San Diego's Best Italian Restaurant 2019

Past Events

past solare events

Below is a list of past Solare events.

<a id="Solare-Venissimo-Cheese"></a>Italian Formaggi e Vino with Venissimo & Villa Italia Wines @ Solare <span style="color: black;">- POSTPONED</span>

April 08 - Italian Formaggi e Vino with Venissimo & Villa Italia Wines @ Solare – POSTPONED

Read the following from Venissimo Cheese: Named San Diego’s Best Italian Restaurant, Solare obviously knows Italian food. So we thought, why not create a cheese-themed dinner, showcasing our favorites from this fabulous country?

Solare Ristorante in partnership with Venissimo and Villa Italia Wines invite you to this fun and intimate dinner where you’ll enjoy an authentic appetizer/salad plus a delectable main course, both featuring Italian wines and formaggi.

Learn secrets to making delicious Italian meals, plus what makes Italian cheeses so unique, all the while enjoying wonderful wines. This will be molto buono to the max!

Click here to RSVP and secure a ticket. Join me! – POSTPONED


<a id="Solare-Lasagna-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Lasagna from scratch … with Chef Filippo & Maria!  <span style="color: black;">- Postponed</span>

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

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 – Postponed


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

March 31 - 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 – POSTPONED
Mar 28 – Authentic Pizza – POSTPONED
Apr 4 – Lasagna – sold out – POSTPONED

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="Solare-Pizza-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class:  Authentic Pizza from Scratch <span style="color: black;">- Postponed</span>

March 28 - Cooking Class: Authentic Pizza from Scratch – Postponed

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  – POSTPONED


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

March 27 - Solare + Fortaleza Tequila Tasting Dinner – Postponed

Be amazed by how well our Italian 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 6:45pm for a Reception with a Welcome Cocktail that Tommy designed and dinner at 7pm. This is a boutique dinner – 16 persons total dining & drinking with me in our special private room. $64 for the 4-course dinner and $24 for the Fortaleza for the evening. Seating is very limited. RSVP required. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670 – Postponed


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

March 21 - Cooking Class: Fish and Shellfish + Fish Market – Postponed

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 – Postponed


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