Wednesday, May 23, 2018

One Night ONLY! - World Renowned Pianist Peter Beets



 Peter Beets, World-Renowned Pianist
“Chopin meets the Blues”
Sotto Sopra Restaurant - 405 N. Charles Street - Baltimore, MD 21201
Wednesday, June 6th
Open Reservations: from 6 pm to 9 pm
410 625 0534
 $10 cover charge per person plus dinner reservations -ala carte menu


It is with great pleasure that we announce the internationally-acclaimed jazz pianist Peter Beets will be back performing at Sotto Sopra Restaurant on Wednesday, June 6th from 6 pm to 9 pm during his USA tour.  Beets wowed our guests last year and so enjoyed the intimacy of playing our dining room, he has agreed to play for you once again.  Coming off performances from Blues Alley in Washington DC, Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum – Baltimore is the last stop before he returns to Europe.

 Beets is regularly featured at major concert venues and international jazz festivals.
  
The theme for this special evening will be "Chopin meets the Blues," a take on his album, Chopin meets the Blues Live.

We will be serving our regular ala carte dinner menu and offering open seating between 6 pm to 9 pm. There will be a $10 cover charge per person plus dinner from our ala carte menu. Seating is limited to 100 guests for the evening.
Listen to Peter Beets
Facebook: @PeterBeetsNL  Twitter: @PeterBeets
Cost per Person:  $10 cover charge per person plus entree order from our ala carte menu
Reservations required: (410) 625-0534
Sotto Sopra Restaurant - 405 N. Charles Street - Baltimore, MD  21201
(410) 625-0534

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Broadway Night - June 3rd


Broadway Night: From Berlin to Sondheim
Live Musical Broadway Performances & 5 course Italian Dinner
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
Sunday, June 3rd – 6 pm to 9 pm
Tickets:  410 -625-0534


 After the sellout crowd at Sotto Sopra Restaurant’s first Broadway Night we have been hearing “encore, encore.”  In the words from the Broadway play Oliver, “Please sir, I want some more?” has been resonating.  Sotto Sopra listened and pulled together an amazing cast of performers for this unique June 3rd, Sunday evening of memorable Broadway tunes from Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun to Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods – as well as additional hit Broadway shows.

 An ideal evening of our award winning fine Italian cuisine interspersed with live performances of the songs that continue-to-this-day lighting up the Great White Way.  Sotto Sopra is located at 405 N. Charles Street, the archway to Baltimore’s cultural district. Reservations/tickets should be placed at (410) 625-0534.

Be part of the evening’s festivities; you might even be inspired to dress as your favorite Broadway character, like the barber in Sweeney Todd or Eva Peron in Evita. It will be an evening of great vocal performances by these amazing talents:

SOPRANO -  Sharen Camille:   She played Maria in West Side Story in the final National Tour overseen by Jerome Robbins, performing in more than 25 cities across America. . In New York, Sharen joined the historical ranks of NY's longest running musical The Fantasticks as The Girl.   Sharen’s musical theatre career has included tours portraying: Ellie in Showboat, Louisa in The Sound of Music, and Lucy in A Christmas Carol; as well as numerous musical theatre productions with performances that include: Marian in The Music Man, The Mistress in Evita, Cinderella in Cinderella with Zsa Zsa Gabor, Louise in Carousel, Agnes in George M, and Godspell.

As an accomplished actor on the screen Miss Camille´s Film and TV credits include: Co-Starring in Stop the World, I want to get off (A&E), Co-Starring with Henry Thomas in Psycho IV (Showtime), appearing in Dave's World (CBS), The Other Side, Superboy and Superforce and feature releases of Why do Fools fall in Love, Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do, and the Independent short parody Greased to Kill.


TENOR: Stephen Foreman: A native San Franciscan, Stephen now calls Baltimore home. For over 25 years he has been heavily involved in the theatre world both in California and Maryland. He studied vocal performance at Diablo Valley College and helped found the Teen Professional theatre company “S.T.A.G.E. Troupe” in Pleasant Hill, CA for which he served as resident Musical Director for over 10 years. While performing in the San Francisco cabaret circuit, Stephen has had the privilege of performing alongside such Titans as Carol Channing, Raul Esperanza, Tyne Daily, Leslie Jordan, Sally Struthers, Leanne Borgasi, and the late great Jane Russell, to name few.

