Join Chef Paul Virant at Standard Market (Westmont) on Saturday, February 3! From 11 to 1, he'll be cooking with and sampling Jar Sessions, his locally produced, small-batch line of pickled and preserved products.
Jar Sessions at Standard Market
Saturday, February 3
11 – 1
333 E Ogden Ave, Westmont
Enjoy some tasty bites and beverages crafted from Jar Sessions, and learn how you can use his collection of products to elevate your own dishes at home. (Bonus: If you're shopping the Market for the big game, Chef Paul can give you some ideas to wow your crowd.)
Don't miss this delicious event -- we look forward to seeing you!
Samples to include:
Jar Sessions pimento cheese + crackers
Beef chili with creme fraiche + sweet corn chow chow
"Super Bowl" of smoked apple butter punch
Mixed lettuces with pickled cherry tomato vinaigrette
Roasted beets + carrots, blueberry aigre-doux, fresh goat cheese
*Subject to change
Holiday shopping? Chef Paul will be selling Jar Sessions at the following events -- take care of the food-lovers and cooks on your list. The jars make unique and delicious host gifts as well! We hope you'll stop by to say hello and sample some Jar Sessions.
Western Springs Winter Wonderland & Christmas Marketplace
Saturday, December 2
2 to 7 p.m.
Western Springs, Tower Green
Saturday, December 16
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1427 W Willow, Chicago
Enjoy small bites prepared by Chef Paul, buy The Preservation Kitchen cookbook and have it signed, and shop the Jar Sessions collection! FREE event.
Saturday shopping? Chef Paul will be at the Williams Sonoma in Oakbrook Center on the following upcoming Saturdays. Come join us to watch him cook with Jar Sessions and sample his work! All three jars also will be available for purchase. Hope to see you!
Jar Sessions at Williams Sonoma Oakbrook Artisan Market
Saturday, May 6
Saturday, June 3
Saturday, July 1
All 12 to 4 p.m.
A Collaboration Between Virant and Midwest Farmers, Jar Sessions Brings Pickled and Preserved Products to Home Kitchens
Western Springs, Illinois, January 23, 2017 -- Chef Paul Virant has announced his latest venture: Jar Sessions, a locally produced, small-batch line of pickled and preserved products.
Known for his contemporary Midwestern cuisine that emphasizes canned and preserved ingredients, Virant notes, "With the introduction of Jar Sessions, home cooks can now easily use and enjoy some of my most-loved recipes in their own kitchens." Virant is the executive chef and owner of Vie (Western Springs) and Vistro (Hinsdale) and author of the cookbook "The Preservation Kitchen."
This year's jars include sweet corn chow chow, pickled cherry tomatoes and smoked apple butter. Staying true to his longstanding philosophy of cooking with local, seasonal ingredients, Virant collaborated with Midwest farmers to create Jar Sessions, sourcing ingredients from area farms.
The jars currently are available for sale for $12 each at Vie and Vistro. Online ordering soon will be available at jarsessions.com. For updates and ideas on how to use Jar Sessions in the kitchen and behind the bar, visit paulvirant.com/jarsessions.
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About Jar Sessions: Launched in 2017, Jar Sessions by Chef Paul Virant is a locally produced, small-batch line of pickled and preserved products. Nationally recognized for his local and seasonal cuisine that emphasizes canned and preserved ingredients, Virant collaborated with Midwest farmers to create the Jar Sessions collection of flavorful farm-to-fork products. Current jars include smoked apple butter, pickled cherry tomatoes and sweet corn chow chow.