Farzified- A Restaurant Review | Featuring The Kukkad Diaries | Pune | FoodFindo
Farzi or Illusion is an art in itself and the very popular Farzi Cafe has surely mastered the art of Farzifying cuisines and presentations. For a gourmet diner, such an experience is sheer bliss. Indian cuisines, Contemporary presentation go hand in hand at Farzi Cafe. The Indian cafe inspired modern and chic cafe serves the best of Indian dishes in contemporary styling. We are sure there must be many Farzi Cafe fans out here on the Foodies of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack community.
A new restaurant opening up is like a regular day in Pune. With its plethora of eateries and concept-cafes Pune has been a gastronomic haven for food lovers. However, the new-yet-not-so new Farzi Cafe has already set roots in many cities like Delhi, Bangalore and Dubai. So when it finally landed in Pune, it caused quite a stir.
Farzi aims to redefine Indian cuisine by not only playing to its strength but also adding modern elements and techniques that make it appealing to old as well as young.
Either ways, it was a good, innovative dish. The karela had been cut into calamari shapes and crisped and then coated with sweet and sour mango coating. Not bad at all.The KEEMA KULCHA was a play on the – surprise! Keema and Kulcha. Yes, I’m not feeling very effusive today. But this dish was another one of our favorites. These were tiny pockets of warm kulchas filled with minced mutton prepared with spicy tinge. It came with a minty jalapeno raita… and it only made the dish perfect.
The commencement of the dessert started with the riveting BAILEY’S LOLLIPOP which was basically frozen Bailey’s coated with white chocolate. We wanted more of those but unfortunately others beat us to that.
The dessert makes or breaks a place, we think. Dessert is like starting from a fresh page. Knowing the sweeter side of a restaurant is always fun. And it was fun here too. We were served the classic Farzi bestsellers: RASMALAI TRES LECHES and PARLE G CHEESECAKE. The Rasmalai one looked like art on a plate. The Tres Leches cake actually went quite well with the Rasmalai which was so creamy and decadent!
The PARLE G CHEESECAKE looked like childhood in a plate. It had a big chunk of cheesecake wedged between two parle g biscuits and topped with Gems and sitting on a pool of creamy Rabdi. The cheesecake was as I prefer my cheesecake- heavy on the cheese and a bit sour. I loved that it wasn’t too sweet like they make it in so many places. The sweet balance came with the rabdi which was quite yummy just by itself. The parle g did not quite make up for the absence of the salty layer of graham cracker crust that I am partial too. But a thumbs up nonetheless.
We wound up with a box of FARZI PAAN which was cotton candy shaped into paan that you could pop into your mouth which revealed the paan masala as the candy outside melted easily. Brilliant!
The bloggers’ table was a happy place that night. Good company, good food and good drinks meant a successful night. Farzi Cafe really outdid itself that evening and we had a great time. A big shout to team Farzi for having us over and love to the beautiful girls at Carpe Diem!!
P.S: Do pop into Farzi Cafe to try out their new, jazzy roof-top dining. And have a look at their smoking area when you are there! Trippy! Also we WANT to know what you ordered and what you loved. You’ll keep us posted, won’t you?