Saturday, May 30, 2009

Opera Night - June 21st

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
Opera Night
Sunday, June 21, 2009 ~ 5:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy an evening of lively opera performances intertwined with a 6 course Italian dinner featuring our farmers market seasonal ingredients. Make this makes a very special Father’s Day gift.

Our performers for the evening are:

Mrs. Diane Abel, Soprano
Mr. Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Mr.Tom Hetrick, Piano

Farmers Market Menu

First Course
Slow-Roasted Eggplant
on crispy flatbread with mint, dill, cucumber, yogurt relish

Second Course
Citrus Marinated Salmon and Fennel Carpaccio
with orange vinaigrette, fried capers and baby arugula

Third Course
Local Spinach Risotto
served with fresh goat ricotta and super Tuscan olive oil

Fourth Course
Melon Sorbetto

Fifth Course
Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder
with spring lentils ragout topped with aromatic herb salad
seasoned with lemon zest, horseradish, garlic battuto

Sixth Course
Warm Poached Pear Tart Puff
with vanilla bean gelato

$58.00 per person
(*excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)
No other discount or promotions are applicable to this event

Reservations are required: Contact Monika Pawlak-Bosio at 410 625 0534 or e-mail us at 410 625 0534.

Future Opera Nights: Sunday, July 19th and Sunday, August 23rd

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Waiter Auditions - American Idol Style

Dinner with Daniela - Tuesday, June 9th

Dinner with Daniela
4-Course Rustic Sardinian Dinner
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Open Reservations
$38 per person*

Our lovely lady from Sardinia, Daniela Useli, will be preparing one of her rustic Italian dinners for all to enjoy. Daniela comes to Sotto Sopra just once a month to share the flavors of her Sardinian upbringing. We hope you will join us for this 4 course dinner.


Cornetti alle verdure con crema di noci
Light and delicate puff-pastry croissants, filled with a mix of vegetables, and served with a flavorful walnut sauce, cream, and Reggiano Parmigiano cheese.

Il Primo ~ La Pasta

Gnocchetti alla Campidanese
One of the Sardinian signature dishes, hand-made by Daniela. Thin gnocchi pasta served with a traditional sausage and saffron flavored tomato sauce

Il Secondo ~ Pesce
Filetto di maiale in crosta di funghi
Pork tenderloin stuffed with porcini mushrooms and chicken breasts, flavored with rosemary leaves and freshly grounded pepper, served with porcini mushroom sauce

Il Dolce
Mousse di Cioccolato
A delicate combination of dark chocolate, cream and rum

$38 per person(*excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)
When making reservations please let us know it is for Dinner with Daniela – Call 410.625.0534
no other promotions or discounts apply to this event

Cooking Class - Sunday June 7th

Sunday, June 7
Farmers Market Hands-On Cooking Class
7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$70 per person
Limited to 12 students

Join Executive Chef Bill Crouse for a farmers market cooking class. Students will gather at the restaurant at 7:45 a.m. and at 8 a.m. promptly walk down to the Sunday Farmers Market at Saratoga and Pleasant Street. Chef will talk to you about the produce; what to look for in the product you buy, cleaning and proper storage. When finished shopping students will walk back up to Sotto Sopra’s kitchen where this hands-on class will cook a meal with the products bought at the market.

At the end of the class, all will sit down and enjoy the meal and some wine. There is no specific menu; it is what looks good at the market that day.

Students should wear comfortable shoes ( you will be walking to the market and standing in the kitchen), clothing appropriate for a kitchen and will need to sign a release form to work in the kitchen.

Contact Monika Pawlak Bosio at 410 625 0534 for class application and release form or write The cooking class is a guaranteed reservation. Cancellations accepted up to 24 hours prior to the class, anything less than 24 hours or no shows will be billed. We are limiting the class to just 12 students.

No other promotions or discounts are applicable to this class

Saturday, May 23, 2009

1st Thursday Wine Tasting - June 4th

Michael Mohammadi’s
The Wines I Tasted in Italy
Thursday, June 4th
Starts 6 p.m.
$25 per person
(excludes tax and gratuity)

Our wine director, Michael Mohammadi, just spent 10 days in Italy, roaming the Tuscan hills and valleys. He’ll be visiting a number of vineyards and tasting many wines – it’s a tough job but someone has to do it. Michael has directed us to set up June’s wine tasting based on a number of the wines he has tasted on his trip

Executive Chef Bill Crouse will prepare lite bites to accompany your wine tasting. Stay for dinner and order any of the wines tasted that evening and receive 25% off on the wine.