Stephen has had the opportunity to perform a variety of juicy characters over the years. Favorites include: William Barfee (Spelling Bee), Bobby Strong (Urinetown), Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors), and Carmen Ghia (The Producers) for which he received a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Area audiences may recognize him from his performances at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Silhouette Stages or most recently as Frederick Barrett in Heritage Players production of Titanic - in Concert. In Spring 2019, Stephen will be making his East Coast Directorial debut with the musical Cabaret at Silhouette Stages in Columbia.


PIANIST -  Patricia McKewen Amato:  Amato’s  extensive experience includes duties as conductor, coach, and accompanist at the AIMS Institute in Graz, Austria, Brevard Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Peabody Institute, Cumberland Valley Chamber Orchestra, and the Young Victorian Theatre.   She served as assistant music director of the Baltimore Opera Company and music director of its touring company; music director/conductor for Annapolis Opera, Maryland Lyric Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Opera Americana, Washington Savoyards, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Rep Stage; and assistant conductor/chorus master for Washington Summer Opera and Opera AACC.  She holds a BM from the Catholic University of America (magna cum laude), a MM from the University of Houston (magna cum laude), and certificates in lieder, opera, and chamber music from The American Institute of Musical Studies, in Graz, Austria.      

MENU

Fennel Cream Soup
potato and onion

Veal Agnolotti
 smoked bacon, spinach and demi glaze

Pear Sorbet

Branzino Filet
mashed potato, mixed vegetable and eggplant tapenade

Bread Pudding
crème anglaise, vanilla & honey mascarpone whipped cream

$62 per person
(live performances and 5 course dinner)
Excludes beverages, tax and gratuity

For tickets call (410) 625–0534
Credit card guarantees apply

Sotto Sopra Restaurant is an award-winning Northern Italian Restaurant that has enjoyed success for over 22 years located on Baltimore’s historical byway Charles Street at the archway to the city’s cultural Mt. Vernon district.  It’s 19th century building’s dining room boasts tall ceilings, tile floors, gilded mirrors and a contemporary mural that depicts restaurant life. 


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Opera Night - Sunday, May 20th


Sotto Sopra Restaurant
Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, May 20th – 6 pm to 9 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534

Blackeyed Susans, Preakness and Opera Night what more could you ask for. Join us for an evening of tantalizing Sotto Sopra cuisine. Our opera performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra's 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers Rhodovi, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Pianist

MENU

Blood Orange Carpaccio, Arugula & Fennel Salad
with crumbled goat cheese

Asparagus Risotto
with Blue Cheese

Pear Sorbet

Organic Pan-Seared Salmon
with watermelon radish confit, asparagus and tangerine brown butter

Apple Tart
with brown sugar crumble

$62 Per Person
Includes multi course dinner and live entertainment
(Excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
Sundays:   June 24th, July 22nd


*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night.

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD 21201 – 410 625 0534


Friday, January 26, 2018

Broadway Night Encore

Broadway Night Encore
Hits songs from your favorite Broadway shows & 5 course Italian Dinner
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
Sunday, February 25th – 6 pm to 9 pm
Tickets:  410 -625-0534


(Baltimore, MD)  After the sellout crowd at Sotto Sopra Restaurant’s first Broadway Night we have been hearing  “encore, encore.”  In the words from the Broadway play Oliver, “Please sir, I want some more?” has been resonating.  Sotto Sopra listened and pulled together an amazing cast of performers for this unique February 25th Sunday evening of your favorite Broadway tunes from Cabaret, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, and even Dear Evan Hansen

 An ideal evening of our award winning fine Italian cuisine interspersed with live performances of the songs that continue-to-this-day lighting up the Great White Way.  Sotto Sopra is located at 405 N. Charles Street, the archway to Baltimore’s cultural district. Reservations/tickets should be placed at (410)625-0534.

