Rein­vented nos­tal­gia

India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA - by Malini Ban­er­jee

Jhaal Farezi is Am­buja Realty’s new­est kid on the restau­rant block right in the heart of Kolkata. The re­fur­bished old bun­ga­low now houses a café, a fine din­ing restau­rant with the two pri­vate din­ing ar­eas, a ban­quet and a small place for gigs called the Mu­sic Room. The ten- seater pri­vate din­ing area at­tached to the fine din­ing sec­tion up­stairs boasts of a chan­de­lier made with green wine bot­tles, and is cor­po­rate chef Su­manta Chakrabrti’s baby. On the menu look out for pop­u­lar picks from Kolkata as well as a few An­glo In­dian classics. The clas­sic Kolkata Phuchka is rein­vented with the fried se­molina puffs served on shot glasses, each with a dif­fer­ent flavoured wa­ter. How­ever, the dish that gives the restau­rant its name was rather unim­pres­sive the day we vis­ited though. How­ever, we liked the Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash but with the Kolkata twist of En­tally spiced sausages and Ben­gali style potato mash.

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