Hudson River Valley Wineries

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Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He has been a published executive for more than 20 years. He shepherded the wine book program of Wine Spectator as well as worked with Kevin Zraly, Oz Clarke, Matt Kramer, Tom Stevenson, Evan Dawson, Greg Moore, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. He has also published Salvatore Calabrese, Jim Meehan, Clay Risen, and Paul Knorr. Mr. DeVito is the inventor of the mini-kit which has sold more than 100,000,000 copies world wide. He has also publisher such writers as Stephen Hawking, E. O Wilson, Philip Caputo, Gilbert King, James McPherson, John and Mary Gribbin, Thomas Hoving, David Margolick, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dan Rather, Dee Brown, Susie Bright, and Eleanor Clift. He is also the owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery, co-founder of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, and president of the Hudson Valley Wine Country.

Monday, May 15, 2006


Two great American institutions in Hyde Park, NY are celebrating 60th anniversaries this spring. In 1946, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's home was first opened to the public and The Culinary Institute of America was founded. To mark the dual anniversaries, the chefs of the American Bounty Restaurant on the CIA campus have created a menu that features modern interpretations of the favorite foods of the 32nd President.

FDR's favorite dinner of Cedar Planked Salmon, prepared by CIA chefs and served on presidential china. The plates, silver, martini glass, and FDR's eyeglasses seen in the photo are all on exhibit at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY.

This Presidential bill of fare is available, in addition to the American Bounty's regular lunch and dinner menus, through July 6. For reservations at the American Bounty or any of the CIA's restaurants, please call 845-471-6608 for more information.


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