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
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

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Opera Night - May 21, 2017

Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, May 21st, 2017 -6 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534

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 dinner will have you speaking with an Italian accent by evening’s end.  

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

Poached Pear Salad
blue cheese and port wine vinaigrette

Corn Ravioli
sautéed shitake mushrooms, pancetta and pecorino cheese

Mango Sorbet

Pan-Seared Rockfish
 roasted Yukon gold potatoes and leeks

Almond Semolina Cake with Figs
lemoncello sauce topped with honey whipped cream

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

Sundays:  June 25, July 16, August 20

*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night. Parties cancelling their tickets 48 hours prior and no shows to Opera Night will be billed $50 per person in their party. 

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

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

An evening with the Daisy Castro Quartet - CD release tour

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
The Daisy Castro Quartet

World on Fire CD Release Tour

 One Night Only
Tuesday, April 18th   - 5:30  PM to 8:30 PM
$10 cover plus reservations for dinner - (410) 465 0534

Since she was 14 years old, violinist Daisy Castro has played on stages in the United States and in Europe. She has entertained on both continents with all of the masters in her genre, Jazz Manouche (Gypsy Jazz).  Daisy, a musical child prodigy started playing at six years of age, her first solo CD Gypsy Moth  at age 13, a second CD Déviation at 15, a Strathmore Artist in Residence and now, releasing  her new CD  World on Fire

More than just a Django Reinhardt cover band, the Daisy Castro Quartet is collaboration with Quinn Bachard, multiple award winning lead guitarist, Max O’Rourke on rhythm guitar from Gonzalo Bergara Quartet and tours regularly with John Jorgenson. And to round out the quartet is bassist Greg Loughman who, along with Max, are members of the Rhythm Future Quartet.

Indulge, watch and listen to a selection from Daisy’s  World on Fire

 Sotto Sopra Restaurant is thrilled to present the Daisy Castro Quartet, Daisy has sold out local venues on her current  CD release tour and we are pleased to be their pop-up host  venue. We expect reservations to fill quickly – make your reservations 410 625 0534.
The Daisy Castro Quartet
World on Fire CD Release Tour
 One Night Only
Tuesday, April 18th
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
$10 cover plus reservations for dinner

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore, MD  21201

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Freddie Stevens Trio - Sinatra and 'All that Jazz"

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
presents an evening
Freddie Stevens Trio
Sinatra and ‘All That Jazz’
Sunday, April 30 – 6 pm to 9 pm
Reservations: 410 625 0534

$10 Cover plus  dinner reservations 
We are pleased to have such a legendary musician as Freddie Stevens at Sotto Sopra Restaurant.  Stevens recently inducted into the Maryland Musicians Hall of Fame has not only played at regional hotels, restaurants, and events, he can be seen in the movie Tin Man, on  HBO’s VEEP and scored assorted music for the movie Avalon.  Many of you will remember Freddie Stevens Trio as regular entertainment at the original Pimlico Hotel.

Freddie and his trio, Bill Kalkman on guitar and Rick Feliz on bass, will fill your evening with Sinatra standards and jazz renditions.  The trio will take you back to the era when crooners were  de rigueur.

Make your reservations early – you don’t want to miss this evening of Sinatra and ‘All That Jazz’!

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

It's our 21st Birthday featuring Hot Club of Baltimore

Sotto Sopra’s 21st Birthday Party


Hot Club of Baltimore with chanteuse Alexis Tantau

Sunday, April 9th - 6pm to 9 pm – open reservations
$10 cover plus ala carte menu 

Join Sotto Sopra Restaurant as we celebrate becoming legal, 21 years old on Sunday, April 9th with 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 you will be treated to the song stylings from the young chanteuse Alexis Tantau who will mesmerize you with her authentic treatment of songs from Edith Piaf to Ella Fitzgerald.

Each guest who is legal, like us, 21 years old and older will receive a free glass of Prosecco and entered into a raffle for gifts throughout the evening: i.e. Opera Night for 4 people, a bottle of Sassicaia and more.

Executive Chef and Owner Riccardo Bosio opened Sotto Sopra back in 1996 on April 9th, on his 23rd birthday, so be sure to sing Happy Birthday to him that evening as well.

Riccardo, “I have sponsored many Italian chefs during the years. Some became and still are staple names in Baltimore restaurants; some went back to Italy and became successful restaurateurs. I'm proud of what I have contributed to Baltimore! Most certainly, however, none of it could have happened without the help and dedication of hundreds of very patient and compassionate employees who believed in my vision and helped me make it a reality and the many loyal patrons who continue to support Sotto Sopra.”

Mark your calendars; make a reservation 410 625 0534 for Sotto Sopra’s 21st birthday April 9th – join the party.

