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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

June 2019

Date: June 20 @ 5:30 pm7:30 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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July 2019

Date: July 4 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm
$95.00

Independence Day Clambake!

Want a front-row seat to the best fireworks display in town? Now’s your chance to snag a ticket to Copia’s festive Fourth of July clambake! Our exclusive second-floor terrace offers a fantastc view of Napa’s fireworks, and we’re inviting a limited number of guests to party with us in the spirit of good food, wine, and fun. You’ll feast on a stellar menu of clams (of course!), lobster, PEI mussels, and more, as well as plenty of cool beverages to…

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Date: July 5 @ 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: July 9 @ 4:00 pm7:00 pm

CIA Skills: DIY Diet (Hands-on Class)

With so many diet programs out there, it’s often overwhelming to find ‘one’ that offers both delicious food options and steady success. Together, we’ll explore some of the key principles behind today’s diet trends and how to turn their techniques into healthy, flavorful meals that you can enjoy every day. You’ll confidently walk away with the skills you need to incorporate fresh ingredients into tasty dishes at home! This class includes two (2) hours of handson instruction and one (1)…

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Date: July 22 @ 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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August 2019

Date: August 7 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Free

Clif Family Experience Pop-Up

Join Clif Family for a perfect summer evening of food and wine at The CIA at Copia! The Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck will be set up in the Copia Gardens serving a unique menu of bruschetta, porchetta, rotisserie chicken, farm fresh salads, and seasonal sides. Enjoy their delicious food and Clif Family wines, available for purchase throughout the evening. And, don’t forget additional food and beverage options will be available all night from Grove. We’ll see you there!  …

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Date: August 22 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: DIY Diet (Hands-on Class)

With so many diet programs out there, it’s often overwhelming to find ‘one’ that offers both delicious food options and steady success. Together, we’ll explore some of the key principles behind today’s diet trends and how to turn their techniques into healthy, flavorful meals that you can enjoy every day. You’ll confidently walk away with the skills you need to incorporate fresh ingredients into tasty dishes at home! This class includes two (2) hours of handson instruction and one (1)…

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September 2019

Date: September 1 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Special Edition – Apple Fun and Fritters

Join us during our annual Ciderfest at Copia for a special edition class all about our favorite apple recipes and, of course, fritters! (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: September 4 @ 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: September 5 @ 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: September 6 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

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: September 6 @ 5:00 pm7:00 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: September 7 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Exploring Mediterranean Cuisine (Hands-on Class)

From the spice markets of North Africa to the tapas bars of Spain (and every flatbread, sardine, and glass of wine in between), the cuisines of the Mediterranean are as unique and vibrant as the people who cook them. In this hands-on introduction to Mediterranean cooking, you’ll explore the flavor profiles and signature technique of regions like Provence, Southern Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and North Africa. Learn the tools you’ll need to make this healthful and flavorful culinary tradition a…

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Date: September 7 @ 11:00 am2:00 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 small hands-on class concludes with a meal…

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Date: September 8 @ 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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Date: September 12 @ 5:00 pm7:00 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: September 13 @ 11:00 am2:00 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: September 13 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Chef’s Class: Fall Strudels and Turnovers

Pie crust isn’t the only name in the dough game this season. In this class, we’ll explore fall forward recipes for strudels and turnovers. You’re new skills will come in handy at the next seasonal gathering! Watch, learn, and enjoy a tasting of the demonstrated recipes and a wine pairing. Register Now >

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Date: September 14 @ 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: September 15 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Family Funday: Ramen at Home

What started off as an inexpensive and convenient meal option has evolved and taken over the food world! In this class, learn what makes a ramen noodle so unique and the technique to a perfectly smooth, balanced broth comparable to the very best from Japan. 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…

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Date: September 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: September 19 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

CIA Favorites (One-Day 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! This small hands-on class concludes with a meal and wine.…

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Date: September 20 @ 6:00 pm7:15 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: September 21 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

CIA Skills: The 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. In these two (2) hour participation style classes, you will…

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Date: September 21 @ 1:00 pm2:30 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: September 22 @ 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: September 26 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm

Chef’s Class: Classic Provençal

There is no notion more romantic than sitting side-by-side at a French bistro as lavender-scented breezes amble through. France’s Provence region stretches from the mountains to the sea, and it is the origin for some of the country’s most iconic dishes, like bouillabaisse, ratatouille, and pissaladière. In this demonstration class, our CIA chefs will show you the very best to add to your culinary repertoire and bring a little romance to your own kitchen. Travel through the French countryside as…

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Date: September 26 @ 5:00 pm7:00 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: September 27 @ 11:00 am2:00 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: September 27 @ 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: September 28 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Bistros & 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: September 28 @ 11:00 am3:00 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 is small, hands-on class concludes with a meal and wine. Register…

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Date: September 29 @ 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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October 2019

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 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 @ 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 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Chef’s Table: California Bounty

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: 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 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 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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