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CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America)

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500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States

March 2019

Date: March 22 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm
$30.00

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 22 @ 4:00 pm7:00 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 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: March 23 @ 11:00 am2:00 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. Learn more and register >

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Date: March 23 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Mastering Mole with Mercadito Food Truck (Hands-on Class)

Join Chef Valentin Atayde from the Mercadito Food Truck, as he explores the cultural and regional influences of moles, including how to prepare these delicious meals for your family at home. Come learn the techniques and tips from chef – and discover the flavors and aromas that have made this a popular national dish in Mexico. At the end of class, you’ll enjoy a family-style meal along with paired wines together. Learn more and register >

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Date: March 24 @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm
bowl of chili
$25.00

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
$30.00

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
$150.00

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
$50.00

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 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

CIA Favorites (Hands-on Class)

Sample some of the CIA’s all-time favorite recipes in this hands-on class. From savory starters and hearty entrées 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 for you to bring home to your kitchen, so you can cook like a CIA chef! Learn more and register >

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Date: March 30 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm
$60.00

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
$15.00

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 6 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
whiskey
$50.00 - $65.00

Napa Valley Museum Yountville’s 2nd Annual Tartan Day Whisky Tasting

Napa Valley Museum Yountville presents its 2nd Annual Tartan Day Whisky Tasting at the CIA at Copia in Napa Saturday, April 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM – Limited capacity! Includes tour of the new Pop-Up Exhibit: “France is a Feast: the Photographic Journey of Paul & Julia Child” The Napa Valley Museum Yountville brings its popular series of Whisky Tastings to the CIA at Copia in Napa, with more wonderful whiskies and surprising food pairings – curated by Scotch whisky expert…

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Date: April 9 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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The Oxbow School – Visiting Artist Lectures

Clay Gibson Please join us for a lecture with Oxbow Alumni Artist Clay Gibson (OS20). Artist Biography Clay Gibson is a tattooer and co-owner of the tattoo shop, Come What May. Prior to tattooing he attended Oxbow OS20 and later the California Institute of the Arts where he enlarged on ideas of building community through art-making and political praxis. He later went on to live in Mexico City where he attended the SOMA Summer Art Residency Program and began to…

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

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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Date: April 17 @ 9:00 am2:30 pm

Skill Development Boot Camp for Parent’s and Teens

Magic happens in the kitchen, and who better to share it with than your favorite teen? In this 2-day hands-on boot camp, you’ll join other parent-teen duos to learn the basics of cooking – together! Alongside a CIA chef-instructor, you’ll start by learning how to handle a knife and make knife cuts. Then we’ll dive right into cooking methods (roasting, sautéing…) and prepare a full menu of awesome dishes—including dessert! Bring your sense of adventure and your appetite, and prepare…

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Date: April 26 @ 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 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: April 28 @ 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. All adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Please…

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May 2019

Date: May 11 @ 5:30 pm6:45 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: May 12 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Chef’s Table: Sunday Brunch – Celebrating Mom

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: May 12 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Brunch Favorites – Celebrating Mom

Start your Sunday off right with everyone’s favorite–waffles, pancakes, and crêpes–oh my! Whether you’re getting everyone out the door early or planning a more leisurely brunch, we’ll teach you how to prepare fresh flavor combinations of sweet and savory batters for a quick meal, with make-ahead tips you can bring back to your kitchen. We’ll show you how to create your own batter variations, including fun ideas for fillings and toppings from fruits to herbs to nuts and cheeses and…

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Date: May 25 @ 3:30 pm5:00 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! Learn more and register >

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Date: May 30 @ 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! Learn more and register >

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Date: May 31 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Peruvian Cuisine (Hands-on Class)

Come and explore the exciting world of Peruvian gastronomy! Join us as we dive into Peru’s rich history, and how the culinary traditions of its past are driving what’s being served today. From light appetizers to hearty stews, you’ll learn all about the ingredients, cooking techniques, and dishes that the country is known for, as you prepare regional favorites like empanadas, tiraditos, ceviche, papas, and other mouthwatering creations. Learn more and register >

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Date: May 31 @ 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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June 2019

Date: June 15 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Chilean Cuisine (Hands-on Class)

Let’s explore the local ingredients and flavors of Chile’s diverse and rich culinary traditions. From European to indigenous influences, Chile’s modern food scene has been driven by its geography and climate, which hosts a wide range of delicious foods like seafood and grilled meats, stews or cazuelas and pasteles, empanadas, corn, beans, tropical fruits, and, of course, excellent local wines. Join us as we introduce you to the recipes and techniques for preparing these regional favorites along with the many…

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Date: June 22 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm

Preserving: Curing, Drying, Confit (Hands-on Class)

Preserving is not just about canning fruits and vegetables. Have you ever imagined making your own Gravlax? How about rillettes or at-home jerky? In this hands-on class, you’ll learn our secrets for safely and deliciously preserving foods, as we guide you step-by-step through techniques you can take back to your kitchen. We’ll explore methods including confit, salting, and drying so that you can easily preserve the foods you love! There is no meal included during class, but attendees will take…

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July 2019

Date: July 12 @ 9:00 am2:30 pm

Skill Development Boot Camp for Parent’s and Teens

Magic happens in the kitchen, and who better to share it with than your favorite teen? In this 2-day hands-on boot camp, you’ll join other parent-teen duos to learn the basics of cooking – together! Alongside a CIA chef-instructor, you’ll start by learning how to handle a knife and make knife cuts. Then we’ll dive right into cooking methods (roasting, sautéing…) and prepare a full menu of awesome dishes—including dessert! Bring your sense of adventure and your appetite, and prepare…

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Date: July 13 @ 9:00 am2:30 pm

Skill Development Boot Camp for Parent’s and Teens

Magic happens in the kitchen, and who better to share it with than your favorite teen? In this 2-day hands-on boot camp, you’ll join other parent-teen duos to learn the basics of cooking – together! Alongside a CIA chef-instructor, you’ll start by learning how to handle a knife and make knife cuts. Then we’ll dive right into cooking methods (roasting, sautéing…) and prepare a full menu of awesome dishes—including dessert! Bring your sense of adventure and your appetite, and prepare…

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