An innovative fusion of Indian and Latin American cuisine delights diners at this River North restaurant. Executive chef Maneet Chauhan, also a judge on Food Network’s Chopped, offers a menu of small plates, such as the duck vindaloo arepa (fried unleavened bread), alongside signature entrées like the tandoori skirt steak. Adventurous diners especially enjoy the “Heat” section of the menu, which features extra-spicy Indian dishes, as well as Vermilion’s unusual, spice-infused cocktails, such as the blueberry cardamom fizz. Works by famed Indian photographer Farrokh Chothia and a cabinet filled with Latin American artifacts reflect the restaurant’s regional inspiration.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.