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Vikram Vij and Rich Francis team up for an unforgettable one-night-only dinner

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 16, 2018 11:28 am 1,060

A celebration of diversity, acceptance, truth, and reconciliation, Vikram Vij and Indigenous chef Rich Francis are teaming up to bring diners a night they’ll never forget.

Cooking for Truth and Reconciliation is happening on Monday, January 29, and the one-night-only Chefs Collaboration Dinner will feature a delicious mashup of the rockstar chef’s respective expert area of cooking – Indian and Indigenous cuisine.

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Vij and Francis will each take two courses to demonstrate signature flavours and foods from their repertoire, and the final dessert course will be a collaboration between the two chefs – making it a one-of-a-kind five-course dinner.

Taking place at the stunning My Shanti restaurant in Surrey, this shindig’s menu is set to include dishes such as Coconut Masala Shrimp on Naan Crostini and Sockeye Salmon Cured with flavours of the medicine wheel (a metaphor for a variety of spiritual concepts in Indigenous culture: cedar, sweet grass, sage, and tobacco).

“Chef Francis is doing incredible things to grow Indigenous food culture by modernizing dishes while keeping traditional ingredients and culture at the heart of what he creates,” said Vikram Vij. “I am honoured to be able to collaborate with him at our next Chefs Collaboration dinner because we share a similar cooking philosophy.”

Cooking for Truth and Reconciliation

When: Monday, January 29
Where: My Shanti – 15869 Croydon Drive, Surrey
Price: $135 per person; buy online

DH Vancouver Staff
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