San Diego's Best Italian Restaurant 2018

Past Events

past solare events

Below is a list of past Solare events.

<a id="Solare-Easter-Brunch"></a>Easter Sunday Brunch @ Solare!

April 21 - Easter Sunday Brunch @ Solare!

Reserve today for a fabulous Easter Brunch! We’re offering a special à la carte menu for Easter that you will love. It contains both breakfast and lunch dishes – with both Italian and American flavors designed by Executive Chef Filippo Piccini. 9:30am to 2pm. Inside and Patio dining. Dinner then starts at 4:30pm. Reserve today via OpenTable or call 619-270-9670. Ciao!


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

April 06 - 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-Pizza-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class:  Authentic Pizza from Scratch

March 30 - 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   (Note:  this Class was originally scheduled for March 23, but needed to be moved one week to March 30.)


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

March 12 - 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 6 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-Mezcales-de-Leyandes-Dinner"></a>A Dinner & Evening w/ Mezcal - Mezcales de Leyandes

March 11 - A Dinner & Evening w/ Mezcal – Mezcales de Leyandes

Read this: One of Solare’s top favorite mezcal producers is Mezcales de Leyanda – you will see it on our bar – and one of their partners is Chef Danny Mena. Danny will be here in San Diego from NYC on March11, and will be teaming with Chef Filippo Piccini for a 4-course tasting menu. A mezcal pairing dinner! Danny is one of New York City’s top Mexican chefs, acclaimed by such publications as Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, & Rolling Stone. Danny owns and is exec chef at Hecho en Dumbo in the Bowery District.

$88/person ~ limited seating. Includes the 4-course dinner and 6 great mezcals including a special bottle that Chef Danny Mena is bringing. 6:30pm Dinner ~ 6pm Reception. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670
RSVP Today ~ Join Us!


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

March 09 - 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. 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.


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