Napa’s One-Stop Destination for Food & Wine is the Place to Meet New and
Napa, CA – The Culinary Institute of America
(CIA) at Copia, the ultimate Napa Valley destination for exploring, experiencing,
and enjoying the world of food and wine, is hosting a series of cookbook signings,
demos, and lectures. The highlight of the series will be a pre-release reception
of Wine Country Women of Napa Valley on
Sunday, September 24.
Below is a list of author events through November. Events will
be added regularly to the CIA at Copia’s online community events calendar and store events page at www.ciaatcopia.com.
Mary-Frances Heck Book
Signing | Sept. 22, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (free)
CIA alumna Mary-Frances Heck will sign her new cookbook Sweet Potatoes: Roasted, Loaded, Fried, and Made in to Pie at the Store
at CIA at Copia. No registration needed.
Wine Country Women of Napa Valley | Sept. 24, 4–6:30 p.m. ($35 per
This special event is a reception and panel discussion for the new book, Wine Country Women of Napa Valley, featuring
author Michelle Mandro and more than 50 of the women included in the book. The book—a
compilation of family recipes, honored traditions, and stories from more than 60
of Napa’s most influential women—will be available exclusively at The Store at CIA
Copia until its public release on Oct. 24. Register at Wine Country Women of Napa Valley.
Matthew Dolan Book Signing
& Demo | Oct. 6, 6–7:30 p.m. ($30)
Twenty Five Lusk Executive Chef Matthew Dolan will demonstrate a dish from his new
(and first) cookbook, Simply Fish: Modern
and Delicious Recipes for Sustainable Seafood. Joining Chef Dolan is Simone
Jones from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to talk about sustainability issues. Register here.
Rosetta Costantino Book
Signing & Demo | Oct. 7, 5–6 p.m. ($30)
Join respected Italian cookbook author Rosetta Costantino for an evening of Calabrian
cuisine and lively discussion. She will be signing two of her cookbooks, My Calabria and Southern Italian Desserts.
Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey Book Signing & Lecture | Nov. 3, 6–7:30 p.m. ($25)
Professors Magnus Rittby and Eric Simanek of Texas Christian University will discuss
whiskey through the lens of science and engineering. Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey was authored by Dr. Simanek
and Rob Arnold, head distiller of TX Whiskey. Register here.
France is a Feast Book Signing | Nov. 11, noon–2 p.m. (free)
Authors Alex Prud’homme and Katie Pratt will be signing France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child in The Store at CIA Copia.
Bollywood Kitchen Book Signing & Demo | Nov. 15, 6 p.m. ($35)
American filmmaker Sri Rao will demonstrate recipes from his new cookbook, Bollywood Kitchen: Home Cooked Indian Meals Paired
with Unforgettable Bollywood Films. Rao has taken his mom’s authentic, home-cooked
recipes and adapted them for the modern, American kitchen. Registration opening
State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook Book Signing & Demo | Dec.
9, 3:30–5:30 p.m. ($35)
Join CIA graduate Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krazinski for an exciting interactive
demonstration and tasting featuring recipes from their new book, State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook. Registration
Chasing Bocuse Book Signing & Demo | Dec. 11, 6–7:30 p.m. (free)
Join CIA alumnus, chef, and 2015 Bocuse d’Or Silver Medalist and 2017 Head Coach
Philip Tessier to learn about his journey to becoming the first American to medal
in the Bocuse d’Or competition, as documented in his new book, Chasing Bocuse: America’s Journey to the Culinary
World Stage. Demonstration by the new Bocuse d’Or Team USA 2019. Registration
More Activities at
CIA at Copia
In addition to book signings and demos, visitors will find much to do at the CIA
at Copia, including daily cooking classes, wine tasting in the Tasting Showcase,
dining, and browsing culinary and wine collections. Shoppers won’t want to miss
The Store at CIA Copia, featuring an extensive collection of cookbooks by CIA faculty,
alumni, and guest chefs, as well as artisanal food products, cookware, glassware,
one-of-a-kind pottery, and more. The Restaurant at CIA Copia is a destination for
innovative, market-based, globally inspired, California cuisine that pairs perfectly
with Napa Valley wines and craft cocktails. Throughout the property, guests will
find culinary artifacts, museum collections, and one-of-a-kind sculptures, which
are open to the public and can be viewed at no charge.
CIA at Copia is also the ideal location for private food and
wine events, from an intimate wedding in the amphitheater to a cocktail reception
in the atrium, or an industry conference that commands the entire building.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
There will be several book signings, along with author
lectures and demonstrations, at the CIA at Copia this fall. Earlier this year,
CIA graduate Amanda Freitag held a book signing at the college’s center for
food and wine enthusiasts in Napa, CA. (Photo
credit: CIA/John Barkley)
View hi-res image >
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary
college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent,
not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary
science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts
or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its
Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals
and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services
have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network
of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business.
The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.
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