The Haven at Copia offers luxe terrace views, innovative cocktails, and small bites as only the CIA can
Napa, CA, – The CIA at Copia is adding a new late night destination to the Napa community: The Haven, which debuted on July 28, will be The Culinary Institute of America’s first cocktail-focused bar across all of its campuses. Using The Grove’s kitchen elevator, guests will arrive at the second floor entrance, greeted by a retro floor-to-ceiling cocktail-inspired mural to set the tone. The Haven’s balcony is the place to relax in open air and take in the views of the CIA at Copia’s beautiful gardens and Napa skyline.
“The Haven was born from the idea to create a different, after-hours spot in Napa’s Oxbow District. The concept began with the idea of a pre-Prohibition lounge – guests would come in through the kitchen and pop out into a cozy, late-night spot where they could enjoy delicious food, a killer cocktail, and a great time.” Thomas Bensel (Managing Director – California Campus, CIA at Copia)
FOOD & BEVERAGE
The Haven’s beverage program is a collaborative effort between consultant Josh Harris (Bon Vivants Hospitality, Trick Dog) and the CIA at Copia team led by beverage educator Traci Dutton. The Haven offers a short list of creations inspired by the trailblazing author of The Bar-Tender’s Guide, “Professor” Jerry Thomas, as well as influential mixologists and trends from throughout the Institute’s history. The bar will also offer a rotating selection of tapped cocktails, alcohol free cocktails, plus local and international wines and beers. Most prices will range between $14-$20.
Beverage menu highlights include:
Mai Tai Consommé
The Ritz Cocktail
Fig Leaf Daiquiri
Coffee Old Fashioned
Napa Valley Sour
Dr Long Pepper
DIY- G&T with house-made tonic, New American style gin and fresh garden garnishes.
With a traditional Josper grill and oven on site, The CIA at Copia’s culinary team created a menu of small, shareable plates that pull flavor from live-fire cooking, complementing the outdoor setting and featuring seasonal ingredients from the garden below. Dishes vary in price between $8-$24.
Menu highlights include:
Lamb Arrosticini (Skewers) w/ MintSalsa Verde & Charred Cherry Tomatoes
Kampachi Crudo with Citrus & Fennel
Ember-Roasted Artichoke w/ Fava Bean “Aioli”
Baked Caciocavallo Cheese
Marinated Anchovy on Grilled Toast w/ Smoked Tomato Paste & Basil Oil
Duck Pintxo with Harissa & Sumac on Israeli Couscous
Grilled Octopus with Potatoes & Smoked Paprika
Wagyu Steak “Tagliata” with Arugula, EVOO & Lemon
With Hague blue walls and gray accents, The Haven is a space reminiscent of the art deco era. Statement pieces such as an original mural, custom bar, cozy furnishings, contemporary glass chandeliers and timeless barware set the tone for a fun, elegant evening in Napa Valley. Soft lights and club tunes complete the scene.
ABOUT THE HAVEN
Tucked away on the second floor of The CIA Copia, overlooking the garden, the unassuming balcony feels like a secret getaway in the Oxbow District. The Haven honors the origins of classic cocktails with an emphasis on technique, presentation, flavor and high quality ingredients, all hallmarks of the CIA style of hospitality. To learn more about The Haven, visit CIAatCopia.com or follow on Instagram.
ABOUT THE CIA AT COPIA
Hailed a “foodie wonderland” by The New York Times, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia is an epicurean destination in downtown Napa, where guests can immerse themselves in the past, present, and future of food. Located in the Oxbow District, The CIA at Copia offers an array of enticing culinary experiences delivered by CIA chefs and experts, including hands-on cooking and beverage classes; lively public events and art exhibits; a signature garden-to-table restaurant; an exclusive 3D interactive dining experience; Lunch Box, a casual weekday eatery; Wine Bar, a self-service tasting experience; a culinary and lifestyle-themed marketplace; and The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum. The CIA at Copia is also a unique setting for weddings and private events. All proceeds from The CIA at Copia benefit CIA student scholarships. For more information visit CIAatCopia.com