Keeping it real Farzi

Amidst the bustle of busy Kalyani Nagar Road, Farzi Café is a quiet, cosy place to dine

The word Farzi can have many connotations, but at Farzi Café, Kalyani Nagar, it has just one: creating an illusion with its cuisine. True to their word, they serve food amidst foam, air and smoke. The place has great ambience, and is perfect for a candlelight dinner too. While the lower level has a mix of lounge and table seating, the terrace is open-air with an island bar. The space is covered with reflective mirrors that illuminate the entire space without being intrusive coupled with lamps and candles creating a warm ambiance.

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The menu offers Continental and North Indian. While the bar was sending out colourful cocktails, beers and other alcoholic delights, we opted for a refreshing Litchi Panna Desire and Farzi Apple Foamtini, that was made with green apple, mint and vodka, served over a bowl of smoking dry ice, orange peel and mint. Our meal started with Mishti Doi Spheres, an amuse-bouche of sweet yogurt with a drop of fruity sauce, and later moved on to Tempura Fried Prawns which were crispy and juicy. Next, they brought in Dal Chawal Arancini — the name itself made me roll my eyes. But to my surprise, it did not disappoint.

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The street food favourite Mini Raj Kachori looked impressive, with cloud of chutney foam on the top and crispy okra salad on the side. Besides the fancy presentation, the flavour was excellent. The main course consisted of Bheja Fry, Tandoori Guchchi Risotto and Prawn Chettinad, which was spicy and beautifully seasoned. The portions were generous as well.

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While the rest of the food was nice, the dessert failed to end the meal on a high note. Unfortunately, we didn’t really enjoy the Parle G Cheese Cake, but the Rasmalai Tres Leches was fluffy and delicious. All in all, the place packs a lot of potential. The service here is quick as well.

Where: Farzi Café, Fortaleza Complex, East Avenue, Kalyani Nagar

zainab.kantawala@goldensparrow.com

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