A modern twist to the traditional food with the gastronomic molecular approach is no new concept. But we do want the real thing to taste as good as it looks! Farzi Café’s food managed to marry the two successfully. The interiors are neat with the chair slightly lower and uncomfortable than the sofa seats, however, the food pretty much makes up for it!
What is it?
By the makers of Punjab Grill, Masala Library, PaPaYa and Masala Bar, Farzi Café is Zorawar Kalra’s passion for Indian food set up in a contemporary form. Its an amalgamation of futuristic Indian food with traditional Indian flavours along with global cuisine. This is the first outpost in Mumbai and fourth in the world, followed by 2 in New Delhi and 1 in Dubai.
What’s in it?
Taking inspiration from the Rajasthani Jali work, the interiors of Farzi Café Kamala Mills is unique. It also gives a sense of space which is a rarity in this world over-crowded and small restaurants. The bar has 3D spatial mapping, similar to PaPaYa seamlessly imbibing modern day technology with ancient day architecture.
What to Drink?
We loved Litchi Panna Desire (Fresh Thai kaffir lime, lime juice, aampanna shaken together with litchi juice) and Farzi Apple Foamtini! You can skip the strawberry lemonade and Italian Smooch.
What to Eat?
Braised Caramel Prawn, Desi Coriander Tom Yum soup is unique and has a strong flavor, a perfect broth to awaken your taste buds. Follow it up by Tandoori Magarita Kulcha where the Kulcha is stuffed with mozzarella, basil & tomatoes served with bloody mary ketchup. Braised Lamb Chops served with maple soy sauce & whiskey sour cream and the succulent Prawns tempura also emerged as our favourites.
We weren’t too impressed by the Ceaser salad and Mini Raj Kachori. For the mains, you just cannot say NO to Chicken Tikka Masala served with Cornish cruncher (UK cheese) naan , impressively presented in London’s iconic telephone booth. We are still craving to eat that again! Kalra’s can hardly go wrong with the traditional Indian dishes. The juicy Ras Malai can be the perfect finish to this heavy meal!
Rating: 4/5 stars
Delicious food, Plush interiors & Value for Money