With the arrival of various international food shows on Indian television over last few years, on one hand it is a testimony to the Indian foodies’ palate going global, and on the other hand, my interaction with food lovers from various walks of life point out that they are equally keen to try out unexplored local flavors from various parts of India.
A new eatery by the name of “Fusion Bistro” has tried to address this need by incorporating diverse cuisine in its menu. Living up to the name the bistro offers a fusion of cuisine from far and wide. It includes Mediterranean, Italian, French, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Mexican and some local preparations which are not served by the eateries in general.
Set up in a warm and balmy environment, the yellow and green interiors are welcoming. The classic English music in the background was quite soothing and complimented the environment. One has to take two flights of stairs to reach the den. While the stairway is quite welcoming and has been done well, but it might be of a trouble for the old or differently-abled.
We started with Veg Minestrone Soup (Rs 240), Chicken Penang Laksa Soup (Rs 375), the House special Mezze Platter (Rs 450) and Thai Roasted. Originated from Italy, the Minestrone is a thick soup with seasonal vegetables and pasta in it. The soup had the flavors, but feel the consistency should have been tad thicker. The Laksa soup, with its origination from Malaysia, had the required rich coconut milk flavor and tasted very good. The Mezze platter had Falafel and Fateyar served with Hummus, Babaganosh, Tabbouleh, Fattoush, pickled salad and Pita bread. The juicy Fateyar had spinach filling and the falafel was well done with required crispness. Barring exception of Tabbouleh that missed on the mild bitterness of parsley, other accompaniments were brilliant. The Thai Roasted was none other than chicken satay. The roasted chicken on a skewer was succulent and had lovely flavor of lemon grass and had a pinch of spicy taste towards the end. Served with peanut sauce the Thai Roasted was a good choice to have been ordered.
In main course we again decided to go wide in terms of cuisines and ordered Cape Ground Lamb Lasagna (Rs 495), Baked Penne Pasta (Rs 450), Marinated Stuffed Chicken Breast (Rs 525) and Nellore fish curry (Rs 625) that covered Italian, Continental and our own not very popular Indian dish from Andhra region. The lasagna and penne pasta were good but it was the Nellore Fish Curry with the tangy taste that stole the show. Excellently flavorsome, the sole fish savored perfectly with steamed rice. The Stuffed Chicken Breast had a tantalizing filling of spinach and mushrooms. Grilled to perfection, the sauces added to the moistness of serving.
For deserts, we were happy to have ordered for Home Made Cheese Cake (Rs 225) and Cream Brulee (Rs 225) since both these turned out to be wonderful. Unlike usual slice, the cheese cake was served in a dish topped up with fruit sauce. The Brulee had the required crunch of caramelized topping and subtly sweet custard.
Over all, we had a good time at the joint and would I look forward to a second visit and taste other offerings.
Ratings (out of 5)
Food: 3.5 | Drinks: 3.5 | Ambience: 3.5 | Service: 4.0 | Overall: 3.5
Meal for Two:Rs. 1800 for two| Credit Cards: Yes | Alcohol: No | Timings:12.30 pm – 11.30 pm | Wheel Chair Friendly: No
Address:HS -1, 1st & 2nd Floor, Kailash Colony Market, New Delhi 110048| Telephone: 011-46027272
Disclaimer: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant. Due judgement and care has been applied by the author to remain objective and unbiased in the review, but readers need to consider this review keeping this fact in mind.