Jhaal Farezi, is the new culinary destination in the heart of Kolkata, serving a concoction of food ranging from the streets of India to the delicacies which were served at old clubs and North Kolkata restaurants, relished by many even today.
Built on an old colonial bungalow, the restaurant exudes old world charm of the Raj era with high ceilings, giant columns, colonial verandahs and exquisite porch. It houses a Café, Fine Dining, Music Room and a terrace garden with a sit-out.
The interiors are a celebration of retro Indian pop art with Rajasthani appliqués, Bollywood songs from the 90's, jute proofs, barber chairs, comic strips, tongue-in-cheek posters inspired by Bhojpuri songs, all adding to the versatility of the cuisine it serves. The recreation of an old British bungalow into a vintage-modern restaurant has been done by architect, Channa Daswatte while the interiors has been done by visualiser and interior designer, Swarup Dutta.
On the culinary offering, there is the Café menu consisting of simple recipes from the streets of India like masala chai, vada pao, phuchka, ice golas, aloo dum, ghugni, Parsee akuri and more, but most definitely with a twist in the way they are presented. The Dining menu has its roots in traditional Indian and old continental influences with a stress on freshness and authenticity setting it apart from any regular menu.