Samar by Stephan Pyles takes guests on a culinary journey to Spain, India and the Eastern Mediterranean. The Arabic word Samar, translates to mean late night conversation, often-implying softly spoken words between two lovers.
Chef Pyles's lifelong travels (including visits to Spain, India, Morocco, Lebanon, Greece and Turkey) have inspired ingredients, flavors and the atmosphere for Samar. Throughout his culinary career, Chef Pyles's research was thorough, visiting every 2- and 3-star Michelin restaurant in Spain as well as hundreds of tapas bars. His cuisine incorporates progressive cooking techniques and innovative interpretations of each culture's cuisine.
Samar by Stephan Pyles's menu of small plates is designed to encourage a leisurely meal of sharing both food and conversation. The menu is organized into three regions: Spain, India and the Eastern Mediterranean. While geographically separate, India and the Eastern Mediterranean have several commonalities, including ingredients and cooking techniques. Their natural tie with Spain can be traced back to the Arabic Moorish influence. Each region on the seasonal menu features salads, seafood, meat and vegetarian options.