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December 2019

Date: December 8 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: Thai Curries and Noodles

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 have prepared…

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Date: December 8 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Holiday Cookies and Candies

How do you combine delicious and fun together into one sweet Sunday? By baking easy-to-make and tasty to bite-into cookies and candies. We’ll tackle how to prepare some classic and new cookie and candy favorites as well as tips for decorating. Get ready to bring some irresistible treats ‘home for the holidays’ to share with your friends and family! Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult participating in the class. All adults must…

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Date: December 9 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
south african street food

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, will be joining us at our next pop-up event in the Hestan Kitchen. Bring a friend… and your appetite! RSVP Now > Bring a friend… and your appetite! Can’t make this event? Follow us on Instagram @CIAatCopia to stay…

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Date: December 11 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

The 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: December 13 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: Spice it Up!

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: December 14 @ 11:00 am12:30 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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holiday marketplace

Third Annual Holiday Marketplace

December 14 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

The Store at CIA Copia, 500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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The CIA at Copia warmly welcomes you to our third annual Holiday Marketplace, where you can shop, eat, drink, and be merry, all in one location. We’ll be serving up winter-inspired drinks and snacks at our seasonal sips bar while you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or for yourself. The marketplace will feature a curated selection of Bay Area artisanal goods, from Amanda Wright Pottery, Ink + Alloy jewelry, Franmara wine accessories, and others. We’ll also have a selection…

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

CIA Skills: Brunch

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

Family Funday: CIA Holiday Favorites

This is the best time of year for the family to work together to create all kinds of special meals at home. You’re invited to come learn some of our CIA family favorites just in time for the holidays. (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…

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Date: December 16 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm

Estampa Pop-Up

Salud to your heart’s delight at our Estampa! Join chef and Spain-native Rodrigo Vazquez in our Hestan Kitchen as he cooks up a Spanish-inspired menu of traditional small bites and beverages, all priced to share. That will leave you plenty of time to flamenco into the night! Can’t make it to this one? Don’t fret. This season, more tasty bites will be popping up inside our Hestan Kitchen. Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned: @CIAatCopia   About Chef Rodrigo Vazquez Born and…

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Date: December 17 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Cinema Under the Stars
Free

Cinema “Under the Stars”: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

The CIA at Copia’s Cinema “Under the Stars” continues through the winter… under the roof. Every Tuesday we present a delightful combination of film, food, and fun in our Ecolab Theater.     National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Director: Jeremiah Chechik Genre: Comedy Run Time:1h 37min Rating: PG-13 As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything…

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Date: December 18 @ 6:00 pm7:15 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: December 19 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Knife Skills

Ready to take your kitchen know-how to the next level? Then it’s time to sharpen your knife skills—the foundation of every great home chef. Come gather ’round our chef to learn and practice techniques guaranteed to save you time in the kitchen and lend more creativity to the dishes you make. Your new skills and confidence will be sure to impress your family and friends! While no meal is prepared in class, we’ll send you home with the products of…

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Date: December 20 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: Fresh Pasta

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: December 20 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm

Pairing Basics: Basic Flavor Interactions

Do you ever wonder just how to make that Chardonnay taste fruitier, Merlot taste less bitter, or that roast chicken really sing? This class is the perfect place to begin. Starting with an unseasoned “blank canvas,” you’ll learn how 12 different food components, including examples of salt, spice, sweet, acid, fat, and umami interact with four different styles of wine. You’ll learn and taste the various ways to enhance either the flavor of the wine or the flavor of the…

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Date: December 21 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Cajun and Creole

Let’s explore Cajun and Creole cooking, with its diverse and rich cultures and traditions. Both have culinary roots in France, with deep influences from countries like Spain, Africa, the West Indies, and many others, all stemming from a deep love for cooking, eating, and entertaining. From the type of roux used in signature dishes like gumbo, to wonderful shellfish and seafood fare, elegant bisques, and more, we’ll discover how the preservation of this region’s past is fueling its food scene…

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Date: December 21 @ 11:00 am12:00 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! Ages 21+ only Register Now >

