“A restaurant on the moon could not have had less atmosphere.” Its been there on social media since its very first day. Post the launch of Frazi Cafe, its been making rave reviews on zomato, facebook and as such other platforms.
It had been trending on social media with all the teasers and countdown. Karla Group has already came up with multiple locations for this baby such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Dubai, and finally Pune has been Farzified. The entrance makes chic walk for the guests, the interiors are nicely done up & they have a second level which is an open terrace with its own bar and not to miss part of the place for obvious reason. Ambience is classy as per the standards and I assume that a lot of people who happen to visit for the first time here, would feel too good about this place.The positive vibe was strong here. The lady at the reception did welcome us with a smart professional smile. The one of a kind of feature of this place is that all the servers were dressed in smart attire – spotless white shirts with a red tie, black formal trousers and each of them had an earpiece connected to a walkie talkie. Such an amzing techno-savy place. Ah!
A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.” Such fusion food and such ambience definitely makes the choice bit difficult.Reading the items makes it really difficult for you to choose but then coming back again and again to try all the items is the only solution to this. As per the Ambience, I observed fittings were movable including the walls. So depending on the crowd, the seating can be completely changed from a cozy table to a dance floor. I had been seated at one of those pretty swings. The music was a little tad too loud for me and my fellow friends but it went well with the look and feel of the place.
The amuse bouche – one word. lovely! A kind of welcome shots of Mishti Doi Spheres along with a strawberry syrup which were meant to be had in one go. They were served on a platform of dry ice and it was a almost a treat to watch at first and the have it mouthful.
Mini Raj Kachori – Very rare 0ccasion one find traditional classic served with a twist at this kind of places. We all loved it. A pure traditional kachori with sweet yogurt, green chilly chutney & tamarind along with usual. Such a nice amalgamation of all the chutneys with yogurt. #Recco
The Dal Chawal Aranchini – How can we miss it. It stands amongst the signatures for Farzi Café across its all branches. Arborio rice replaced by dal chawal in the arancini served on a bed of tomato sauce, along with a rolled papad and chutney with dry ice form. A perfect start to the evening. It seems too good for me and my blogger’s friends even.
Tandoori Wild Mushrooms – It had two types of mushrooms in a cheesy alfredo sauce. Didn’t Liked it much but yeah, given on a fair note, one or two items get to be on a wrong side of the table due to different taste buds.
Tempura Fried Prawns – they were served coated in a sticky sauce with a lemon chilly foam. It was good overall but prawns should have been more tender and fresh as compared to what we had eaten.
Braised Lamb Chops – They were served coated in a sticky sweet sauce along with micro greens and a dip. It was lovely and I liked it. #Recco
Chilly Duck Samosa – they were small samosas filled with a duck meat mince. It could have been better but its okay to try something like this here even.
Chicken Changezi Quesadillas – the best from The menu. They were the star of the night as we all loved it. They were served sandwiched between flatbreads. They were absolutely mind blowing and delicious. The minced chicken was packed with flavors and texture was right and very consistent.
Karela Calamari – It is one of the of Farzi Café’s signatures, but one amazing fact which I observed that evening, all the classics of the chain Farzi hasn’t impressed me much. It was lacking the element of texture and consistency. But For my fellow blogger, it was treat to the tongue. He Loved every bit of it. So I assume that I may have to try this on a different day once again.
Chicken Tikka Masala – which was served in a telephone booth. It had well cooked chicken pieces in a creamy traditional tikka gravy along with butter naan. Very well cooked and portion was just right for two people for a sumptous meal. The telephone Booth presentation makes the whole experience a good one.
Mutton Irachi Pepper Fry – It was served with the Kerala Parotta. Mutton cooked very nicely and it made me realise that I had a similar dish few days back when one of my South Indian Family friend made me one such dish at his home. I absolutely loved it. #Recco
Ratatouille Bhaji – Something good for Vegeterians finally. it had bold flavours and went well with the maska focaccia which were served in the dumper of a mini truck. Good one for the vegeterians.
Spaghetti Aglio Olio – There’s always something which goes for few less marks at the table. For us, this was it. Spaghetti Aglio Olio is supposed to have proper cooked. We observed spaghetti to be a little overcooked. An al dente spaghetti would have done the trick for us. It was served with a tomato sauce on the top which was again a not so good choice for a splendid experience.
Ras Malai Tres Leches – Since my childhood, I had been a fan of Rasmalai, and here at Farzi Cafe, I drooled over this lovely fusion. It had to be my favourite dessert from the night. Ras malai with a carrot layer served with a spun sugar and garnished with rose petals was amazing. What to miss here, simple come and have it. #Recco
Parle G Cheese Cake -Many of us has spent our childhood savouring Parle G biscuits. And when Farzi Cafe gives you one dose of Parle-G, it is also supposed to be with some twist. It had a delicious cheese cake sandwiched in parle g biscuits over a bed of rabdi and topped off with gems. Such Nostalgic stuff with Trendy Cheese Cake and what else one could have asked for more! Randi was smooth and making the bite very soothing. I absolutely loved it. #Recco
We ended our meal on a high with the Farzi Paan. It was indeed a classic one. Candy floss in the shapes of ghujiya (my fav) with a hint of pan. Cant be more farzified than this. It just vanishes in your mouth once you put it in your mouth.
Farzi Cafe is definitely here to stay. The efforts can be seen through the vide presentation of each and every dish and drinks. The glitz and glamour are backed by truly delicious food. As someone once mentioned to me about this place, I’m referring the same quote here, “its not a restaurant, it’s an experience in itself.”
So what are you wating for now? Just Go and get Farzi-fied, and soon 😍
Farzi cafe is located at Level 1 & 2, Fortaleza Complex, East Avenue, Kalyani Nagar, Pune.
A big shout out to Utsav from Trell and Mrs. Ishwari for inviting and hosting us.
Disclaimer: The invite was for a complimentary food tasting event. This review is a narrative of my experience at the event. The views expressed in this review are solely mine and others are more than welcome to agree or disagree with the same. The review is in no way influenced either personally or commercially nor has it been lifted, copied or plagiarized from any source however I have done my due diligence on the event via publicly available information on the internet.All the images are captured by my iPhone 6+.