Join Chefs Stephan Pyles and Vijay Sadhu as they pay homage to former downtown Dallas restaurant Samar by Stephan Pyles with a one-night-only pop-up at Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café. On Friday, December 27, 2019, Flora Street Café will be transformed into Chef Pyles’ celebrated “Silk Road-Spice Route”-inspired restaurant featuring a four-course menu with optional wine pairings, belly dancers, and an appearance by former Executive Chef of Samar Vijay Sadhu, one of the recent victors on “Beat Bobby Flay”. Continue reading →
Sadly, Samar by Stephan Pyles will close in a couple of weeks for three months of scheduled renovations to the office building that it occupies. Not only will this mean that we don’t get the regular menu, it will also mean that they won’t get a chance to reprise hits from their one night Summer Chaat Festival last night (where I was an invited guest). Chaat is Indian street food and examples are rare here, being confined mainly to the small cadre of authentic Indian restaurants dotted around Irving and Plano. Continue reading →
Samar by Stephan Pyles just announced a Summer Chaat Festival on Wednesday June 12th. Guests get a three-course menu for $35 ($55 with wine pairings) plus tax and gratuities. There will be live entertainment as well. Chaat is the term for Indian savory street food although its popularity has spread more broadly in southern Asia.
Samar will also have kebabs. The Chaat menu is served throughout the evening. Call (214) 922-9922 for reservations. This is the last event at Samar before they close their doors for a major renovation.
One of my very favorite restaurants in Dallas that we do not hear a lot about in the media is Samar. This is Stephan Pyles fantastic restaurant that serves up mainly global tapas from regions such as Spain, the Mediterranean, and South America. This is the best first date restaurant as it has all the most romantic elements. You share an experience, the cuisine and the atmosphere.
A few times a year Pyles announces a celebratory dinner that is exquisite and priced perfectly so that anyone wishing to attend can easily enjoy the evening. There is one such dinner coming up soon that you wil not want to miss. Continue reading →
Jon Thompson, the executive chef at Stephan Pyle’s Samar, will be hosting a special Bengali BBQ on Wednesday June 20, 2012. Thompson will feature five meats including a spiced rubbed buffalo brisket and glazed lamb ribs. Included in the dinner will be an array of side dishes, breads and sauces. Continue reading →