Cruise in style aboard luxurious, all-suite Seven Seas Voyager from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires, Argentina for 12 fantastic nights.
January 19-31, 2021
An Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, and television personality, Vikram Vij grew up in Amritsar, Delhi and Bombay, India. He studied Hotel Management in Salzburg, Austria, where he also received his chef’s training and became a certified sommelier.
In 1994 at the age of 30, he opened a fine-dining restaurant, Vij’s, in Vancouver. By 2003, Mark Bittman of The New York Times was praising Vij’s Restaurant as “easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world”.
By 2014, Vij had opened the casual-style Rangoli, Vij’s Railway Express, a mobile food truck serving top quality Indian curries for weekday lunch and at private catering events, and My Shanti.
His restaurants have received many accolades. Vij’s was one of the twenty featured restaurants at the James Beard Annual Gala Awards 1998, in New York City. Vij’s was listed in the top five Vancouver restaurants in Gourmet magazine’s annual restaurant awards, as well as receiving Chef of the Year from Vancouver Magazine in 2015. My Shanti was listed as number one in the Globe and Mail’s Top 10 New Vancouver Restaurants of 2014 and one of the Vancouver Sun’s Best New Restaurants for 2014. My Shanti also won Vancouver Magazine’s Best Indian Restaurant in 2016.
Vij’s has been featured in a variety of North American television broadcasts and publications, including Food Network Canada, Top Chef Canada, Dragon’s Den, CNN, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit,
Sunset Magazine, and Art Culinaire. Vij’s Rangoli was a subject of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations.
Vij has published 2 award-winning cookbooks and is an ongoing contributor to The Globe and Mail.