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Past Events

past solare events

Below is a list of past Solare events.

<a id="Solare-Gnocchi-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Gnocchi and Bolognese  <span style="color: black;">- Sold Out</span>

October 12 - Cooking Class: Gnocchi and Bolognese – Sold Out

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 – Sold Out


<a id="Solare-Bolognese-Shootout"></a>Bolognese Shoot Out!  Maria vs Doug ~ One Day Only

October 08 - Bolognese Shoot Out! Maria vs Doug ~ One Day Only

Join us for a fun … and DELICIOUS … Bolognese Shoot Out. A delightful competition of two styles of bolognese.

Here are the details:

First, Maria in the Solare Kitchen is the master of bolognese. She makes almost all the bolognese you have ever had at Solare. So so good.

Second, we have a amazing VIP customer and friend, Doug. He is a self taught chef – he is very active in the food scene in San Diego – associated closely with events like the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival – and so much more. And, he has a wonderful bolognese recipe and cooking style for which he is very proud.

Third, so – from 4:30pm to closing you can order the “Solare Bolognese Shoot Out” and you will have side-by-side dishes of bolognese with pappardelle – and you will taste them “blind” – and will let us know which you like better. The price for the side-by-side Pappardelle alla Bolognese is $20.

Fourth, we have a fun wine pairing available that can also select if you are interested.

If you are available, you should join us, for sure! As I highlighted, this is a fun competition … and a delicious one too.

Please call 619-270-9670 or email us (info@solarelounge.com) to let us know you can join sometime during the afternoon/evening to do your own Bolognese Shoot Out. Yay!


<a id="Solare-Batasiolo-Wine-Dinner"></a>Italian Wine Dinner with Piemonte Winery, Batasiolo

October 03 - Italian Wine Dinner with Piemonte Winery, Batasiolo

Do you love great Barolos? Barbarescos? Wines from Piemonte? If yes, then you will want to join this dinner with Stefano Poggi from Batasiolo Winery. Plus … this dinner is in our private room – one community table. The best!

Batasiolo is the leading family run winery in Barolo in Piemonte, Italy. The evening is a 4-course dinner designed by Exec Chef Filippo Piccini with 5 Batasiolo wines … and the wine tasting portion of the dinner will be led by Stefano Poggi. This will be fabulous – and will sell out. $84/person. 6:30pm Dinner. Limited to 16 guests – RSVP required. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670.

https://batasiolo.com/eng


<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-Folonari-Dinner"></a>Folonari Estate ~ Italian Wine Dinner - Do you love Tuscan Wines? <span style="color: black;">- Sold Out</span>

September 24 - Folonari Estate ~ Italian Wine Dinner – Do you love Tuscan Wines? – Sold Out

The dinner is Tuesday, Sept 24, is with Folonari – an amazing winery in Tuscany. Giovanni Folonari himself is leading the dinner. It is $88/person for the dinner – 4-course diner with select Folonari wines including their epic Brunello. 6:30pm. Limit 16 guests. https://www.tenutefolonari.com/en 

Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670 — – Sold Out


<a id="Solare-Seafood-TommyGomes-Dinner"></a>Tommy Gomes & Catalina OP Seafood Dinner at Solare

September 18 - Tommy Gomes & Catalina OP Seafood Dinner at Solare

Do you love seafood? If yes, this could be the most special dinner you’ll have! Catalina Offshore Product’s own incredible fishmonger, Tommy Gomes, is at Solare for an “Evening of Seafood”. The short summary is that we know of no one that knows more about seafood … and who has stronger opinions! … than Tommy. And he is an excellent speaker with fun charisma, and he will both delight you and scare you (in a good way) with his talk.

It is $75/person for the dinner with Tommy Gomes at Solare, and a special 5-course dinner has been designed by Solare’s Executive Chef Filippo Piccini. 6:30pm. Reserve today via email or call 619-270-9670. This will fill up quickly. Tommy Gomes!


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