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March 2020

Date: March 15 @ 11:00 am12:15 pm

California Up & Comers: 5 Regions You Should Know

Taste and learn about the exceptional and emerging wines from five up-and-coming California regions. We’ll explore the grapes, techniques, and locations that are inspiring today’s California winemakers. With so many exciting and enticing options, we’re sure you’ll find at least one to add to your new favorites at home. (Ages 21+ Only) Register Now >

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Date: March 15 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Sunday Lasagna

Make and enjoy your very own lasagna while learning about what makes it so delicious. Get ready for layers upon layer of fun.   Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult participating in the class. All adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Please note: Parents and guardians are responsible for the supervision and behavior of minors while on a CIA campus or in attendance at a CIA-sponsored event. Register Now…

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Date: March 17 @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm

CIA Skills: Cooking with Beer (Hands-on Class)

In this class, we’re not talking about enjoying a beer while you cook…we mean reserving some for your recipes! Did you know that in many dishes that call for wine, beer can be substituted? Don’t be fooled, beer isn’t just for batters! You will learn a variety of cooking techniques using beer as a flavor component to complement each dish.   This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on instruction and one (1) hour of time to enjoy the meal…

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Date: March 17 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Jodie Mack Art

The Oxbow School Visiting Artist Lecture Series – Jodie Mack

Please join us for a lecture with artist Jodie Mack. Artist Biography Jodie Mack is an experimental animator who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Musical documentary or stroboscopic archive: her films…

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Date: March 19 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm

Meal Prep 101 (Hands-on Class)

How can you spend less time prepping your food and more time enjoying it? Our chefs will share their expert tips in the kitchen, so you can learn how to make meal prep easier and quicker at home. Join us for a two-hour, hands-on course that focuses on basic cooking fundamentals and menu planning techniques for creating simple, delicious meals using fresh and flavorful ingredients. Start having more fun meal prepping today! There is no meal included during class, but…

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Date: March 19 @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm

CIA Skills: Spice it Up! (Hands-on Class)

There are so many different spices out there, from so many different countries, that it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Not to worry; this class will introduce you to the wonderful world of flavor that lies right at your fingertips! In just a few hours with our chef, you’ll discover fun and creative ways to use spices to add zest and interest to any dish. This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on instruction and one (1) hour of…

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Date: March 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Le Petit Chef: 3D Dining Experience

Discover the magic of Le Petit Chef™! Join us for this new dining experience exclusively available at The CIA at Copia. Discover the vibrant sights, sounds, scents, and tastes inspired by Marco Polo’s legendary travels along the Silk Road during this culinary expedition. The evening includes a delicious spice trail-inspired six-course dinner prepared by our creative team of CIA chefs. Throughout the meal, 3D animation projects onto your plate as a playful story unfolds in front of your eyes with the world’s…

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Date: March 19 @ 6:30 pm9:00 pm
LunaFest
$20.00 - $50.00

LUNAFEST Napa Valley

Soroptimist St. Helena Sunrise is hosting the 19th Annual 2020 Lunafest Season of Seven Inspiring Short Films By And About Women! Held in the Ecolab Theater in Napa. Beneficiary Partners: Girls on the Run Napa & Solano, NEWS – Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services, Soroptimist International of St. Helena Sunrise One of this years films: Ballet After Dark Filmmaker: B. Monét, New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California A young woman finds strength after an attack by creating…

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Date: March 20 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

CIA Skills: Handmade Fresh Cheese (Hands-on Class)

There is nothing like making cheese from scratch! Follow along as our chef demonstrates recipes you never realized were so simple. You will prepare a variety of fresh cheeses, such as mozzarella, burrata, ricotta, and also crème fraîche. You will leave knowing how to prepare dishes with these delicious cheeses as the star ingredient! This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on instruction and one (1) hour of time to enjoy the meal you have prepared during the class paired…

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Date: March 20 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Handmade Dim Sum & Dumplings (Hands-on Class)

Want to impress your friends with a dim sum party? Come learn the techniques to make popular dim sum dishes at home. We’ll steam and deep fry our way to a delicious meal, and you’ll be amazed at how easy (and delicious) homemade dim sum and dumplings can be! In these two (2) hour participation style classes, you will enjoy samples from the dishes you make along the way as our chef’s guide you through a fun menu paired with wine.…

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Date: March 20 @ 6:30 pm9:30 pm
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Le Petit Chef: 3D Dining Experience

Discover the magic of Le Petit Chef™! Join us for this new dining experience exclusively available at The CIA at Copia. Discover the vibrant sights, sounds, scents, and tastes inspired by Marco Polo’s legendary travels along the Silk Road during this culinary expedition. The evening includes a delicious spice trail-inspired six-course dinner prepared by our creative team of CIA chefs. Throughout the meal, 3D animation projects onto your plate as a playful story unfolds in front of your eyes with the world’s…