Be part of the evening’s festivities; you might even be inspired to dress as your favorite Broadway character. It will be an evening of great vocal performances by these amazing talents:

Jennifer Miller: A professional vocalist and vocal educator, Jennifer has her Masters in Music from the University of Michigan. She has performed in musicals the likes of Sound of Music, South Pacific, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, Will Rodgers Follies and the Man of la Mancha. Jennifer was the choral music teacher at Loyola Blakefield for 14 years, and acted as musical director for all musical productions. She is now in her 15th year of teaching music at the Children’s Chorus of Maryland. Jennifer has been guest conductor of the Maryland All-State Middle School Chorus, and clinician to music educators in Baltimore County.

George Wilkerson:  This tenor has extensive experience in opera and musical theater; most notably, performing the the roles of Beppe in I Pagliacci, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Bill in A Hand of Bridge, Donald in Gallantry, Professor Bhaer in Little Women: The Musical, Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Jake in Side Show. He holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education (Instrumental), the Master of Arts degree in Music (Voice) and is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance. Mr. Wilkerson thoroughly enjoys his careers as a teacher, conductor, percussionist, and saxophonist and has taught band, choir, and applied voice for over 15 years.
Patricia McKewen Amato:  Amato’s  extensive experience includes duties as conductor, coach, and accompanist at the AIMS Institute in Graz, Austria, Brevard Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Peabody Institute, Cumberland Valley Chamber Orchestra, and the Young Victorian Theatre.   She served as assistant music director of the Baltimore Opera Company and music director of its touring company; music director/conductor for Annapolis Opera, Maryland Lyric Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Opera Americana, Washington Savoyards, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Rep Stage; and assistant conductor/chorus master for Washington Summer Opera and Opera AACC.  She holds a BM from the Catholic University of America (magna cum laude), a MM from the University of Houston (magna cum laude), and certificates in lieder, opera, and chamber music from The American Institute of Musical Studies, in Graz, Austria.      

MENU

Cream of Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon

Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil

Raspberry Sorbet

Pan-Seared Salmon with Red Pepper Tapenade & Roasted Vegetables

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Gelato

$58 per person
(live performances and 5 course dinner)
Excludes beverages, tax and gratuity

For tickets call  (410) 625 – 0534
Credit card guarantees apply

Sotto Sopra Restaurant is an award-winning Northern Italian Restaurant that has enjoyed success for over 21 years located on Baltimore’s historical byway Charles Street at the archway to the city’s cultural Mt. Vernon district.  It’s 19th century building’s dining room boasts tall ceilings, tile floors, gilded mirrors and a contemporary mural that depicts restaurant life. 

https://www.sottosoprainc.com/new-events/broadwaynightfeb25th


February Opera Night - 2018

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
OPERA NIGHT
Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, February 18th – 6 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534


Cozy up on a brisk winter night and join us for an evening of tantalizing Sotto Sopra cuisine. Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra's 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers Rhodovi, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Pianist

MENU
Cauliflower Cream Soup

Pumpkin Risotto with Taleggio Sauce

Lemon Sorbet

Braised Short Ribs with Soft Polenta

Pear Tart with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Pear Puree

$58 Per Person
Includes multi course dinner and live entertainment
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
Sundays:   March 18th , April  15th , May 20th


*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night.

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD 21201 – 410 625 0534

https://www.sottosoprainc.com/new-events/februaryoperanight




Valentine's Day for Children

 Valentine’s Day for Children
Monday, February 12th
 Starts: 5:00 pm – Ends: 7pm
Reservations: 410 625 0534 – Please advise of the number of children in your party


How better to celebrate Valentine’s Day than show the love of family.  With that said, we invite parents to bring their children to Sotto Sopra Restaurant to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 12th.   The children will enjoy this event filled with kid-oriented entertainment, surprises, along with dining on a specially designed children’s three course menu.  Our daughters Amelia and Virginia will be your hostesses for the evening. 

Children’s  Valentine
Three Course Menu
Children 4 years and under: Eat for FREE
Children 5 years old to 12 years old: $10 each

1st course – choose one
 Polenta e lumache
 Polenta fries
 Fried calamari

2nd course – choose one
Spaghetti Amatriciana
 Fettuccine cremose
 Ricotta gnocchi with tomato sauce

3rd course – choose one
 Trio of Ice cream: vanilla, salty caramel, pistachio
Semolina cake with mascarpone cream

Parents will enjoy selections from our ala carte dinner menu.