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holiday marketplace

Third Annual Holiday Marketplace

December 21 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

The Store at CIA Copia, 500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
+ Google Map

The CIA at Copia warmly welcomes you to our third annual Holiday Marketplace, where you can shop, eat, drink, and be merry, all in one location. We’ll be serving up winter-inspired drinks and snacks at our seasonal sips bar while you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or for yourself. The marketplace will feature a curated selection of Bay Area artisanal goods, from Amanda Wright Pottery, Ink + Alloy jewelry, Franmara wine accessories, and others. We’ll also have a selection…

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Date: December 22 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm

Handmade Dim Sum & Dumplings

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: December 22 @ 1:30 pm3:00 pm

Hands-On Kids Class – DIY Gingerbread Houses

Bring your family along for some holiday-inspired fun! We’ll supply the gingerbread houses, mounds of icing, and multi-colored candies so you can enjoy building your own gingerbread masterpiece in class. We’ll share our tips for mixing, rolling, cutting, baking, icing, and candy-creating your way to success—plus, you’ll leave with a colorful ‘edible house’ to display at home during the holidays. (Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. All adults must be accompanied by…

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Date: December 23 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Ramen

Ramen Pop-Up

Mondays are better with ramen. That’s what’s on the menu at our Guest Chef Pop-Up this Monday, December 23. Join us and Chef Rodrigo Vazquez for a brothy bowl of umami goodness.  Can’t make it to this one? Don’t fret. This season, more tasty bites will be popping up inside our Hestan Kitchen. Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned: @CIAatCopia.  

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Date: December 27 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

Young Chef: Culinary Basics

If your child loves to cook, this camp is the perfect way to introduce him or her to the professional kitchen and learn new cooking and baking techniques from our chefs. Fun and fantastic food awaits, in this hands-on program that will provide your budding young chef with pro skills they can build on and put to use back at home! Young chefs must be signed in by an adult. At the conclusion of the program, adults must pick up…

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Date: December 27 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: Handmade Fresh Cheese

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: December 27 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Chef’s Table: Pasta

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 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! Register now, before this unique event…

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Date: December 28 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

CIA Skills: Cooking with Wine

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: December 28 @ 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: December 29 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: Easy Entertaining

From simple summer get-togethers to upscale cocktail parties, we’ll share the tips and techniques you need to make entertaining your family and friends at home fun, effortless, and elegant. Learn expert tips and tricks to make tasty hors d‘oeuvres, canapés, spreads, and artful cheese platters that shine every time. You’ll confidently walk away with the pro skills your need to create delicious food–and an unforgettable gathering that your guests won’t soon forget. This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on…

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

Family Funday: Snazzy Snacks

It’s time to add a little DIY to the snack cupboard! With all of the options available at the supermarket, how can you create similar (and healthier) items at home? Join us, as we create some well-known snack favorites from scratch—and start creating flavorful, fresh, easy-to-make “snazzy snacks” that the whole family will enjoy. Sample recipes include: Chocolate Hazlenut Spread, Classic (or not-so-classic) Hummus, and one snazzy surprise. Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least…

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January 2020

Date: January 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm7:00 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: January 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am12:30 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: January 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Julia’s Kitchen: Celebrating French Cuisine (Hands-on Class)

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: January 5, 2020 @ 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: January 5, 2020 @ 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: January 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm4:15 pm

Somm’s Class: What We’re Drinking Now

Information today is being shared faster than ever, so it can be difficult to keep up with the latest beverage trends! In this class, you’ll discover what adventurous and tasty wines and other beverages the insiders think you should be drinking right now. Then, get ready to taste our favorites. No more sitting down at your local bar or restaurant and not knowing what to order. Leave the research to us and start having fun exploring what’s new. Ages 21+…

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Date: January 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm7:00 pm

CIA Skills: Flavors of the Mediterranean Table (Hands-on Class)

Exquisite in its simplicity and representative of the casual entertaining throughout the Mediterranean, these flavors are all the rage! From light finger foods to healthy main dishes, this intriguing class will introduce you to the recipes and techniques for preparing the small plates of the Mediterranean. We’ll use ingredients such as olive oil, piquillo peppers, whole grains, and smoky paprika as we develop delicious, craveable plant-forward dishes full of flavor. This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on instruction and…

