April 15 – CatalinaOP + Tommy Gomes Seafood Dinner – Beware!!
Do you love seafood? If yes, this could be the most special dinner you’ll have! This is because we have the amazing Tommy Gomes of Catalina Offshore Products here for an “Evening of Seafood”. The short summary is that we know of no one that knows more about seafood … and who has stronger opinions! … than Tommy. And he is an excellent speaker with fun charisma and he will both delight you and scare you with his talk. It is $75/person for the dinner with Tommy Gomes and Solare, and a special 5-course dinner has been designed by Chef Accursio. 6:30pm. ~~ Click here to make reservations ~~ View Menu Here.
April 21 – SoundBite – a Musical Dining Experience!
This is a fun evening! We have paired our Solare cuisine with wine — beer — cocktails — chocolate — and now we are pairing it with … MUSIC! Yes, we have a 6-course dinner where each course is paired with a song. Really! We have the band, Midnight Pine, that will be performing live at Solare and each of their songs goes with a course that Chef Nick Brune and Chef Accursio Lotà have prepared. I can’t wait for this evening! Click here to sign-up … and here is the menu with more details.
April 25 – Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market – Sold-Out
Join A Meet at Solare and drive together to a local fish market (less than 3 miles) to learn about fish and buying fresh fish with confidence. Then we all head back to Solare to prepare and cook some great seafood dishes. Chef Accursio was born on the coast of the island of Sicily, and he will teach you how to cook the following incredible dishes: Traditional Cioppino (fish stew), Crudo all’Italiana (sashimi Italian style!), and “Pesce alla Siciliana” (whole fish). Seafood lovers will not want to miss this opportunity. NOTE that for this class, the fun starts at 10am instead of the normal 10:30am as we are visiting the fish market. We meet at Solare with an Italian-style coffee of your choice and a pastry. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”. – Limit 10 — Contact us for details.
April 25 – Parents Night Out – pajama party at Pachis
You deserve a night off! Drop your kids off at Pachis for art, crafts and activities, while you enjoy a relaxing dinner here at Solare Ristorante conveniently located right next door (literally) from Pachis. Children do not need to have any art experience to be part of the fun. All projects are adapted to the needs and comfort levels of all children. For children ages 5 to 12 years. Pajama’s welcome! This is happening the last Saturday of each month ~ also on: May 30 ~ Jun 27. $25.00 per child ~ $15.00 for siblings — Sign up here
May 9 – Pachis+Solare: Mother’s Day Art and Cooking
Pachis art studio for kids and Solare Italian Ristorante are teaming up this Mother’s Day to bring Moms and kids together for a morning of art and baking. 9:30am to 11:30am. Please click here for all the details ~~ and register here.
May 10 – Mother’s Day Brunch!
Important! Mother’s Day will be here before you know it – and now is the time to make your reservation so you can get the best times for a delicious brunch. We are having a wonderful à la carte menu plus special dishes designed by Chef Accursio. 9:30am to 2pm. Click to make your reservation.
May 19, Tuesday – Italian Wine Dinner – Michele Chiarlo
Would you like to learn more about the amazing wines of Piemonte? Do you already love and appreciate Barolos and Barbarescos? If the answer is “yes” to either question, then you will want to join this dinner! By calling in a few favors, I was able to get world-renown Italian winery, Michele Chiarlo, to be at Solare for an evening of Piemonte wines. The evening begins at 6:15pm with a Reception with Luca DeMarco, and then Luca will lead the wine portion of the Dinner which starts at 6:45pm. Chef Accursio is designing a custom 4-course dinner to perfectly match the Michele Chiarlo wines. The price for the 4-course dinner and 5 Michele Chiarlo wines is $79++. ~ RSVP and Join us!
May 23, Saturday – Cooking Class: Cucina Napoletana
Situated under Mount Vesuvius, Neapolitan cuisine is inspired by the Greek and Roman Empire traditions — one of the best cuisines in Southern Italy. You will learn authentic dishes coming from the popular traditions like Scialiatelli Pasta e Fagioli, Sartu di Riso, desserts such as Zeppole di San Giuseppe, more and more. The fun starts at 10:30am at Solare with an Italian-style coffee of your choice and a pastry. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”. – Limit 10 – $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.
May 31, Sunday – “Heart of Spring”
Early “save the date” announcement! We will be having an incredible feast on Sunday, May 31, to celebrate the flavors and tastes of Spring in San Diego. You will not want to miss this dinner! Please send us a note if you would like to be on the list for more information. Save the date!
June 20 – Pachis+Solare: Father’s Day Art and Cooking
Pachis art studio for kids and Solare Italian Ristorante are teaming up this Father’s Day to bring Dads and kids together for a morning of art and baking. 9:30am to 11:30am. Please click here for all the details ~~ and register here.
June 27 – Cooking Class: Ossobucco and Risotto
For this class, you will be transported form San Diego to Lombardia, Italy, to learn how the perfect Ossobuco is made. The key to classic Ossobuco is exactly how the meat is braised, and that is one of many things you will learn from Chef Accursio. Lombardia is famous for their Ossobuco! And what does a wonderful plate of Osso Buco need? Risotto! Chef Accursio will also lead you to prepare the world’s best risotto where the rice is the prefect level of “creamy-ness” but the kernels are still whole and firm. This is great risotto – but it is not easy to make – unless you join this class! The fun starts at 10:30am at Solare with an Italian-style coffee of your choice and a pastry. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”. – Limit 10 – $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.
July 11 – Cooking Class: Gnocchi and Bolognese
A full immersion in gnocchi and slow braised Bolognese sauce — the essence of the Emilia-Romagna region.
You will learn to twist the traditional recipe of gnocchi, by filling them with sausages, by creating different tastes, and shapes, so you can surprise your family and guest at home. The fun starts at 10:30am at Solare with an Italian-style coffee of your choice and a pastry. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”. – Limit 10 – $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.
Every Thursday Night – Live Jazz View Flyer
We love jazz of the style from the late 1950’s and early 1960’s … and that is exactly what the Chris Lea Jazz Experience plays every Thursday night starting at 8:30pm. Join us!