Bring your world-class appetite and come hungry for a gourmet, three-course lunch presented by the students at the country’s premiere culinary college. Lunch will be prepared by the CIA’s student-chefs at Caterina d’Medici Restaurant, featuring authentic Italian cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Served in a grand Tuscan-style villa setting, the meal is a culinary escape to another world!
After lunch, step back in time to a Gilded Age Christmas at the Staatsburgh Mills Mansion, originally built in 1832 and expanded in 1895 to feature 65 rooms and 14 bathrooms. Overlooking the Hudson River, the home is emblematic of the great country estates built by America’s wealthiest families and brings the Gilded Age to life. On a guided tour, marvel at the lavish and festive decorations that recreate the atmosphere of long-ago holidays. The mansion’s pristine decor includes elaborate furniture, oriental rugs, silks and art from all over the world, made even more special during the holidays. See what it means to deck the halls in turn-of-thecentury, holiday style!