Hot address: Farzi Café
Tuck into tapas-style Indian fare at this new restaurant in Delhi
When molecular gastronomy meets Indian food, the results can be exciting. Especially when left up to Delhi’s newest restaurant, Farzi Café. Set to open its doors on July 20, it serves signature Indian dishes and global favourites with a local spin – think nimboo achar caviar and phirni oxide.
Housed in a 4,000-sq ft space in Gurgaon, the restaurant offers a casual dining ambience. The idea was to mimic a bistro-like setting, with wooden screens, gray floors and matching gray chairs.
At the helm of Farzi Café is Zorawar Kalra (his father Jiggs Kalra’s Mumbai-based Masala Library is already serving up similar fare). The younger Kalra hopes to bring that dining experience to Delhi. “We[my father and I] take immense pride in our cuisine. We believe that it is up to us Indians to make the effort to elevate Indian food, reintroduce it to the world in its modern avatar, while retaining its traditional roots,” he said. And that is exactly what they have done – the food here definitely won't seem like it's out of mum's kitchen.
With a tapas-style selection and molecular cocktails, the menu at Farzi Café is leaps ahead of your everyday Indian restaurant. There’s tuna tartare, dal chawal arancini (pictured above), makhanwali kaali dal ka shorba served with naan crisps, boti kebab taco, rasmalai tres leche (next slide) and cookie dough essence. Just writing about it has made us hungry.
Farzi Café, Plot 825, Udyog Vihar, Phase 5, Gurgaon – 122 -16