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. ~~ View Menu
July 25, Saturday – Cooking Class: A Journey to Sicily – 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 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.
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.
July 30, Thursday – Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour
Right here in Liberty Station – 2 minute walk from Solare! Come experience a taste of Paso Robles Wine Country. More than 30 wineries from Paso Robles will showcase what sets this world class wine region apart. Join this unique night of wine-tasting where the winemakers and principals will be on hand showcasing their award-winning and nationally acclaimed wines. Public Tasting/Walk-around tasting: 6 – 8 p.m. All of the details are here: “Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour – San Diego“. Have dinner at Solare before … or after.
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. ~~ - Sold Out – please send us a note if you would like to be added to our waiting list
August 12, Wednesday – Tasting Dinner: Petra vs Tommy! Wine vs Beer!
This will be a fun tasting dinner! We will have Petra and Tommy compete to see who can do a better pairing with classic Solare dishes. It is a 4-course tasting dinner … Petra will be selecting great wines to pair with each dish — and Tommy will be selecting great beers to pair with each dish. So, for each course, you will have wine (from Petra) and beer (from Tommy). Your challenge is to taste each one with the course and then see which one you like best. Petra vs Tommy! Come join us – 6:30pm dinner. Please send us a note if you would like more 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!
August 21, Friday – Best of San Diego Party – San Diego Magazine
In the fountain courtyard next to Solare, San Diego Magazine is having their annual “Best of San Diego” Party!! Solare is a Winner in 3 categories so we will be there in full force. Here are the notes from their website: The Best of San Diego Party brings together the top restaurants, wineries and breweries for an unforgettable evening of food and entertainment. Enjoy unlimited tastings from celebrated local chefs, sips from local breweries and wineries, and cocktails made from premium spirits. Expect live entertainment, DJ’s and surprise performances. All the details are here. See you at the Party!
September 12, Saturday – Cooking Class – Homemade Italian Desserts
Learn directly from Chef Accursio how to prepare the best (authentic!) Italian desserts. We 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 — $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.
October 3, Saturday – Cooking Class: Ossobuco 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!