Day Trip Series: (Delicious) Poughkeepsie, New York

DAY TRIP SERIES:  (Delicious) Poughkeepsie, NY

Something yummy is happening in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Just a 1-1/2 ride from Manhattan brings you to a lovely town nestled in Duchess County.

If you have the opportunity to visit Poughkeepsie and you're looking for something delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you are in for a real treat at the Culinary Institute of America ( in Hyde Park.  This cooking school should not be overlooked and it is just a few minutes from the Amtrak train station in Poughkeepsie.

The beautiful campus setting transports you to a quaint Italian village.  It proudly hosts  four restaurants---all of which are serviced by the students.  Yes; the students do the cooking and serving!  These are top-notch restaurants managed by these future chefs!  In fact, some well-known celebrity chefs had their humble beginnings at this cooking school.  Just check out the pictures in the visitors building...

Advance reservations are required for the restaurants; with the exception of the Apple Pie Bakery.  One more thing:  Be sure to check their website before you visit for scheduled restaurant/campus closings since the students do take semester breaks.

And of course, you can always purchase some "goodies to go" at the Apple Pie Bakery for your journey back home.

Bon Appetit!



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