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. ~~ - Sold Out – please send us a note if you would like to be added to our waiting list
July 19, Sunday- Gala Dinner at Solare to Benefit CureCMD
CureCMD’s mission is to bring research, treatments and in the future, a cure for the Congenital Muscular Dystrophies (CMD) that have a profound affect on children as young as birth. Excellent video here. Seven-year-old Malia, has LMNA deficient CMD. There are only a handful of doctors in the world who are working on Malia’s type of congenital muscular dystrophy and one of them is based here in San Diego. The event will feature a five course dinner designed by Chef Accursio with wines included too. Dinner is at 5pm, and there is a limit 40 seats available at $150/person and 100% of the proceeds go to CureCMD. Solare and our suppliers are donating all the products and staffing. Please click here to purchase a seat at this important and very special dinner.
July 21, Tuesday- One Chef One Dish One San Diego Dinner @ “Harvard Cookin’Girl’s”
This is a wonderful dinner where all the proceeds go to the San Diego Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. A great cause! The dinner is July 21 and all the details are here. This program was created by Bibi Kasrai at “Harvard Cookin’Girl” to provide children in low-income families with adequate nutritional meals on weekends in the absence of school meals . Each month they feature a different chef, and this month, Chef Accursio is doing the third event of the jubilee.
July 22, Wednesday- 2010 Brunello’s – Epic Dinner
The critics have heralded the just-released 2010 Brunello’s as the “Vintage of the Century“! And here at Solare we have had the opportunity to taste many many of them over the last 60 days … and they are gorgeous. So, we have organized a special dinner that puts a spotlight on these Tuscan wines from Brunello di Montalcino. There will be a reception at 6:15pm – with the 4-course dinner starting at 6:45pm. The price is $95/person and it includes the 4-course dinner and 5 Brunello’s that we have found to be our favorites. During dinner, we will also do a talk on Brunello’s – their history, characteristics, tasting notes, details of the 2010 vintage, and more. ~~ Sign up here.
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. - 3 spots remain.
July 25, 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 lots of fun details and photos of how the agave is grown and used to make this amazing spirit. 6:30pm Reception/7pm Dinner. $54 for the 4-course dinner and $19 for the Fortaleza. Seating is limited. Reserve now! ~~ Note: We may also do a Solare+Fortaleza Tequila Dinner on Friday, July 24 – please send us a note if you’d like more info on that.
August 8, Saturday – Cooking Class – Authentic Pizza from Scratch!
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.
August 15-16 – ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station 2015
Right across the street from Solare! Celebrate Creativity at ArtWalk NTC . This 10th annual festival moved to NTC @ Liberty Station in 2013, and the venue was a tremendous success. Artists love the flat grassy park with easy load-in and strike access, and the layout provides every artist with a corner space. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork from more than 175 fine artists, all in a beautiful al fresco setting, plus live music, interactive art for adults and kids, and delicious street food options. FREE ATTENDANCE. FREE PARKING, MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN TO ATTEND!
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!