Last year we booked up extremely fast, don’t delay - Reservations 410 625 0534


Thursday, November 02, 2017

November Broadway Night

Another Op’nin, Another Show
Broadway Night at Sotto Sopra Restaurant
Sunday, November 12th – 6 pm to 9 pm
Tickets:  410 -625-0534

The lyrics of Cole Porter’s “Another Op’nin, Another Show” are an ideal way of announcing that Sotto Sopra Restaurant is bringing back their successful Broadway Night. This time, the Mt. Vernon restaurant will be featuring performances from classic Broadway shows like Kiss Me Kate, Showboat, Oklahoma among others. On Sunday, November 12th   Broadway Night at Sotto Sopra’s restaurant offers up a five course dinner of their award winning Italian cuisine interspersed with live Broadway performances for $58 per person*.  The patrons will enjoy selections of songs from these classic shows by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Richard Rogers. Sotto Sopra is located at 405 N. Charles Street, the archway to Baltimore’s cultural district. Reservations/tickets should be placed at (410)625-0534.

Sotto Sopra listened and assembled yet another amazingly talented cast of performers for this evening’s reminiscent trip to the Great White Way.
 
Sharen Camille:   She played Maria in West Sid   e Story in the final National Tour overseen by Jerome Robbins, performing in more than 25 cities across America. . In New York, Sharen joined the historical ranks of NY's longest running musical The Fantasticks as The Girl.   Sharen’s musical theatre career has included tours portraying: Ellie in Showboat, Louisa in The Sound of Music, and Lucy in A Christmas Carol; as well as numerous musical theatre productions with performances that include: Marian in The Music Man, The Mistress in Evita, Cinderella in Cinderella with Zsa Zsa Gabor, Louise in Carousel, Agnes in George M, and Godspell.

As an accomplished actor on the screen Miss Camille´s Film and TV credits include: Co-Starring in Stop the World, I want to get off (A&E), Co-Starring with Henry Thomas in Psycho IV (Showtime), appearing in Dave's World (CBS), The Other Side, Superboy and Superforce and feature releases of Why do Fools fall in Love, Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do, and the Independent short parody Greased to Kill.

Michael Nansel:  Nansel made his NYC Opera debut in Bronx Opera’s Falstaff and just completed an acclaimed performance with Wichita Grand Opera as Noah in Britten’s Noah’s Flood. Mr. Nansel is as comfortable with the classical stage as with musical theatre and has sung in Opera houses across North America in various roles including Otello, The Barber of Seville, and Il Trovatore. Musical theatre roles include Kiss Me Kate, Show Boat, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, and possibly his most unique show Jerry Springer: The Opera. In 2016 he made his Carnegie Hall debut singing the Cantor in the Ernest Bloch; Sacred Service. In December he will return to NYC and The Lincoln Center singing the Bass Solos in Handel’s Messiah.

Patricia McKewen Amato:  Amato’s  extensive experience includes duties as conductor, coach, and accompanist at the AIMS Institute in Graz, Austria, Brevard Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Peabody Institute, Cumberland Valley Chamber Orchestra, and the Young Victorian Theatre.   She served as assistant music director of the Baltimore Opera Company and music director of its touring company; music director/conductor for Annapolis Opera, Maryland Lyric Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Opera Americana, Washington Savoyards, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Rep Stage; and assistant conductor/chorus master for Washington Summer Opera and Opera AACC.  She holds a BM from the Catholic University of America (magna cum laude), a MM from the University of Houston (magna cum laude), and certificates in lieder, opera, and chamber music from The American Institute of Musical Studies, in Graz, Austria.      

Partaking of the evening’s festivities attendees might hum along or even sing along to their favorite tunes, they might even be inspired to dress as their favorite Broadway character. It will be an evening of great vocal performances.

MENU

Smoked Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese

Taleggio and Pear Risotto

Lychee Sorbet

Pan Seared Orata
served with zucchini spaghetti and a tomato confit, olives and capers tapenade

Pear Tart
with vanilla crème filling, apricot glaze and whipped cream.

