Being from North of India, “Farzi” word had many different meanings, so when I heard about Farzi Café, I was wondering what the owners and creators of the place wanted to convey. The only way to know was to try it out and I did just that over last weekend. On a lazy Sunday afternoon, we headed towards U B City, in heart of Bangalore. So here is my take on the newly opened restaurant, Farzi Café Review.
I now know what the owners and creators of Farzi Café wanted it to mean, it means ‘creating an illusion’ with its cuisine and very rightly so. It is one of the best gastronomic experience I’ve had in quite a while. Innovative take on local flavors, and a varied global cuisine is part of the menu. The styling and presentation of food is equally quirky and just amazing, the atmosphere very lively and service absolutely great.
The restaurant has an interior and exterior seating, adding a sense of grandeur is the purely mirrored wall on one part, combined with numerous suspended mirrors and bulbs creating a million reflections.
Coming to the menu, it has a range of dishes elaborately curated and served as Nano plates, intricate Hoppers, Mains and desserts while there is a equally interesting bar menu. I could try my hands on quite a few interesting dishes on my visit.
An Amuse-bouche served as misthi doi bubble.
An interesting take on Raj Kachori, made using molecular gastronomy, the Dahi, Chutney filled inside the kachori and served along with Crisp Okra Salad.
An absolute Farzi Idea – Vodka, Absinthe, angostura bitters, lime juice, Pineapple juice & coconut syrup. This does gets you high.
A specially made Chai Pani – Vodka shake with home made tea concoction, coffee liqueur, apple juice and lime juice and served with earl grey tea fume in local chai glasses.
How can you not love Paddu, when they are so innovatively served. These were stuffed with pine nuts and served with a parmesan cracker on a tomato chutney base.
Sicilian(Italian) arancini (aranchini) balls made with dal and chawal served with aachar, papad and chutney. Now that’s what I call an interesting take on a local dish.
Tempura fried prawns tossed in homemade dressing & served with lemon and fresh chilly air.
Tandoori dak bungalow chicken: Peppercorn, cumin, onion seeds &fennel powder, marinated chicken leg roasted in tandoor & served with Boursin (French cream cheese) raita.
Kolkata Beetroot Chops: Panchporan spiced beetroot tikkis, panko crusted fried and served with Bengali jhal muri & raw mango cubes(mustard flavoured raw mango)
With so many varied dishes, I’d to take a Hajmola flavored pallet cleanser before I started with the main course.
A Burger layered with Galouti Kebab & ghee roasted Tawa boti served in a small suitcase!!!
You would definitely fall in love with Asparagus & waterchestnut (singhada) cooked in south Indian flavors & served with coconut appam.
An quirky take on Indo-British Chicken Tikka Masala served with Naan.
Ras malai Tres Leche – made up of 3 types of milk & garnished with Rose petal net.
You cannot say no to a chocolate lollipop filled with a mixture of baileys & condensed milk.
To end the meal with all your stars try out this Milky Way – A galaxy of varied flavours served on a platter to symbolize milky way (blueberry, rabdi, white chocolate, pistachio, cocoa powder, grapes & orange). A must have with the kids.
Farzi Café is best suited for the cosmopolitan Bangalore culture, with a varied set of experienced diners in the city. Farzi Café is rightly aiming to break the stereotype attached with Indian food, while focusing on enticing the youth to take pride in the culinary legacy of this vast geographic landscape. I would definitely look forward to my next visit to this amazing place, and I totally recommend getting Farzified to you too. A meal for two at Farzi Café would be around 1800/- ++
UB City, Level 2,
Vittal Mallya Rd,
Phone – 072594 00900