. 
They have 5 restaurants where the students learn all facets of the industry and we get to taste the results.  The CIA campus is beautiful.  Here all the planters are filled with herbs, fruits and vegetables. 

We saw students taking a wine class.  We later learned that they are not allowed to swallow any of the wine, because some of the students are under the legal drinking age.  The maître d' told us it was his hardest class.  We saw the student dining hall.  Students practice serving each other before they can work in any of the restaurants.  We also saw some making pastries.

We ate at their restaurant American Bounty.  What a fabulous meal.  The rolls were delicious.  I had a cocktail made with a rye, honey and a cherry ginger like beer.  Also Yum.  The following are pictures of the dinners we had.  I had a fresh pea soup with morels and duck with a cherry sauce and John and I shared the cheesecake with a Meyer Lemon Sorbet.  None of us left any food on our plates.

A delectable end to our visit to Poughkeepsie.  Thanks to Barb and George for being our harbor hosts!!!

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