San Diego's Best Italian Restaurant 2019

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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-Cooking-Classes"></a>Cooking Classes at Solare ~ Hands-on!

August 01 - October 31 - Cooking Classes at Solare ~ Hands-on!

Ciao!! Here is the Solare Cooking Class Schedule for August, September, and October:

Aug 31 – Tuscan Meats including La Fiorentina
Sep 14 – Seafood + Fish Market (sold out)
Sep 28 – Pizza from Scratch
Oct 12 – Gnocchi
Oct 26 – Pasta from Scratch

Our Cooking Classes offer a truly hands-on experience in a commercial kitchen allowing each student to create Italian cuisine themselves to make at home. Our classes are not a “demonstration”.

The classes are held pretty much every other Saturday, and the fun typically starts at 10:30am at Solare (10am for some classes) with an Italian-style coffee of your choice and a pastry. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”.

The Classes do sell out fast due to the limited size. Please call 619-270-9670 or email us to make a reservation for a Class: info@solarelounge.com

-Randy


<a id="Solare-Buglioni-Dinner"></a>Italian Winery, Buglioni - Happy Hour and Dinner

August 27 - Italian Winery, Buglioni – Happy Hour and Dinner

An Evening (and/or Afternoon) with Buglioni Winery … an amazing winery just north of Verona Italy.

We have Nicole Lalagüe here to give us an opportunity to enjoy the amazing wines from the Buglioni Winery in Veneto Italy. Two things to consider: Join us for a Happy Hour with Nicole … and/or join us for a special boutique private dinner.

Dinner: 6:30pm ~ A boutique dinner around one happy table limited to 16 persons max in our private room Nicole Lalagüe ~ this will be epic.
$82 for the 4-course dinner by Exec Chef Filippo Piccini and the select Buglioni wines – Click here to RSVP or call 619-270-9670 today.

Happy Hour: 4:30pm to 6:30pm ~ Enjoy 4 Buglioni wines with Nicole and learn all about the Veneto Italy region for $15 – open house style

You will not want to miss this! -Randy


<a id="Solare-Saxon-Brown-Wine-Dinner"></a>A Special Wine Dinner with Jeff Gaffner of Saxon Brown

August 28 - A Special Wine Dinner with Jeff Gaffner of Saxon Brown

Great news!   Owner/Winemaker Jeff Gaffner of Saxon Brown will be at Solare to lead a 4-course Solare Dinner designed by Executive Chef Filippo Piccini where each course is paired with carefully selected wines from the Saxon Brown vineyards in Sonoma. Chef Filippo does a fabulous job of creating dishes with ingredients that absolutely complement the wines. 

Saxon Brown wines are crafted, literally from the ground up. Jeff spends at least as much time in the vineyard as the cellar. This commitment to a wine’s roots is a grounding principle of Saxon Brown. As a third generation Sonoma farmer, Jeff has spent his entire career as both a grower and winemaker and as such, believes that only great vineyards can make truly great wine.  Learn about Field Blends!   http://saxonbrown.com  $88/person includes the Saxon Brown wines and the 4-course dinner by Exec Chef Filippo Piccini.   6:45pm Dinner and 6:15pm Reception with Jeff. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670


<a id="Solare-Tuscan-Meats"></a>Cooking Class:  Tuscan Meats including La Fiorentina

August 31 - Cooking Class: Tuscan Meats including La Fiorentina

In this hands-on cooking class in the Solare Kitchen, we focus on the meats of Tuscany. Executive Chef Filippo Piccini was born and raised in Tuscany, so this is a topic he knows very (very) well. You will learn the important approaches to cooking meat (beef, pork, and lamb) and also the techniques that Chef Filippo has learned during his career.   You will experience first-hand how to cook La Fiorentina (the Queen of Tuscan Meats), Tonno del Chianti, Agnello Scottadito, 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 — $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670


<a id="Solare-Fish-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market <span style="color: black;">- Sold Out</span>

September 14 - Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + 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 Filippo Piccini will teach you how to cook fish and seafood … Tuscan-style! 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. Please bring a jacket and wear closed toe shoes. 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. – Sold Out


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

September 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-Gnocchi-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Gnocchi and Bolognese

October 12 - 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


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

October 26 - Cooking Class: Fresh Pasta from Scratch and Ravioli

Solare’s pasta is made fresh every day – in our kitchen. This is an opportunity to see exactly how Chef Filippo Piccini 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. 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.

Pizza Verdure Mozzerella, San Marzano, tomatoes,
and farmer’s market vegetables