David Rocco’s Dolce India is a celebration of India; a feast for the eyes that brings a sensual cinematic style to the riot of colour and sound that is India.
David takes the road less travelled and finds a tranquil vineyard outside busy Mumbai that produces fine Italian wine. The discovery inspires an Italian-Indian culinary adventure.
It’s the weekend in Mumbai and David embarks on a thorough exploration of Mumbai’s food scene.
Giving back to the community is a big part of Indian culture. David and some friends volunteer at Delhi's largest Gurudwara, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, which serves 20,000 people of different religions every day.
David embarks on a remarkable culinary journey through Rajasthan and discovers that it's cuisine has been defined as much by the regions arid climate as by its traditional warrior culture.
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David is in Rajasthan exploring the land of the Kings, and he meets up with KV Singh to learn about Rajasthan's royal history and customs while sharing some of his own between a heated match of elephant polo.
David and his newfound Italian friends bring the dolce vita to Mumbai playing soccer on the beach and enjoying a traditional Sunday pranzo with authentic Italian ingredients.
David is challenged to an Indo-Italian cook off by ITC Maratha's Executive Chef Rajdeep Kapoor. The three round cook off will pit Indian against Italian cuisine using a common star ingredient.
David takes a trip to the remote village of Mundota to visit his friends, Vikram and Alka, who will teach him about the spiritual nature of Indian cooking.
When David discovers a dairy farm that makes Italian cheeses in India, he takes it upon himself to investigate.
Bukhara is one of India's most famous restaurants, known for it's highly guarded dal recipe. David is determined to get the recipe from Chef Manisha Bhasin, who graciously teaches him the principles of developing his own garam masala and how to use it for flavouring.
David's comedian friends Mohan and Vidyu take him on a culinary tour of Chennai's Tamil Nadu vegetarian culture, from a typical breakfast to a tour of a snack factory where they teach him how to make chutney.
There is a jewel in the heart of every city, and in Delhi, it's name is Hauz Khas Village. Hauz Khas Village draws a young, trendy crowd and is known for it's designer boutiques and small cafes.
On a long trip to India, David is bound to feel homesick for his family and his culture. David finds a little slice of home in the kitchen of the ITC Grand Chola.