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Past Events

past solare events

Below is a list of past Solare events.

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

March 26 - Margarite’s Amazing BYOM Event!

Margarite says: Friends, Food, Fun, Frivolity…Together served with magnums of great wine. Keeping the tradition 2017 in grand style with the ninth (9th) annual Bring Your Own Magnum (of your yummiest wine) Party, Sunday, March 26th 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. at Solare Ristorante in Point Loma at Liberty Station. Red, white, 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.

Featuring special guests: Wine Columnist Frank Mangio, of Taste of Wine TV; Michael Hurst of Ferrari Carano Vineyards, Please use your tastiest wine discretion. You may want to dine at Solare Ristorante when magnums go dry. For anyone interested in dinner reservations following the event, can make a Reservation; 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.
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<a id="Solare-Pizza-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class – Authentic Pizza from Scratch

March 25 - 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. 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 — $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.


<a id="Solare-AperitivoTime"></a>Solare presents an Italian Aperitivo Time

March 19 - Solare presents an Italian Aperitivo Time

If you love spirits and cocktails – you will want to join this free “Italian Aperitivo Time” tasting event here at Solare in Liberty Station. We have representatives from some of the best amaro houses in Italy – including Nardini, Meletti, Diplomatico, and Varnelli. This is fun – this is educational – and this event will really open your eyes to the beauty of a great Italian amaro. Solare’s own, Tommy Smerik, will be leading the show. 3pm to 5pm. Click here – Join us!


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

March 11 - 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. 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 — $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.


<a id="Solare-Masi-Wine-Dinner"></a>Italian Legend, Masi - Wine Dinner - Think Amarone!

March 09 - Italian Legend, Masi – Wine Dinner – Think Amarone!

Masi! Masi is one of the very best and most famous wineries in Veneto and very close to the city of Verona. With its deep roots in one of Italy’s best wine regions, Valpolicella, Masi makes quality wines that are an expression of the values of their territory of origin. Think Amarone! We have Tony Apostolakos (a great personal friend – and longtime worldwide spokesperson for Masi) here to help lead the dinner. Masi Winery Info Here These wines are delicious and I will be visiting the area again in April when I will be there for Vinitaly. Learn all about “appassimento”. 🙂 ~~ Fun video on Masi ~~ $94++/person for the 4-course dinner and 5 Masi wines. Dinner starts at 6:45pm and there is a reception at 6:15pm with Tony. Chef Accursio is designing a killer menu to match these wines. Contact us for reservations! info@solarelounge.com


<a id="Solare-Pasta-Cooking-Class"></a>Cooking Class: Ravioli and Fresh Pasta from Scratch

March 04 - Cooking Class: Ravioli and Fresh Pasta from Scratch

Solare’s pasta is made fresh every day – in our kitchen. This is an opportunity to see exactly how Chef Accursio 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 — $75/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. Contact us for details.


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