A food trend that has caught on in several Dubai restaurants – Molecular gastronomy. Molecular gastronomy, also commonly referred to as modernist cuisine is arguably at its peak in terms of popularity. Incorporating scientifically savvy cooking techniques like liquid nitrogen flash freezing, syringe infusions, and carbon dioxide foams, the chefs create innovative, mouthwatering menus unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. Molecular gastronomy makes all other cooking fads lose relevance.
I dined at the award winning celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s “Signature” restaurant at the Melia Hotel in Dubai but nothing prepared me for the molecular gastronomic orgasm at Farzi Cafe located in City Walk (Phase 2) off Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah.
While the word Farzi means something that is fake or not real, here it is all about creating illusions with the food. The general ambience of the restaurant is subtle with neutral tones of beige, brown and gold. Contemporary decor and an even more contemporary “twist” on classic Indian dishes. The experimental chef is not just preparing a meal, they are creating a work of art and an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience – aesthetically breathtaking, surprising, innovative and exciting.
So here’s some of the #Farzified dishes we devoured and recommend. The tastes and textures are playful and surprising and each meal is an exploration of culinary possibilities.
Then started the illusive gastronomic journey for the night commencing with 3 of their mocktails – loved each of them! Clearly, mixologists love their new roles as bar magicians who whip up amazing mocktail concoctions in a jiffy.
We wrapped up our awesome meal with some equally awesome desserts!! All with the Farzi twist!
Here’s a video of the Risotto Phirni Oxide dessert which was made at our table using liquid nitrogen. A mix of classic Indian dessert Phirni cooked in Italian risotto rice with saffron milk, mawa crumble, nuts, frozen sugar and rose petals. At the end of the dramatic presentation we squealed like little kids!! 🙂
Your bill will arrive in this – quirky!
The ambience has a buzz about it, pricing is quite reasonable so happy to have an option for molecular gastronomy in Dubai that will not burn a hole in our pockets. My dining plans for 2017, to try out all the dishes at Farzi 🙂
Tip: Always make a reservation in advance as this place is usually always booked. This place is a MUST-VISIT in Dubai!!