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Join HAL, Saucon Source on Fall Bus Trip to Culinary Institute

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If you love fine food, American history and fall leaves, you might want to register for a bus trip to Hyde Park, N.Y., which the Hellertown Area Library is sponsoring and Saucon Source publisher/editor Josh Popichak will be attending.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 23, departure at 8 a.m., returning at 7 p.m.

The itinerary for the all-day trip includes a sumptuous three-course lunch at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA), as well as a visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Westchester County mansion, Springwood.

The Culinary Institute of America is a prestigious cooking school located in Hyde Park, N.Y.

The Culinary Institute of America is a prestigious cooking school located in Hyde Park, N.Y.

The CIA counts many internationally famous chefs among the ranks of its graduates, including Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Cat Cora and Sara Moulton.

The bus trip will arrive at the school at about 11 a.m. for an 11:30 luncheon at CIA’s American Bounty restaurant, which is described on its website as an establishment with “a focus on the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley.”

“Contemporary and traditional regional dishes are brought to life…in an honest and flavorful way,” it says. “Rounded out with a first-class American wine list and comfortable warm service, this casually elegant restaurant sets the stage for an unparalleled dining experience in New York’s Hudson Valley.”

The Oct. 23 lunch menu is as follows:cutlery-865096_1280

  • First Course: Pumpkin apple soup with crisp bacon lardons, sour cream
  • Main Course: Sautéed chicken breast with roasted garlic potato gratin, sautéed spinach, lemon butter sauce
  • Dessert Course: Chocolate cheesecake with Bailey’s ice cream, gianduja sauce, candied hazelnuts

After lunch, the group will travel to the home of one of America’s most famous presidents for a tour of its museum and library.

The bus will depart from the parking lot next to Dewey Fire Company at 8 a.m., returning at approximately 7 p.m., with colorful fall foliage expected along the drive to the Hudson Valley.

For more information about the trip, please call 610-838-8381 or email Robin at di******@he***************.org.

Registration forms are available at the library, 409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown, and on a Facebook event page for the trip, which is $120 per person.


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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at

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