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February 2020

Date: February 9 @ 3:00 pm5:30 pm
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
$20.00 - $60.00

“Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” Film Screening

The origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals and its creative roots in early 1960s NYC when “tradition” was on the wane. Join the Napa Center for Thought & Culture for one screening of the 2019 film, Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles by Max Lewkowicz. With post-screening discussion–”In Perspective,” and Q&A led by Jennifer King, Freelance Theater Maker/Professor of Theater Arts at Napa Valley College. Pre- and post-screening live music–performed by Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble members Sonia Tubridy on…

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Date: February 10 @ 9:00 am2:30 pm

The Best of Boot Camp (5-Day)

CIA boot camps are legendary, and this Best Of Boot Camp brings together the highlights of some of our most popular classes into one 5-day program. On each themed day, you’ll learn and practice hands-on culinary skills and experience exciting new flavors, all with the helpful guidance of our famed chef-instructors. You’ll start with the basics as you dive into knife skills and culinary fundamentals, moving onto essential techniques. Once you’ve mastered the foundations, you’ll explore the international cuisines of…

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south african street food

South African Street Food Pop-Up

February 10 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
The CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America), 500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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Chow down on some bunny chow, a hearty street food made of hollowed-out bread filled with curry, and dig into the other tasty South African bites on the menu. Guest Chef: Elizabeth Binder, chef/owner of Hand-Crafted Catering, contestant on Top Chef: Seattle, and recent victor on Food Network’s, Beat Bobby Flay. RSVP Now >

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Date: February 13 @ 4:00 pm7:00 pm

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

In this class, we’re not talking about enjoying a glass of wine while you cook…we mean reserving some for your recipes! That’s because wine is more than just an accompaniment with dinner; as an ingredient, it can add complex flavor to your dish. Find out how, as your instructor guides you through some of the many delicious ways you can add a little more wine to your meals—and your life. This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on instruction and…

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Date: February 13 @ 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: February 14 @ 11:00 am1:00 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: February 14 @ 4:00 pm7:00 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: February 14 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
Two glasses of Champagne

Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Restaurant at CIA Copia

Looking for a delicious way to spend Valentine’s Day? Bring your special someone or favorite friend to The Restaurant at CIA Copia for a special prix fixe dinner to celebrate the day of love and come back to enjoy a beer and bubbles flight available all weekend during brunch. Make a reservation  > or call 707-967-2555

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Date: February 14 @ 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: February 15 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Spain and the World Table (Hands-on Class)

When discussing Spanish cuisine, tapas is always the star. After all, there are few culinary traditions as fun: small plates, big flavor, and the fun of sharing over a glass of Spanish wine. Of course, Spain surely has some full-size dinner plates in its cabinets, and in this hands-on class, we’re going to explore the best of Spanish cuisine, from elegant tapas to its complex, heartier dishes. Join us to learn (and taste) the ingredients, techniques, and traditions of Spanish…

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Date: February 15 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

Julia’s Kitchen: Celebrating French Cuisine

America’s grande dame of cooking, Julia Child inspired a generation of cooks, sharing her joy of food with millions! To celebrate her life and timeless passion for cooking, we’re offering a hands-on cooking class showcasing her distinct techniques, favorite recipes, and most of all, remembering that we all learn by doing. Let’s put her tips to the test—and, together, enjoy a unique and inspirational learning experience to bring home, Julia’s way! This small, hands-on class concludes with a meal and wine. Register…

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Date: February 15 @ 10:30 am3:00 pm
Two glasses of Champagne

Valentine’s Day Brunch at The Restaurant at CIA Copia

Love is in the air! This Valentine’s Day weekend enjoy a delicious brunch with your special someone, favorite friend, or entire family at The Restaurant at CIA Copia. Menu includes butter-y buttermilk cheddar biscuits, savory huevos rancheros, crispy fried chicken on top of fluffy pancakes, and more! We’re also offering a beer and bubbles flight available all weekend. Brunch Saturday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Make a reservation  > or call 707-967-2555

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Date: February 15 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Pairing Principles: Wine and Chocolate

Everything goes better with chocolate, including wine! In this class, you’ll get great tips for balancing the bitterness, sweetness, and intensity in wines to provide the perfect pairing for your favorite chocolate. Take a journey with us as we explore where chocolate comes from and how to create great flavor and texture combinations. There’s a pairing for every wine and chocolate lover in this class! (21+ Only) Register Now >

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Date: February 15 @ 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: February 16 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

CIA Skills: Brunch (Hands-on Class)

Everyone loves brunchtime—comforting, irresistible dishes enjoyed at a leisurely pace with friends and family! Join us for a hands-on cooking class that explores trendy brunch foods, tips for hosting midday meals, and the techniques you need to know to take your spread to a whole new level. Whether you’re hankering for fuss-free bites, or a new, indulgent take on a classic, let us inspire you with our favorite recipes to enjoy around your brunch table at home. This class includes…

