CIA new spot entices foodies
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia officially opens in mid-November offering industry-leading food and wine education and experiences to the public..
Located in the heart of Napa's Oxbow district, CIA at Copia is poised to be a Napa Valley destination for exploring, experiencing and enjoying the world of food and wine. Visitors and locals are welcome to attend cooking and beverage classes in the state-of-the-art Napa Valley Vintners Theater, shop for home goods at the new lifestyle store, and dine in the new restaurant. In addition to offering daily programming, wine tasting and dining opportunities, CIA at Copia offers special events, both public and private, in its 80,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor event and theater space.
Public Cooking and Beverage Classes
At CIA at Copia, daily culinary demonstrations and wine tastings in the 72-seat Napa Valley Vintners Theater bring together acclaimed vintners, chefs, visiting scholars, educators and food and wine leaders who shape the industry.
The Restaurant at CIA Copia
The restaurant will be a destination for market-based, Mediterranean-inspired, California cuisine that pairs perfectly with Napa Valley wines and craft cocktails. The building's façade was extended nearly eight feet from its original location, allowing the dining room to seamlessly blend with the property's patio, gardens and olive grove. Inspired by those at Versailles, and reminiscent of the south of France or Northern Italy, the gardens at CIA at Copia are a source of seasonal produce for the restaurant.
Service style is taking the form of dim sum, with both carts and trays being used tableside to entice customers with food and wine offerings.
The Shop at Copia
Whether it be kitchen tools or locally crafted home goods, gorgeous linens, or handy garden tools, shoppers will find it the shop at Copia. The culinary lifestyle store will feature cookbooks by CIA faculty, alumni and guest chefs, as well as artisanal food products and CIA branded items.
CIA at Copia can handle any type of event involving food and wine, from an intimate wedding in the amphitheater to a cocktail reception in the atrium, or an industry conference that commands the entire building.
The Wine Hall of Fame and atrium wine tasting experience at CIA at Copia are anticipated to debut in the spring 2017, and the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Collection and a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen both have planned openings in late summer 2017.
For additional information, visit www.ciaatcopia.com.