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  about Vermilion creator Rohini Dey, her indian-latin concept & cuisine (click here more on Rohini)

A proponent of Indian cuisine with a global twist, and an avid supporter of women – former World bank economist and McKinsey management consultant Rohini Dey straddles the worlds of business and glamor across the US and India. Rohini was inspired to create her Vermilion restaurants in Chicago & NY by a desire to go entrepreneurial and the passion to retain the boldness of both cuisines, within a contemporary ambiance. She created and developed the Vermilion indian-latin concept, and developed the cuisine with consulting chef Ambarish for a year before Vermilion opened. She then trained his successor Chef Chauhan to replicate her cuisine. Some of Vermilion's flagship dishes (the tandoori skirt steak, lobster portuguese and others) starred conceptually in Rohini's business plan well before Vermilion became a reality. Since opening, her travels (Brazilian caldeirada & empanadas, Miris sri lankan fish, Peruvian ceviche, duck arepas) continue to inspire the culinary evolution of Vermilion, along with Vermilion's talented culinary teams across both kitchens in NY and Chicago (including over time Chefs Chauhan, Joe Heppe, Dominic Joseph, Keerthi Cacatte, Anthony De Prima, and Anup Patwal).

Rohini chose to meld Indian & Latin culinary worlds at Vermilion for four reasons:

1.
  their deep historical cross influences (Arab & Persian on both Indian & Spain, Portuguese in Indian & S. America, direct migratory flows),
2.
  the commonality of ingredients across these tropical zones (heavy use of guava, tamarind, coconut, plantain, saffron, rice, beans, corn, cilantro, to name a few)
3.
  to celebrate the warm, effusive, family oriented, late night, and dining rich cultures across both regions
4.
  to create an intellectually provocative and unique cuisine


 
 
p r e s s

a c c o l a d e s

Chicago Sun Times- Doing business in Chicago vs NYC

Restaurant Business

Chicago Sun Times, Dey Trending Now

HCF gala

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, Keynote speech

McKinsey Reimagining India, Dey on Indian Cuisine as Soft Power

India Abroad Indian cuisine as soft power

AVS video Indian cuisine as soft-power

Crain's Op-Ed Dey

Crain's Op-Ed Dey NYC

Chicago Public Radio interview

Politico video Second Acts Panel

More Magazine Second Acts

Chicago Sun Times

James Beard Foundation Board of Trustees

James Beard Foundation National Advisory Board

Skewering the gastro ceiling (click here)

My beloved and reviled skirt steak (click here)

Nice girls don't open restaurants (click here)

Lamenting Indian cuisine in the US (click here)

Stockholm syndrome dining (click here)

Women's Networking (click here)

Culinary holy grail of authenticity (click here)

NBC James Beard Vermilion womens program interview

Wall Street Journal Supporting women leaders

Crain's New York Hope for female foodies

CBS News Interview with Dey, women entrepreneurs

Financial Times (McKinsey to restaurants, Rohini Dey)

Chicago Sun Times (Monthly Celebrity Page)

City of Chicago "Welcome NATO" video, Dey

Time (American Culinary Superstars)

Gourmet (Never imagined a more successful fusion)

Esquire (Amazing new restaurants)

NY Post (3 shining new spots)

Chicago Magazine (Rohini Dey - 50 most beautiful Chicagoans)

People (Vermilion-Economist event)

Wall Street Journal (India's latin fusion)

McKinsey alum profile (Rohini Dey, restaurateur)

Kellogg Entrepreneurial Program (Entrepreneur in Residence, Rohini Dey)

Northwestern Univ Business Conference (Keynote Speakers Rohini Dey, Ph.D.)

Restaurant Business Magazine (Entrepreneur of the Month, Rohini Dey)

3 star Comfort Zone (Chicago Tribune Vetel Review)

Crain's New York - Success & failure, A tale of two eateries (Vermilion, Table 81)

Crain's New York (Restaurateur benefits from timing, Rohini Dey, Vermilion)

New York Observer (http://www.observer.com/term/rohini-dey)

USA Today (Vermilion's lobster portuguese top dish worldwide)

Style - CS Home Interiors (Rohini Dey)

India Abroad (Rohini Dey - Making Chicago Beautiful)

Mariani Vermilion NY Review (Wine Spectator, Esquire reviewer)

O Magazine (Indian women led restaurant)

New York Times (Vermilion Opening - Challenges in a Recession)

Playboy (Vermilion Opening)

TCW, Women's Business Development Center, City of Chicago (Retail workshop, Rohini Dey)

India Abroad (Mistress of Spices, Rohini Dey)

Behind the Burner - Restaurateur expert (Rohini Dey, Vermilion)

Telegraph, India (Bengali fervor on US plate)

Chicago Tribune - Entertaining Feature (Rohini's party)

