Artisanal farm-to-fork products celebrating the art of preservation and guaranteed to enhance your experience in the kitchen and at the table

I'm thrilled to introduce my latest project: Jar Sessions! A snapshot of this season's jars is below. All three currently are available for purchase at Vie in Western Springs and Vistro in Hinsdale (contact info), as well as online at jarsessions.com. I hope you enjoy! 
– Chef Paul

Watch Chef Paul Talk Jar Sessions on WGN

News: Chef Paul Virant Launches "Jar Sessions"

Photo by Regan Baroni

Photo by Regan Baroni


A collaboration between award-winning chef Paul Virant and local Midwest farmers, each Jar Session highlights thoughtfully chosen ingredients to create a memorable harmony of flavors.

Every jar is music in your mouth. 


Chow Chow in the Kitchen
Atop your roasted meats or grilled fish
As a garnish on deviled eggs
Enjoy right out of the jar

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes in the Kitchen
Blend with EVOO to make a tangy vinaigrette
Give an extra kick to your gazpacho
As the secret ingredient to a rich tomato sauce

Smoked Apple Butter in the Kitchen
Fold into mayo for a smoky aioli
Glaze your roasted meats and veggies
Sneak smoky richness into cocktails


Currently available for purchase ($12 each) at Vie and Vistro, plus online ordering at jarsessions.com!

Vie, 4471 Lawn Ave, Western Springs; 708.246.2082 (hours)
Vistro, 112 S Washington St, Hinsdale; 630.537.1459 (hours)

Please call first if you would like to purchase outside our normal service hours. Thank you!