Delhi restaurant Farzi Café demonstrates Zorawar Kalra's culinary vision and it will open its doors soon in Bangalore. Farzi is funky, chic and a one of a kind restaurant but I would not want to delve into that any deeper as it takes my focus away from what will make Farzi the best new restaurant in town – it's food and drinks.
What is Farzi?
Farzi is an urdu word which among many other meanings, also refers to creating an illusion. With Farzi 'seeing isn't believing', eating is!
Many people label the food at Farzi as 'molecular gastronomy' but I think its akin to calling all Indian food “curry”; it strips away from the complexity of what’s on your plate. Farzi is all about multi sensory cooking (as Blumenthal says); you don’t just eat with your tongue but your eyes and other senses. Yes, there are elements of molecular gastronomy involved but it is more a take on taking classic combinations or flavours and twisting them around. The authenticity of dishes isn't lost in the process and that is what makes the restaurant stand out. This, I believe, is the spirit of Farzi. The moment you bite into the food (or sip a drink) it feels familiar and utterly delectable. Every element has a reason to be there, an element is not just present to be fancy.
Zorawar Kalra is also the founder of Mumbai’s Masala Library and Masala Bar, Delhi and Mumbai’s Made in Punjab, and Pa Pa Ya, a modern Asian bistro and tapas bar in Mumbai.
What to expect from the menu?
Tenderloin pathar ke kabab with walnut and wasabi chutney, gilawat burger, the flaming Farzi tower and the Parle G cheesecake are some of the highlights of the Farzi menu.
Where: UB City, Vittal Mallya Road
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Article By - Shivangi Sinha