Vijay[a] Bist[b] studied the culinary arts in India; he then continued his education in Switzerland, Germany, and France before founding the widely successful Amber restaurant group in Northern California. Given Vijay’s experiences, it should come as no surprise that he takes a multi-varied, contemporary approach to Indian food. As the CEO of Amber, he’s carved out a network of restaurants that works outward from traditional recipes to create food at once familiar and new. His restaurants run the gamut from _Zagat_-rated fine dining establishments to casual cafes, but the common thread is a deep respect for Indian food and an inclination to steer it into new territories.
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