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Entertaining Entrees to the 2015-2016 Season!

Join Dr. Nicolas Reveles, our Director of Education and Community Engagement, for creatively-themed pairings of delectable cuisine and exciting opera discussions at some of San Diego's hottest restaurants.


SOLARE RISTORANTE



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 at 6:00PM
ADDRESS: 2820 Roosevelt Rd. Liberty Station, Point Loma,San Diego, CA 92106
COST: $50 per person. Includes 3 course prix-fixe menu with one glass of red or white wine, tax and gratuity.
PARKING: Free parking lot directly across the street from the restaurant and ample free street parking.

Puccini and Pasta
San Diego Opera is producing two of Puccini’s greatest operas this season, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. You may think that you know these two works because they are among the best known (and best loved!) operas in the repertoire: but do you? Come hear Dr. Nic, San Diego Opera’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, speak in his usual engaging way about what it is that makes these operas truly great, and why audiences flock to them every time they’re performed! Join us at Solare Ristorante, the restaurant San Diego Magazine crowned “Best Chef” and “Best Italian Restaurant” for a divinely Italian dining experience.


CROCE'S PARK WEST



TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016 at 6:00PM
ADDRESS: 2760 Fifth Avenue #100, San Diego, CA 92103
COST: $36 per person.
PARKING: Free street parking after 6pm.

Kick off opera Season with San Diego Opera’s Dr. Nicolas Reveles and special guest General Director David Bennett! These two experts will explore the exciting themes in the upcoming season’s operas Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Great Scott and give us behind-the-scenes info on the composers, productions and the stars in the leading roles. Held at Croce’s Park West, which has been honored as “The Best of the Best Casual Dining” 2015 and “Best New Restaurant” in 2014 by San Diego Magazine, Reader’s Choice, this event is light on your pocketbook featuring light fare to help you keep your New Year’s resolution!

MENU

Hors d’oeuvres tray pass include:
Heirloom tomato bruschetta
Goat cheese crostini with truffle and honey
Hummus on cucumber slices
Deviled eggs with and without bacon
Includes one glass of red or white wine or beer, tax and gratuity


The Curious Fork Cooking Class
OPERA CLASSICS: TOSCA



FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 6:30PM
ADDRESS: 512 Via de la Valle, Suite 102, Solana Beach, CA 92075
COST: $49 per person
DIRECTIONS: From I-5 San Diego Fwy: Take the Via de la Valle exit, EXIT 36; Go West onto County Hwy-S8/Via de la Valle for less than 1 mile; Your destination is just past Pimlico Dr in same plaza as Pamplemousse (if you reach Del Mar Downs Rd you've gone a little too far)
PARKING: Ample free parking in plaza parking lots

The raw emotion evoking arias and sensual melodies of Puccini convey the passionate story of love, politics, police brutality, betrayal, jealousy and murder. Tosca’s Roman setting provides the perfect gastronomic backdrop. Nicolas Reveles' expert narration, and Chef Katherine's culinary interpretation of this opera will shock, amuse, and satisfy. Recipes: Fettuccini with White Wine Braised Mussels and Cumin Sauce; Fennel, Radicchio, and Blood Orange Salad with Dill Vinaigrette; Chicken Saltimbocca and Braised Artichokes; Honey Ricotta Cake with Vin Santo Roasted Pears. All dishes are gluten free.


Eclipse Chocolate



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Two seatings available: 6:00PM or 8:00PM

ADDRESS: 2145 Fern Street, San Diego, CA 92104
COST: $20 per person
PARKING: Free street parking after 6pm

Dreaming of a Chocolate Threeway? Then we have the decadent event for you. Join Dr. Nicolas Reveles, San Diego Opera’s Director of Community Engagement as he takes you on a guided ‘tasting’ of the three main stage operas Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Great Scott while Will Gustwiller, Eclipse Chocolate Owner and Chocolatier provides the critical accompaniment of three exotic chocolates, three artisan cheeses and three wines. Fun, informative, decadent and delicious!


The Curious Fork Cooking Class
OPERA CLASSICS: MADAMA BUTTERFLY



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 6:30PM
ADDRESS: 512 Via de la Valle, Suite 102, Solana Beach, CA 92075
COST: $49 per person
DIRECTIONS: From I-5 San Diego Fwy: Take the Via de la Valle exit, EXIT 36; Go West onto County Hwy-S8/Via de la Valle for less than 1 mile; Your destination is just past Pimlico Dr in same plaza as Pamplemousse (if you reach Del Mar Downs Rd you've gone a little too far)
PARKING: Ample free parking in plaza parking lots

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the story of a geisha torn between tradition and desire through passionate, poignant and haunting, musical scores. Nicolas unfolds the tale while Katherine shares the art of Japanese cuisine. Recipes: Miso Soup with Garlic and Ginger; Salmon and Avocado Sushi Rolls; Togarashi Grilled Steak with Kabocha Squash Rice; Pickled Cucumber and Wakame; Green Tea Ice Cream and Butter Cookies. All dishes are gluten free.


The Curious Fork Cooking Class
OPERA CLASSICS: GREAT SCOTT



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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 6:30PM
ADDRESS: 512 Via de la Valle, Suite 102, Solana Beach, CA 92075
COST: $49 per person
DIRECTIONS: From I-5 San Diego Fwy: Take the Via de la Valle exit, EXIT 36; Go West onto County Hwy-S8/Via de la Valle for less than 1 mile; Your destination is just past Pimlico Dr in same plaza as Pamplemousse (if you reach Del Mar Downs Rd you've gone a little too far)
PARKING: Ample free parking in plaza parking lots

Arden Scott, - a modern day woman and opera diva of Great Scott – struggles with the challenges ahead when she moves back to her hometown to save the American Opera, only to find that opening night is scheduled on the same day as the big game of the home football team. This story told with lighthearted, tender humor, explores music of the past while contrasting it with today’s popular culture. While Nicolas unfolds the story with music, Katherine brings you an All American menu. Recipes: French Onion Dip Potato Skins; Carolina Barbeque with Tangy Sauce and House Made Pickled Peppers; Farmer’s Market Slaw; Hush Puppy Onion Rings; Apricot-Pistachio Tarts. All dishes are gluten free.