Jar hosts guest chefs: Israeli chefs Assaf Granit and Uri Navon of Machneyuda in Jerusalem will be paying chef Suzanne Tracht’s restaurant Jar a visit April 13 for a one-night-only dinner collaboration. In honor of Israel’s 65th Independence Day, Granit, Navon and Tracht will prepare a four-course dinner comprised of dishes such as sea fish tartare; shikshukit, cooked minced beef and lamb in a Mediterranean spice mixture with tahini and yogurt; calamari with dates, honey, pomegranate concentrate, porcini mushrooms, harissa, cherry tomatoes, confit of onion and garlic with tahigort and burnt aubergine paste; and basbousa, a wet semolina cake with tahini ice cream and fresh fruit. The event costs $125 per person and includes dinner and wine pairings. Proceeds will benefit Ultimate Peace in the Middle East Sports Camp, a program in Israel that unites Jewish and Arab youth. Call for reservations. 8225 Beverly Blvd., L.A., (323) 655-6566, www.thejar.com.
Fullerton Arboretum spring dinner: The Fullerton Arboretum will host a spring farm dinner fundraiser April 12 at 6 p.m. The multi-course dinner will be prepared by chefs Jonathan Duffy Davis and Jonathan Dye and showcase food grown in the Arboretum’s own soil, and be paired with wine and beer. Tickets to the event are $100 for members and $110 for non-members; all proceeds from the dinner support the Arboretum. Call (657) 278-3407 to make reservations. www.fullertonarboretum.org.