Jardin, the hot new global restaurant in downtown West Palm Beach, is unveiling an intimate and exclusive “Chef’s Grand Tasting” summer dinner series beginning Monday, June 20, 2016 and continuing every Monday until August 29, 2016. Ticketed guests will have the opportunity to dine at the Chef’s Counter, overlooking Jardin’s open kitchen. There, they will be able to observe the action as owners Jordan Lerman and Stephanie Cohen prepare an imaginative fifteen-course dinner. Determined to make Monday nights much less of a drag, Lerman and Cohen will offer a culinary adventure that the gourmands of Palm Beach County and beyond will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
The fifteen-course tasting menu, which will change weekly, is priced at $75 per person, excluding gratuity; a $30 wine or cocktail pairing is also available. Menus are created taking advantage of the freshest local ingredients available and will be revealed to guests upon arrival. There will be one “Chef’s Grand Tasting” seating every Monday at 7PM, open to only eight guests. Those in attendance will have a front row seat at the Chef’s Counter, watching as Lerman, Cohen and the rest of the Jardin team meticulously create, plate, and serve each one of the tasting menu’s inventive dishes. The rest of the dining room will be closed on these nights so that the chefs can devote all of their attention to the evening’s diners, adding to the highly personalized and intimate nature of the evening. With only eight seats available at these excusive tastings, guests are required to make reservations in advance at bit.ly/jardintix. The premiere dinner on Monday, June 20 is already sold out. Jardin will do its best to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies; however, it is important that guests who have any issues call (561) 440-5273 to discuss prior to purchasing tickets.
The multi-course meal takes its inspiration from Michelin-starred restaurants like Eleven Madison Park, where Chef Jordan Lerman trained. Dim lighting and an otherwise empty restaurant will set a mysterious mood for the evening. Although guests will not be privy to the menu before seating, they can expect to see variations of Jardin’s signature dishes, like the sweet-yet-savory madeleines, brigadeiros, and crispy hummus. Bread service, amuse-bouches, an intermezzo, and several enticing dessert plates will be included, along with many surprising and captivating innovations.
“We’ll be exploring different options for the menu every day up until the day of each dinner. The element of surprise definitely adds to the occasion, even for us. Our goal is to design menus that will push the limits and also give guests an unforgettable fine-dining experience for a reasonable price. We are excited to bring such a unique and intimate dinner series to the heart of downtown West Palm Beach,” said Owner/Pastry Chef Stephanie Cohen.
Jardin is located at 330 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Lunch is served Monday to Friday, 11AM – 2PM and dinner is served nightly, Sunday to Wednesday, 5PM – 10PM; Thursday to Saturday, 5PM – 10:30PM. Weekend brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 10AM – 3PM, while after-hours grub is served Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30PM – 2AM. Reservations can be made at (561) 440-5273 or through their website www.jardinrestaurant.com