April 5-7, 2024

Join us for a Salute to Culinary Cinema!

Curated & Hosted by Dave Karger 

(Turner Classic Movies)

4 Films and 4 Culinary Tributes

Presented by The CIA at Copia and the Napa Valley Film Festival

A Benefit for the CIA’s Scholarship Fund and Cinema Napa Valley

Friday NIGHT

5:00 p.m. SCREENING

The Taste of Things (2023)

The Copia’s Ecolab Theatre


Juliette Binoche stars in an instant culinary classic that exquisitely captures the kitchen’s bittersweet blessing.” – The New York Times

7:30 P.M. DINNER

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum

Sumptuous French cuisine and wine inspired by the film, prepared Maître Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France) Roland Passot and Joel Guillion.


See Attend Friday page for Dinner Menu



Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

The Copia’s Ecolab Theatre

“Eye-popping and mouth-watering in one, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” spins a 30-page children’s book in a 90-minute all-you-can-laugh buffet.” – Variety


special event


The Copia’s Ecolab Theatre

Book Signing & Presentation by Author Dave Karger50 Oscar Nights – Iconic Stars and Filmmakers on Their Career-Defining Wins

Turner Classic Movies Host and entertainment media journalist Dave Karger presents highlights from his book “50 Oscar Nights,” and exclusive look behind the scens of the Academy Award as top stars and filmmakers  discuss their Oscar wins and tell never-before-told tales of Hollywood’s biggest night.  Purchase a book from the CIA Gift Store and get it signed by Dave Karger. 



The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)

The Copia’s Ecolab Theatre


“Fulfilling, rich and delicious, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an effervescent delight, sizzling with cinematic and emotional flavor.” – Behind the Lens

7:30 P.M. DINNER

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum

Culinary Tribute Dinner to “The Hundred-Foot Journey” Tribute Dinner prepared by Chef Philip Tessier and Chef Ajay Walia.



Enjoy a multi-course dining experience that marries the protagonist chef’s French Haute Cuisine in the film with the rustic Indian Cuisine that was his inspiration.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at Copia


 See Attend Saturday for Menu Details

Sunday morning


11:00 a.m.

Screening of Tampopo

The Copia’s Ecolab Theatre


‘Manages to short-circuit most of our senses at once.” – The Los Angeles Times

“Outwardly preposterous. And everything works.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

1:00 p.m. LUNCH

Mezzanine / Hestan Kitchen

A Japanese “Ramen Palooza” experience featuring Ramen and Izakaya stations. Including 3 beverage tickets.


See Attend Sunday page for Lunch Menu

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