No serious foodie or celebrity comes to Vancouver without visiting Vij’s, the dazzling Indian restaurant which helped put the city on the international gastronomic map. Vikram Vij and his wife Meeru Dhalwala offer traditional Indian cuisine that is ever so refined, with a discerning taste and style. “Easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world,” the New York Times gushed.
Embark on journey with world-renown chef Vikram Vij. The tour will begin in Amritsar and end in Kolkata, slicing through the central heart of India. This can only be defined as a culinary expedition uncovering the soul of an ancient culture. You will explore the diversity of its multi-layered traditional Indian cuisine influenced by foreign invaders, multiple religions, and a fascinating assortment of historic traditions and modern influences. Start with the simple cuisine of Punjab, which is lovingly taken to gastronomic heights by masters of their trade. Continue to Lucknow where food is meant not only to fill the belly but to tantalize all the senses known and unknown to man! Get a glimpse of the delicate and highly refined traditions and mannerisms of the Lucknowi Nawab as you sit at his table as his personal guest and meet his family.
In Varanasi, just like the oldest and most spiritual Holy City, the cuisine is nothing short of sublime! Sample what the saints have been eating for centuries. Kolkata, the thriving, modern metropolis offers everything from traditional Bengali cuisine focused on fish, rice and seafood and the famous “Bengali sweet tooth”, to the mouth watering innovations from the British Raj! Ever wonder what an Anglo-Indian dinner may serve? Here is your chance to sample it first hand! Continue to the magical, magnificent town of Darjeeling, sitting at the foothills of the Himalayas, unsurpassed for its beauty and fresh air. This fascinating town offers another variety of traditional Indian cuisine influenced by neighboring China, Bhutan and Nepal. There is nothing that compares to sipping freshly brewed Darjeeling tea and enjoying “tiffin” as you sit in a British era cottage high above the world! For more details discover our tours of India.
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