The CIA at Copia is adding a new late-night destination to the Napa community: The Haven, which will debut 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,” says Thomas Bensel, Managing Director – California Campus, CIA at Copia.

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
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • 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.

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