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The CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America)

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500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States

October 2019

Date: October 15 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oxbow School Lecture with Bessma Khalaf

Oxbow School Lecture with Bessma Khalaf

Please join us for a lecture with artist Bessma Khalaf.   Artist Biography Born in Iraq, Bessma Khalaf emigrated to San Diego, California in 1990 just two years after the end of the Iraq/Iran war and just before the first Gulf War – those years of her childhood are not lost in the work. Balancing mischievousness and malice, Khalaf’s processes of degradation (burning, smashing, consuming, etc.) explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image. Khalaf proposes that beyond the nihilism…

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Date: October 22 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oxbow School Lecture with Anneli Henriksson

Oxbow School Lecture with Anneli Henriksson

Please join us for a lecture with Oxbow alumni artist Anneli Henriksson.   Artist Biography Using a sardonic approach to exploring existentialism, Anneli Sanaye Henriksson’s work engages with countercultural production of the recent past in order to examine an aesthetic manifestation of melancholia. She creates spaces that reflect ritualistic or symbolic attempts to resist the power of bourgeois hegemony. Through self-publishing, drawings, comics, garments, and textiles, she challenges perceived boundaries between object, action, and place. By positioning the viewer in…

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Date: October 26 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm
$25.00

Exploring Brazilian Cooking with Chef Almir Da Fonseca

Chef Almir Da Fonseca, authority on Brazilian cuisine and professor of Culinary Arts at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, will be offering a one-hour cooking demonstration to celebrate the launch of his book, The Brazil Project. Learn the expert tips you need to bring the delicious dishes of Brazil home to your kitchen! Chef Da Fonseca will be preparing tastings of five traditional Brazilian recipes from his new cookbook. Following the demonstration, Chef Da Fonseca will be available…

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Date: October 29 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm
Free

Copia Community Trick-or-Treat

The CIA at Copia invites you to bring your little ghosts and goblins to enjoy a fun-filled trick-or-treat trail through Copia! Don’t forget to bring a bag for all your goodies and get a treat-trail passport when you arrive. You’ll enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities for both kids and adults! If you collect all the stamps along the treat-trail, you’ll be entered to win a special prize! This merry-not-scary event is free and fun for the whole family. Each…

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November 2019

Date: November 10 @ 1:30 pm5:00 pm
$45.00 - $75.00

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) – Seminar and Tasting Reception

Zins in the Kitchen at Copia Combining culinary expertise and winemaking wizardry you can expect to be delighted during this afternoon of zinful exploration in the kitchen!  We’ll showcase the diverse Zinfandel growing regions throughout California with their varied climates, soils and world-class winemaking talents. You’ll taste examples of sometimes unexpected, sometimes rare, but always delicious wines that may become your new favorites. You’ll also learn the stories of pioneers and visionaries from these passionate Zinfandel producers, while you taste…

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Date: November 17 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm
$45.00

A Taste of Tuscany with Special Guests!

The CIA at Copia is proud to present A Taste of Tuscany featuring the wines and foods that make this region of Italy a premiere travel destination. We are delighted to welcome Giancarla Bodoni, the award-winning Executive Chef of Monteverdi Tuscany. Chef Bodoni will be preparing some of Monteverdi’s most prized and popular signature dishes. They will be paired with wines from the world-renowned Casanova di Neri winery whose wines have repeatedly earned 100-points from Robert Parker. During this event,…

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December 2019

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

Family Funday: Cakes and Cupcakes

Come join us for a sweet day as we explore two of our favorite desserts: cakes and cupcakes! Learn how to make beautiful, multi-leveled cakes with perfectly smooth buttercream, delicious fluffy cupcakes—and even homemade sprinkles. We’ll share all things decorating and then give you time to go and create your own cupcake masterpiece in class. 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…

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Date: December 4 @ 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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