Top Chef Dinner

Event Ended: Tuesday September 21st, 2021

We’re Bringing Back Top Chef

If you’re a fan of Top Chef on Bravo, you are going to love this! On Tuesday, September 21st, we will be hosting a unique, collaborative dinner experience with Top Chef alum, Katsuji Tanabe and Vidrio’s Executive Chef and NCRLA’s Chef of the Year, Saif Rahman.

Dinner will include a 5-course menu, along with wine and cocktail pairings for $125 per person. Reservations can be made HERE. Parties larger than 6 can make reservations by calling the restaurant at (919) 803-6033.

Chef Saif Rahman and Katsuji Tanabe will be cooking up and sharing some dishes inspired by their respective culinary histories.

Top Chef Menu

Course 1

Octopus and Tripe Tostada

Course 2 

Piloncillo Salmon

Course 3 

Annatto Braised Pork Cheeks

Course 4 

Cured NY Strip

Course 5 

Spiced Sorghum Duck Farro


Bitter Chocolate Truffles

Our Chefs

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

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 the culinary experience, please book your tickets HERE. Parties larger than 6 people can call the restaurant to reserve your table – (919) 803-6033

Seating is limited, so get your tickets today!