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Two glasses of Champagne

Valentine’s Day Brunch at The Restaurant at CIA Copia

February 16 @ 10:30 am3:00 pm
The Restaurant at CIA Copia, 500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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Love is in the air! This Valentine’s Day weekend enjoy a delicious brunch with your special someone, favorite friend, or entire family at The Restaurant at CIA Copia. Menu includes butter-y buttermilk cheddar biscuits, savory huevos rancheros, crispy fried chicken on top of fluffy pancakes, and more! We’re also offering a beer and bubbles flight available all weekend. Brunch Saturday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Make a reservation  > or call 707-967-2555

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Date: February 16 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Brunch Favorites

Start your Sunday off right with everyone’s favorite–waffles, pancakes, and crêpes–oh my! Whether you’re getting everyone out the door early or planning a more leisurely brunch, we’ll teach you how to prepare fresh flavor combinations of sweet and savory batters for a quick meal, with make-ahead tips you can bring back to your kitchen. We’ll show you how to create your own batter variations, including fun ideas for fillings and toppings from fruits to herbs to nuts and cheeses and…

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Sisig - a Filipino dish

Filipino Street Food Pop-Up

February 17 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
The CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America), 500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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Get a taste of traditional Filipino street eats! The menu will include savory bites such as chicken adobo and sisig as well as other Filipino favorites like lumpia, pancit palabok, and much more. Ang sarap (how delicious)! Follow us on Facebook to keep updated: @CIAatCopia

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Date: February 18 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Eric Viet Art

The Oxbow School Visiting Artist Lecture Series – Eric Veit

Please join us for a lecture with artist Eric Veit. Artist Biography Eric Veit’s work deals with abstract principles such as the organization of information, relationships between human nature and non-human nature, cognition and categorization, fiction as opposed to truth, and the passage of time. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and recently at Bel Ami, Los Angeles; Motel, New York; Boatos Fine Arts, São Paulo; Carl Louie, London, Ontario; Rear Window, New York; Exo Exo, Paris; Parisian…

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Date: February 19 @ 6:00 pm7:30 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: February 20 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Handmade Dim Sum and 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: February 20 @ 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: February 21 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: Thai Noodles and Curries (Hands-on Class)

Come and experience the fresh dishes and intense flavors of Thai cuisine. Learn about the staple ingredients in Thai cooking, from flavor-packed sauces and pastes, to fiery chile-based and sweet-and-sour curries. Join our CIA chefs, as they share their essential techniques, expert tips, and favorite Thai recipes—and discover how easy it is to start creating this ever-popular cuisine at home. This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on instruction and one (1) hour of time to enjoy the meal you…

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Date: February 21 @ 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: February 22 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: Regional French Cuisine – Northwest (Hands-on Class)

In this regional cuisine series, we will explore delicious and seasonal flavors from each corner of France. Learn how to cook authentic cuisine from the Northwest region of France which boasts seafood aplenty, picturesque apple farms, and robust agriculture. In this hands-on class, you’ll discover the fundamentals and techniques for preparing rustic dishes of the countryside and classics like moules marinières and Gâteau de crêpes. You’ll learn the skills to prepare your own French favorites at home to share with…

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Date: February 22 @ 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: February 23 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Delicious Doughnuts (Hands-on Class)

From nostalgic old-fashioned favorites, to the latest trend-setting flavors, fillings, and glazes, let’s explore the delicious and imaginative world of doughnuts, fritters, and crullers. Learn the techniques and tips of mixing, shaping, frying, and filling your way to doughnut success. We’ll share all the flavor secrets and combinations you need for creating your own mouth-watering fried wonders to indulge in at home. Register Now >

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Date: February 23 @ 4:00 pm7:00 pm

CIA Skills: Soul Food Classics (Hands-on Class)

Get ready to feed your soul with the uniquely satisfying comfort foods and dishes of the South. You’ll learn all about this staple cuisine by exploring iconic ingredients, cooking techniques, and mainstay dishes that have become part of our American food culture. From braising, frying, and baking techniques to creating healthy twists on soul food classics, our chefs will teach you how to create mouthwatering meals that you can bring back to your home kitchen and enjoy year-round. This class…

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Date: February 23 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

History of Napa Valley in 8 Glasses

Come learn the rich history of the Napa Valley wine industry as we taste our way through the wines of notable pioneers, made in diverse soils, and unique micro-climates. We’ll discuss the winemaking challenges that have occurred along the way—phylloxera, prohibition, Pinot Noir—and the game-changing events that have shaped one of the most influential wine regions in the world. This class will have occasional guest appearances from our friends, the Napa Valley Vintners. (21+ only) Register Now >

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Date: February 24 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Shrimp Jambalaya

Mardi Gras: New Orleans Pop-Up

You don’t have to be on Bourbon Street to celebrate Mardi Gras. We’ll be serving a New Orleans-inspired menu that will have you eat your way through Fat Tuesday. Menu coming soon. Follow us on Facebook to keep updated: @CIAatCopia

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