Upcoming Events

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 – Sold-Out

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!

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

March 7 – Cooking Class: Cucina Siciliana – Sold-Out

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 two 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 — Contact us for details.

March 12 – Mexican-American Vintners Wine Dinner

For countless years, the Latino community has served as the backbone of the wine industry. Generations have toiled in the background managing vineyards, selling grapes and producing wines for wineries such as Rombauer, Frank Family, Shafer, Patz & Hall and Revana. Today, many of these hard-working, entrepreneurial families have embraced the “American Dream” to launch boutique wine brands of their own. However, because of their small production, they are not always easy to find. This evening, Randy of the Solare Lounge, Robert Gelman of Grape Connections, and Tom Bracamontes of TBA Napa have come together to present a unique dining experience. $68++ per person for the 5 wines and 4 courses ~ 6:45pm Dinner and 6:15pm Reception with Tom, Bob, and Randy. Seating limited – please let us know if you’d like to be on the list for additional details.

March 21 – Cooking Class: Gnocchi and Bolognese – Sold-Out: we can add you to the waiting list if you’d like

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.

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 a “tasting menu”. 9:30am to 2pm. Click to make your reservation. Easter!

April 11 – 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 — Contact us for details.

April 25 – Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market

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. 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!