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CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America)

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500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States

May 2019

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! Register Now >

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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! Register Now >

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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. Register Now >

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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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Guac Off

The CIA at Copia Second Annual Guac Off!

June 16 @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm
CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America), 500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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It’s guacamole game time at The CIA at Copia on Sunday, June 16 for our second annual Guacamole Culinary Competition!  Local Bay Area chefs will be pitted against each other to see whose guacamole reigns supreme! Each restaurant will be provided with staple guac ingredients, AND they are encouraged to bring a few special ingredients to create their signature dip. Sample the guac goods during a walk-around tasting in our state-of-the-art kitchen and vote for your favorite! A panel of…

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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 14 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Masters of Petite: Petite Sirah Panel, Tasting, & Walk-Around Reception

“The Petite Masters” Panel & Tasting Reception, hosted by P.S. I Love You, a historic journey with the American heritage grape Petite Sirah, and the top taste makers from Napa, Sonoma, and beyond.   Discover Petite Sirah’s extraordinary journey to America and how the formidable pioneer forged a cornerstone in America’s rich wine history. Today, this all-American varietal is a grape on the move and trending in popularity among winemakers and savvy consumers alike. Enjoy a fascinating and informative roundtable tasting with…

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