After a hesitant début, the Saam has found its cruising altitude. This elegant, quiet dining space hidden within The Bazaar now has its own distinct identity. Chef José Andrés likes to call Saam, “the tasting room.” Hidden away from the clamor, it is the perfect place for an intimate dining evening for both romance or business. With L’Orangerie gone, Saam could very well be a replacement, not for the food---Andrés’s food is incomparable---but for the overall luxurious experience. The décor, also done by Philippe Starck, is completely different from the rest of the hotel with simple beige tones, a wood ceiling, turtle shell-like glass scones, and walls of books on display. The menu concept is simple: one-hundred twenty dollars for twenty-two courses that are already established (unless you have food allergies). You cannot choose, but must trust the chef’s creativity and presentation skills. Of course, no two productions are ever the same and each of the twenty-two tasting portions is completely different from one to another; it is a discovery every single time. We feel we should keep the surprise and give you only simple descriptions of what to expect. Most of the ingredients are classic, like artichoke, asparagus, caviar, olive oil, chicken, sea urchin, arctic char or tournedos Rossini, and chocolate; but the execution is like no other, making Andrés’ cuisine absolutely unique. The wine list is being remodeled to pair with this unforgettable gastronomic journey.
Devotees “delight in the brilliance of José Andrés” at this “stunning” chef’s table restaurant at The Bazaar in Beverly Hills delivering 22 “bite-sized” Eclectic courses of pure “deliciousness” showcasing “fanciful” molecular techniques; add in “expert” service and a “secluded” setting in the “trippy” Philippe Starck–designed space, and it all adds up to an experience that’s “expensive”, but truly “unique.”
Let's go out for the 22-course tasting menu at the Saam. The price is $120 + tax + tip per person. The Saam is a private dining room next to the Bazaar in the SLS hotel. If you want molecular gastronomy in LA, then this is the place to go. I have been asked a couple of times what the difference between the Saam and the Bazaar is. I responded that the Bazaar is like being on earth, but the Saam is like being in heaven. And just like heaven, you have to be good to get into the Saam. So, have you been good? :-)
A $30 deposit, which is processed through Amazon Payments, holds your seat. Deposits will be refunded electronically after the Meetup to those who attend or who cancel at least 24 hours in advance by our organizer, Christina. Forfeited deposits will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.