Jose Andres Brings Spanish Winemaker to Saam Dinner

Cotton candy and caviar cones will be there
Cotton candy and caviar cones will be there Photo: Hadley Tomicki

Squid Ink recently ran an awesome interview with Jose Andres that detailed everything the chef was doing to bring the true cuisine of España to SoCal. Next Tuesday, Andres will introduce L.A. to Spanish winemaker Alejandro Fernandez at The Bazaar’s Saam for a wine dinner. In a press release, Andres calls Fernandez “a living legend of winemaking…[Who] put Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, and Spain on the map.” The event will mark the 25th anniversary of the first international shipment of Tinto Pesquera. Want to see the menu and consider joining Andres and Fernandez?

It’s not cheap to get a seat, but what would you expect now that Andres is hanging out in your living room with Anderson Cooper? A $200 per person reservation buys five courses to be paired with eight excellent Spanish wines. Expect Bazaar whimsy on the front-end with Philly cheese steaks and cotton candy foie gras plus entrees like baby squid in squid ink and seared chicken with dates. The full menu is below and reservations can be made, though they are limited, at 310-246-5545.

Tuesday, May 18th
7:00 P.M.
$200/person all inclusive (tax and gratuity)

Alejandro Fernandez Saam Menu

Cotton Candy Foie Gras
Vanilla Scented Cotton Candy

Rio Frio Cone
Spanish farm raised caviar

Philly Cheesesteak
Air bread, cheddar and wagyu beef

Beet “Tumbleweed”
Crispy beet finished with flower touches

1st course
Not your everyday Caprese
Cherry tomatoes and liquid mozzarella

2nd Course
Seared Sea Scallops
Romesco sauce

3rd course

Chipirrones en su tinta
Baby Squid with its own ink

4th course
Seared chicken with dates
Mustard caviar and spicy mustard greens

5th course

Braised Wagyu beef cheeks
Roasted cipolini onions, California citrus and passion fruit

Chef’s Selection

Featured Wines:

Condado de Haza 2006

Dehesa la Granja 2004

El Vínculo Crianza 2004

Pesquera Reserva 2005

Dehesa la Granja Selección 2000

Alenza Gran Reserva 2001

Alenza 1995 Magnum

Pesquera Millenium 1996

Jose Andres Brings Spanish Winemaker to Saam Dinner