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Institute of Culinary Education

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Celebrate spring with a Kentucky Derby-inspired dinner, a hands-on tapas and sherry cooking class and a French wine party at New York City’s largest center for culinary education.

  • Institute of Culinary Education
  • Institute of Culinary Education
  • Institute of Culinary Education

Bourbon Derby Dinner

$175 $120 31% off

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  • Access for one to the Bourbon Derby Dinner on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres and five-course bourbon-inspired tasting dinner from chefs James Briscione and Chris Gesualdi (see Derby Dinner tab for menu)
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen
  • Bourbon cocktails from bourbon expert Anthony Caporale

What we love

  • “Chopped” champion chef James Briscione and Chef Chris Gesualdi, formerly of Montrachet, lead this Bourbon Derby Dinner in honor of the 139th Kentucky Derby.
  • Master mixologist and bourbon expert Anthony Caporale will be blending classic bourbon “derby” cocktails, including iconic mint juleps.
  • You’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen as the chef’s prepare the evening’s dishes.
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres including “Kentuckyaki” fried shrimp and mini hot brown sandwiches (an open-faced sandwich traditionally layered with turkey and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce and baked until crisp).
  • The dinner menu is bourbon-inspired, including Bourbon-cured trout with pickled beets; local asparagus and farm eggs with bourbon hollandaise and crawfish; seasonal fish with butterbeans and Benton's ham broth; and Kentucky Burgoo, slow-cooked beef, lamb and chicken with corn three ways, okra and molasses jus.
  • You’ll finish the night with hot strawberry gelee doughnuts, a bourbon and berry ganache and buttermilk ice cream.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Limit one per member
  • Offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Must be 21 or over to attend; valid government ID required
  • Purchaser names will be provided to the vendor for ticketing purposes


50 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

About Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education brings aspiring chefs and foodies of all skill levels to the kitchen. Recognized as one of the top culinary arts programs in the nation, every instructor teaches specific skills in intimately sized classes, from basic palate training to classical French techniques, saucemaking and knife know-how. Home to the country’s largest program of recreational cooking and baking classes and wine education, the school also hosts themed seasonal dinners and dynamic one-time cooking instruction. ICE students and alumni are both regularly nominated and win top industry awards, including those from the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs in America and Dessert Professional’s Top Ten Pastry Chefs. Additionally, ICE was recently awarded the 2013 IACP Award of Excellence for "Cooking School of the Year."

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