Chef Five Bites: K.N. Vinod

K.N. Vinod, who moved to the DC area in 1985, is a restaurateur, chef and co-owner of Indique, Indique Heights and Rockville's Bombay Bistro. He graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai, India, and gained culinary experience in India at five-star properties. Vinod has represented India at various food festivals around the globe and has catered for prime ministers, presidents and heads of states. Check out his blog at

1. Roast chicken at Palena

2. Seared sea scallops with yogurt dill sauce at Zaytinya

3. Pho at Pho 75

4. Tomato watermelon skewer with sherry dressing from José Andrés Catering with Ridgewells

5. Lobster burger at Central

Previous Chef Five Bites: Cathal Armstrong, Dani Arana, David Guas, Josh Short, Michel Richard, Haidar Karoum, Ryan Morgan, Shannon Overmiller, Anthony Chittum, Jonathan Krinn & Jon Mathieson, Victor Albisu, Vatche Benguian, John Snedden, Nicholas Stefanelli, Travis Olson, Brian Robinson, Cliff Wharton, Alex Bollinger, Massimo Fabbri, Daniel Bortnick, Rob Weland, Olivier Perret, Dennis Marron, Dean Gold, Mike Isabella, Bryan Voltaggio, Geoff Tracy, Bart Vandaele, Rodney Scruggs, Clayton Miller, Alex McCoy, Steve Mannino, Will Artley, Kyle Bailey & Tiffany MacIsaac, Santosh Tiptur, Barton Seaver, Glenn Babcock, Antonio Burrell, Claudio Pirollo and Mickael Cornu, Wesley Morton, Scott Drewno, Ellen and Todd Gray, Philippe Reininger, Tom Wellings, Adam Lippe, Allison Sosna, Barry Koslow, Polly Brown, Joe Palma, RJ Cooper