A late summer night’s dream, in a villa on the Venice Lido: a star chef of Indian cuisine, and a film that tells his story. Buried Seeds by Andrei Severny, a documentary on India’s most celebrated chef Vikas Khanna, gets a special preview screening at the prestigious Venice Film Festival on September 6 at the Villa of Giornate degli Autori.


For the first time, subject of the documentary, Chef Vikas Khanna, also counted amongst the Top 10 Chefs in the world has been invited to host a lavish evening reception at the special screening. While the film is the celebration of the journey of an ordinary man, the dinner is themed “Celebrating India”. Chef Vikas Khanna showcased richness and eclectic beauty of India and its culture at this prestigious dinner celebrating 70 years of Indian Independence. His food was symbolic of India’s culinary journey and boasts of specialties inclduing Lucknowi Tundey Kebab and Bhupali Saffron Sheermal in the North to Kerala Duck Roast and Pondicherry Crab cakes in the South. The traditional Modak of the West got an interesting twist with coconut, pine nuts, maple syrup and candied sugar stuffing.

Currently Chef Vikas Khanna is working on two books – POEATRY, a book on poetry from the heart of his kitchen & food and BLOSSOM, a book on blossoms of spices and their evolution, alongside he has big plans to take the kids nutrition program to a higher level.