When it comes to their creative concoctions and delicious flavor combinations, Jar continues to reign supreme. An entirely local concept – even the chef’s Kuwaiti! – Jar’s creations are both visually and sensory pleasing. With their two locations’ décor lending to the food’s presentation, we were ready to consume everything that came our way. On weekends, between 9AM and noon, you can enjoy Jar’s very own take on breakfast. We can’t wait to go back and sample the breakfast, but since we were there for dinner, we had to keep our eyes on the prize – and it was glorious.
As you walk in, you’re ushered to the seat of your choice and presented with their complimentary pumpkin chips and dip. Praise and poetry can be written and recited about this simple welcome plate as the crunch and sweetness of the chips were beautifully balanced by the tartness of the dip. Making every sauce, dip and marinade in-house and from scratch, we knew we were in for a treat after we sampled that yummy, yummy dip.
To start us off, we ordered a wonderful selection of salads and appetizers. Ordering both the Pumpkin Salad and Crispy Salad, both gorgeously layered salads arrived as towers of deliciousness that were instantly destroyed by our forks.
As for the appetizers, their delicious rendition of Beef Tacos came with an enchanting twist, a pomegranate and pineapple mix – YUM! But the star of the show was most definitely their Coffee Glazed Ribs. Served with a side of Asian potato chips and an invigorating mint and celery salad, the ribs themselves needed no knife to cut through them as they were extremely tender. As we enjoyed our last bites of the ribs, the mains made their way to our table.
The mains came in the form of two pizzas, a burger and pasta. A deliciously baked Mushroom Pizza and classic Margherita made for incredible sharing dishes alongside our burger and pasta. The Burrata Burger offered the perfect fusion of fresh burrata cheese and red grape reduction on top of a juicy burger patty, and the flavors married perfectly. As for the pasta dish, we went with the Baked Pink Pasta with the addition of tender chicken breast bites. With food this great, we couldn’t wait to see what they did with dessert.
Our desserts were next: Ultimate S’more and a decadent Churro Bowl. The Ultimate S’more comes in the form of a cookie stuffed with your chocolate of choice (we chose kinder) and topped with torched homemade marshmallow. As for the Churro Bowl: vanilla ice-cream in the center, hot churro-shaped dome dusted wonderfully with sugar and cinnamon, then drizzled with your sauce of choice (caramel for the win!) Needless to say, we ended our meal on a high-note and we cannot wait for our next visit to sample the rest of Jar’s offerings.
Visit Jar at Murouj at Sahara (9722 5072) and at The Avenues – Grand Avenue – First Floor in the Galleria (9553 8718). Follow them on Instagram @Jar.Kuwait.