Upcoming Events

January 18-24 – San Diego Restaurant Week

Solare is participating in San Diego Restaurant Week this year. $40 dinner and $20 lunch. We are excited! Click for our Dinner and Lunch menus

January 21, Wednesday – Italian Wine Dinner with Banfi

This is a special Wine Dinner – it is with the world famous Banfi Winery in Italy. It is a 5-course dinner with 6 Banfi wines … and the wine tasting portion of the dinner will be led by Luciano Castiello. Luciano is the official ambassador for Castello Banfi, and unofficial ambassador for Italy’s melody-filled, wine-charmed, “slow food” culture. This will be huge – and will sell out. $75++/person. Join us! ~~ View Menu

January 24, Saturday – Cooking Class – Authentic Italian Lasagna and Baked Pasta – Sold-Out

Baked pasta … Lasagna, Fagottini, Nidi di Rondine. A whole lesson dedicated to traditional Italian baked pasta. Chef Accursio will teach you how to master the technique of baking pasta, from lasagna to the succulent Spinach and Parmigiano Nidi di Rondine and Fagottini. The lesson will be held in our kitchen!! Don’t forget to bring your baking glove! 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 – Contact us for details.

February 7 – Cooking Class – Authentic Italian Pizza! – Sold Out

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make pizza in the authentic style from the renowned city of Napoli? How about a tasty Sfincione from Sicily; Focaccia from Liguria? Here is your perfect opportunity! Pizza Chef Brian and Chef Accursio will guide you through each step – starting with making the dough from scratch. Each student will take home extra dough to show off their pizza making skills that evening 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 — Contact us for details.

February 14 – Valentine’s Day!

Get ready for Valentine’s Day!! And, it’s on a Saturday this year. Make your reservations now as we will sell out for our special dinner this evening. An awesome 4-course dinner for $69++/person. A rose for each couple. Contact us! ~~ info@solarelounge.com

February 21 – Cooking Class: Ossobucco and Risotto – Sold-Out

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 — Contact us for details.

February 25 – Winemaker Dinner! Meyer Family Cellars

Definitely save this date as we have Matt Meyer, the winemaker and founder/owner of Meyer Family Cellars here to lead a special dinner. As you may know, Matt is the son of Justin Meyer, who is the founder of Silver Oak. From an early age, Matt’s goal was to be a winegrower like his father. As he grew up, he spent much of his time in the vineyard and cellar at Silver Oak. The passion he developed for wine led him to the University of California, Davis, where he was awarded a Masters in Viticulture in 2002. Matt Meyer is really known for his cabs, syrahs, port, and more. Oh! And we will be opening Silver Oak “Bonny’s Vineyard” magnums from the 1980’s! $85++/person that includes the 6 wines and 5 courses. 6:45pm dinner ~ 6:15pm reception. Seating Limited ~ RSVP and Join us!

March Cooking Classes!

Chef Accursio and I are deciding what Cooking Classes we should do for March. If you have any ideas you would like to recommend, please send us an email. :-)

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!