Address: Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Overall rating: 3/5
When you hear so much about a place, your expectations are sky-high, and when the place doesn’t deliver to that extent, you feel disappointed. That’s what happened with Farzi.
I went there on the weekend, so in order to avoid the hour-long queues that I had heard of, I reached by 12:30pm and. got a seat instantly. We were presented with an Amuse-Bouche of Mishti Dio Shots, which were very tasty.
We ordered Chili Duck Samosa and Tenderloin Pathar ke Kebab with Wasabi Chutney for starters and Litchi Panna Desire Mocktail. The Mocktail was quite nice and refreshing. The Chili Duck Samosas were very innovative and the combination of pulled duck inside a samosa, covered with a Chinese-style sauce really worked. The Pathar ke Kebab were delicious and the meat just so soft and tender. However, the pairing with Wasabi Chutney didn’t work. Though the chutney was flavourful, but it was so pungent that it was over-powering the subtle flavours of the meat. This dish would certainly be better paired with a chutney which does not have such a dominating flavour. After starters, we were given a palate cleanser of Hajmola flavoured lollipops, which were quite interesting.
For mains, we ordered Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Tamatar ka Kut. This was a desi spin on an Italian dish, and though the tamatar ka kut was very tasty, the spaghetti could have done with lesser coconut sauce, which made the dish a little sweet.
For dessert, we ordered their famous Parle-G Cheesecake. The cheesecake cake sandwiched in parle biscuits, in a pool of rabdi. The cheesecake was tangy and just mildly sweet, like it should be, while the rabdi was quite sweet, again, like it should be. Though the rabdi and cheesecake tasted very good individually, they didn’t work as well together.
At the end of the meal, we were given Candy Floss Paans, which had a covering of candy floss with dried paan inside, and this was just amazing.
The service was good to begin with, but as the place started to get filled up, the service became quite slow.
Overall, this place is definitely over-hyped, and though their starters are nice, they really have to rework some of their combinations.