Farzi cafe has easily become the talk of the town- thanks to its beauteous location and the offbeat dishes on the menu. In social media parlance if i were to say, Farzi cafe is trending. Be it facebook, instagram or twitter, everyones talking about this quirky places that has some interesting menu on its cards.The menu is a deconstruction of most indian dishes- i had heard. To discover this exclusivity, i along with my fellow food bloggers set out for an exclusive food review at Farzi Cafe.
Food: We were served an amuse bouche of Mishti doi and strawberry sauce the minute we entered. The dry ice added the ethereal effect to this dish and that was an impressive opening to what was to follow.
Mini Raj kachori: The first dish that came our way was the Mini raj kachori. The foam like effect on the kachoris along with the crispy okra that was served on the bed, made the dish look foodgasmatic. The minute we cut open the kachoris the curd drizzled with the green chutney oozed out. This dish was not only yum but very interesting. Definitely a must try especially because it has a great balance of flavours.
Braised lamb chops: The lamb chops looked great served on an artistic platter but unfortunately did not live up to their taste. I was hoping for more Indianised flavours as opposed to the sweet plum sauce that it was made in. I think preparing the lamb chops in Indian spices would do the trick.
Chilly duck samosa: The inside of the samosa with minced meat rocked. However, the covering was not very impressive. Again i think it was the heavy usage of plum sauce on the outside that marred the dish.
Chicken tikka masala: This dish is hard to go wrong and this too didnt. This dish served up a story having been served in a telephone booth. It told a story of its popularity in the UK and its roots there.
maska focassia: I loved the focassia. They were soft as cotton candy and buttery. A perfect accompaniment to the butter chicken.
Bhejja fry appam: A great concept of pairing appams with bheja fry. The meat was perfectly minced and it made for a melt in the mouth experience.
Rasmalia tres leches: The soft tender ras malia layered with the orange cake is one of the few gems to be found on the menu. The milk was also of the perfect consistency and was not too sweet. Just the way you would like it and was served at the perfect temperature.