Upcoming Events

Holiday Events and Parties

Have your Holiday dinner, lunch, or party at Solare. We have a great venue with easy parking – and our Team is ready to make it a huge success for you! Solare Events Planning info here

November 11, Tuesday – Dunn Vineyards – Yes, the Napa legend – Sold Out

I recently had the opportunity to have dinner with Randy Dunn, founder and owner of the renown Dunn Vineyards in Napa Valley. We had a great time and he heard all about Solare: our team, cuisine, and wonderful customers. The result: we need to have a Dunn Vineyards epic experience here! So we made it happen and we have Randy’s daughter, Kristina, here to personally lead the tasting. I have met Kristina and she is awesome! Here is what we are pouring: 1998 Napa Valley Cab, 2000 Howell Mtn Cab, 2003 Howell and 2003 Napa together, and the just released 2011 Napa Valley Cab. I don’t know the price for the dinner yet (the 5 Dunn wines I described and the 4-course dinner) – but if you are interested in bring on the list to get the final info, send me a note now: info@solarelounge.com. Dinner at 6:45pm and reception at 6:15pm. Get your name on the list asap – it will sell out fast – crazy good wines.

November 18, Tuesday – Chef Accursio Cooking Class at Great News!

Chef Accursio will be leading a cooking class at the renowned Great News Cookware and Cooking School located in Pacific Beach. The class starts at 6pm, and the dishes include: Caponata of Eggplant;Ravioli Ricotta and Spinach;Catch of the Day with Cherry Tomatoes Guazzetto;Orange Panna Cotta served with Cocoa Nib Sauce. The class includes wine as well … and I will be leading the discussion on the wine pairings. Ron and Devora own and run Great News … and they are incredible! Click here for all the details and info on how to sign up!

November 19, Wednesday – Italian White Truffle Dinner

Italian Truffle Season has started!! We did marvelous things with white and black Italian Truffles (Tartufo!) last year and we are excited to do it again. We have an amazing source for fresh Italian White Truffles and we will be getting them on Monday or Tuesday, Nov 17 or 18, and the dinner is the next day. These are fresh aromatic delicious never-to-be-forgotten Italian White Truffles. Chef Accursio is designing a 5-course dinner and the price is $240/person. Yes, fresh Italian White Truffles are expensive. The dinner is limited in seating and starts at 6:45pm. Truffles! RSVP ~~ Short video here. :-)

November 22, Saturday – Cooking Class: Fish and Fish Market – sold out

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 10am (not 10:30am as usual) 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.

November 26, Wednesday – Lea Family Jazz Experience

Thanksgiving Eve! Come to Solare – have dinner – and then enjoy the incredible sounds of the Lea Family Jazz Experience. Yes – we have all 3 of Cathy’s amazingly talented children performing at Solare: Elizabeth on trombone … Tom on violin … and (mi amigo!) Chris on sax and flute and keyboards and vocals. The music starts at 8:30pm. Join us!!

November 27, Thursday – Thanksgiving

Solare is closed all day to allow our Team to be with their family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

December 6, Saturday – Cooking Class: Christmas in Sicily

In Sicily, one of the most notable and delicious meals is the one that is prepared by the whole family and for the whole family during the Holiday Season. With Chef Accursio you will learn authentic traditional dishes from the best holiday traditions. He will be sharing his favorites from when he was a boy growing up in Menfi, Sicily. In this class you will learn the traditional: Anellini Pasta baked with Sausage Sugo and Pecorino, salted cod Messinese style, Sicilian almond cookie, and 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”. – $60/person and limit 10 persons – RSVP Great Gift Idea!

December 9, Tuesday – Italian White Truffle Dinner

We are in Italian Truffle Season! We do marvelous things with white and black Italian Truffles (Tartufo!) and we are excited to do it this night. We have an amazing source for fresh Italian White Truffles and we will be getting them on Monday, Dec 8, and the dinner is the next day. These are fresh aromatic delicious never-to-be-forgotten Italian White Truffles. Chef Accursio is designing a 5-course dinner and the price is $240/person. Yes, fresh Italian White Truffles are expensive. The dinner is limited in seating and starts at 6:45pm. Truffles! ~~ Short video here. :-) ~~ RSVP Today

December 17, Wednesday – Italian White Truffle Dinner ~~ Truffle Hunter & Truffle Hunting Dog!

OK. Read this. You know we do fresh Italian Truffles … and you know our dinners are (literally) awesome. BUT CHECK THIS OUT. For this dinner, we will have the Truffle Hunter himself, Umberto, joining the dinner … and very arguably better, you will get to meet the Truffle Hunting Dog too! A true bucket list experience. Chef Accursio is designing a 5-course dinner and the price is $240/person. The dinner is limited in seating and starts at 6:45pm. We will have Sharpies for Umberto to provide signatures … and an ink pad for the Truffle Dog’s paw prints. ;-) Truffles Craziness! ~~ Short video here. :-) ~~ RSVP Today

December 24, Wednesday – Christmas Eve Dinner at Solare

Please join us for a special Christmas Eve dinner — a Holiday Feast with some traditional dishes from Sicily! Chef Accursio will be sharing family recipes that he learned from his Mother and Grandmother back in Sicily. It is a 4-course dinner that Chef Accursio designed with a couple special surprises. The dinner is $59++ for adults and we can definitely do something simpler for kids.

And Santa Claus will be at Solare for Christmas Eve. Really … he is! Seating from 4:30pm-9pm. Contact Us

December 25, Thursday – Christmas

Solare is closed all day on Christmas.

December 31, Wednesday – New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party!

We are having a fabulous New Year’s Eve Dinner (5-course dinner) … and Party! Please plan on celebrating the New Year with the Solare Team. Here are the details: Special 5-course dinner from Chef Accursio ~~ 49++/person for seatings from 4:30pm to 6:45pm ~~ $69++/person for seatings starting at 7pm (includes the Party that night) ~~ Party goes till 2am – full bar. It was fun last year! New Year’s Eve at Solare!

January 10, Saturday – Cooking Class – Homemade Italian Desserts

More details to follow soon … but we will focus on tiramisù, panna cotta, zeppole alla ricotta, 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.

January 24, Saturday – Cooking Class – Authentic Italian Lasagna and Baked Pasta

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.

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!