a'Verde Menu Sneak Peek

Event Ended: Friday November 19th, 2021


On Friday, November 19th, Vidrio will be hosting a sneak peek of the menu and cocktails for Katsuji Tanabe’s forthcoming restaurant, a’Verde Cocina and Tequila Library. 

Location: Vidrio, Second Floor, Glenwood South

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

$75 // Per Person



In anticipation of A’Verde’s opening, which will be coming later this year, diners will have the opportunity to experience the restaurant’s menu before it officially opens. During the evening’s event, A’Verde’s Executive Chef Katsuji Tanabe (the Top Chef alum and Chopped champion) will present dishes, served family-style offering a  glimpse of what is to come from the new Cary restaurant. 

Guests can expect a night of energy, traditional Mexican dishes, like Ceviche Tostadas and Cohinita Pibil, Braised Pork in Achiote, Sour orange and aromatic spices. Dishes will be served family-style alongside inventive, and thoughtfully crafted cocktails.

Tell Me About The Menu

A’Verde’s menu is Chef Katsuji’s opportunity to showcase traditional and unique Mexican flavors that are not always common in the South, while using the region’s best ingredients. Drawing inspiration from the melting pot that is Mexico City, his family table, and other regions of Mexico, Katsuji creates a menu that offers a variety of his favorite dishes, from cornbread and refried beans to pork shanks, octopus tacos, and vegetable-forward dishes with local, seasonal produce.

Dinner will include 10 of his favorite dishes, stories on the history and inspiration on the dishes, and a variety of cocktails. Reservations can be made here, through our reservation platform. 


Katsuji Tanabe


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Born and raised in the heart of Mexico, the son of a Japanese father and a Mexican mother, Katsuji Tanabe has worked inside LA’s most acclaimed kitchens, from the four-star Bastide Restaurant to Beverly Hills Mastro’s Steakhouse.

Tanabe owns MexiKosher Restaurant, the first authentic Kosher Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles and arguably the first of its kind in the entire United States. He recently expanded Mexikosher to the Upper West Side of New York City and soon plans to open A’Verde nearby in Cary, North Carolina.

Katsuji Tanabe is currently the culinary innovator for the LM Restaurant family of brands and executive chef of his new upcoming concept, A’Verde.

More on Katsuji Tanabe: Bravo TV Top Chef Bio and Videos

Join Us

If you would like to join us for this event, please book your tickets HERE. Seating is limited, so if you reallllllyyyy want to try these dishes you can get no where else in the Triangle – you know what to do. Book a seat!