Indian Summer Festival July 7-17

In celebration of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and the official ‘Year of India in Canada,’ the high-profile festival of arts and ideas, running July 7-17, 2011 in downtown Vancouver, will feature top contemporary and classical Indian talent in music, dance, literature, film, yoga and cuisine – pairing some of India’s most renowned performers and thinkers with local Vancouver counterparts.

There are a few food related events and these include:

Vikram Vij

The Art of Indian Cuisine

Wednesday July 13

$100

Vikram Vij (no stranger to Vancouver gourmets) is widely recognized as one of the world’s top Indian cuisine chefs, masterfully fusing tradition with contemporary twists. Vikram will present a cooking performance, accompanied by live music, taking guests on a culinary journey. The performance will be followed by a three-course meal, paired with fine beverages and live music. Limited to 50 seats!

Buy Tickets

http://tickets.vancouverplayhouse.com/sfu/calendar/view.aspx?id=2748

 

Literary Tea Service

with Shrabani Basu and tea service by The Urban Tea Merchant

Sunday July 17 at 3:30pm

$35

 

Join Shrabani Basu and other writers for high tea following Shrabani Basu’s reading. Spend an hour in conversation with fellow bibliophiles while enjoying an immaculate Indian-themed afternoon tea service by The Urban Tea Merchant

The tea menu includes four fine Indian teas: Tiger Hill (Nilgiris), Royal Darjeeling (First Flush Darjeeling), Maharajah Darjeeling (Blend of First & Second Flush Darjeeling with sweet spices) and Indian Night (black tea with piquant spices). Accompanied by finger sandwiches, petits fours and macarons.

Buy Tickets

http://www.indiansummerfestival.ca/events.php?cat=3

For the complete schedule of events and to buy tickets,  Indian Summer festival’s box office is now open at www.IndianSummerFestival.ca