May 31, Sunday – “Heart of Spring” – sold out
Solare at our best! We are having a hyper-local “Heart of Spring” feast on Sunday, May 31, to celebrate the flavors and tastes of Spring in San Diego. You will not want to miss this dinner! This is extra-special as we will be doing the dinner outside on the lawn next to Solare … Under the Sky! We have one long community table … and we have teamed with folks across San Diego County for all the ingredients and drinks. As examples, we are working with Tommy Gomes at Catalina Offshore to have a “caught that day” 100+ pound fish be prepared “snout to tail” for the dinner. Modern Times and us are teaming up on special beer. We are working with Nick and the Team at Cook Pigs. San Diego Wineries. And more! Please send us a note if you would like to join ~ 5pm ~ $125/person.
June 2, Tuesday – Tuscany! A Wine Dinner with San Felice
Wow! Let’s have Tuscany in San Diego! We have the wine-maker from the famous Tuscan winery, San Felice, here for a Wine Dinner at Solare. His name is Leonardo Bellacini and I have known him for a couple years via an intro by Bruno Cumar; Leonardo is a very charismatic guy and engaging presenter. This is a 4-course dinner with 5 San Felice wines including their Gran Selezione and their Vigorello. $79/person includes the dinner and the 5 wines. 6:45pm Dinner and 6:15pm Reception. RSVP Today before it sells out.
June 6, Saturday – Elisa and Brian are getting married! Solare is Closed!
Yes! It is true – Elisa and Brian are getting married on this date … and we are closing the restaurant so the full Solare Team can attend the ceremony and join the party. Solare will be closed (yikes!) all day on Saturday, June 6. (Hey! I recommended that they get married on a Monday. That didn’t fly too far. Ha Ha! ).
June 20, Saturday – 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.
Jun 23, Tuesday – Villa Sandi Italian Wine Dinner – pure bubbles.
Bubbles? Bubbles? If you have a passion about sparkling wine … or are curious about all the attention on sparkling wine … then you should join us as we welcome Laura Dassie of Villa Sandi Vineyards in Veneto, Italy, for a 4-course dinner designed by Chef Accursio. Located in the heart of the Prosecco area at the foot of the Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG hills, sits Villa Sandi and its exquisite Palladian-style villa. Dating back to 1622, the villa represents the combination of art and agriculture which has characterized the Venetian landscape for centuries. To be clear, we are pairing nothing but sparkling wine with this incredible dinner. You will be amazed! $79/person includes the dinner and the 5 wines. 6:45pm Dinner and 6:15pm Reception with Laura Dassie. RSVP Today .
June 27, Saturday – 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. - Sold Out – please send us a note if you would like to be added to our waiting list
July 4, Saturday – Independence Day ~ Closed all day
In order to allow our Team to be with Family and Friends … Solare will be closed all day (lunch & dinner) on Saturday, July 4. We will be open for dinner starting at 4:30pm on Sunday, July 5.
July 11, Saturday – 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.
July 25, Saturday – Cooking Class: A Journey to Sicily
Join Solare’s Chef Accursio for this fun class and you will learn how to create a Sicilian feast in your own home. He will teach you how to make a delicious selection of traditional dishes from Sicily. Born and raised in Menfi, Sicily, and now living in the States for the last three years, Chef Accursio is the ideal maestro to share the art of Sicilian cuisine. 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.
August 8, Saturday – Cooking Class – Authentic Pizza!
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 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 — $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!