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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Opera Night - May 21, 2017

OPERA NIGHT
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.  

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

MENU
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)

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
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
presents
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 D√©viation 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
with
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

 featuring


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.

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