Taste Tour of the Mediterranean - Greece
6:30 pm, Wednesday September 21st, 2022
A Culinary Tour led by Executive Chef Saif Rahman
This is the seventh of our “Taste Tour of the Mediterranean” monthly dinner series. This months’ destination: Greece!
Join us and immerse yourself in an exclusive multi-course cultural dinner experience, filled with Greek inspired cuisine and libations hosted by 2021 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 Mediterranean cooking, culture, and produce found in local Greek markets.
Taramasalata – salted cod roe spread with lemon juice, potatoes, and herbs
Melitzanosalata – smoky eggplant spread with olives and herbs
Dolmades – stuffed grape leaves
First course served family style:
Charred Octopus – lemony potatoes and tomato vinaigrette
Second course served individually:
Beef souvlaki – Marousalata and tadziki
Third course served family style:
Grilled Sardines – Greek olives and oregano
Fourth course served family style:
Lamb kleftiko – preserved lemon and olives
Spanakorizo – Greek country spinach and rice
Fifth course served family style:
Honey and Walnut Baklava
Loukoumades – Honey donuts
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.
Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today!