Five-Course Dinner with Award-Winning Chef Stephen Thorlton At Samovar Hayes Valley


At Samovar we believe that rules are meant to be broken. That’s why we invited award-winning Chef Stephen Thorlton to push the culinary limits in this one-of-a-kind tea inspired dining experience.

Stephen’s love of local fresh vegetables, wild fish, and all-natural meat draws from his childhood working the family garden, fishing and hunting along the Maine coast. Since those early days Stephen has embodied true farm-to-table values not only maintaining connections with local farms but even personally tending livestock and cultivating produce while working alongside Michelin-rated chefs at James Beard-winning restaurants including Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Ubuntu Restaurant, and San Francisco’s own State Bird Provisions.

On Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 PM Stephen will work his culinary magic at Samovar Tea Lounge, Hayes Valley, where he will prepare a five-course meal with tea pairings.



Matcha Shake, lemon oil.

1st Course

Soft poached egg, little gems, red pearls, wild fennel.

2nd Course

Confit of hen, wild mushroom, ras el hanout.

3rd Course

Mcfarland Springs trout, brassicas, herb salad, vadouvan.

4th Course

Velvet Cacao braised short rib , Ruby Crescent potatoes, Brussels sprouts, winter squash.

5th Course

Warm almond cake, nougat,  Masala Chai ice cream.

Note: This gourmet meal includes dairy and meat. If you have dietary restrictions, this meal may not be for you.

Samovar Hayes Valley is the most intimate of our three Tea Lounges. We’ll have seating for just 25 guests and we’re expecting a full-house. If you would like to come, purchase a ticket now to reserve your spot.


What: Five-course dinner and tea pairing with award-winning chef Stephen Thorlton

When: Thursday, November 7th at 7:30 PM

Where: Samovar Tea Lounge, Hayes Valley (297 Page Street San Francisco, CA 94102)

Cost: $100 per person

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Advance Ticket Purchase Required · Tickets non-refundable


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