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Jar's Suzanne Tracht drinks mostly reds -- and pink bubbly
Jar's Suzanne Tracht drinks mostly reds -- and pink bubbly

Suzanne Tracht, chef/owner of Jar in Los Angeles, always had wine at the dinner table growing up. When she was starting out as a cook, her apprenticeship at the Arizona Biltmore included an eight-week course in wine. Now, at Jar, she says, “many of my customers send over a taste of their favorite wines, so I get to try different things all the time. I also sit in on wine tastings with our wine director as much as I can.” Except for daytime and pre-Hollywood Bowl, she drinks red wines almost exclusively. Maybe that’s not such a surprise, since Tracht is known for her sumptuous pot roast made with boned short ribs and a hefty char siu pork chop. You can get a great steak at...

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