Society, India (What a dish! by tf tech maher)

The Global Plate: Indian Sunrise (Spanish Wines - Rohini Dey)

DNA India, India Tribune (Indian Women Cracks US Glass Ceiling)

Vermilion NY Opening Photos

Vermilion , Bon Appetit, James Beard Chef's Night Out Photos

(Also featured in Vogue India, Hi Living, Conde Nast Traveler India, Shelter, Business Week & others)

Mariani/Esquire (Restaurants of the Month)

Mariani/Esquire (Virtual Gourmet)

Meet the Next Iron Chefs (Prior Chef Maneet Chauhan, Vermilion):
Food Network Feature: Prior Chef Maneet Chauhan

Chicago Tribune Leisure Blogs

World's 50 Best Interiors, 21st Century Interiors (pdf link)

Economist (Event - Padma Lakshmi, Rohini Dey Alpana Singh, Prior Chef Maneet Chauhan)

Life (Vermilion Economist dinner and panel)

American Airlines (premier class menus)

Airway Magazine (AA Curries Favor)

Iron Chef Battles (Prior Chef Maneet vs. Morimoto)

New York Times (Fine dining that welcomes children)

Manhattan Magazine

Huffington Post (Vermilion Opening)

Shecky's (Bar of the Week)

Gothamist (Girl Power and Glamour)

Thrillist (Vermilion Opening)

Starchefs Annual Congress (Mainstage - Fusion talk, Rohini & Prior Chef Maneet)

The CIA Spotlight (Vermilion prior executive chef Maneet Chauhan)

The Times, London (Manhattan restaurant)

Rivaaj (Vermilion NYC)

Asiance (Women of Vermilion NYC)

Desihits (Food for thought)

Pairing Wines (Sauternes & Barsac)

Lassi with Lavina (New York's hottest indian chefs)

Bon Appetit ¡°best new restaurants¡±

Travel & Leisure ¡°best new restaurants¡±

Chicago Magazine ¡°best new restaurants¡±

USA Today ¡°best new restaurants¡±

Town & Country ¡°best new restaurants¡±

Wine Enthusiast ¡°best new restaurants¡±

Business Week ¡°notable Indian fusion¡±

Fortune ¡°fun and fashionable¡°

frommer's review

Ravesq ¡°top indian restaurants¡±

Verve "flavors of fusion"

Nirali "fusion fury"

Oprah Magazine “great food”


b r o a d c a s t & p h o t o s


NBC interview Dey and Wojcik


AVS - Launch of Women
in Culinary Leadership


CBS News interview with Dey on being an entrepreneur


Politico Second Acts Panel (video)



NDTV Will Travel for Food (video)



Times Now - The Foodie (video)

Fox News women in culinary

NBC Rock Center Womens Networking

AVS Video of WICL cook off

Chicago "Welcome NATO" video, Dey

NBC video - Rohini's Vermilion takes on Global Fusion (V Chicago)

Citysearch video - Vermilion NYC, Construction PreOpening with Rohini

Citysearch viedo- Vermilion NYC Opening Night with Rohini

ABC News - Chicago Culinary Crossroads, Rohini Dey

NBC LX TV - Women of Vermilion

Today's Chicago Woman, WBDC (Entrepreneurial tips, Rohini Dey)

BBC World radio - Indian Latin Thanksgiving

Vermilion Opening Photos

Vermilion, Bon Appetit, James Beard Chef's Night Out Photos

LX TV - Women of Vermilion

CH 11 WPIX Latin Beats

Iron Chef America (Morimoto vs. Prior Chef Maneet)

Vermilion Iron Chef Dinner

NY1 - Zagat

WPIX - Vermilion Economist event, Indian Women in Culinary World

NY1 - Women of Vermilion, Shopping in Jackson Heights

BETTER.TV - Women of Vermilion

ABC - Vermilion NYEve Charity

i n d i a n p r e s s

a c c o l a d e s

NDTV Will Travel for Food (video)

Times Now - The Foodie (video)

Times Now - The Foodie (video2)

Economic Times

Times Of India

Economic Times, Oversees Indians to Shine More

Business Today Indian cuisine global potential, Vermilion

India Today

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times, Recipe for Success

Hindustan Times, Not a great cook, but I cook often: Sharmila Tagore

The Statesman

Business World

The Hindu

Sunday Guardian

Sunday Midday

Midday

NDTV

Mint

The Asian Age

Express Hospitality

Hospitality Biz

Indian Food Freak.com

Chef At Large

Daily Mail

Food and Night Life

Flip Beets

Instant Publish

NDTV Cook Off

Facebook

Event Faqs

In On It

The City Guide

NDTV Article

Solaris Images

One India

India Glitz

Santa Banta

Bharat Student

Boldsky

Harara Movie

Facebook Photos

Facebook Media

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