On our way home from Connecticut we took the scenic route through Hyde Park, New York. Turns out the Culinary Institute of America is in Hyde Park. Unfortunately it was closed the day we were there, but there is also a Vanderbuilt mansion referred to as Hyde Park that we were able to tour.
After being properly impressed by the Vanderbuilt story, family drama, and fortune we ate at possibly the best diner ever in nearby Rhinebeck.
We might have to take the scenic route a little more often.