My Gastronomical Affair with Farzi Cafe Continues

My gastronomical affair with Farzi Cafe started in the month of February this year when I reviewed their newly opened outlet in Connaught Place, New Delhi. The modern Indian bistro wooed me by creating an ultimate gastronomic illusion with its unparalleled cuisine. Each dish at Farzi Cafe has a classic story to tell, and let me just say that one outing was never going to be enough!

So there I was, amid the scorching summer heat of March, to get 'Farzified' yet again; this time around though, in the heart of DLF CyberHub Gurgaon, where Massive Restaurants Private Limited launched their very first Farzi Cafe.


Brainchild of one of the most well-known names in the F&B business, Zorawar Kalra (son of famous restaurateur Jiggs Kalra), the Farzi Cafe opened to the sassy crowd of Gurgaon in July 2014. As you can imagine from the name, Farzi Cafe presents the Indian cuisine in a brand new avatar altogether. Come, see in full view a perfect amalgamation of culinary art with modern presentations and cooking techniques like the molecular gastronomy.

Me with other food bloggers at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

Covering an overall area of 3750 square feet, the Gurgaon outlet provides a cover of 96, which can be further extended up to 120 by rearranging the furniture. To absorb the guests into the greatest culinary experience ever, the bistro is equipped with best in class seating with 89 chairs (including 10 bar stools and 20 couch seats) and 34 tables (including 1 two-seater, 21 four-seater, 1 six-seater, and 1 eight-seater).

Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

The kitchen is in the capable hands of Head Chef Gaurav Raghuvanshi, who by a strange coincidence is also responsible for designing the elaborate menu at Zorawar’s other property, Made in Punjab. According to Chef Gaurav, Farzi Cafe Gurgaon will be long remembered as a pioneer in redefining the Indian Bistronomie concept, especially in the context of the fine/casual dining.

Kitchen at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

The bistro leverages modern elements of molecular gastronomy and combines the same with contemporary presentation styles to seamlessly create Global favorites from Indian classics.

Prawn Chettinad at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

All chefs at Farzi Cafe are trained to create a balanced mix of traditional Indian delicacies using modern Western culinary styles, thus creating a unique gastronomic experience for patrons.

Delhi Belly Tikka at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

Indian culinary traditions are unarguably one of the oldest in the world right now, and Farzi Cafe aims to bring the same Indian cuisine back in vogue.

Decor at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

A lot can be said about the chic, eccentric decor of Farzi Cafe. Styled akin to a European Bistro with strong Indian influences, the outlet is hailed for its faux grass walls and wood/glass paneled doors cum windows. The best part is that the seating space can be easily divided into two for an absolute bistronomie experience.

Custom built concert stage for live performances at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

With wood flooring and a custom built concert stage for live performances, Farzi Cafe is defining class in every sense of the word. The bistro also boasts of one of the longest bars in Gurgaon.

Bar Area at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon
Bar Area at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon
Bar Area at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

Leveraging the latest in technology along with the finest equipment, Farzi Cafe uses elements such as centrifuge, distillers, vacuum evaporation, compress cooking, and other methods for showcasing the next level of innovation.

Rasmalai with Carrot Flower at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

Targeted towards both the younger lot as well as the gourmet diners, Farzi Cafe will take you on a mystical culinary experience like the one you saw in Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. Merely looking at the culinary creations and quirky presentations that Farzi Cafe is known to offer, you're bound to draw such comparisons.

Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

The menu at Farzi Cafe has been designed after years of research and months of extensive food trials and sampling. The curiosity and glamour with which each offering is presented will tantalize your five senses at once.

Rajasthani Chaat at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

The menu is a seasonal spread. Every dish is prepared using fresh ingredients, sourced locally from Delhi-NCR. The bistro also imports high-quality gourmet ingredients such as pork, spare ribs, lamb, tenderloin, salmon, etc.

Tempura Fried Prawns at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

To say that the menu is quirky will be an understatement! With signature dishes like the Posh Maggi or the Gupta Burger, you cannot help but feel a deep sense of nostalgia. My favorite dish was the popular Chicken Tikka Masala served in a London style telephone booth.

Chicken Tikka Masala served in a London style telephone booth

If you're aiming for the highest level of dining experience, Farzi Cafe impresses with its relentless innovation, style, and panache - not just with its cuisine alone but also with its vast array of signature beverages.

Sushriit, Prateek, and Me at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

Indulgent moments at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon allowed me to experience the pinnacle of modern Indian hospitality with all the quirkiness of its cuisine. Upping the cool quotient and breaking stereotypes, Farzi Cafe offers an irresistibly playful, high-energy ambiance.

Food Bloggers at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

Before I sign-off, here are my Top Recommendations at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon.

Welcome Shot/Amuse-bouche

Misti Dahi (Complimentary)
[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Misti Dahi

Liquor

Kahlua (INR 225)
[My Rating: 3 out of 5]

Kahlua

Farzi Style

Santa-Bunta (INR 375)
[My Rating: 4 out of 5]

Santa-Bunta

Farzi Apple Foamintini (INR 395)
[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Farzi Apple Foamintini

Farzi Shooters

Khatam (INR 325)
[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Farzi Shoonya

Farzi OK (INR 195)
[My Rating: 4 out of 5]

Farzi OK

Classic Cocktails

Pina Colada (INR 375)
[My Rating: 4 out of 5]

Pina Colada

Farzi Burgers and Buns

Gupta Burger (INR 355)
[My Rating: 4 out of 5]

Gupta Burger

Butter Chicken Bun (INR 345)
[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Butter Chicken Bun

Lamb Burger
[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Lamb Burger

Tapas Non-Vegetarian Starters

Chilly Duck Samosa with Plum Chutney (INR 310)
[My Rating: 3 out of 5]

Amritsari Fish N Chips with Desi Ghee Hollandaise (INR 325)
[My Rating: 4 out of 5]

Amritsari Fish N Chips with Desi Ghee Hollandaise

Chicken 65 Lollipop with Egg Drops and Tomato Chutney (INR 345)
[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Chicken 65 Lollipop with Egg Drops and Tomato Chutney

Keema Kulcha (INR 235)
[My Rating: 4 out of 5]

Keema Kulcha

Meetha

Parle G Cheesecake made with milk custard and cookie dough essence (INR 275)
[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Parle G Cheesecake at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon
Parle G Cheesecake at Farzi Cafe Gurgaon

I just cannot wait to visit the modern-day bistro again!

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