I must confess I am constantly on lookout for innovative buffet spreads. Our team has about 30 people, and that means we need to find places that cater to people with different taste buds and preferences, options for vegetarians, customizing the food, a variety of drinks and starters, great selection of desserts, understanding of allergies and finally serving a meal that everyone can eat and enjoy. My family has lesser number of people, but don’t think the choice is any less difficult or crucial! I had heard of Flechazo when it launched from fellow food enthusiasts and bloggers, but hadn’t made it there until last month. It was a farewell lunch for some special folks, and we were looking for places within budget. And luckily chanced upon Flechazo.
Easy to spot above the Nissan showroom, and ample parking space were my first impressions. Going into the restaurant, it was positively buzzing with people and vibrant with activity. There’s so much going on from the time we walked in! The spread in Flechazo has a host of Mediterranean and Asian selections. A food shots counter with individual portions of starters color coded dishes rotating on a conveyer belt. That’s typically the starting point, we picked up some sushis and dim sums, chaats too. The sushis had way too much wasabi, and the pungent sauce had quite the reaction from the folks around! But the seafood and meats were fresh, delicious. A host of starters were served on the table as well, Cajun potatoes, Mutton Sheekh and some delicious prawns. The interesting mocktails were quite nice accompaniment to the food as well.
During my visit with my family, we tried out the Make Your Own Pizza counter. So right from rolling out the dough, selecting the toppings and cheese, and put it in the oven to bake – my aunt and I were at it! It was a lot of fun, with Chef guiding us through the process. And for those wondering/skeptical about my pizza making abilities, it didn’t taste bad at all! 😀
Mutton Chaanp from a live counter was spot on, spicy and well cooked meat. The mains were mostly Indian, with some Oriental options too. We were too full to try all the mains, but they were definitely not as awesome as the appetizers. Crab curry was quite nice, The Nitrogen Ice Creams had quite interesting flavors – Paan, Wine and more – creative & interesting to watch, and quite nice and eat. During the Street Food Festival, the roller ice creams were served, which was also quite fun.
Pricing, location and service – Flechazo is spot on with these. It does get quite crowded on Wednesdays and Fridays, both lunch and dinner. Despite the large area it’s difficult to move around at times. The spread is expansive, and the dishes are quite well made. New food promotions and festivals keep things interesting. It is good for large groups, and not just work folks. I enjoyed just as much with my family. Offers on early bird slots and liquor purchases keep the tables quickly rotating, thereby ensuring they can take way more covers than other places in the area. Quite impressive.