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September 2019

Estampa Pop-Up at Grove

September 23 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Grove, 500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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Every Monday at Grove, we’ll be popping up an exciting dining experience presented by some of our friends in the Napa Valley. Salud to your heart’s delight at our Estampa pop-up at Grove! Every fourth Monday of the month, CIA chef and Spain-native Rodrigo Vazquez will offer a Spanish-inspired menu of traditional small bites and beverages, all priced to share. Fill your belly with good food and drink, and you’ll receive an estampa (“stamp”) on a special card for each item…

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Copia Garden Tour with CIA Farmer Jon

September 27 @ 9:30 am10:30 am
The CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America), 500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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Get to the root of it with Farmer Jon on The CIA at Copia Garden Tour! Learn from the mastermind behind the organically farmed garden that provides seasonal produce to the kitchens here at Copia. During the hour-long exploration of our edible garden, you will learn how to grow from seed to harvest, the importance of seasonality, consequences of nature and much more! After the tour, enjoy a curated bite featuring our garden produce. Please note: All food provided will…

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Shakespeare Napa Valley Presents: “Two Gentlemen of Verona”

September 27 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
The CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America), 500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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On Friday, September 27, join us at The CIA at Copia for a delightful evening performance of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona. Presented by Napa Valley College, this 90-minute, family-friendly performance is sure to please. The performance will be held indoors in the Copia Theater and seats are first come, first served. Hungry before the show? Make a reservation at The Restaurant at CIA Copia and enjoy a two-course prix-fixe dinner! The Elizabethan-inspired menu includes roasted delicata squash salad and lamb ragout. Don't forget to…

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Date: September 28 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Free

Shakespeare Napa Valley Presents: “Two Gentlemen of Verona”

On Saturday, September 28, join us at The CIA at Copia for a delightful evening performance of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona. Presented by Napa Valley College, this 90-minute, family-friendly performance is sure to please. The performance will be held indoors in the Copia Theater and seats are first come, first served. Hungry before the show? Make a reservation at The Restaurant at CIA Copia and enjoy a two-course prix-fixe dinner! The Elizabethan-inspired menu includes roasted delicata squash salad and lamb ragout. Don’t forget to order a…

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Date: September 30 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Free

Di Filippo’s Wood-Fired Pizza Pop-Up at Grove

Every Monday at Grove, we’ll be popping up an exciting dining experience presented by some of our friends in the Napa Valley. If pizza is your love language, don’t miss the wood-fired pies from Di Filippo’s Wood Fired Pizza this month! Served with bubbling cheese and perfectly charred crust, the wide array of pizzas feature seasonal produce and local meats and cheeses. The blackened saucers, sides, and tasty dessert being featured is a result of John Di Filippo’s Italian heritage, his…

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October 2019

Date: October 1 @ 7:15 pm9:45 pm
Free

Cinema Under the Stars: “The Muppet Movie”

The Muppet Movie (1979) Director: James Frawley Genre: Family / Musical Run Time: 98 minutes Rating: G Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, from of the large crew of loveably fuzzy characters created by puppetmaster Jim Henson, have embarked on a quest for stardom. They take a trip to Hollywood, riding in or on a wide variety of vehicles along the way. They begin their journey on a bicycle pedalled by Kermit, but friends accumulate along the way, and they change…

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Date: October 4 @ 9:30 am10:30 am
$15.00

Copia Garden Tour with CIA Farmer Jon

Get to the root of it with Farmer Jon on The CIA at Copia Garden Tour! Learn from the mastermind behind the organically farmed garden that provides seasonal produce to the kitchens here at Copia. During the hour-long exploration of our edible garden, you will learn how to grow from seed to harvest, the importance of seasonality, consequences of nature and much more! After the tour, enjoy a curated bite featuring our garden produce. Please note: All food provided will…

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Date: October 5 @ 4:00 pm7:00 pm

CIA Skills: Flavors of the Mediterranean Table

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: October 6 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

Flavors of Fall with Chef John Ash

Join Chef John Ash, two-time James Beard award-winning author, teacher, and restaurateur, as he explores the seasonal fare and the bounty of fall flavors. In this hands-on class, Chef Ash shares his favorite heartier, comfort foods along with the cooking techniques you need for preparing delicious, fall-inspired meals at home. With tasty recipes and tips for harvest fun, you’ll have the perfect menu for planning your next fall gathering or get-together with friends and family! This class includes two (2)…

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Date: October 7 @ 9:00 am2:30 pm

Farm to Table Boot Camp (5-Day)