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Date: March 21 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: Fresh Pasta (Hands-on Class)

Quick to cook, easy to customize, and always flavorful, it’s no wonder pasta is always a f avorite!  From basic comfort food to more elegant dressed up versions, pasta offers endless possibilities. Join us for a fun, hands-on cooking experience, where you’ll learn how to make your own fresh pasta, plus gain the techniques you need for rolling, cutting, and shaping perfect pasta every time. You’ll leave with new skills and innovative and seasonal recipes that you can bring back to your…

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Date: March 21 @ 1:00 pm2:15 pm

The Secret Wines of the Napa Valley

No matter what you like to drink, there’s a Napa Valley wine for you. The amazing diversity of climates, soils and world-class winemaking talent allows us to grow and produce over 100 different grape varieties for wine in a broad range of styles. In this class, we’ll taste six examples of sometimes unexpected, sometimes rare, but always delicious wines that may become your new favorites, as we learn the stories of pioneers and visionaries from the nearly 180 years of…

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Date: March 21 @ 6:00 pm
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Le Petit Chef: 3D Dining Experience

Discover the magic of Le Petit Chef™! Join us for this new dining experience exclusively available at The CIA at Copia. Discover the vibrant sights, sounds, scents, and tastes inspired by Marco Polo’s legendary travels along the Silk Road during this culinary expedition. The evening includes a delicious spice trail-inspired six-course dinner prepared by our creative team of CIA chefs. Throughout the meal, 3D animation projects onto your plate as a playful story unfolds in front of your eyes with the world’s…

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Date: March 22 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

CIA Skills: Healthy Cooking (Hands-on Class)

In this class, global flavors and fresh, whole foods are your inspiration! You’ll learn healthy cooking techniques to use in preparing a diverse menu of delicious and naturally good-for-you dishes. This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on instruction and one (1) hour of time to enjoy the meal you have prepared during the class paired with wine.  (18+ only) Register Now >

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Date: March 22 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Pairing Principles: Wine and Cheese

Come celebrate one of our favorite pairings: wine and cheese! The artisan cheese makers of California are setting the pace in the United States for incredible quality and selection, and their cheeses positively shine when coupled with Napa Valley wines. In this class, we will evaluate each cheese for flavor and texture, and experiment with dynamic and complementary pairings so that you’re prepared to dazzle your guests with all you’ve learned. 21+ only Register Now >

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Date: March 22 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Mac & Cheese

What kind of ooey gooey comfort food brings back rich creamy memories of childhood?  You guessed it, mac & cheese! We’ll teach you ways to reimagine this classic with bold ingredients –even how to hide the vegetables—flavorful cheeses and sauces. Plus, we’ll include healthy options like whole grain pasta, lean protein, or allergy-sensitive modifications for a delicious twist on this classic childhood dish. And to top it all off, you’ll enjoy the fruits of our labor with a DIY mac…

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Date: March 23 @ 9:00 am2:30 pm

Culinary Boot Camp – Basic Training (5-Day)

A prerequisite for every at-home chef, Basic Training Boot Camp gives you the hands-on foundation of knowledge and skill to take you to a higher level of cooking. In this 5-day, hands-on course, you’ll develop a command of classic culinary methods and techniques, including mise en place, knife skills, soup and stock production, and sauce making. You will also learn and use a variety of cooking methods, like roasting, grilling, sautéing, pan-frying, stir-frying, braising, poaching, and steaming. Basic Training Boot…

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Date: March 26 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Flatbreads From Around the World (Hands-on Class)

Flatbreads are among the world’s oldest and most commonly eaten breads. Whether served savory or sweet, puffed up or rolled thin, these internationally inspired, flavorful breads are sure to become a party-pleaser or favorite go-to dish at your next gathering. With fresh seasonal ingredients in-hand, our experts will share the techniques you need for mixing and rolling dough and creating zesty sauces with mouthwatering topping combinations and dips that will take this simple and quick-to-cook delicious bread “beyond pizza” every…

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Date: March 26 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Chef’s Table: California Bounty

Join us in the kitchen for food and fun at The Chef’s Table! In these intimate, interactive events, you’ll gather round the table in the Napa Valley Vintners Theater demonstration kitchen and watch our chefs work their magic as you learn great tips and techniques along the way. Ask the chef questions, relax with friends, and enjoy delicious food and beverage pairings in an up-close-and-personal venue. You won’t leave hungry! Class instruction will include tricks of the trade when it…

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Date: March 26 @ 6:00 pm
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Le Petit Chef: 3D Dining Experience

