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The term Indian Summer usually refers to a period of uncommonly warm weather in the fall, when summer’s hot days should be a distant memory.
In Vancouver, however, the Indian Summer Festival happens every July, with a week-long celebration of South Asian arts and cuisine in the Lower Mainland. Staged at venues throughout the city, this year’s festival features nearly two dozen events that showcase performing, visual, literary and culinary arts from India.
Here are 5 can’t-miss happenings at the 2014 Indian Summer Festival:
A Culinary Tour of Asia by Vikram Vij, July 3: Master chef Vikram Vij (of Vij’s restaurant fame) curates a foodie tour of Asia in the intimate confines of downtown’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The event features dishes from some of the city’s top restaurants (Blue Water Cafe, Bob Likes Thai Food, Bao Bei, Atithi, Cafe Kathmandu and Vij’s), paired with award-winning wines and signature cocktails. While nibbling, guests soak up live performances from acclaimed musicians and poets. July 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden; $85. Continue reading:
5 Can’t-Miss Events at Vancouver’s Indian Summer Fest