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The word "Farzi" has many meanings, but at Farzi Cafe it has just one - creating an impression / magic with its food

Main focus is the gourmet diner as well as the youth of Delhi. A place where people can enjoy food from the finest and the freshest ingredients, catch up with friends, conduct meetings and spend some time away from their crazy day to day lives. With its quirky yet chic, modern Indian cafe concept, people experience food that uses elements of molecular gastronomy. The generous dose of flavours where culinary art meets molecular gastronomy is sure to absorb you into a gastronomic magic. The chefs here will show that you have been cooking like cavemen all your lives but the foam, powders and fumes from their lab kitchen is a complete surrender.

The interior walls of this restaurant resemble garden hedges. French inspired illustrations, handcrafted lanterns, DJ and a live stage area, outdoor view. Clearly the focal point is their bar which takes up most of the space. Fancy light bulbs that are also used as glasses for drinks. The seating capacity is for 98 people.
Menu is an interesting read with some illustrations (gives a personal touch).

My adventure began with amuse bouche which is a shot of Mishti Doi. These tiny spheres of mishti doi served on a chilling platter explodes in your mouth with a promise of things to come.

Things such as --

Cocktails - Farzi Ok, a kaffir lime and orange juice concoction served in a mason jar but with freshness. The Italian Smooch, on the other hand, muddled with ingredients of a mojito with ginger ale and coke.

Dal Chawal Arancini is served with a rolled up pappad on a bed of onion chutney. The north Indian flavor of Dal Chawal and Achar is so pure and flavorful.

Delhi Belly Tikka and Roasted russet apples with murabba glaze is a must have here. A pork belly dish which is juicy, slightly sweet, sour and sticky. Its moist and has a slight tinge of anardana. The flavors are balanced well. Next comes the South Indian and Japanese fusion of Pine nuts and scallion  'paddu yaki' smoked tomato kut parmesan applam. Paddu in south India means rice balls. So here they served it on a tomato chutney (sauce) and dusted it with some parmesan.

Who doesn't like pakoras (balls) with Mac and cheese? Crunchy exterior with oozing cheese inside is sure to captivate. Though their Palak (spinach) panner (cottage cheese) Quesadillas were a little bland.

Tempura Fried Prawns with Nimboo (lime) mirch (chilly) air was delightful. Best wok tossed prawns topped with a froth of lime. The chef then recommended us to try some coastal dishes named Mutton Kuzhambhu Madurai podi appam which was lamb chunks wrapped in a spicy masala. They were juicy and succulent.  Bheja Fry which is cumin corriander appam. Delicious Lamb brain cooked south indian style served on appam, crunchy water chestnut, asparagus kurma and fresh coconut appam.

Do leave room for dessert..

A new dessert is on their menu 'The Milky Way' or the 'Big Bang', prepared in front of us. There are 9 planets placed on thick milk like substance. In a bowl is ice cream. The chef solidifies the ice cream and then breaks it into pieces. The 9 planets consist of chocolate pepper fudge, caramel fudge, edible flavors, nuts, cake pieces and crumbs. All are mixed together to form a dessert that you may not want to miss.
We also tried their Signature Dessert - Parle G Cheesecake with thick Rabri and Bailey's Lollipop.

The meal came to an end with Farzi Paan. This paan was covered with candy floss, shaped like a Gujiya and was filled with dry betel leaves. Do not miss this.

With exceptional service, the staff is courteous. Not only are they well versed with their menu, they will also provide you with suggestions as per your palate. 

They are yet to get their liquor license, yet a bar tender showed us tools and machines in the bar area. One not to miss is their Fuel Pump and Chilled Glass technique.

Where? E Block, Connaught Place, Close to United Coffee House, New Delhi.
Cuisine? Modern Indian
Call? +91 9599889700 / 011 43551028

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