Hudson River Valley Journals

A One Day Get-A-Way to the Hudson River Valley

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A June 2007 trip to Hudson River Valley by C.Kowalczik

The Culinary Institute of America Photo, Hyde Park, New York More Photos
Quote: AAA provided a one day motor coach trip to the Culinary Institute of America and to the Brotherhood Winery in Hudson Valley New York.

A One Day Get-A-Way to the Hudson River Valley

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The Hudson River Valley Photo, Hyde Park, New York
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This was a wonderful trip to the Hudson River Valley of New York State. From central Connecticut is was only a two hour drive to visit a place that I haven’t visited in nearly twenty years; The Culinary Institute of America as well as the oldest winery in the Unites States; The Brotherhood Winery. The trip to CIA was especially intriguing to me because I was a student of the Culinary Arts in the late 1980s and was had the opportunity to tour this school in 1989 and I remember the facility being the utmost culinary educational experience one can have. I was offered a scholarship to attend CIA in 1990; however I turned it down to volunteer for...Read More

Escoffier Restaurant

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Escoffier Restaurant Photo, Hyde Park, New York
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June 16, 2007 – I think being a culinary student in the past and possessing both the knowledge and skill needed for a proper table service heightens my expectations of an award winning restaurant experience. Unfortunately at times it is my personal expectations that downgrade an otherwise top rated encounter at a beautiful establishment. The restaurant possesses the ambience of a nineteenth century chateau. The wait staff were dressed in the traditional black tuxedo vest, slacks and bow tie with white shirt and apron. Dimly lit rooms were complimented by tall windows allowing just enough light in to illuminate the pristine place settings atop the tables. Dark wooded furnitur...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 2, 2007

Escoffier Restaurant
Culinary Institute of America 1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, New York
(845) 471-6608

Brotherhood Winery

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Attraction | "The Brotherhood Winery "

Brotherhood Winery Photo, Washingtonville, New York
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I think that one of the most important things a writer can do when writing their review is be completely honest, and although I would recommend that if anyone had the opportunity to do the tour at the Brotherhood Winery, I still have some mixed feelings about our visit. What excited us about the AAA CT Motor Club One Day Get-A-Way was that the day would be completed with a wine tasting at the country’s oldest winery. About seven years ago my wife and I developed a taste for the fermented grape juice and have enjoyed a variety of different labels from across the world. We have tasted most everything from a forty dollar bottle ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 2, 2007

Brotherhood Winery
100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive
Washingtonville, New York 10992
(845) 496-3661

AAA CT Motor Club One Day Get-A-Way

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AAA Dattco Motor Coach Photo, Hyde Park, New York
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As a AAA member I knew that I have towing and auto services available to me when necessary. What I didn’t realize until recently was that there is a multitude of other discounts, conveniences, and services that accompany the towing service. Did you know that AAA has a full service Travel Agency? Did you know that the travel agency offers Motor Coach Get-A-Ways? I am a member of the The Connecticut Motor Club and they offer (as part of their travel services) both one day and overnight, affordable motor coach trips to a number of different ...Read More

The Culinary Institute of America

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The Culinary Institute of America Photo, Hyde Park, New York
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One Day Motor Coach Get-A-Ways: Who knew that your AAA Motor Club offered such great opportunities to travel as part of your club membership? With my thirty fifth birthday and Father’s Day falling on the same day this year, my wife Carol thought that spending a day together in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley would be a nice gift for me, especially since one of the featured destinations would be one of America’s premier culinary institutions: The Culinary Institute of America . This school has a special meaning in my life. I was a culinary student in the late 1980s, studied contemporary American cuisine and obtained my secondar...Read More