Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late Sunday night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

The CIA at Copia Announces Reopening of Grove at Copia For Outdoor Dining

Napa, CA – The CIA at Copia will reopen its outdoor dining restaurant “Grove” June 25 and is accepting reservations now.

Copia’s outdoor garden restaurant The Colavita Olive Grove Terrace and Outdoor Kitchen, affectionately known to locals as “Grove,” will be the first part of The CIA at Copia to reopen to the public and will feature a new Garden Supper program.

“As we planned the reopening of Grove, we wanted to build around this idea of a garden party or backyard barbecue as a place for togetherness and gathering in a relaxed, yet beautiful setting,” said John Riggio, director of restaurants and special events at The CIA at Copia. “Served family-style, the reimagined menu will showcase the bounty of our on-site garden and the freshest seasonal ingredients. As always, as at the CIA we strive to deliver dining experiences that create avenues for discovery as well, such as an unexpected twist on a quintessential summertime classic.”

Grove Launches Garden Suppers
The three-course, prix fixe Garden Suppers will feature dishes like Wood Fire Roasted Rack of Lamb, Broccoli with Harissa and Cilantro Gremolata and Porchetta with Cranberry Bean Ragout with Long-Cooked Escarole.

Desserts include Garden “Seascape” Strawberry Shortcake with Chantilly Cream and Roasted Peaches with Amaretti Filling and Vanilla Sauce, among others. Suppers will be complemented by refreshing summer cocktails and wines from California producers and beyond.

Set against the backdrop of Copia’s expansive culinary gardens and olive grove terrace, Grove is an ideal setting for guests to relax and enjoy the company of their group with ample distance from other parties. As seats will be limited for social distancing, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online. Grove will be open nightly from 5–9 p.m.

Following reopening of Grove, other culinary experiences at The CIA at Copia will resume in phases based upon demand; registration is open now for indoor and outdoor classes in August and beyond. These include cooking and beverage classes covering a variety of global and regional cuisines, summertime favorites like Farm to Table Cooking, as well as outdoor classes like Everyday Grilling and Seasonal Cocktails from the Garden.

“We are thrilled to be opening our doors to the community once again and will be announcing more programming and events for this summer and fall soon,” said Riggio.

Health and Safety Measures
The CIA at Copia has implemented enhanced measures to protect the health and safety of its guests and employees and will be complying with county and state guidelines. New measures are detailed on the Copia website, but include the following:

  • Our indoor facility is closed to the public until further notice for the safety of our guests.
  • All employees will undergo safety training, daily temperature checks, and wear face coverings while working, until further notice.
  • All areas including restaurants and classes will have capacity restrictions and implement social distancing.
  • All common areas will be sanitized repeatedly throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed in all common spaces.
  • The CIA at Copia kindly asks that guests practice social distancing and wear face coverings when not seated at their table.

Media Contact:

Amanda Secor
Senior Manager—Marketing Communications
845-451-1457
Amanda.Secor@culinary.edu


About The CIA at Copia

Presented by The Culinary Institute of America, The CIA at Copia is a gathering place to “Feed Your Joy™.” Located in the heart of Napa’s Oxbow District, here you can take a cooking or wine tasting class; enjoy seasonal dishes prepared by CIA chefs in our outdoor dining space Grove, or simply drop in for drinks or bocce with friends. Or for a truly unique, food-centric wedding or team-building event, book your special event with us.

Whether you’re looking to break bread with friends, improve your culinary knowledge and skills, discover new recipes and cuisines, or make better food choices for yourself and the planet, there’s something for you at Copia. As part of the not-for-profit Culinary Institute of America, when you dine in our restaurants, shop in our store, or take a class, you help to support future chefs. Follow us on social at @CIAatCopia or visit us online.

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