July 23 – Feast of Roma!
Each month, we have a special tasting dinner where we feature a different region of Italy. This month it’s Roma and the area of Lazio! The history of the area is simply fascinating … Rome itself is over 2,500 years old … it was the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire … and is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization. The region is situated on the west coast of central Italy, is famous for fresh and dried pastas, superior artichokes and zucchini, and meltingly tender porchetta (whole roast pig). In this ancient region, you can nibble on artichokes cooked in garlic and herb oil before losing yourself in a plate of bucatini all amatriciana (hollow spaghetti with tomato, onions, and bacon) or spaghetti carbonara (a creamy pasta dish with egg, cheese, and black peppercorns). The hills in Lazio are rich and fertile making it easy to grow vegetables of all types which in turn makes them an important part of the Roman cuisine. It is a 10-course feast served family style at community tables. $59++/person. 6:45pm dinner and 6:15pm reception. It is a “foodie’s” delight! RSVP. Watch a Video about the Feast of Roma that Accursio and I made ~~ Contact us for reservations! firstname.lastname@example.org ~~ Menu Here
July 30 – Caymus Awesome Dinner – with both Caymus Cabs!
OK – you know Caymus. You know that they produce incredible cabs. So — we are having an awesome dinner where we will include both the Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as the Caymus Special Selection. Wow! And the Special Select is the 2010 so it has at least a tiny bit of aging. This is a 4-course dinner designed by Chef Accursio and we will have Sheridan Dowling lead the wine discussions of 5 wines made by the Wagner Family (they own Caymus). Caymus info can be found here — and here is info on the Wagner Family. Contact us for details asap as it will sell out. $74++/person. The dinner starts at 6:45pm – with a reception with Sheridan at 6:15pm. If you love Caymus wines – including their new 40th Anniversary Cab – then be at this dinner. For sure!
August 16 – Cooking Class: A Journey to Sicily
Join chef Accursio for a culinary experience with typical dishes from his homeland. Need I say more!! Learn all about the nuances of Sicilian cooking right in Solare’s own kicthen. 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.
August 30 – 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 you 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 – 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!