Seasonal, local, and sustainable. They’re not just buzzwords, but a healthy and environmentally friendly way of cooking and eating. In this Boot Camp, you’ll gain an in-depth look into the world of cooking sustainably and seasonally, using ingredients sourced as locally as possible. You’ll learn to recognize when produce is at its peak and how to handle just-picked ingredients from the farm all the way to the dinner table. Along with enjoying plenty of hands-on cooking in our kitchens, you…

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Date: October 7 @ 6:30 pm9:00 pm
Kebab

Balagan – Israeli Dining Pop-Up

Every Monday at Grove, we’ll be popping up an exciting dining experience presented by some of our friends in the Napa Valley. Balagan celebrates the Israeli kitchen through the shared experience of communal dining. Brought to you by Blossom Catering Company, which was founded by two CIA alumni (Itamar Abramovitch and Nate Smith), Balagan features a 4-course, family-style Israeli menu inspired by European, Middle Eastern, and North African traditions, while also highlighting local ingredients. The menu features Burekas, Ara’eas Pita, Lamb Shawarma,…

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Date: October 8 @ 7:00 pm8:45 pm
Free

Cinema Under the Stars: “The Princess Bride”

The Princess Bride (1987) Director: Rob Reiner Genre: Adventure / Family Run Time: 98 minutes Rating: PG Based on William Goldman‘s novel of the same name, The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). Falk‘s character assures a romance-weary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates. Indeed, The Princess Bride offers a tongue-in-cheek fairy tale depicting stable…

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Date: October 9 @ 6:00 pm7:00 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: October 10 @ 5:00 pm7:00 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: October 11 @ 9:30 am10:30 am
Farmer Jon in the Copia Gardens
$15.00

Copia Garden Tour with CIA Farmer Jon

Get to the root of it with Farmer Jon on The CIA at Copia Garden Tour! Learn from the mastermind behind the organically farmed garden that provides seasonal produce to the kitchens here at Copia. During the hour-long exploration of our edible garden, you will learn how to grow from seed to harvest, the importance of seasonality, consequences of nature and much more! After the tour, enjoy a curated bite featuring our garden produce. Please note: All food provided will…

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Date: October 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: October 12 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Parent & Teen – CIA Favorites (One-Day Class)

Sample some of the CIA’s all-time favorite recipes in this class featuring dishes straight from the pages of The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook. From savory starters and hearty entrees to decadent desserts, we’ll cover it all. Through chef demonstrations and kitchen production, you’ll learn a variety of cooking skills and helpful tips for culinary success. We’ll discuss basic cooking methods, ingredient selection, and plating techniques. Prepare to take a deeper look into the fundamentals of cooking and to taste…

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Date: October 12 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Pairing Basics: Global Flavor Interactions

We know a little salt on your steak or a little lemon on your fish will change the flavor of the wine you’re tasting, but what about soy sauce? Habaneros? Fresh herbs? Expand your pairing horizons by tasting five wines alongside our selection of distinct components. We’ll introduce you to a new world of flavor interactions from Asian to Latin to Mediterranean. Together, we’ll discover how to find the perfect fit for your adventurous meal! Ages 21+ only Register Now…

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Date: October 12 @ 6:00 pm7:15 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: October 13 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Tacos

Get a family fiesta going with a taco making party at the CIA! In this class, we’ll explore ways to make one of our favorite flavorful foods a healthy and interactive family activity. You’ll leave knowing how to spice things up (or down!) as well as create your own taco-centric meals and even how to make your own hand-pressed tortillas so that you can turn your home kitchen into your family’s favorite taqueira! Fun for ages 4+. All children must…

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Date: October 14 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm

Blanchard’s Fried Chicken Pop-Up at Grove

Every Monday at Grove, we’ll be popping up an exciting dining experience presented by some of our friends in the Napa Valley. Finger lickin’ fried chicken is the name of the game every second Monday of the month when fried chicken connoisseur and Master Sommelier Chris Blanchard pops up at Grove! Come savor his Southern-inspired menu featuring (you guessed it) fried chicken, along with buttermilk biscuits, and plenty of decadent sides; mac and cheese, collard greens, and coleslaw. Enjoy at Grove…

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Date: October 16 @ 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: October 18 @ 9:30 am10:30 am
$15.00

Copia Garden Tour with CIA Farmer Jon

Get to the root of it with Farmer Jon on The CIA at Copia Garden Tour! Learn from the mastermind behind the organically farmed garden that provides seasonal produce to the kitchens here at Copia. During the hour-long exploration of our edible garden, you will learn how to grow from seed to harvest, the importance of seasonality, consequences of nature and much more! After the tour, enjoy a curated bite featuring our garden produce. Please note: All food provided will…

