Zorawar Kalra has certainly got his customers excited. And there’s no faking this. His high-energy Modern Indian bistros/restaurants are magnetizing a huge number of fans.
The word “Farzi” can have many connotations, but at Farzi Café, it has just one, “creating an illusion” with its cuisine. Focused at the gourmet diner as well as the youth of India, Farzi Café – the modern Indian bistro, is best described as a gourmet experience amalgamating traditional global cuisine, with Indian influences, contemporary presentations, culinary styles and ambiance.
It is a place where guests can enjoy fine food using the finest and freshest ingredients, relax, conduct meetings, catch up with friends, spend some time away from the craziness of their day-to-day lives or simply let their hair lose with the live band.
We started with a delightful mishti doi and strawberry amuse-bouche, tempered with paanch phoron (a blend of five-spices primarily used in Bengali recipes).
It’s made with reverse spherification and served with strawberry coulis and panchforen masala; A lovely way to start with mishti doi gel bursting in the mouth and cleansing the palate.
Farzi’s spacious, modern ambiance, with a bar doubles up as a rocking night spot, too. Go for the bar’s molecular cocktails. Our favorite is Apple Foamintini (Vodka shaken with muddled granny apple, lime juice and elder flower syrup, served in martini chiller glass with mint foam and mint mist).
Mocktails were in a league of their own. They were just the precursor of things to follow. We loved Date Me (Made with fresh date puree, tamarind puree, lime juice, apple juice & soda) & Litchi panna desire (Thai kaffir lime, aampanna shaken with litchi juice)
The 2 next dishes had totally set the tone for the evening – Dal Chawal Arancini & Asparagus-WaterChestnut Kurma. Simple, aesthetic and absolutely mind-blowing!
Do save space for dessert at Farzi Cafe as the experience will leave you both nostalgic and bemused at once. The Chocolate Dirt Pile is sinful sweet seduction, you will surrender to. (Chocolate crumbles, crunchy pistachios, chocolate truffle is served along with a hot chocolate sauce that you pour into a well on the pile and mix it up) Sweets dreams are made of these 🙂
Next up was the Milky Way/ Big Bang which was more like art on a plate. Good but ordering Chocolate Dirt Pie would better choice.
The final sign-off comes in the form of a dehydrated meetha paan encased in gujiya-shaped candyfloss. The best!
Infusing a generous dose of Indian flavours, Farzi Café presents Indian cuisine where culinary art meets the alchemy of modern presentations and cooking techniques like molecular gastronomy to absorb the guest into the ultimate gastronomic illusion.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Food: 4 | Drinks: 4.5 | Ambience: 5.0