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    Flechazo offers a new take on world cuisine

    The new restaurant in town, Flechazo, calls itself the first MediterrAsian place in Bengaluru. The CEO and founder, Jayakannan P aims to bring together these two much loved cuisines of the world. He has been in the hospitality industry for some time and this restaurant, in Marathahalli, is his first personal venture. “I wanted to give the restaurant a fine dine feel, yet combine it with quick service,” he tells us.
    Flechazo, meaning love in Spanish, is a sprawling venture right by Outer Ring Road. It has a fixed buffet system, where guests can choose from the spread, which has new options every day. The appetisers served on the table include a cold mezze platter with hummus, salad and pita bread. They also have a variety of starters like Cheese Mushroom Balls, Grilled Pineapple, Kebabs and Tikkas. There is an innovative ‘food shot counter’ which is a conveyor belt rotating with portions of appetisers like sushi, chaat, and dim sum.
    The restaurant also boasts a wood-fired oven, titled the Big O where guests can make their own thin crust pizzas and Lebanese delicacies like Manakeesh, bread topped with minced meat.

    Global fare
    Main course includes soups, salads, and North Indian and continental delicacies. We enjoyed the biryani, made with secret recipes from North India. Flechazo also claims to have the first Spanish Churrasco Grill in India which they use both for vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes. There are also in-house spices on the table to complement the dishes. Although they do not have a liquor license yet, they have a range of mocktails and juices.
    Desserts also had us spoilt for choice. There is a ‘smoking cold’ counter where the ice creams are made with liquid nitrogen. The flavours they serve range from classics, like mango to exotic options such as paan. Many lesser known Indian desserts, like Dahi ke Tare and Shakkar Para also feature on the menu.
    Guests really have a lot to choose from and some unknown dishes to explore, but the staff is quite helpful. If you are not as adventurous, you can always fall back on the classics. “We wanted to capitalise on buffets since that’s a big trend in India. There are also lot of IT parks nearby, so we hope to cash in on that crowd as well,” Jayakannan reveals.

    `1,500 for two. At Marathahalli. Details: 45128758

    — Anagha M

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