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

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Broadway Night Redux

Broadway Night Encore
Hits songs from your favorite Broadway shows & 5 course Italian Dinner
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
Sunday, September 10th – 6 pm to 9 pm
Tickets:  410 -625-0534


After the sellout crowd at Sotto Sopra Restaurant’s first Broadway Night, all they have been hearing is “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 September 10th Sunday evening of your favorite Broadway tunes.  An ideal evening of their 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 hum along or even sing along, 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

Carrot Soup with Balsamic Glaze

Tomato Risotto with Pan Seared Scallop and Salmorigno Sauce

Raspberry Sorbetto

Grilled Lamb Chops with Port Wine Sauce
mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans

Apple Strudel 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.  

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Summer Restaurant Weeks - Fri, July 28th to Sun, Aug 13th


SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEKS
Friday, July 28th to Sunday, August 13th

Sotto Sopra is thrilled to be participating in Baltimore City's Restaurant Week(s) once again.  As you might be able to tell from the dates posted, we have extended the promotion through Sunday August 13th so more of you can take advantage our special menus.

You can find our menus at our website: https://www.sottosoprainc.com/summer-restaurant-weeks/

We suggest you make your reservations early both for lunch and dinner, we tend to fill up quickly.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Opera Night - Sunday, July 16th

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
OPERA NIGHT
Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, July 16th – 6 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534


Summer is here and it is hot out there, chill with 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

Spinach Salad
with dried cherries, walnuts, tomato and feta

Seared Scallop and Goat Cheese Polenta Cake
with roasted cherry tomato, oregano and garlic sauce

Lime Sorbet

Pan-Seared Cod
with lemon, caper, butter, green onion sauce
accompanied with mashed potatoes, zucchini  and carrot

Passion Fruit Panna Cotta

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

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
Sundays: August 20th, September 24th and October 22nd


*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night.

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



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Back by popular demand: Hot Club of Baltimore

Sotto Sopra Restaurant is on fire with their live entertainment for the month of June, especially for jazz lovers.






 The Hot Club of Baltimore, a gypsy jazz group specializing in the vast repertoire of vintage jazz including early swing, musette waltzes, bebop and French standards from the 30’s and 40’s.  Along with the musicians, Ethan Philion, Michael Joseph Harris and Sami Arefin, you will be treated to their song stylings from the young chanteuse Alexis Tantau who will mesmerize you with her authentic treatment of songs from Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald
Hot Club of Baltimore thrilled our 21st Anniversary Party crowd back in April and we are excited to have them in on this Sunday evening to entertain you once again with their gypsy jazz and renditions of tunes both old and new.   
Hot Club of Baltimore with chanteuse Alexis Tantau
Sunday, June 11th
6 pm to 9 pm – open reservations
$10 cover plus dinner reservations / ala carte menu
Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore, MD  21201  410 625-0534

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Broadway Night - Sunday, June 4th

Sotto Sopra Restaurant  is turning Mt. Vernon into their own Great White Way with their Broadway Night on Sunday, June 4th starting at 6 p.m.  Featured performers from the Baltimore Men’s Chorus (BMC); Cole Reilly, Nathan “Brad” Bradley, and Stephen McMahon will breathe life into popular Broadway Musical songbooks.   Sotto Sopra Restaurant will be donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the Baltimore Men’s Chorus to support their continuing education and performance programs.  One can enjoy this Broadway Night song-filled evening for a $10 cover charge plus dinner selections from Sotto Sopra’s award winning ala carte Italian menu – reservations required (410)625-0534.

Sotto Sopra is encouraging attendees to come dressed as anyone of their favorite Broadway show characters, so put on your lederhosen if Sound of Music is your favorite or rollers in your hair if you are a beauty school dropout from Grease. There will be prizes awarded for their favorite costumes.  The performers will be encouraging singing along should the guests wish to participate in select favorites. 

On this special Broadway night, performances will be from four popular and diverse Broadway show songbooks:
Sound of Music
Evita
Grease
Les Misreables

Cost Per Person: $10 cover plus dinner reservations/ ala carte menu
(410) 625-0534

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. 

The Baltimore Men’s Chorus (BMC) – Since 1984, the mission has been to provide local men the opportunity to enjoy learning and singing choral music. They have performed in many locations, including New York City, Seattle, Philadelphia, Annapolis, and of course, Baltimore. The Baltimore Men’s Chorus welcomes all male singers – regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. 

Broadway Night at Sotto Sopra performers:

N. Brad Bradley
Nathan "Brad"  Bradley has been a shower singer since birth, but he brought his singing talents to the stage in the late ‘80s when he first joined the Baltimore Men’s Chorus. Since then he has sung with Voices Of Kentuckiana and the Indianapolis Men's Chorus (when he lived in those areas) before returning to the BMC in 2002. A former BMC president, he is currently on its board as treasurer and sings bass (but has also sung tenor at times).

Stephen McMahon
Steve started playing "air piano" at the early age of four and his parents soon had him taking lessons, tickling the ivories on a real piano. With time, he furthered his studies with teachers at Peabody.  Steve's lifelong love of music includes singing too; he has sung chorally with the Baltimore Symphony Chorus, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, and Potomac Fever before joining the BMC as a baritone/low tenor.  Friends and family often gather around the piano at Steve's home for fun evenings of 'live' Broadway karaoke. 

Cole Reilly, Ph.D.
Cole’s big family couldn’t be more unlike the Von Trapp Family singers; to this day, his un-musical siblings and Irish (not Austrian) kin insist he leads every family rendition of “Happy Birthday” … even on his own birthday. He minored in music and was in 50 plays and musicals  since 10th grade.  After not performing for about 7 years (instead focusing on his doctoral work and getting tenure at TU), Dr. Reilly began singing tenor (and sometimes bass) for the BMC in 2011 and is the group's current president.

Opera Night Ala Carte May 7th

OPERA NIGHT
SUNDAY, MAY 7TH
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Open Reservations
(410) 625-0534 

Since our Opera Nights have been selling out way in advance we have added an additional one for Sunday May 7th – an ideal early Mother’s Day gift. Enjoy our Northern Italian cuisine from our ala carte menu along with live Opera Performances throughout the evening for a mere $10 cover charge per guest. We are accepting open reservations for dinner and the show from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Come in for fine Italian cuisine, the live Opera performances throughout dinner and a memorable evening with that special someone. Call for reservations 410 625 0534. 


Sotto Sopra Restaurant
Opera Night – Sunday, May 7th
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
$10 cover charge plus dinner reservations
Ala Carte Menu