Entertaining Entrees to the 2016-2017 Season!

Join Dr. Nicolas Reveles, our Director of Education and Community Engagement, for creatively-themed pairings of delectable cuisine and exciting opera discussions.


The Curious Fork Cooking Class
OPERA CLASSICS: FALSTAFF

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
ADDRESS: 512 Via de la Valle, Suite 102, Solana Beach, CA 92075
COST: $49 per person

A man of many appetites, the lecherous Falstaff can’t resist his favorite vices - food, women and wine. Suddenly finding himself broke, he hatches a plot to cure his woes - he sends identical love letters to two married women to get his hands on their wealthy husbands’ purse strings. Falstaff doesn’t bank on getting found out and with the help of some ‘merry wives’, husbands and supernatural creatures, he gets his due and finds out the joke is on him. Indulge your senses as Nicolas Reveles shares the music and his knowledge of this opera as Chef Katherine prepares an opulent menu fit for Falstaff!

Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup Shooter with Rum Crema; Frisée Salad with Smoked Bacon, Blue Cheese, Porter Poached Egg, and Dijon Vinaigrette; Spice Rubbed Tomahawk Steak with Herbed Brown Butter Jus; Creamy Polenta with Roasted Sunchokes and Spinach; Glazed Carrots with Blood Oranges; Porter Chocolate Cake with Spiced Porter Ganache and Cinnamon Cream. This is not a hands on cooking class. All dishes are gluten free.


Eclipse Chocolate: Chocolate Threeway: Falstaff

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017; 6PM-7PM
ADDRESS: 2145 Fern Street, San Diego, CA 92104
COST: $20 per person

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 and Elizabeth Mandala, Tasting Room Manager from Modern Times Beer, as they take you on a guided ‘tasting’ of Falstaff . Falstaff loves to indulge his many appetites and now you can learn more about the opera as you indulge yours with three exotic chocolates, three artisan cheeses and three beer tastings from Modern Times Beer. Featured beer: Fruitlands, Fortunate Islands, City of the Dead.


Eclipse Chocolate: Chocolate Threeway: The Tragedy of Carmen

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017; 6PM-7PM
ADDRESS: 2145 Fern Street, San Diego, CA 92104
COST: $20 per person

Another decadent Chocolate Threeway! Be entertained by Dr. Nicolas Reveles, San Diego Opera’s Director of Community Engagement and Will Gustwiller, Owner and Chocolatier of Eclipse Chocolate as they take you on a guided ‘tasting’ of The Tragedy of Carmen . The opera’s main character Carmen is passionate and spicy and we’ve got a perfect tasting of chocolate, cheese, and wine to compliment her fire. Fun, informative, decadent and delicious!


The Curious Fork Cooking Class
OPERA CLASSICS: LA TRAVIATA

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FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
ADDRESS: 512 Via de la Valle, Suite 102, Solana Beach, CA 92075
COST: $49 per person

La Traviata takes the opera enthusiast to luxurious parties and the celebration of Carnival. In this class, Chef Katherine has created a menu that will have you dancing in the streets, while Nicolas Reveles, master opera educator, entertains and informs you of the fine points of one of the most popular and best-loved operas in the world, La traviata.

Recipes:Crab Stuffed Artichoke Bottom with Blanc de Noir Butter Sauce; Grilled Radicchio Salad with Sweet and Spicy Hazelnuts, Seasonal Berries, Bacon Lardons, and Black Current Vinaigrette; Spinach and Pine Nut Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Peppercorn Sauce; Oven Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes; Spiced Sweet Potatoes; Fruit Compote with Champagne Sabaglione. This is not a hands on cooking class. All dishes are gluten free.