Every since Saam opened at The Bazaar, the hidden dining room was the only place at the SLS Hotel to feast on 20-plus courses of stunning modern Spanish cuisine from José Andrés. Dinners at Saam always feel extra lavish and exclusive, something to reserve for special occasions. There’s usually sherry and wine and more bites of glorious, unique food than you could wiggle a liquid olive at. But it’s not longer a one-time celebration. Now you can now get a similar 21-course tasting menu at The Bazaar any day of the week for a mere $100 per person.
Calling it an “omakase” experience, chef Holly Jivin creates new and classic Bazaar dishes for the special menu, things like the foie gras bun; Jose’s taco with Iberico ham and American caviar; and the famous “Philly cheesesteak” air bread with liquid cheddar and Wagyu beef. And since there aren’t many high-end tasting menus for vegetarians around town, there’s 20-course meat-free option featuring sweet potato chips with yogurt, tamarind and star anise; the tortilla de patatas “new way,” with potato foam, a 63-degree egg and caramelized onions; and eggplant tempura with local honey among other dishes ($85 per person). The omakase dinners are for parties of two only, and can be reserved by calling the restaurant.
Should Saam be the only place you choose to dine for a few hours, there’s a new wine dinner series that kicks off tonight, July 1. The special 21-course tapas menu is complete with a pairing of limited-release Darioush wines from Napa Valley. Tickets are spendy ($295 per person), but you’re worth it. They can be purchased here.
The Bazaar, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-246-5555