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Fox Traveller, ITC Maurya host chef David Rocco

MUMBAI: Sumptuous Italian delicacies, exclusive wines were in abundance when lifestyle channel Fox Traveller hosted Italian celebrity chef David Rocco at an event at ITC Maurya in Delhi.

The evening was attended by socialites like Mona Waliah, Shivani Wazir Pasrich, television celebrity and Roadies judge Rajiv Laxman, Shubhodip Pal, Chief Marketing Officer, Micromax amongst others. The evening also saw the presence of Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia.

Rocco also wooed the audience with a quick mouth-watering live cook-out, wherein he created an authentic pasta dish with ITC Maurya senior executive chef Manisha Bhasin.

Talking at the FOX Traveller Dolce India Fiesta, Rocco said, “I am really excited to be in India, where people are as passionate about food as they are back home in Italy. FOX Traveller gave me the perfect opportunity to explore my two passions food & travel with the show ‘David Rocco Dolce India’. I love the Indian culture and food, and had a lot of fun working on the show”.

Echoing the excitement Chef Manisha Bhasin, who has worked with David Rocco earlier as well as part of ITC Maurya’s Celebrity Chef Series said, “This partnership was an opportunity to create more versatile cuisine experiences for the Delhi gourmands who look forward to new food formats. A clear similarity in both styles is the emphasis on fresh ingredients and local produce. This is in keeping with ITC Hotels credo of Responsible Luxury wherein each element of the supply chain; from farm to fork endeavors to follow a low carbon footprint”.

ITC Maurya GM Anil Chadha said, “This association was a reflection of ITC Hotels prowess of providing guests the Globes finest Indian and India’s finest Global cuisine. Both David and Manisha symobolise this beautifully through this cuisine variation.”

Dhupia said, “David is a good friend and we had great fun during the shoot for Fox Traveller’s ‘David Rocco Dolce India’. I am really excited to be a part of this exclusive evening and the show.”

NGC Network India, Fox International Channels MD Keertan Adyanthaya said, “We are thrilled to have the renowned celebrity chef David Rocco part of the Fox Traveller family. Recently, we launched a show with David – ‘Dolce India’, wherein he fuses ingredients and techniques from his beloved Italy with Indian cuisine. The night is a dedication to David and a celebration of this show on Fox Traveller”.