Update added Feb. 6th. Thanks to all who have contributed to help me reach the goal I set. But understand there is still need for more funds! All the more I'm able to raise will make it that much more certain I can weather the first few months, so pass the word around.
Sama-zama will be a constantly innovating seasonal eatery in San Jose's newly opened San Pedro Square Market (http://www.sanpedrosquaremarket.com/).
We will start with the many hungry people looking for lunch. Our menu will focus on three components: salads, soups and sandwiches.
Your salad you will choose from our array of salad greens, vegetables, proteins and dressings laid out in front of you. This will be a properly tossed salad (something you often don't get surprisingly) and can be a meal in itself.
Soups will be finished to order. That means the basic stocks will be made ahead of time, but most of the vegetables and proteins will be cooked with the hot stock when you order, so no rubbery overcooked meat, crab that has lost it's sweetness, and no soggy tasteless vegetables. Crisp, clean, vibrant: that's what we'll serve you.
Bread will be baked fresh daily. This will accompany our salads and soups as is, or be the start of a really tasty sandwich. Interesting spreads like my romesco (roasted red peppers, toasted almonds, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, cumin, paprika, herbs) and peppery mayonnaise will go with roasted chicken, fresh seafood, greens, crispy onions etc.
In the evening I'll make tapas. These will change constantly depending on what's available. Can't say what they will be yet; will know when the day comes.
So I really do need your help to make this happen. If I can raise my $5,000 here it will get me just enough to open. But every bit more means I'll be all the more likely to succeed and will be able to do more interesting tasty food. If you've read this far I don't have to convince you this is something to be excited about. I'm sure it could be a good addition to the downtown dining scene, and with your contribution it will be. Thank you.
- (35 days)