San Diego's Best Italian Restaurant 2018

Events

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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.
 

Pasta World Championship! ~ Milano & Parma, Italia

Latest Update: ++ 7am Friday: Juust Announced!! Chef Accursio WINS the Pasta World Championship!!! Oh my!! This is so so so happy!!! Go Chef Accursio – you Rock!!!

Latest Update: ++ 10am Thursday: Chef Accursio advances to the Final Round!! Yes, he makes the Top 3!!! The final competition starts tomorrow in Parma, Italy, at 9am local time (midnight in California). Go Accursio!!!

Latest Update: ++ 9:30am Wednesday: Accursio survives the first round!! He is chosen as one of the Top 10 competitors … 10 other competitors “go home”. The field is now 10 chefs (from 20) … and they start again tomorrow at 9am Milano time. Yay!

Latest Update: ++ 11am Monday: Chef Accursio took off Monday afternoon for Milano. Competition starts Wednesday!

Congratulations … and Best of Luck … to Chef Accursio! Congrats because he was selected as 1 of 20 chefs in the world to compete in the Annual Pasta World Championship … and Best of Luck because the competition is Sep 27 to 29 in Milano and Parma, Italy. The focus is pasta … and Chef Accursio is designing fascinating (and delicious) spaghetti dishes “as we speak”. Click here to watch a great video of Chef Accursio that the organizers created. Yay!! Watch the Solare Facebook page for all the latest details … and here are two cool posts by EATER SAN DIEGO and @sandiegoville. Go Accursio!!


<a id="Solare-Fortaleza-Tequila-Dinner"></a>Solare + Fortaleza Tequila Tasting Dinner <span style="color: black;">- Sold Out</span>

July 21 - Solare + Fortaleza Tequila Tasting Dinner – Sold Out

Be amazed in this Fortaleza Tequila Dinner 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 an evening of fun details and photos of everything about agave, tequila, and Jalisco. Learn how the agave is grown and used to make this amazing spirit. Be at Solare at 7pm for a Reception with a Welcome Cocktail that Tommy designed. Boutique dinner – a small group dining & drinking with me for this special evening. $64 for the 4-course dinner and $24 for the Fortaleza for the evening. Seating is very limited. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670 – Sold Out


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

July 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. This is very HANDS ON – you are learning to make pizza and not just watching someone else show you. 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 — $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670


<a id="Solare-Spirits-of-SanDiego-Dinner"></a>“Spirits of San Diego” Dinner with Tommy — The Spirits of Summer!

July 29 - “Spirits of San Diego” Dinner with Tommy — The Spirits of Summer!

This is a fabulous “Spirits Dinner”! An evening with Tommy … and 4 San Diego Distillers (local spirits!). Yes, we are having a 4-course Dinner featuring “Farm to Bar” Cocktails by Tommy with 100% of the spirits coming from 4 local San Diego distilleries – and each cocktail featuring local produce, fruits, and herbs. For each course, you will enjoy a fun cocktail designed by Tommy to pair well with a dish in a collaboration with Chef Accursio. $68/person ~ 6pm Reception with Tommy and the distilleries … and 6:45pm dinner. RSVP today via email or call 619-270-9670


<a id="Solare-Seafood-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market

August 18 - Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market

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. NOTE that for this class, the fun starts at 10am instead of the normal 10:30am as we are visiting the fish market. We meet 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 — $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.


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

September 01 - 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 — $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.


<a id="Solare-Ossobuco-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Ossobuco and Risotto

September 15 - Cooking Class: Ossobuco and Risotto

For this class, you will be transported from 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 Ossobuco need? Risotto! Chef Accursio will also lead you to prepare the world’s best risotto where the rice is the perfect 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”. – Class size limited — $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670


<a id="Solare-Seafood-Cooking-Class-Sept29"></a>Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market

September 29 - Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market

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. NOTE that for this class, the fun starts at 10am instead of the normal 10:30am as we are visiting the fish market. We meet 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 — $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670.


<a id="Solare-Gnocchi-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Gnocchi and Bolognese

October 13 - 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”. – Class sized limited to 10 persons – $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670


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.


Click here to view Past Solare Events.

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