Upscale newcomer Tarsan i Jane, serving wood-fired Valencian and Catalan cuisine from noted chef Perfecto Rocher and business partner/fiancee Alia Zaine, is switching things up with a more dressed-down approach to its patio, which opens today.
Outdoor seats at the restaurant, which opened in the Tray Kitchen space in May, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The al fresco menu will skew casual compared to the meticulous tasting menus served inside. Outside, expect an array of housemade pork sausages, raw oysters, and small plates like almonds, anchovies, and jamon. All the food, whether served inside or outside, is cooked on an open air, wood-fired grill. See a sample patio menu below.
A representative for the business tells Eater that Rocher wants to showcase another side of Valencian cuisine, and "he recognizes that the fine dining experience we offer may not be accessible to everyone."
Small-batch Valencian cocktails will be available, served in glasses or a porró, a traditional glass wine pitcher that holds three-quarters of a liter and resembles a cross between a wine bottle and a watering can. Options will include Kalimotxo, (a Basque drink of red wine topped off with Coca-Cola), Aigua de Valencia (orange juice, Cava, vodka, Cointreau, and gin) and Clareta (Spanish lager with Fanta Limón, a take on a shandy).
The patio will be open Thursday through Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.