We limit attendance so be sure to make your reservations –call Monika at 410 625 0534 or email her at No other promotions or discounts apply

$25 Three Course Dinner - Mon. thru Fri.

Three Course Menu
Monday thru Fridays
$25 per person
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)
Accepting reservation from 5:30 through 9 p.m.
This promotion ends July 30, 2009

Executive Chef Bill Crouse

Join us at Sotto Soprafor our very special $25 Three Course Dinner menu. Executive Chef Bill Crouse offers up cost-effective dining with a nice selection available in each course.

1st Course –choice of one
Mixed Salad with Grilled Eggplant
Grilled Caesar Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta
Soup of the Day

2nd Course – choice of one
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
spaghetti sautéed with garlic, extra virgin olive oil
and crushed red peppers

Salmone alla Lavanda

salmon glazed with honey and lavender with roasted broccoli and chive mashed potatoes

pasta with meat sauce

3rd Course – Choice of one

Chocolate Mousse
Warm Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream
Sorbet or Ice Cream of the Day

Reservations highly suggested – call 410 625 0534. Our regular dinner menu will be available for the evening as well.

No other promotions or discounts apply

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My dinner with Daniela: rustic Sardinian meals at Sotto Sopra

Baltimore Food Examiner, Kit Pollard wrote a lovely story on May's Dinner with Daniela. She really felt the soul of the meal, the love that Daniela puts in her food.

Baltimore Food Examiner: My dinner with Daniela: rustic Sardinian meals at Sotto Sopra

The next Dinner with Daniela is June 9th

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Monday, May 18, 2009

For those who missed the cooking class

When renown cookbook authors Scarbrough and Weintstein were here at Sotto Sopra for a cooking demonstration, we were sold out. So I just got a note about their demo on air in San Francisco. There is a very funny line...listen for it.

STYLE magazine, Brian Lawrence Live blog | Dinner with Daniela | Baltimore, Maryland

Style Magazine's Brian Lawrence joined other media types for Dinner with what he has to say.

STYLE magazine, Brian Lawrence Live blog | Dinner with Daniela | Baltimore, Maryland

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Michael Piatak's Chef-for-the-Day Dinner

Michael Piatak
4 Course Dinner

Wednesday, May 20th
accepting reservations from 5:30 p.m. through 9 p.m.

We hope you will join us at Sotto Sopra Restaurant for Michael Piatak’s chef debut under the tutelage of our Executive Chef Bill Crouse. Mike Piatak is a teacher here in Baltimore who one day long ago dreamed of going to culinary school. Then he saw how much it would cost and decided on another field. He told himself that he loved food and cooking so much, he wouldn't want to ruin his passion by making it a job, so it remained a hobby.Mike cooks almost every day, as his work schedule has him home by 3:15 with plenty of time before his girlfriend comes home to prepare dinner for her (Jaclyn works for the federal government, so she deserves a timely and delicious meal).

Mike enjoys big, bold flavors and tries to add a twist to the normal carnivorous meals he would eat if he were preparing meals for only himself. He likes to experiment, but a physically and emotionally draining career makes it a bit difficult, so he saves his ideas for weekends. His favorite time in the kitchen is during the winter on a Sunday when he and Jaclyn can spend a good chunk of the day preparing a meal that he will try not to wolf down too quickly.

Michael Piatak’s Menu

1st Course
Grilled Stuffed Squid
with capers, oregano, lemon, bread crumbs and tomato coulis

2nd Course
Pork Cheek Ravioli
with Indian influenced spices, sweet potato puree, pork jus

3rd Course
BBQ Grilled Scallop
Prosciutto-wrapped teres major (beef)
with grilled vegetables

4th Course
Poached apple with granola crust and vanilla gelato

$45 per person

(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

Reservations are highly suggested. Call 410 625 0534 and advise them you want reservations for the chef-for-the-day dinner.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

WBAL's story on the Sotto Sopra's cooking class

Robert Lang of WBAL Radio's news team took the cooking class at Sotto Sopra this past weekend featuring Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough. Here is his story:

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough - On Air

Many of you missed out on the cooking class at Sotto Sopra with the Ultimate Cookbook boys, promoting their new cookbook - Cooking Know-How. They were on air on WBAL Radio last Friday. Here is a video

Monday, May 04, 2009

Click and Clack of Cooking

STYLE Magazine Laura Wexler attended the cooking class at Sotto Sopra with Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. Read her story:

STYLE magazine, Laura Wexler, Charmed Life blog | Click and Clack of Cooking | Baltimore, Maryland

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