Follow us on social media Twitter @sottosopra Instagram: @sottosoprarestaurant

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

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Easter Sunday, April 16 - We're Open

Buona Pasqua

Sotto Sopra Restaurant will be open Easter Sunday, April 16th from 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  We will be offering our ala carte menu for all to enjoy.  We look forward to sharing this holiday with you, your family and friends. Call for reservations 410 625 0534

5 Course Chefs-for-the-Day Benefit Dinner

5 Course Chefs-for-the-Day Benefit Dinner

Annette Harris and Carol Black
Monday, April 3
OPEN RESERVATIONS 410 625 0534 – Specify Chefs-for-the-Day Dinner
Benefits Avon39 – 39 Mile Walk
‘Raising funds to fight breast cancer’

Two friends gather in Sotto Sopra’s kitchen to create a five course dinner, Annette Harris and Carol Black.  Though their names might not reflect their heritage, this is a tale of two Italian friends who grew up in their grandmothers’ kitchens. As they venture into Sotto Sopra’s kitchen they aren’t quite sure what trouble they might stir up but in the end they  are raising money to support Black’s daughter Rachel and her 39 mile walk in the  Avon39 Walk to find a cure for breast cancer.  Sotto Sopra is pleased to donate $10 for every dinner prepared by our chefs-for-the-day to this worthy cause.


Charcuterie Plate
 salumi and cheese

Goat Cheese Salad
Arugula, baby beets, shaved fennel with goat cheese fritters
Tangerine vinaigrette

Risotto with Scallop
Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Braised Short Ribs with Polenta

Chocolate Pistachio Crème Brule

$55 per person
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

Reservations:  410 625 0534 – Please advise your reservation is for the Chefs-for-the-Day Dinner

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore, MD 21201
410 625 0534   www.sottosoprainc.com
Facebook & Instagram:  @sottosoprarestaurant  Twitter: @sottosopra

Saturday, February 25, 2017

An evening with world-renowned pianist - Peter Beets

 Peter Beets, World-Renowned Pianist
“Chopin meets the Blues”
Sotto Sopra Restaurant - 405 N. Charles Street - Baltimore, MD 21201
Thursday, March 16th
Open Reservations: from 5 pm to 9 pm
410 625 0534
 $15 cover charge per person plus entree order from our ala carte menu

It is with great pleasure that we announce, for one night only, the internationally-acclaimed jazz pianist Peter Beets will be performing at Sotto Sopra Restaurant on Thursday, March 16th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. - one performance only! Beets is regularly featured at major concert venues and international jazz festivals.

 The Dutch-born pianist will be playing limited engagement concerts in the US, on the East Coast: New York, Philadephia and in Baltimore at Sotto Sopra. The theme 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 5 pm to 9 pm. There will be a $15 cover charge per person along with a required entree order 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:  $15 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

Guest Chef Tayfun Abuska Dinner

5 Course Guest Chef Dinner
Wednesday, March 22nd
Two Seatings: 5:30pm - 6 pm / 7:30pm - 8pm

RESERVATIONS: Be sure to specify that your reservation is for the Guest Chef Dinner
(410) 625 0534

Second in our series of Guest Chef Dinners Sotto Sopra is highlighting Chef Tayfun Abuska, a Turkish native who started working at an early age at the Izmir Palmiye Hotel, transitioned to the 5-Star Ankara Hilton Hotel and continued to work for the Swiss Hotels. His culinary path has taken him through the French Embassy to the United States in 2008, where he worked for the Four Seasons Hotels in Wyoming, California and here in Baltimore. A stint at Michael Mina’s Pabu Japanese Restaurant working with Chef Jonah Kim has inspired his penchant for Asian dishes which is apparent in his Guest Chef Dinner’s menu.

Recently, Chef Abuska has been working in Washington, DC as the sous chef at MalMaison, Ottoman Taverna and currently with Chef Jonathan Dearden at Kimpton Hotel – Radiator Restaurant.


Amuse Bouche
Uni Kimchi, Red Beet Nest, Nori Chips, Trout Roe, Quail Egg
Calabrian Cauliflower
Cauliflower, Shishito Peppers, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Piment d’Espelette
Hamachi Crudo
Hamachi Crudo, Avocado Mousse, Cara Cara Orange, White Soy, Yuzu, Jalapeno
Uni Butter Dashi, Scallops, Shrimp, Asian Pear, Egg, Oyster Mushrooms
Pan Seared Tilefish
Seared Tilefish, Sunchoke Puree, Baby Leeks, Veloute Espuma, Trumpet Mushrooms, Sunchoke Chips
Hibiscus Panna Cotta
Pomegranate Seeds, Hibiscus, Buddha’s Hand

$65 Per Person
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

Two Seatings:  5:30pm-6pm / 7:30pm-8pm
Reservations: Specify it is for the Guest Chef Dinner – (410) 625-0534 

(410) 625-0534 – www.sottosoprainc.com