Jar, the highly acclaimed restaurant by Chef Suzanne Tracht, presents a special Valentine’s Day Dinner on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

  The dinner features a tasting menu selected from this popular chop house’s signature dishes as well as Tracht’s new seasonal creations for America’s favorite romantic holiday.

The Valentine’s Day Dinner begins with a choice of starters, including Seared Rare Wagyu Sirloin, English Pea Puree, Radish Salad; Spring Green Garlic Soup; Roasted Beets with Wild Arugula, Roquefort, and Aged Balsamic ; or Little Gem Caesar with Garlic Crouton.

Entrée selections include Pickle-Brined Breast and Confit of Duck with Roasted Baby Turnips, Black Kale, Marsala Sauce; Jar’s Signature Pot Roast, with Caramelized Onions, Roasted Carrots, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes; a Wagyu Flat Iron Steak with Horseradish Mashed Potato, Roasted Radishes, Szechuan Peppercorn Teriyaki Sauce; or Maine Diver Scallops with Char Siu Pork Belly, English Peas, and Broth.

As an optional aphrodisiac to the meal, Jar will add a platter of a half dozen fresh oysters on the half shell with accompaniments for a $16 supplement.

Pastry Chef Sandra Bustamante’s prepares three of her home-style desserts to conclude the romantic dinner – Rhubarb Strawberry Pistachio Crumble with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; Jar’s famous Butterscotch Pudding with Salted Caramel and Whipped Cream; or a Chocolate Decadence Cake with Whipped Cream.

The Valentine’s Day Dinner is priced at $85 per guest and is served continuously from 5:30 p.m.  Pricing is exclusive of beverages, taxes and gratuity.

Jar’s interior space, decorated in warm and rich shades of brown and soft textures and surfaces, provides an intimate setting reminiscent of supper clubs from the Golden Days of Hollywood.

Tracht and her long-standing Chef de Cuisine Preech Narkthong have cultivated a devoted following among critics and the public since opening in 2001.  Tracht was the recipient of Food and Wine magazine’s America’s Best New Chefs 2002; Jar was named as one of Los Angeles’ top 25 restaurants by restaurant critic Patric Kuh in Los Angeles Magazine’s January 2005 issue. She was inducted into the Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation’s Restaurant News in May 2007.  In 2009, Suzanne was honored by the James Beard Foundation at the Women in Food Award and named 2009 Chef of the Year by Angeleno.  The Los Angeles Times magazine named Jar among the top restaurants that forged Southern California’s global reputation in August 2011.

Tracht’s recent achievements include her appearances as contestant and early challenge winner on Top Chef Masters 2009¸ featured Chef in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution 2011, and Celebrity Chef Judge for Hell’s Kitchen, 2011.
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Happy Valentine’s Day 2012

Starter, choice of…

Seared Rare Wagyu Sirloin
English pea puree, radish salad

Spring Green Garlic Soup

Roasted Beets
wild arugula, Roquefort, and aged balsamic

Little Gem Caesar
garlic crouton

Entrée, choice of…

Pickle-brined Breast and Confit of Duck
roasted baby turnips, black kale, Marsala sauce

Jar’s Signature Pot Roast
caramelized onions, roasted carrots, horseradish mashed potatoes

Wagyu Flat Iron
horseradish mashed potato, roasted radishes,
Szechuan peppercorn teriyaki sauce

Maine Diver Scallops
char siu pork belly, English peas, and broth

Dessert, choice of…

Rhubarb Strawberry Pistachio Crumble
vanilla bean ice cream

Butterscotch Pudding
salted caramel and whipped cream

Chocolate Decadence Cake
whipped cream


Half Dozen Oysters on the Half Shell Available:  $16 supplement