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Date: October 18 @ 11:00 am2:00 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: October 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: October 19 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm

How To: Taste Wine in 90 Seconds

From tongue to brain stem takes just nanoseconds and yet a Master Sommelier candidate has a little over four minutes to taste, evaluate, and identify wines. What happens in between? How much time do you really need to figure out what you think and how you feel about a wine? In this class, you’ll taste five wines, learn the lingo, understand what you prefer, and how to enjoy it with food, family, and friends. You’ll leave with a practical, fun,…

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Date: October 20 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Cakes and Cupcakes

From tongue to brain stem takes just nanoseconds and yet a Master Sommelier candidate has a little over four minutes to taste, evaluate, and identify wines. What happens in between? How much time do you really need to figure out what you think and how you feel about a wine? In this class, you’ll taste five wines, learn the lingo, understand what you prefer, and how to enjoy it with food, family, and friends. You’ll leave with a practical, fun,…

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Date: October 22 @ 6:45 pm8:45 pm
Free

Cinema Under the Stars: “Beetlejuice”

The Goonies (1988) Director: Tim Burton Genre: Fantasy Run Time: 93 minutes Rating: PG Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century’s worth of bureaucratic red tape, they’re on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is…

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Date: October 23 @ 6:00 pm7:15 pm

Somm’s Class: Cocktails with a Twist

Are you ready to up your cocktail game and reinvent your favorite classics at home with new flavorful twists? Join us as we share our secrets on how to make small tweaks to your tried-and-true drink recipes to create delicious and amazing cocktails. We’ll put a spin on three of our favorite classics using delicious ingredients. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply looking to liven up your evening cocktail, you’ll leave with a host of substitution choices and basic…

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Date: October 24 @ 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 brunchtime 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…

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Date: October 25 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Exploring Persian Cuisine (Hands-on Class)

Come explore a cuisine that is a feast for all senses and discover the amazing variety of foods and flavors across every region of Iran, from small bites and soups, to traditional flatbread and sweet desserts. Learn more about this region’s traditional ingredients like saffron, pomegranate, dates, walnuts, turmeric, and lamb in ways you’ve never even imagined. This hands-on class is packed with inspiring ideas and helpful tips along with delicious take-home recipes—everything you’ll need for recreating your own culinary…

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Date: October 25 @ 9:30 am10:30 am
$15.00

Copia Garden Tour with CIA Farmer Jon

Get to the root of it with Farmer Jon on The CIA at Copia Garden Tour! Learn from the mastermind behind the organically farmed garden that provides seasonal produce to the kitchens here at Copia. During the hour-long exploration of our edible garden, you will learn how to grow from seed to harvest, the importance of seasonality, consequences of nature and much more! After the tour, enjoy a curated bite featuring our garden produce. Please note: All food provided will…

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Date: October 25 @ 6:00 pm7:15 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: October 26 @ 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: October 26 @ 4:30 pm7:30 pm
Andrew Zimmern
$60.00 - $500.00

Conversations at Copia: Food for Good

How can we expand access to food and reduce waste? Join Andrew Zimmern and a distinguished panel of chefs and food experts as they discuss creating new ways to serve those in need, provide disaster relief, and fight against food waste. Whether you work in the food industry or from your home kitchen, this talk will impress the importance of how even the simplest action can have a lasting impact. General Admission Tickets include: Pre-event reception to meet-and-mingle with Andrew…

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Date: October 27 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Special Edition – Spooky Treats

Spend a day at the Ghoulinary Institute of America for some spooky Halloween sugar-filled fun! We’ll explore deliciously creepy recipes for the whole family. In this demonstration-style class, you’ll learn how to make some of our favorite Halloween treats the CIA way. Witches Fingers, Halloweenies, and Sorcerer’s Brew, oh my! Come in costume! All superheroes, princesses, and superhero princesses, welcome! Warning! This class contains nuts and lots of sugar. Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at…

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Date: October 29 @ 6:45 pm8:45 pm
Free

Cinema Under the Stars: “Hocus Pocus”

Hocus Pocus (1993) Director: Kenny Ortega Genre: Comedy / Fantasy Run Time: 95 minutes Rating: PG Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy romp around like coked-up versions of The Three Stooges in the frantic Disney romp Hocus Pocus. The film begins in 1693 where three witches — Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary (Kathy Najimy) — are preparing a potion that will grant them immortality and eternal youth. But before they finish mixing their cocktail, the people of Salem capture them and…

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Date: October 30 @ 6:00 pm7:00 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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November 2019

