BYOB! Please see recommended wine pairings below.
Join us for this opportunity to pay tribute to the state of New York on the 20th anniversary of a day when its people rose as one to meet a great challenge. In their honor, Chef Joe will prepare Montauk tile fish brodetto and seared Hudson Valley duck breast salad with plums and conclude with NY State cheeses with Finger Lake dessert Riesling. Come learn, savor, and socialize.
This dinner will be held in the Owl Hall on the main level of the Education Wing.
If you prefer to dine at home, this dinner is also being offered as a Gourmet Take Out. Order online and pick up curbside. Pick up in the afternoon between 2-2:45pm.
When you arrive for pickup an associate will bring your order out to your car. Bon appetit!
No modification/substitutions at this time. All meals taxes included. Re-heating instructions included. Ordering closes at noon on Friday, September 10.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Cultural Center will take additional precautions to keep everyone on our campus safe. The improvements we made to our ventilation system and other aspects of our facility during the pandemic continue to contribute to the safety of our constituents, but we also expect all people who have not been fully vaccinated to wear masks at all times while in our buildings.
RECOMMENDED WINE PAIRINGS FOR YOU TO BRING
If you are not able to find a New York State Wine then the following will also be excellent..
Whites: Viognier, Chenin Blanc
Reds: Cabernet Franc, Gamay
CHEF JOSEPH CIZYNSKI
Born in New York, Joseph Cizynski almost immediately started gaining kitchen experience thanks to his mother and Aunt Dorothy who shared their passion and knowledge of food with him. Joseph attended Fairfield University where he played baseball and for two summers played in the Cape League, thus beginning his love for Cape Cod. Upon graduation from college, and a ball related injury, Joseph took to the Culinary Institute of America where at the age of 26, became Chef/Owner of Café du Bec Fin located in Old Greenwich, CT. Joseph immediately transformed it into a French Seafood restaurant and received three-3 Star reviews from the New York Times and was the first Connecticut restaurateur to receive the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years. Café du Bec Fin was the venue for numerous wine tasting dinners including the members of the Mondavi, Krug and Dujac families. Several years ago, Joseph, opened a boutique wine shop located in Westchester County and has shared his knowledge of wine and food pairings hosting numerous wine tastings, dinners and various other events. Joseph and his wife, Betsy, bought a home in Chatham ten years ago and are now making plans to live there year-round. He looks forward to sharing his experiences, food and wines with you!