Indian Summer Festival Opening Gala 2017
Glamorous guests, fine sips and delectable nibbles curated by Vikram Vij – Indian Summer Festival’s Opening Gala was one of the city’s most sought after summer parties.
Vikram Vij invited his friends – some of the city’s favourite chefs – to respond to the festival’s theme, ‘Tales of War & Peace’. Featuring restaurants like Vij’s, Café Medina, Blue Water Café, Fairmont Waterfront, Bella Gelateria, Bauhaus, Jamjar and Cacao, this event was a gastronome’s delight.
Special new guests this year were Tayybeh, a collective of Syrian chefs who create home-style specialties from their hometowns of Aleppo, Homs, Daraa and Idlib. Tayybeh, the feminine construction of the Arabic word for ‘kind’ or ‘generous,’ is run by six women.
Lively music stage served sonic appetizers from DJ Rup Sidhu and Juno-nominated composer Adham Shaikh.