San Diego's Best Italian Restaurant 2016

Events

solare events

Almost every week, the Solare Team is creating and having an event around food, wine, beer, spirits, music, and more.   Here is our current schedule below.   If you would like to host your own event for a family occasion or corporate event, please see our “host an event” page.

 

<a id="Solare-Port-Dinner"></a>16 Persons Total – Special “Evening with Port” Wine Dinner

January 19 - 16 Persons Total – Special “Evening with Port” Wine Dinner

If you like Port – good port – then this is a must attend Wine Dinner. It is being held as a small boutique dinner in our private Prana Room and there will be a limit of 16 persons, including me! The port house is Fonseca and Taylor-Fladgate and every course is paired with a different port – starting with their “white Port”. Delicious. This is an extra special event because: 1) it is a boutique dinner that is limited to just 16 persons in our private room to keep it a more “intimate” gathering … and 2) there are amazing Ports, including: 1967 Taylor Fladgate “Very Old Single Harvest” Tawny Port rated 98 points by Wine Spectator and James Suckling … and other surprise gem too. The evening includes the 5-course dinner and 6 ports – the price is $125/person – and it starts at 6:30pm, Thursday, January 19. – 5 spots left


<a id="Solare-Pizza-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class – Authentic Pizza from Scratch

January 28 - 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”. – Class size limited — $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details. – Sold Out


<a id="Solare-Powell-Mountain-Dinner"></a>Curious How to run a Winery?  A special Wine Dinner with Bill Powell of Powell Mountain Cellars

February 02 - Curious How to run a Winery? A special Wine Dinner with Bill Powell of Powell Mountain Cellars

OK – this is a really different Wine Dinner – and as you know, we do a lot of fun Wine Dinners here at Solare!! Here is what the evening is all about: I met Bill Powell (founder, owner, winemaker at Powell Mountain Cellars in Paso Robles) about a year ago. and he impressed me completely with his passion for winemaking … the quality of his wines … his knowledge … and the great way that he describes the whole process in such clear and easy-to-understand terms.

So, for this Wine Dinner, Bill will lead what is essentially a “college class” on what it is really like to start and run a winery. There will be 5 sections: 1) why he started Powell Mountain Cellars and what it took to get going, 2) everything you’d like to know on planting and growing the vines, 3) the harvest, 4) fermentation and blending, and 5) cooperage, aging, bottling, and distribution.

If you are curious what it really means to be a winemaker and operate a winery, you definitely want to join this dinner. And Bill’s wines are delicious!! It is a 4-course dinner at 6:45pm with a reception with Bill at 6:15pm. The price for the 4-course dinner and 5 wines is $78/person. Please click here to RSVP.


<a id="Solare-Valentines-Day"></a>Valentine's Day at Solare!

February 14 - Valentine’s Day at Solare!

Get ready for Valentine’s Day!! It’s on a Tuesday this year. Make your reservations now as we will sell out for our special dinner this evening. An awesome 4-course dinner designed by Chef Accursio for $69/person. A rose for each couple! Make your reservation here.


<a id="Solare-Pasta-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Ravioli and Fresh Pasta from Scratch

February 18 - Cooking Class: 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 — $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.


Events and Parties

Have your special 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.


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