$58 per person*
includes live performances and 5 course dinner
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

For tickets call (410) 625 – 0534
Credit card guarantees apply


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Benefit for Training for Advance Rescue

Sotto Sopra’s Guest Chef Fundraiser
benefiting
International Exchange of Training for Advance Rescue and Life Support

 A special evening of Italian food and libations at Sotto Sopra Restaurant on Thursday, September 28th located at 405 N. Charles Street in Baltimore will benefit training for Advanced Rescue and Life Support for Emergency Medical Responders.  Doctor Doug Floccare, a 32 year veteran emergency physician and a medical director for flight paramedics for 27 years will be the restaurant’s guest chef for the evening. Sotto Sopra’s award-winning Northern Italian cuisine with a Maryland accent and special wine flights are the centerpiece for the evening’s gathering with open reservations available by phone 410-625-0534 or https://www.opentable.com/r/sotto-sopra-baltimore

One must consider the ever changing landscape of rescue and medical care. Pockets of unique expertise in rescue and emergency medical care have developed across the world.  From the wilderness of Canada to the mountains of Italy and  to the outback and the coasts of Australia, emergency response personnel have often developed methods of preparing for unique local challenges that are not necessarily widely disseminated, but that can help responders in other locations train for high-risk, low-frequency events. 

Medical Director of Flight Paramedics, Dr. Doug Floccare informs, “Maryland is diverse in nature, from ocean coastline and waterways to farmlands and mountains, and from sparsely populated areas to the sprawling suburbs and densely populated cities.  Emergency medical response in Maryland poses a wide variety of challenges, yet we have a long history of innovative approaches to trauma care.  Maryland has much it can learn from the expertise that has been developed in other areas of the world, and also much it can share from approaches that have been refined here.  This fund will be utilized to support the international exchange of training personnel and training techniques for advanced rescue and life support.”  Dr. Floccare has had the opportunity to travel extensively and to observe unique approaches to emergency response in other areas of the world. 

Sotto Sopra Restaurant is pleased to partner with Dr. Floccare, as their guest chef, and will be donating 15% of the evening’s proceeds to Advanced Rescue and Life Support for Emergency Medical Responder training.

Dr. Doug Floccare’s love of good food has prompted his enjoyment of cooking from a young age.  As a “weekend cook,” he enjoys exploring the world through its foods and wines using a wide range of cooking methods.  As the grandson of four immigrants from Italy, he often returns to the culinary root, he loved so much while growing up.  So whether it’s a whole prime rib on the smoker, a stir-fry of homegrown vegetables, or a Sunday simmer of tomato sauce and meatballs, he takes greatest pleasure in the fellowship of a delicious meal shared with family or friends.



October Opera Night

SOTTO SOPRA’S OPERA NIGHT
Sunday, October 22nd  - 6 pm
Reservations*:  410-625-0534
5 Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
  

Fall’s crisp air will soon be upon us. Join us for an evening of tantalizing Sotto Sopra cuisine. Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra's 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers Rhodovi, Soprano, Paul McIlvaine, Tenor, Tom Hetrick, Pianist
MENU
Squash Soup with Ricotta Salata
Homemade Fettuccini
with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, fresh burrata cream sauce

Lemon Sorbet

Roasted Chicken Breast
with prosciutto and sage – mint buerre blanc

Gianduia Hazelnut Mousse
with poached pear and pear coulis

$58 Per Person - Includes multi course dinner and live entertainment - (excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)
FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
 Sundays:   November 19th & December 10th

*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD 21201 – 410 625 0534


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sept 24 Opera Night

OPERA NIGHT
Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, September 24th – 6 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534


Summer is a fast becoming a memory and Fall’s crisp air will soon be upon us. Join us for an evening of tantalizing Sotto Sopra cuisine. Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra's 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers Rhodovi, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Pianist

MENU

Goat Cheese Salad
with arugula, baby beets, shaved fennel, goat cheese and tangerine dressing

Corn Ravioli
with roasted tomato, dill sauce and pecorino cheese

Peach Sorbet

Roasted Leg of Lamb
with mashed potato, sautéed green beans and porcini mushroom sauce

Apple Strudel with Vanilla Bean Gelato

$58 Per Person
Includes multi course dinner and live entertainment
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
Sundays:  October 22nd , November 19th & December 10th


*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night.


Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD 21201 – 410 625 0534