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!

January 01 - April 30 - Cooking Classes at Solare ~ Hands-on!

Ciao!! Here is our Schedule for Cooking Classes. Contact us with any questions. We love doing Cooking Classes here at Solare.

Here is the Solare Cooking Class Schedule for January, February, March, and April:

Jan 25 – Making Pasta from Scratch – sold out
Feb 8 – Authentic Pizza – sold out
Feb 22 – Seafood + Fish Market – sold out
Mar 7 – Tuscan Meats including La Fiorentina Steak – sold out
Mar 21 – Seafood + Fish Market – sold out
Mar 28 – Authentic Pizza
Apr 4 – Lasagna – sold out

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” – they are hands on.

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 are $85/student and that includes the class, coffees, wines, and full lunch.

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="Margarites-BYOM-Event"></a>Margarite's Amazing BYOM Event!

March 01 - Margarite’s Amazing BYOM Event!

Margarite says: Friends, Food, Fun, Frivolity…Together served with magnums of great wine. Keeping the tradition alive in 2020 in grand style with the fourteenth (14th) annual Bring Your Own Magnum (BYOM) of your yummiest wine Party, Sunday, March 1, from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. at Solare Ristorante at Liberty Station. Red, white, rosé, or sparkling, it’s all good. We’ll sip and sample each magnum, while nibbling on light appetizers and sharing our resolutions for the New Year. And we are featuring special guests: Wine Columnist Frank Mangio, of Taste of Wine TV.

You may want to dine at Solare Ristorante when magnums go dry. For anyone interested in dinner reservations following the event, should make a Reservation asap here – click here; the full Solare menu is available, and there will be no corkage fee for anyone staying for dinner.

In addition, to enhance our celebration at BYOM, we thought it would be nice share with those less fortunate, especially as these have been challenging economic times for many. If you would like to contribute a non-perishable food item to St. Vincent De Paul Village of “Father’s Joe’s, http://my.neighbor.org, they would greatly appreciate the donation and a bin will be set up to collect them at the party. Thank you, and best wishes!

Your donation may be tax deductible please review with your accountant for guidelines. (Here is the Tax ID for Farther Joe’s: 33-0492302). Or if you prefer please make a donation to the Moores Cancer center at UCSD by clicking here. ~~ Any questions … click here.

See you on March 1.


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

March 07 - 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

March 21 - 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 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.


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

March 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-Lasagna-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Lasagna from scratch … with Chef Filippo & Maria!

April 04 - Cooking Class: Lasagna from scratch … with Chef Filippo & Maria!

Baked pasta … Lasagna! A whole lesson dedicated to traditional Italian baked pasta – with a focus on the best Lasagna. The incredible one-of-a kind, Maria, and Executive Chef Filippo Piccini will teach you how to master the technique of baking pasta, and everything you want to know about lasagna. The lesson will be held in our kitchen with Maria and Chef Filippo!! 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 – $85/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details. Reserve now!

Lasagna, one of the most celebrated of the Italian food staples, has a long and luxurious history. The term “lasagna” comes from the Greek word, “lasagnum,” meaning dish or bowl. The ancient Greeks used baking dishes of that name, which they eventually transferred to the Romans. The Romans, who ended up using the same style of dish, also developed a type of food which they used the term “lasagnum” for: it was served in said dish, with layers of a pasta-like food with other fillings in-between. With the extent of the Roman empire, this new “lasagnum” dish spread all across Europe, eventually reaching Britain, where it was published in the very first cookbook.

After remaining dormant for many decades, the early form of lasagna once again surfaced. The early Italians changed the name from “lasagnum,” to “lasagna,” which is the current form. Over the years, the word “lasagna” began to change definitions; the word previously referred to the serving dish it was baked in, but began to simply mean the delicious pasta meal in the dish itself. In modern cooking terms, it now means layers of thin pasta, with meat, cheese, and tomato sauce squeezed in between. Lasagna sure has come a long way.

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


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