Before, Chef Katsuji Tanabe made it big, MCCN met him at the Taste of Mexico Event in Los Angeles back in 2012. Not only did he dazzle us but he dazzled everyone causing long lines with word of mouth.
Chef Tanabe, was born in Mexico to a Japanese father and Mexican mother. If not being unique was not enough, he brought creativity to his cuisine mastering Kosher Mexican. The charming and talented chef would eventually go on to win the bragging rights of Top Chef on the Bravo competition.
He’s closed the doors to his Los Angeles establishment and set up shop at 100 W. 83rd in Manhattan, NY. He also helms a restaurant in Chicago called Barrio at the corner of Clark and Kenzie.
Let’s Flashback to our 2012 interview and check the chef’s Kosher tequila sorbet creation by way of liquid nitrogen technique.