Taste Tour of the Mediterranean - Portugal

Event Ended: Thursday April 14th, 2022

Taste Tour of the Mediterranean

Destination – Portugal!

A Culinary Tour led by Executive Chef Saif Rahman

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

Join us and immerse yourself in an exclusive multi-course cultural dinner experience, filled with authentic and elevated Portuguese cuisine hosted by NC Chef of the Year Saif Rahman. Guests can expect to savor dishes that are complex, herbaceous, and heavily influenced by Portugal’s spice trade.

Chef Saif will showcase the rustic cooking he is known for, use of simple ingredients, and cooking techniques to transport guests to Portugal for one special evening.



FEIJAO BRANCO – white bean dip with olive oil and coriander

PATA DE AZAITONES VERDE – green olive spread with olive oil


PEIXINHOS DA HORTA– crispy green beans with lemon

PASTEIS DE BACALHU – salt cod fritters with lemon


SALAD A PORTUGESA – tomatoes, red onion, fresh oregano, and olive oil

CARNE DE PORCO A ALENTEJANA – pork belly with clams and spices

FRANGO GRELHADO – piri piri grilled chicken with chili oil

FEIJOADA – Portuguese pork and beans

ARROZ DE CHORICO – Portuguese rice and chorico

ESPINACAS CON GARBANZOS – stewed spinach with garbanzo beans


PASTEIS DE NATA – Portuguese egg custard

More about Executive Chef Saif Rahman

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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!