Upcoming Events

April 5 – Cooking Class – Authentic Italian Baked Pasta - Sold Out

Baked pasta … Lasagna, Fagottini, Nidi di Rondine. A whole lesson dedicated to traditional Italian baked pasta. Chef Accursio will teach you how to master the technique of baking pasta, from lasagna to the succulent Spinach and Parmigiano Nidi di Rondine and Fagottini. The lesson will be held in our kitchen!! Don’t forget to bring your baking glove! 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 14 – Fortaleza Fan Night

Solare will have a special invitation-only party on Monday, April 14. Normally we are closed on Mondays … but not this day! This event is only for folks that love Fortaleza and want to join follow aficionados. The Main Event starts at 6pm. If you love Fortaleza – you MUST join this event. Contact us for all the details including how to apply for an invitation. Please send us an email here: info@solarelounge.com

April 17 – France meets Italy!

Bob Gelman and I teamed up for a fun evening of Solare food and excellent French wines. Yes! You read it correctly … French Wines at Solare! This is a 4-course dinner where Bob and I match 5 hand selected small producer French vineyards that he personally imports to the States … with Chef Accursio’s amazing Southern Italian dishes. As you likely know, Bob is the owner of Grape Connections right here in Point Loma (http://www.grapeconnections.com/about_us.html ) and he will be leading the Wine Tasting. $49++/person. Starts at 6:45pm – Reception at 6:15pm – contact us for reservations. View Menu

April 19 – Cooking Class – Cooking with Chocolate! – Sold Out

Chef Accursio shares his passion and reveals his mastery of the world’s most celebrated confection, chocolate. Through a step-by-step introduction to chocolate, Chef Accursio will cover buying, tasting, tempering, coating and decorating with chocolate in a hands-on environment. After various skills are demonstrated, you will have the opportunity to work with your own chocolate, and use it in cold and baked pastries as well as learn to use chocolate as a sweet and savory enhancement to various main dishes. Regardless of your experience, this chocolate workshop will provide you with skills and knowledge that will pay you back for years to come! The class will cover chocolate/cacao, different techniques, Cocoa Cake sponge, Cocoa ravioli, Truffles, Mascarpone Mousse. 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 19 – 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 dinner and tasting with lots of fun details and photos of how the agave is grown and used to make this amazing spirit. Space limited to 16 seats. Reserve now! View Menu

April 20 – 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. Watch a Video about the Easter Brunch! Please send us an email if you’d like more info and sign up: info@solarelounge.com

April 22 – Bite of Point Loma

We are participating with The Pointer Association as they host the “Bite of Point Loma” fundraiser to raise funds to fund the “Campus Make-Over” project. The event will be a “walking” tour and participants will sample many delicious dishes from fabulous Liberty Station restaurants. Event Details: April 22nd, 2014 From 5:30-8:30p.m. at Liberty Station. Cost: $35.00 per person Food, Music, Auction and Raffle prizes ~ Purchase Tickets

April 23 – Sardinia Feast!

Each month, we have a special tasting dinner where we feature a different region of Italy. This month it’s the island region of Sardinia … known for its incredible seafood (lobsters, sea urchins, octopus, clams, mussels), meats (wild boar, lean lamb, suckling pork), and fresh vegetables (eggplants, artichokes, tomatoes). It is a 10-course feast served family style at community tables. You can have as much or as little of each course as you’d like. $59++/person. 6:45pm dinner and 6:15pm reception. It is a “foodie’s” delight! RSVP. Watch a Video about the Sardinia Feast

April 29 – Wine Dinner with Piemonte Winery, Batasiolo

Do you love great Barolos? Barbarescos? Wines from Piemonte? If yes, then you will want to join this dinner with Stefano Poggi from Batasiolo. Batasiolo is the leading family run winery in Barolo. The evening is a 5-course dinner with 6 Batasiolo wines … and the wine tasting portion of the dinner will be led by Stefano Poggi. Batasiolo Winery Info Here This will be fabulous – and will sell out. $75++/person. Contact us for reservations!

May 10 – Art and Baking with Mamma

Pachis art studio for kids and Solare Italian restaurant are teaming up this Mother’s Day to bring moms and kids together for a morning of art and baking. Class includes: 1-hour of baking at Solare Restaurant and 1-hour art project at Pachis. Class price: $55.00 per mom/child and $20.00 per additional child.
9:30am-12:00pm. Click here for a flyer with all the details For more information and registration please contact: Juliana Flores at info@mypachis.com All registrations must be in by April 30th.

May 11 – Mother’s Day Brunch!

Solare is the perfect place for your Mother’s Day Brunch! – and now is the time to make your reservation at Solare and enjoy our delicious brunch. We are having a wonderful à la carte menu plus a “tasting menu” – both designed by Chef Accursio. 9:30am to 2pm. Please send us an email if you’d like more info and sign up: info@solarelounge.com

May 17 – Cooking Class: Cucina Napoletana

Situated under Mount Vesuvius, Neapolitan cuisine is inspired by the Greek and Roman Epires 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 – Contact us for details.

May 31 – Cooking Class – Fish & Seafood

Meet at Solare and drive together to a local fish market (less than 2 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 Trio plays every Thursday night starting at 8:30pm. Join us!