Upcoming Events

March 19 to April 6 – March Madness!

It’s March Madness … and fill out the “Solare Bracket” to have a chance to get a $100 Wine Room certificate and other fun gifts! It’s FREE to enter, and there will be gifts for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries. Here are all the details:

+ You must fill out the official Solare bracket page (no other versions are accepted) and it must be super legible (my judgment on legibility!)
+ You must write your name, email, and phone on the bracket page at the top (legibly!)
+ 1st place = $100 Wine Room certificate – 2nd place = $50 gift certificate – 3rd place = $25 gift certificate
+ If you bring the sheet to Solare in person, you can DOUBLE the value if you are in the top 3 – for example, if you are 1st, you’ll get a $200 Wine Room certificate instead of $100. Yay!
+ Otherwise, you can scan and email to info@solarelounge.com
+ All entries get a complimentary new dessert if you join us for dinner; choice of our new “Profitterol alla Nocciola e Cioccolato” or our “Variegato alle Fragole”
+ The bracket page must be returned by 11:59pm on Wednesday (March 18) night – we will start with the 2nd Round
+ Only one bracket may be submitted per person
+ We will be using a weighted scoring with wins in each round being worth these point values: Round 2: 2 points — Round 3: 4 points — Round 4: 8 points — Round 5: 16 points — Round 6: 32 points
+ If two or more players are tied for their bracket total points, then the player who submitted his/her picks first wins.

Buona fortuna!   ~~ Click here for the bracket!

March 21 – Cooking Class: Gnocchi and Bolognese – Sold-Out

Join 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 — Contact us for details.

March 28 – 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: Apr 25 ~ May 30. $25.00 per child ~ $15.00 for siblings — Sign up here

April 1 – Silver Oak Wine Dinner

OK – this is huge. We are now confirmed for the Silver Oak Wine Dinner on Wednesday, April 1. Wahoo! Check out this wine line-up: Silver Oak Napa Valley 2006 + the newly released Silver Oak Napa Valley 2010 + Silver Oak Alexander Valley 2006 and the Silver Oak Alexander Valley 2010 + Twomy Estate Merlot 2010 + Twomy Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 + Twomy Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013. Wow! Julie Bart, Chef Accursio, and I just met and Accursio is designing a 5-course menu to pair beautifully with these wines. 2006 Napa and 2006 Alexander Valley Silver Oaks! $118/person for the 7 wines and 5-course dinner. 6:45pm Dinner and 6:15pm Prosecco Reception. ~~ RSVP quickly – this will sell out soon ~~ – 4 seats remain

April 5 – Easter Brunch!

Easter Sunday Brunch! Easter will be here before you know it – and now is the time to make your reservation 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. Easter!

April 11 – Cooking Class: Ravioli and Fresh Pasta from Scratch – Sold-Out

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 — Contact us for details.

April 11 – VinDiego

Solare is excited to be at Grand Tasting event of the 3rd Annual VinDiego Wine and Food Festival – we’ve been here every year! Here are the details: San Diego, America’s finest city, will once again become the epicenter of the California wine world on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 2015. That’s when one of the largest wine events of the California and Oregon’s ultra-elite winemaking masters will assemble, for the third annual “VinDiego Wine and Food Festival” presented at the NTC Liberty Station in beautiful Point Loma. You can purchase tickets here.

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. We don’t have all the details yet, but if you would like to be on our list to get more info, click here.

April 25 – Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market – Sold-Out: we can add you to the waiting list if you’d like

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 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 23 – 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.

June 13 – 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.

June 20 – Pachis+Solare: Father’s Day 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.

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!