Hassan Haji was born above his grandfather's restaurant in Mumbai. Here he first experienced life through trips to the local markets and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy struck the Hajis had to leave India to embark on a journey that would take them to Lumiere a small town in the French mountains where they opened an Indian restaurant. Taking the village by storm the family provoked the ire of their neighbour - Madame Mallory the proprietress of an esteemed French relais. Only after waging culinary war with the immigrant family does Madame Mallory agree to mentor young Hassan leading him to Paris and a host of new adventures.