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Past Events

past solare events

Below is a list of past Solare events.

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

June 15 - 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-Pasta-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Ravioli and Fresh Pasta from Scratch <span style="color: black;">- Sold Out</span>

June 08 - Cooking Class: Ravioli and Fresh Pasta from Scratch – Sold Out

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 – Sold Out


<a id="Solare-Saddleback-Wine-Dinner"></a>Wine Dinner - An Evening with Napa Legend, Nils Venge

June 05 - Wine Dinner – An Evening with Napa Legend, Nils Venge

Just Announced – Next Wednesday, June 5 – I am delighted to announce that Mr. Nils Venge himself will be here at Solare to lead a very special Wine Dinner.

Nils is universally regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of the Napa Valley wine industry, garnering the first 100-point wine score ever for an American wine on his 1985 vintage of Groth Reserve Cabernet (Nils helped start Groth as winemaker & GM). 

In 1993, Nils leaves Groth so that he can focus 100% on Saddleback Cellars.   Nils at Saddleback makes incredible rich wines:  Cab Sauvignon’s, Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel, and more.

Hear firsthand from Nils how Napa really took off in the 1970’s and 80’s.   Nils pursued his love of wine at the University of California in Davis where he earned a BS in Viticulture in 1967.  In the Spring of 1970, he started working at Charles Krug Winery and the rest is history.   

The evening with Nils starts with a Reception at 6:15pm followed by a 4-course dinner designed by Executive Chef Filippo Piccini.   We will have 6 wines from Nils over the evening.   The evening is $88 and that includes the 6 wines and the 4-course dinner.   Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670 asap – Seating Limited.


<a id="Solare-Keenan-Wine-Dinner"></a>Napa Valley Winemaker Dinner with Keenan Winery <span style="color: black;">- Sold Out</span>

May 29 - Napa Valley Winemaker Dinner with Keenan Winery – Sold Out

A wine dinner highlighting a legend from Spring Mountain – Keenan Winery – these wines are classics for aficionados of the great red and white wines of Napa Valley. The dinner is led by Winemaker and Owner, Michael Keenan, who is the “voice” of Spring Mountain. $88/person includes 5 select Keenan wines and 4-course dinner designed by Exec Chef Filippo Piccini. 6:45pm Dinner ~ 6:15pm Reception with Michael. RSVP via email or call 619-270-9670. Seating limited – Sold Out


<a id="Solare-Heart-of-Spring-Dinner-2019"></a>“Heart of Spring” Dinner

May 19 - “Heart of Spring” Dinner

Solare at our best! We are having our annual hyper-local “Heart of Spring” feast on Sunday, May 19, to celebrate the flavors and tastes of Spring in San Diego. This is extra-special as we will be doing the dinner outside on the lawn next to Solare … Under the Sky!

We have one long community table … and we have teamed with folks across San Diego County for all the ingredients and drinks. As examples, we are working with Tommy Gomes at Catalina Offshore to have a “caught that day” whole fish be prepared “gills to tail” for the dinner – and we will have lamb and more for meats. Farms and produce suppliers across San Diego are teaming with us too. And, of course, we are working with San Diego County wineries, breweries, and distillers of fine spirits.

And we have amazing Live Music with Stephen El Rey – his band performed last year too – so good! The dinner begins at 5pm ~ $125/person excluding tax/gratuity. Advance confirmed reservations and tickets required as this dinner is very limited in seating. Request an invitation today via email or call 619-270-9670. Yay!


<a id="Solare-Mothers-Day-Brunch"></a>Mother’s Day Brunch @ Solare

May 12 - Mother’s Day Brunch @ Solare

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it – and now is the time to make your reservation so you can get the best times for a delicious brunch. We’re offering a special à la carte menu for Mother’s Day that you will love. It contains both breakfast and lunch dishes – with both Italian and American flavors designed by Executive Chef Filippo Piccini.

Brunch is 9:30am to 2pm. Dinner service then starts at 4:30pm. Make your reservation here while the best times are still available or call 619-270-9670.

And we are having a Tuscan Fiorentina Steak Carving Station! This could be a first – La Fiorentina is arguably Tuscany’s most famous dish and it is very special. You will love it – click here to see a Fiorentina Steak in action at Solare.

We do just 2 Brunches each year – Mother’s Day and Easter. Join us – you’ll love it!!


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