We are in the process of looking for a college for him to attend and guess what he wanted to go see The Culinary Institute Of America in New York? Can you believe that? So, we planned a visit up to see the place. I will say I was surprised it was nicer than I ever imagined it would be…oh my can I go to school here? I mean REALLY, it is so nice. I just loved the place. We flew into New York and road the train up to Hyde Park. They let him shadow, follow real students and a chef around all day. This way he gets to see what it is really like at the CIA. They have day and week classes for folks like me so you can bet, I will be coming back to take some classes.
Mr. Fix it and I got a behind the scenes tour of the school, such an amazing place. Everything was so professional and top notch. We later went to the cafe and enjoyed all their wonderful goodies. They had French Macarons oh goodness lots of them. I had a chocolate mousse heart, a mud slide cookie and the rice pudding ….which I will say was the best I have ever had. I have to get the recipe, it was amazing oh dear me it was. The packaging was just as wonderful as the rice pudding. I did over do it on the desserts well, it was Valentine’s Day.
Okay, you can see in the pictures it was cold and I mean “reel” cold. Being from the south hey it just doesn’t get that cold here. I was wearing flip flops the day before I left. Look the Hudson is frozen you see that…omg! We got to eat and most of the restaurants on campus and that was a lot of fun so if you are ever in the area you should do that. The school is right on the Hudson and such a beautiful area. That evening we went back to the college to eat and saw a couple get engaged how sweet.
While we where there they had Paul Bocuse come to open the new Bocuse restaurant and they had all the big name chefs come in for the day. How wonderful is that for me and Son to get to see all these guys! Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Jerome Bocuse and Paul Bocuse. There was a lot of guys in the audience too like Todd English and others. What a day!
We all enjoyed our visit to Hyde Park and The Culinary Institute it is a wonderful school and cannot say enough about how nice they treated us. Everyone was so welcoming and the school is such an amazing place. Such a memorable week it was…wow! Thanks!
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