Farzi Twist – Farzi Cafe launches new menu. The menu which pushes the boundaries in the usual Farzi style. It is inspired by south of India and for me it was a mix of hits and misses. Read to know what the must have’s at Farzi and may be the must avoid’s too 🙂
Farzi Cafe – the name invokes opposite reactions usually. People can be neatly divided between two camps – OMG what a fabulous place and OMG why do they need to mess with my food. I find myself sitting in between the two camps, often on the fence often on whether this kind of modernisation of food is a good thing or bad. My answer to myself often is that if it adds to the dish, why not? I don’t mind the liquid ice or the spherification if it changes the texture and adds character and flavour to my food. In fact, I love the idea of presenting the good old comfort food in all new package and Farzi pushes those limits, my only problem is that sometimes the limits are pushed too hard. But I guess it comes with the deal.
I like how the things they try, of course not everything works. There are times when the whole thing feels forced, specially the liquid ice, I wish they stop doing this randomly because there are many times it just ends up with people just waiting for it to die before they can get to the food. But there are somethings that work so well, that you end up licking your fingers.
So here is what we tasted on weekday Date a few weeks ago when me and N decided to check out the new menu on a whim. Farzi folks had been asking me to come over since they launched the menu. And I thought that sudden date lunch would be a good time to do so.
I thought a photo essay would be nice here, since the afternoon pictures were so pretty.
So what do you think of this kind of food? Do you enjoy the jazz around your food? It being served with tons of fanciness around it? Or do you prefer to dive right into your food and cut the stuff around it? Do you want your comfort food to stay in tact? Or you are ok with it being played around with it? Or like me you are somewhere in the middle, sitting on the fence and watching how it all pans out.
202, Level 2, UB City
Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road, Bangalore.
Phone : 91 7259400900
Cost : INR 2000++ for a meal for two with alcohol