Taste Tour of the Mediterranean - Croatia

6:30 pm, Thursday July 28th, 2022

A Culinary Tour led by Executive Chef Saif Rahman

Destination: Croatia

This is the fourth of our “Taste Tour of the Mediterranean” monthly dinner series. This months’ destination: Croatia!

Join us and immerse yourself in an exclusive multi-course cultural dinner experience, filled with authentic and elevated Croatian cuisine hosted by NC Chef of the Year Saif Rahman.

Chef Saif will showcase the rustic cooking he is known for, use of simple ingredients, and cooking techniques to pronounce those flavors. Guests can expect to savor dishes that are inspired by the Croatian culture andproduce found in local markets.


To Start:

Prosciutto, olives, and cheese

Srdele Na Savor – roasted sardines with pickled onion and olives

Salata od Hobotnice – Croatian octopus salad


Chicken Peka – slow roasted chicken with sausage, peppers, and seasonal vegetables

Brudet – fisherman stew of mussels, shrimp, and sausage

Dalmatinska Pašticada – braised beef, panceta, prunes, fresh herbs, and gnocchi

Black risotto – cuttlefish, squid ink, and red wine


Grah – Croatian bean stew Blitva – swish chard and potatoes

More about Executive Chef Saif Rahaman

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Saif Rahman, Vidrio’s Executive Chef, will be bringing his sophistication and his knowledge of local ingredients to the table. Saif is also NCRLA’s recent winner of the title of NCRLA Chef of the Year.

Saif Rahman brings a passion and artistry to cooking techniques, plate presentations, and ideation. His understanding and experience in Mediterranean culture allow him to bring forth Mediterranean dishes that explode with flavors, using traditional cooking methods, and his passion for incorporating ingredients that are both local to North Carolina. Chef Rahman takes pride in working with local producers and farmers to incorporate ingredients to his dishes that are local to the area.

For Saif, cooking is not just a skill, but a true art form that he takes great pride in.

Join Us

If you would like to join us for this culinary experience, please book your tickets HERE. Feel free to reach out directly to the restaurant with any questions – (919) 803-6033

Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today!