Discover the magic of Le Petit Chef™! Join us for this new dining experience exclusively available at The CIA at Copia. Discover the vibrant sights, sounds, scents, and tastes inspired by Marco Polo’s legendary travels along the Silk Road during this culinary expedition. The evening includes a delicious spice trail-inspired six-course dinner prepared by our creative team of CIA chefs. Throughout the meal, 3D animation projects onto your plate as a playful story unfolds in front of your eyes with the world’s…

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Date: March 27 @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm

CIA Skills: Contemporary Desserts (Hands-on Class)

Are you looking for a beautiful and irresistible dessert that will surprise and delight at your next gathering? In this class, you’ll discover how easy it can be to make impressive and contemporary creations at home. Come learn the baking skills and techniques from our experts and start creating professional-style desserts that will dazzle friends and family at home! This is a small, hands-on class in our Hestan Kitchen concluding with a sampling of desserts made in class paired with…

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Date: March 27 @ 6:30 pm9:30 pm
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Le Petit Chef: 3D Dining Experience

Discover the magic of Le Petit Chef™! Join us for this new dining experience exclusively available at The CIA at Copia. Discover the vibrant sights, sounds, scents, and tastes inspired by Marco Polo’s legendary travels along the Silk Road during this culinary expedition. The evening includes a delicious spice trail-inspired six-course dinner prepared by our creative team of CIA chefs. Throughout the meal, 3D animation projects onto your plate as a playful story unfolds in front of your eyes with the world’s…

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Date: March 28 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

ATK (America’s Test Kitchen) & CIA Cooking Fundamentals (Hands-on Class)

Are you a food-lover ready to have fun and take your culinary skills and knowledge to the next level? Come and join The CIA and America’s Test Kitchen for a one-day hands-on class that will grow your cooking and baking know-how. Explore key fundamental techniques and methods, using foolproof recipes tested at least two dozen times, so you can gain the confidence to experiment and succeed with your own delicious creations at home. Plus, we’ll delve into tasting and testing,…

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Date: March 28 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm

Napa Valley vs the World

How do wines like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Italian Sangiovese, and French Bordeaux compare with the wines we make in California? What are the key factors that determine a grape’s characteristics, and how may those factors change when exploring a wine from Europe or North America? How can we understand our preferences for one wine or another, and are those preferences strictly based on flavor? Join us for a series of eight comparative tastings of the wines of Napa Valley…

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Date: March 28 @ 6:00 pm
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Le Petit Chef: 3D Dining Experience

Discover the magic of Le Petit Chef™! Join us for this new dining experience exclusively available at The CIA at Copia. Discover the vibrant sights, sounds, scents, and tastes inspired by Marco Polo’s legendary travels along the Silk Road during this culinary expedition. The evening includes a delicious spice trail-inspired six-course dinner prepared by our creative team of CIA chefs. Throughout the meal, 3D animation projects onto your plate as a playful story unfolds in front of your eyes with the world’s…

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Date: March 29 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

CIA Skills: Power of Sauces (Hands-on Class)

There’s nothing quite like a sauce to transform dinner into a true dining experience. Whether your sauce is simple or ambitious, and no matter which ingredients or method you use, the purpose of this culinary mainstay is to contribute flavor, color, and texture and enhance the food it’s paired with. Come discover the power of sauces, as you learn how to artfully and thoughtfully apply a few basic sauce-making skills. This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on instruction and…

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Date: March 29 @ 11:00 am12:15 pm

Bubbles for Every Occasion

Whether you’re spending time with your love, your family, your friends or just yourself (and your cat), sparkling wines from all over the world can make every moment a happy one. We’ll talk about tasting, buying, serving and fun pairings for sparkling wine. We’ll have unique versions of this class giving special attention to seasonal foods, upcoming holidays, and traditions that are right on the horizon.  You’ll also get the chance to compare wines from many price points and styles…

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Date: March 29 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Cakes and Cupcakes

Come join us for a sweet day as we explore two of our favorite desserts: cakes and cupcakes! Learn how to make beautiful, multi-leveled cakes with perfectly smooth buttercream, delicious fluffy cupcakes—and even homemade sprinkles. We’ll share all things decorating and then give you time to go and create your own cupcake masterpiece in class. Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult participating in the class. All adults must be accompanied by at…

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April 2020

Date: April 2 @ 6:00 pm
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Le Petit Chef: 3D Dining Experience

Discover the magic of Le Petit Chef™! Join us for this new dining experience exclusively available at The CIA at Copia. Discover the vibrant sights, sounds, scents, and tastes inspired by Marco Polo’s legendary travels along the Silk Road during this culinary expedition. The evening includes a delicious spice trail-inspired six-course dinner prepared by our creative team of CIA chefs. Throughout the meal, 3D animation projects onto your plate as a playful story unfolds in front of your eyes with the world’s…

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