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Date: January 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Creative Plant-Based Meals (Hands-on Class)

Are you looking for new ways to create healthy and delicious meals at home? Join us as we delve into plant-forward dishes that incorporate flavorful ingredients, without taking away everything you love about meat-based protein. In this hands-on class, we’ll explore some of our favorite recipes, and share our tips and techniques for making them healthier with fruits and produce, whole grains, nuts and seeds, legumes and beans, and more. Even your most avid meat-eater won’t be able to leave…

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Date: January 11, 2020 @ 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: January 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Chef’s Table: Sunday Brunch

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: January 12, 2020 @ 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: January 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am2:30 pm

Plant-Powered Cooking Boot Camp (5-Day)

The future of food is green, and the culinary landscape is evolving to meet plant-forward cooking head on. Using umami-rich mushrooms, protein-packed legumes, and other nutrient-dense, but full-of-flavor ingredients, cooks are seeing past the old steak and eggs to a more sustainable and healthful menu. In this 5-day boot camp, work side-by-side with CIA chef instructors to learn the techniques, ingredients, and recipes behind the lifestyle. This boot camp can be paired with our Plant-Forward Baking course, since no menu…

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Date: January 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm7:00 pm

CIA Skills: Flavors of the New Spanish Table (Hands-on Class)

Exquisite in its simplicity and representative of the casual entertaining of Spain, tapas are all the rage! These incredibly satisfying small bites have become popular throughout the world. From light finger foods to hearty dishes, this intriguing class will introduce you to the recipes and techniques for making Spain’s little plates. We’ll use ingredients such as olive oil, almonds and hazelnuts, piquillo peppers, saffron, anchovies, coarse sea salt, and smoky paprika. Olé! This class includes two (2) hours of hands-on…

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Date: January 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Knife Skills (Hands-on Class)

Ready to take your kitchen know-how to the next level? Then it’s time to sharpen your knife skills—the foundation of every great home chef. Come gather ’round our chef to learn and practice techniques guaranteed to save you time in the kitchen and lend more creativity to the dishes you make. Your new skills and confidence will be sure to impress your family and friends! While no meal is prepared in class, we’ll send you home with the products of…

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Date: January 17, 2020 @ 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: January 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: Regional French Cuisine (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: January 18, 2020 @ 3:30 pm5:00 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: January 19, 2020 @ 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…

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Date: January 19, 2020 @ 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 Dim Sum party in no time!   (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…

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Date: January 19, 2020 @ 3:30 pm4:45 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: January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am2:00 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…

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Date: January 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm5:00 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: January 25, 2020 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm

The 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: January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am1:00 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: January 26, 2020 @ 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: January 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Pizza

Turn your home kitchen into your family’s favorite pizzeria after just one hour with us! In this class, we’ll explore many pizza crusts and creative toppings for each season, and each person in the family, so that you can eat pizza all year long! No matter what kind of pizza you like, you’ll leave knowing plenty of new ways to make one of the world’s favorite foods: PIZZA! Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least…

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Date: January 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Chef’s Class: Global Street Foods

Are you ready to sample true local fare and new culinary flavors? Join us as we explore the global cuisines, cultures, and cooking techniques that have propelled “street foods” into the epicurean spotlight! You’ll walk away with expert tips and delicious recipes from our chefs that will inspire you to start creating your own casual street foods at home. Served in a bowl, on a stick, as a sandwich, or as finger food, let’s dive into these fun and unexpected…

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Date: January 31, 2020 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm

Pairing Basics: Basic Flavor Interactions

Do you ever wonder just how to make that Chardonnay taste fruitier, Merlot taste less bitter, or that roast chicken really sing? This class is the perfect place to begin. Starting with an unseasoned “blank canvas,” you’ll learn how 12 different food components, including examples of salt, spice, sweet, acid, fat, and umami interact with four different styles of wine. You’ll learn and taste the various ways to enhance either the flavor of the wine or the flavor of the…

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