Chefs for Clearwater

Dinner at Culinary Institute to benefit sloop

Highlighting the connections between the environment, food and the natural resources of the Hudson Valley, the Culinary Institute of America will host a benefit dinner for the sloop Clearwater at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, that includes a five-course farm-to-table menu prepared by chefs Terrance Brennan of Brennan Group Hospitality, Peter X. Kelly of Xaviars Restaurant Group, John Lekic of Le Express Bistro, Gianni Scappin of Market Street Restaurant in Rhinebeck and Cucina in Woodstock and Melissa Walnock of the CIA’s Apple Pie Bakery Café.

Pete Seeger founded Clearwater and the 106-foot long sloop has been sailing the Hudson River since 1969 offering education programs in its mission to preserve and protect the river.

Tickets, which start at $300, are available at Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys will entertain guests with bluegrass music during a special hors d’ oeuvre course in a room overlooking the Hudson River before dinner in Farquaharson Hall on the CIA campus at 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park.

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