Guest Chef Pop-Ups

Monday Night Pop-Up Restaurant

Our Monday night pop-ups have been a hit, so we’re keeping the fun going! Mark your calendars for these upcoming dining events, each featuring a different cuisine and the opportunity to watch the guest chefs do their thing in our open Hestan Kitchen.

Every Monday
5–8 p.m.

Please note: tickets are not required, but we kindly ask that you RSVP as “Going” on Facebook if you’re planning to attend, to allow us to anticipate head count.

RSVP HERE

 Rodrigo Vazquez in the kitchen, guest chef for the Estampa Pop-Up restaurant at The CIA at Copia in downtown Napa, CA.
Estampa Pop-Up
January 20

Tapas: they’re traditional, tasty, and totally sharable. So pop by for a menu of these Spanish small bites and beverages.

Guest Chef: Rodrigo Vazquez, our special events chef and head of the culinary team for Le Petit Chef: 3D Dining Experience.


Bowl of ramen soup, from Ramen Pop-Up dining with guest chef Rodrigo Vazquez at The CIA at Copia in downtown Napa, CA.
Ramen Pop-Up
January 27
We’re bringing ramen back! Chilly weather makes the perfect season for a big bowl of brothy, noodle-y, savory goodness.

Guest Chef: Rodrigo Vazquez, our special events chef and head of the culinary team for Le Petit Chef: 3D Dining Experience.


Almir Da Fonseca in the kitchen, guest chef for the Brazil Project Pop-Up dinner at The CIA at Copia in downtown Napa, CA.
The Brazil Project Pop-Up
Celebrate the beautiful cuisine of Brazil with deliciously creative small bites inspired by classic Brazilian dishes.

Guest Chef: Almir Da Fonseca, renowned CIA professor and the author of the newly-released The Brazil Project.


Bunny chow, a hearty street food made of hollowed-out bread filled with curry, from the South African Street Food Pop-Up Restaurant at The CIA at Copia in downtown Napa, CA.
South African Street Food Pop-Up
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 and contestant on Top Chef: Seattle.


Pouring sparkling wine or the Poppin’ Bubbly Pop-Up at The CIA at Copia in downtown Napa, CA.
Special: City of Angels Street Food Pop-Up
Transport yourself to LA for City of Angels street food and late-night bites like Kogi Korean BBQ tacos, quesadillas, burgers, Filipino chicken skewers, and more.

Guest Chef: Thomas Bensel, managing director of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), California Campus, and 1976 CIA graduate. His responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the college’s California campus–which consists of two facilities in the Napa Valley, in St. Helena and Napa.