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March 2019

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

Chef’s Class: Homemade Fresh Cheese

Let’s discover the remarkable taste and versatility of fresh cheese! In this class, you’ll learn how easy it can be to make your own cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone, and more! Our CIA chefs will share tips on cooking techniques, equipment must-haves, and how to source the best dairy products for creating flavorful cheeses. You’ll leave knowing how to prepare not only cheese, but how to create dishes with these delicious cheeses as the star ingredient. Come join us and…

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Date: March 24 @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm
bowl of chili

Chili Cookoff!

Shake off those winter blues and join us for the newest addition to our Culinary Competition series, our Chili Cookoff! It’s game time at the CIA at Copia when local Bay Area chefs will be pitted against each other to see who is crowned chili champion! Warm your belly with chili samples during a walk-around tasting in our state-of-the-art kitchen, then vote for your favorite! During the competition, fun snacks will be available to pair with the chilis (think Fritos),…

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Date: March 28 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Chef’s Class: Thai Time

Get the inside scoop on recipe translation and tricks of the trade that will help you master some of the culinary world’s biggest secrets and techniques. After these demonstration-style classes, you’ll confidently walk away with pro skills that you can easily use in your home kitchen. Ask all your embarrassing questions and demystify seemingly difficult cooking methods. You’ll want to come back again and again, because no Chef’s Class will be the same twice.  Join us for an exploration of…

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Date: March 28 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Chef’s Table: California Bounty

Join us in the kitchen for an evening of food and fun at The Chef’s Table! In these intimate, interactive dinner events, you’ll gather round the table in the Napa Valley Vintner’s Theater 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 trimming, cutting, and cooking…

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Date: March 29 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

The Secret Wines of 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 secret, 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 30 @ 5:30 pm7:00 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 comparative tastings of the wines of Napa Valley and…

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Date: March 31 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: DIY Dim Sum

Looking for a new fun-filled family activity? If you think frozen dumplings from the store are delicious, just wait until you try our recipe! Once you master the technique, you’ll be hosting your own DIY Sim Sum party in no time!  (Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. 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…

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April 2019

Date: April 14 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm
hidden easter eggs

Spring Bud Break Festival (and Egg Hunt!)

Celebrate the beginning of spring and wine grape growing season in Napa Valley! The Spring Bud Break Festival is fun for the whole family and features our annual Easter Egg Hunt as well as seasonal food and libations, kids’ activities, music, shopping, and more. Activities include: Kids photo booth provided by Happy Expressions Rock painting with Napa Rocks Blind Jelly Bean Tasting with Jelly Belly Candy Co.  Live music featuring Garage Band 101 students courtesy of Napa School of Music Rockout Workout led by Generation POUND  Arts & crafts with help from Kiwanis…

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