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:
The Art of Indian Cuisine
Wednesday July 13
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!
Literary Tea Service
with Shrabani Basu and tea service by The Urban Tea Merchant
Sunday July 17 at 3:30pm
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.
For the complete schedule of events and to buy tickets, Indian Summer festival’s box office is now open at www.IndianSummerFestival.ca