A beautiful November evening in New Delhi was just right for the launch of the genre-defining restaurant Farzi Café, at Aerocity. It is a high-energy space offering a casual dining ambience, where the guests can enjoy a tapas-style menu, showcasing fusion dishes from around the world along with an array of molecular cocktails and liquor options to choose from.
The Location-Based Theme
Image Courtesy: Farzi Cafe
This newly launched outlet of Farzi Café is located close to the drop-off area and can be spotted from far. As we enter, there’s a live music and lovely folk on the dance floor, immediately setting the mood of the place. There’s a lot of seating downstairs and as we go up the restaurant, the seating next to the French windows with a great view are the USPs.
Considered as the ‘man with a vision on a mission’, Zorawar Kalra, Founder and Managing Director of Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd., said, “Aerocity is a new and upcoming project with an incredible location and access to foreign tourists and big MNCs. As a result, it’s a very well planned area with ample and easy parking. Being close to both Gurugram and Delhi, patrons can access this area easily.”
The Design of Farzi Café, Aerocity
Assorted Poppadums Dips | Image Courtesy: Farzi Cafe
Best described as a fun-filled modern Indian bistro, guests at Farzi Café in Aerocity will experience the finest modern Indian food. Infusing a generous dose of Indian flavours and influences, Farzi Café is the perfect blend of modern culinary techniques of molecular gastronomy and presentation styles offering a high-energy dining experience.
The idea behind the decor is adapting the aviation theme given the location is Aerocity. Headlight Design has done the concept and design, while Studio Brahma has done the interiors and other elements.
“We are very excited for this launch as this is our third outlet in the city and twelfth in the country. We’ll be also launching in London by the end of this year and another five countries. While we continue to innovate and showcase various aspects of the cuisine from the vastness of the country, we promise to remain true to the Farzi concept – to provide a cutting-edge and innovative dining experience to each and every guest. Also in this Farzi Café, the focus on music is going to be huge with 15 gigs planned every single month providing the ultimate platform for established and budding performers. The visual design is also very unique. The restaurant has a very New York Vibe and a lot of effort has been put into imbibing an aeronautic theme into the visual design. Other innovations include an all-new menu design and direction and an inclusion of some new menu sections such as international favourites, sizzlers and curated cocktails,” he added.
Avocado Achaar | Image Courtesy: Farzi Cafe
In the victory loop of its launches, Farzi Café has now set its sight on the realm of Aerocity to attract the gourmet diners and the youths. The restaurant not only marks itself as a trendsetter in the culinary history of India but also as a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning concept offering an exclusive dining experience.
Speaking about the menu, Zorawar Kalra said, “The menu has been radically enhanced with 30% addition of new dishes. Also, it’s a lot more focused on international favourites. The menu is smaller and easy to read.”
The menu at Farzi Café Aerocity has been curated to treat palates by taking on global comfort food, using fresh and robust ingredients and infusing them with Indian cooking styles and flavours. There is a variety of starters like Murgh Shorba with pulled chicken khari, Caesar Salad, Farzi Chakhna Plates, Smoked Kakori Kebab, Masala Jackfruit Cigars, Pizza Kulcha, Vegetable Khurma roll and Sizzling Chicken.
For meat lovers, there is Mutton Gilafi Seekh roll, Tandoori Gosht shoulder and Achari fish tikka, Tandoori New Zealand lamb chops and more.
Slow-cooked Baby Lamb Shanks (left) and Murgh Shorba, pulled chicken khaari (right) | Image Courtesy: Farzi Cafe
The main course includes special biryanis like the Lucknowi Subz Tehri, Shawarma Biryani and the Dum Chicken Biryani, followed by innovative mains like the Asparagus and water chestnut khurma, the slow-cooked Lamb Shanks Nihari and Mutton Kuzhambu.
The exhaustive menu includes exclusive dessert options to tantalize your taste buds including Rasmalai Tres Leches, Parle G Cheesecake, Chocolate Dome on Fire and more.
At the Aerocity, a standalone restaurant with a wide variety of innovative food is a great business idea as well because it offers travellers staying at the hotels around some relief than the regular five-star dining and ambience. For the city folk, a destination like this offers an ease of dining away from the hustle bustle of the restaurants located in crowded markets or at malls, along with great music and drinks. Overall, I think the café is a winner all the way.