Preparing the Perfect Pairings with Dominic Orsini
Saturday, October 15 / 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Learn how to pair dishes with wines from a certified food and wine pairing expert in this hands-on class taught by CIA grad Dominic Orsini. You’ll work with seasonal ingredients from our culinary garden to explore how taste changes our palate’s perception of wine.
When consuming food and wine together, our palate’s perception of the wine will indeed be disrupted by the acidity of the food it is paired with. The key is to manage the level of acidity in the food to maintain the acidic balance of the pairing—that's what this class will focus on. In this wine pairing class, you’ll explore complimentary and contrasting pairings, as well as breaking the old-world rules of pairing certain wine with certain foods.
Dominic Orsini, CIA ’95 is a food and wine pairing expert, and The CIA at Copia’s new executive chef. He helps us celebrate the harvest season for two days centered on the wine, food, music, and more of Wine Country.
Add a VIP Dinner to your class experience by purchasing a bundle ticket and save! This ticket provides you access to the hands-on wine pairing class with Dominic in the morning, and the VIP Dinner event in the evening. Limited tickets available!
At the CIA, more than 90 percent of our students receive scholarships and other forms of financial aid . Your patronage helps support this important priority, ensuring students can realize their dreams of attending the world's premier culinary college.
This event is part of American Bounty: Celebrating Regional American Cuisines, a new annual summer food, wine, and music series at CIA at Copia. From the Mississippi Delta to the southwest back to Wine Country for harvest, enjoy regional foods, wines, and live music brought to you by renowned CIA alumni. See tickets for classes, dinner experiences, and other American Bounty events here.