Date: November 1 @ 1:30 pm3:00 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: November 1 @ 5:30 pm7:30 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: November 2 @ 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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Date: November 2 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm

How To: Taste Wine in 90 Seconds

From tongue to brain stem takes just nanoseconds and yet a Master Sommelier candidate has a little over four minutes to taste, evaluate, and identify wines. What happens in between? How much time do you really need to figure out what you think and how you feel about a wine? In this class, you’ll taste five wines, learn the lingo, understand what you prefer, and how to enjoy it with food, family, and friends. You’ll leave with a practical, fun,…

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Date: November 3 @ 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 and…

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Date: November 9 @ 8:00 am1:30 pm

Artisan Breads Boot Camp (3-Day)

A crisp crust. A chewy crumb. An unmistakable aroma. Nothing is more captivating than a French baguette straight from the oven. But it doesn’t stop there. From the flatbreads of the Middle East to the enriched breads of Europe (brioche!), bakers around the world have been seducing our senses for thousands of years with their specialty breads. Now it’s your chance to join the ranks and learn the art of bread baking. Beginning with an ingredient function and equipment review,…

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Date: November 9 @ 10:00 am1:00 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: November 9 @ 3:30 pm4:45 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: November 20 @ 4:00 pm7:00 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: November 21 @ 6:00 pm7:15 pm

Somm’s Class: Festive Cocktails

The holidays are all about getting together with those closest to you to celebrate each other and life. In this class, you will learn how to create delicious cocktails that will bring the spirit to any occasion. You will add to your repertoire of recipes and be inspired to create new ones of your own. Let’s get ready to celebrate the season! Ages 21+ only Register Now >

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

Chef’s Class: Pies & Tarts for the Holidays

Are you ready to get inspired for this year’s holiday festivities with mouthwatering, homemade pies and tarts? From traditional favorites to innovative new twists, join our experts and learn their dough-making secrets and tried-and-true techniques, so you can make delicious and beautiful desserts to share with your family and friends throughout the holidays and year. Example recipes include a new twist on Pumpkin Pie and Maple Nut Tart Watch, learn, and enjoy a tasting of the demonstrated recipes and a…

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Date: November 22 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Chef’s Table: Food for Entertaining

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! Class instruction will include creating everything…

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Date: November 23 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Bistros and Brasseries (Hands-on Class)

The words bistro and brasseries may bring to mind fancy French-ness, but the food served in these French cafes is actually casual fare, like cozy comfort foods that come from a rich history of necessity and sustenance. In this class, learn iconic bistro dishes, like beef stewed in red wine, creamy leek and cheese tart, and chocolate mousse (ooh la la!). CIA chefs will demonstrate how to make a classic French omelets and a decadent croque monsieur, so you can…

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Date: November 23 @ 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 handson instruction and one (1) hour of time to enjoy the meal you have prepared during the class paired…

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Date: November 23 @ 3:30 pm4:45 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: November 24 @ 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: November 27 @ 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: November 29 @ 10:00 am1:00 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: November 29 @ 1:00 pm2:00 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: November 29 @ 4:00 pm7:00 pm

CIA Skills: Farm to Table (Hands-on Class)

Farm to table is more than a restaurant buzz word – it’s a frame of mind, and you don’t have to be a farmer or a chef to get in on the fun.  If you are looking for inspiration and ideas for creating seasonal meals at home, this hands-on class will explore the tips and techniques to making delicious dishes with local, seasonal produce with exciting flavor combinations.  No more worrying about what’s on the menu!  We’ll dive into class…

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Date: November 30 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Global Street Foods (Hands-on Class)

While we love fine dining and beautiful restaurants, street food is the quickest (and maybe the most fun!) way to learn about a new region and its culture. Made by local artisans with traditional tools and techniques, the food you find in stalls, trucks, and markets gives you an insight into the culture, ingredients, and community. In this hands-on class, learn about some of the world’s best street food, whether its found on a stick, in a bowl, or sandwiched…

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Date: November 30 @ 10:00 am1:00 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 favorite!  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: November 30 @ 1:00 pm2:30 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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December 2019

Date: December 7 @ 4:30 pm7:30 pm
Andrew Zimmern
$75.00 - $500.00

Conversations at Copia: Setting the Equity Table

Where is social change in the food and beverage industry coming from? Join Andrew Zimmern and a distinguished panel of chefs and food experts as they discuss how they’re using the power of food as a tool to advance hospitality and social change.   General Admission Tickets include: Pre-event reception to meet-and-mingle with Andrew Zimmern and all-star panelists and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres Panel discussion with Q&A During the reception, panelists will also be available to sign their cookbooks and/or…

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