World Cuisine and Café Food are the two words that has been coined and conceptualized over the last couple of years in Delhi/NCR, especially over 2-3 years. Every new place that you get into uses the concept of café or serves world cuisine. I am yet to be comfortable with this terminology.
Amidst all the good news, we have seen some great places where the focus is still on food. This definitely is a good sign and I believe that in 2016, focus will continue to remain on good food curated by some of the best minds.
Flyp is the first venture of Viacom, brand owner of MTV, and they are planning to open around 20 cafes over next five year in different cities. Every city will have a unique concept where emphasis will be on local stuff. Ranveer Brar, well known chef and TV Anchor has been roped in, as a consultant for this project.
I have got to know Ranveer for quite some time and when I heard that he is the man behind the food at Flyp, I was very sure that things will be different here.
Chef Ranveer has been in Delhi before and was the executive chef at Radisson Blu MBD Noida where he launched Made in India, one of the finest places for north Indian food, with emphasis on Awadhi cuisine. He was also at Claridges where he opened Sevilla, one of the most sought after restaurants in Delhi.
While I was talking to him at FLYP he said “for me food is always an inspiration and here at Flyp we played with the recipes, keeping in mind the taste. We didn’t compromise on Taste or flip it around”. So here you will eat biryani aranchini with salan aioli. Chicken tikka too has a makeover and here it comes with miso sauce which was new/different and yet delicious.
An interesting titbit – If you can manage to finish bhoot jholakia chicken tikka you will get another for free.
Menu at Flyp is a mix of modern yet Indian with traditional food. This has been done keeping in mind the crowd that we have in CP. It is a cleverly designed menu where you will get “border style eggs” with topping of salmons and achari olives, a complete twist to the typical chakna food that you will find near every theka( liquor selling places).
Hummus here is served with carrot and pita bread is stuffed and is served along with achari olives. Pav bhaji too is served in fondue style. The lasagne with bhuna gost and miso grilled chicken blows your mind and palette
His attention to details and focus on taste, make his food great. He also shared that it was a challenge for him to design food for Flyp. He focused on the preferences and likes of urban youth of Delhi. He further added that they are not going to use the same formula or copy and apply the same theme in every city. Flyp in every city will be different from each other and the focus will be on consistency and quality of food.
They have also paid attention on their beverages menu and Nitin Tewari who just finished the cocktails at Ek Bar, designed the menu of Flyp. I had amazing cocktails here. The concept, presentation and use of flavour are simply outstanding. Given that I had such a unique experience at Flyp, I would write a separate post on cocktails too. Do watch out for my next post on Flyp Cocktails J
Flyp at MTV
N/57 – N/60, First Floor,
Opp. KFC, Outter Circle,
New Delhi, India
Phone 011 4355 3483
Meal for two INR 1600( Approx)
Timings – 11 AM to 12:30 AM
PS – It is opening on 15th January.
Disclaimer – This review was done on an invitation from the establishment. Views expressed in the review is entirely ours and without any bias. Pictures of the dishes are not the standard portions, they are sample portions.