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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hyde trip to Culinary Institute set for June 17

The Hyde Collection’s Travel Committee announces plans for a day trip on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park and Lindenwald, the country estate of Martin Van Buren.

The day begins with a walking tour of the Culinary Institute, followed by an elegant luncheon in the Institute’s Escoffier Restaurant, named “Best Dutchess County Restaurant” in Hudson Valley Magazine’s annual “Best of The Hudson Valley” awards.. The afternoon will be spent at Lindenwald and will include a guided tour of the grounds and the architecturally unique period home. The facility features an unusual wallpaper mural and framed political cartoons chronicling the career of Van Buren – the “Red Fox of Kinderhook”.

Buses will depart Queensbury from Northway Exit 19 at 7:00 am and will pick up additional passengers at Exit 15 at 7:30 am and at Exit 8 at 8:00 am. Travelers are expected to return between 6:30 and 7:30 pm, depending on their exit location.

The cost per person, which includes motorcoach transportation, guided tour and three-course lunch at CIA, admission to and tour of Lindenwald, and all tips is $120 for Hyde members and $145 for all others. The reservation deadline for this trip is Friday, May 29, 2009.

Future day trips planned by the Hyde for this year include visits to the Berkshire Theatre Festival for a performance of The Prisoner of Second Avenue in July, and a visit to Lyndhurst and Boscobel, two historic houses in southern New York State in early September.

For additional details or to make a reservation, contact Dede Potter, membership manager at The Hyde Collection, at 518-792-1761, ext. 13 or email


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