One of the few on my list for a while, from the time I was invited for the opening and then tasting but could not make it for both.
In between, heard people unhappy with Delhi, which happens all the time.
An opportunity to try out the new menu last week, landed up with a friend early. Quite Full and the place is large, with well spaced tables which to me is very good. Also the music allowed us to talk, though later the volume did go up. (4.5/5)
Given that everyone knows what Farzi Cafe is all about fusion, mix, innovation, nitrogen, let’s get down to business.
Jack was our server and Jill was not around that day 🙂 Quite well versed and knowledgeable about the new menu that we were trying out. (4.5/5)
We began with Baileys lollipop to cleanse the tea or coffee taste and tried out Farzi Apple Foamtini and Chai Pani – both deserve 4.5/5 and mind you they are not stingy on alcohol.
Mast Malang was quite nice, Duck Samosa was OK but the sweetish taste did not work for me, would have liked it a tad spicier to go with the bland filling.
Followed this up with Chorizo Paddu Yaki – unfathomable to me but the taste was good and polished off in no time. And yes forgot to ask what Yaki was 😉
There was Besant Nagar chilly fritters aka Bhavnagar chillies with stuffing. These were fried after stuffing and covered with besan. Fried, spicy, cheese – what is not to like.
Representing he veg was upma curried mozarella bites – probably a hit with the gujju drinking crowd but not for me at all. May be better to be offered with a spicy sauce.
Full but the end was still far off.
A sorbet and change to Vodka curry mango chutney foam and a whiskey cocktail fortified us to bring on the mains
Dak Bungalow Chicken – Extremely good. The chicken was tender and the masala steeped right in, took me back to those days…. A must have and repeat.
Hand pulled Pork Kootan – Extremely good and worth a repeat. Disc: I do not eat pork and hence this was a friend’s who understands food better than me.
Sharwama Biryani – Go for it. well cooked mutton, though one of the pieces was stiff; but the overall dish was excellent.
This was it. Nothing could be tried further. So asked for small portion of dessert.
Ghevar Malai Tart – Loved the ghevar. #NuffSaid
This meal was officially closed by Pan Gujia.
If asked to recommend:
Any Cocktail depending on your choice of spirits.
Mast Malang, Bhavnagari chilly, Chorizo, Dak Bungalow chicken, Sharwama biryani, ghevar malai tart and Pan Gujia.
Ask for Jack, the bar tender will also come to chat and the chef or somebody from the kitchen would be helpful.
Disclaimer : This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant. As usual my bias for good service will prevail 🙂 Please use your discretion.