Come Visit our new Outdoor Pizza Oven ~ Pizzeria al Volo!
Guess What?! We are excited to announce that the Solare Team completed a new project. Yes, we designed and built a “mobile” wood-fired pizza oven and its name is “Pizzeria al Volo” which means “Pizzeria on the Fly”. We will start out by supplying fabulous pizzas for the new Ice Rink that just opened behind Solare. We will be here by the Ice Rink until January 3rd when the Ice Rink closes. Then we will be taking the oven on the road (“Flying Pizzeria”) for catering and other special events. The Solare Outdoor Pizza Oven is now on the grassy area behind Solare and right by the Ice Rink. Come check us out! Hope to see you here.
November 28, Saturday – Solare+Fortaleza Tequila Tasting Dinner
Be amazed by how well Chef Accursio’s cuisine pairs with the world’s best tequila, Fortaleza! Join me as I lead the 4-course dinner and tasting with an evening of fun details and photos of everything about agave, tequila, and Jalisco. Learn how the agave is grown and used to make this amazing spirit. 6:30pm Reception with a Welcome Cocktail that Tommy designed … and 7pm Dinner. $58 for the 4-course dinner and $24 for the Fortaleza for the evening. Seating is limited. Reserve now! ~~ Sold Out
Holiday Events and Parties
Have your Holiday dinner, lunch, or party at Solare. We have a great venue with easy parking – and our Team is ready to make it a huge success for you! Solare Events Planning info here
Solare Gift Cards!
Need something Special for a Special Person? Solare Gift Cards! We have Solare Gift Cards available in any amount ~~ And we have Cooking Class Gifts Certificates too! For every $100 purchased, get a cool Solare T-Shirt for Free.
December 9, Wednesday – Italian Truffle Dinner
We are in Italian Truffle Season! We do marvelous things with white and black Italian Truffles (Tartufo!) and we are excited to do it this night. We have an amazing source for freshly foraged Italian Truffles and we will be getting them flown in just in time for the dinner. These are fresh aromatic delicious never-to-be-forgotten Italian Black and White Truffles. Chef Accursio is designing a 5-course dinner and the price is $240/person. Yes, fresh Italian Truffles are expensive – but note that we do work to keep the dinner as reasonable as possible. The expensive part is the Truffles, of course, and we do not mark them up at all. We just divide our cost by the guests attending so you can enjoy this special delicacy without breaking the bank … too much! The dinner is limited in seating and starts at 6:45pm. Truffles! ~~ Contact us for tickets.
December 15, Tuesday – Season’s Seasonings in Italy. Winter
Our good friend, Stefano Poggi of Batasiolo Winery in Piemonte, took the lead in organizing this great dinner. 3 restaurants, 4+ chefs, and amazing wines including Batasiolo 2007 Barolo DOCG Briccolina are going to collaborate to put on a culinary extravaganza. Featuring: Chefs Cassineri Mario and Francesca Penoncelli from Bice San Diego ~ Chef Accursio Lota from Solare Ristorante ~ and Chef Stefano Ceresoli from Piazza 1909. This is the first in a series of events celebrating the seasons like only true, authentic Italians can. Wine and dine to your heart’s content on real Italian expressions. The menu will be finalized soon, but just to whet your appetite- the welcome appetizer will be a whole suckling pig paired with the new (unofficial launch in California) The Independent Prosecco. The dinner is $89++ and please reserve directly with Bice where our dinner will be located: (619) 239-2423
December 24, Thursday– Christmas Eve Dinner at Solare
Please join us for a special Christmas Eve dinner — a Holiday Feast with traditional dishes from Sicily! Chef Accursio will be sharing family recipes that he learned from his Mother and Grandmother back in Sicily. It is a 4-course dinner that Chef Accursio designed with a couple special surprises. The dinner is $59++ for adults and we can definitely do something simpler for kids with our kid’s menu. ~~ RSVP.
December 25, Friday – Christmas
Solare is closed all day on Christmas to allow our Team to be with their families.
December 31, Thursday – New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party!
We are having a fabulous New Year’s Eve Dinner (5-course dinner) … and Party! Please plan on celebrating the New Year with the Solare Team. Here are the details: Special 5-course dinner from Chef Accursio ~~ 69++/person for seatings from 4:30pm to 6:15pm ~~ $89++/person for seatings starting at 6:30pm (includes the Party that night) ~~ Full Bar ~~ Party goes till 2am. It was fun last year. SPECIAL NOTE!! The fine folks at the Marriott Courtyard right by Solare are making a limited block of rooms available to Solare customers at $159 per night for New Year’s Eve (deadline December 10). That’s an incredible price available by contacting us! You can party with us at Solare and then just grab a shuttle or walk to your room. This is what I am doing! First come first served The dinner and block of rooms will sell out. ~~ Click here for Dinner or Marriott reservations for New Year’s Eve at Solare!
January 1, Friday – New Year’s Day
Solare is closed all day on New Year’s Day to allow our Team to relax and be with their families.
January 7, Thursday – “Celebrate Wines of Baja!” Dinner
We are so lucky to be able to live in such a beautiful city as San Diego … and we are also lucky to be so close to an amazing up-and-going wine region: Valle de Guadalupe/Baja California, Mexico! So for this dinner we have Baja wine expert, Tom Bracamontes, and Bob Gelman of Grape Connections here in Point Loma leading a special dinner where we will enjoy great Baja wines and learn all about the region and the latest happenings there. $74++ per person for the 5 wines and 4 courses ~ 6:45pm Dinner and 6:15pm Reception with Tom, Bob, and Randy. ~~ RSVP Today
January 9 – Cooking Class: Ravioli and Fresh Pasta from Scratch
Solare’s pasta is made fresh every day – in our kitchen. This is an opportunity to see exactly how Chef Accursio makes that happen! He will teach you all the right techniques to enable you to make the best “pasta fresca” and perfect ravioli. This is a hands-on pasta making class where you will learn the classic dough techniques and so much 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. ~~ Sold Out
January 30 – Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market
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 — $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.
Every Thursday Night – Live Latin Jazz View Flyer
We love Latin Jazz … and that is exactly what the Chris Lea Jazz Experience plays every Thursday night starting at 8:30pm. Join us!