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I'm thrilled to introduce my latest project: Jar Sessions! We're working on the Jar Sessions website at jarsessions.com to give you the full story, but in the meantime, 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). I hope you enjoy! More soon.
– Chef Paul

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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 

Featured recipe: Smoked Apple Butter Old Fashioned


Currently available for purchase ($12 each) at Vie and Vistro – online ordering coming soon 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!