Sustainable and Organic Dining at Fava

SUSTAINABLE AND ORGANIC DINING AT FAVA

The concept of dining at Fava is based on sustainability and good health – Review

With a spectacular view of the grand amphitheatre, a beautiful fountain area and the expansive greenery of Cubbon Park in the backdrop, Fava is an upscale Mediterranean restaurant and bar owned by celebrated chef and entrepreneur, Abhijit Saha. Located at UB City, Bangalore, Fava’s posh neighbourhood serves as a prelude to the epicurean journey you will experience here.

Just like intricately woven tapestry, the menu at Fava pays keen attention to detail, bringing to its guests a remarkable selection of the classics as well as innovative dishes from the beautiful Mediterranean isles. The carefully designed menu represents the refined subtleties of European cuisine with the charming rusticity of its equivalents across the cerulean sea.

I was recently invited to an exclusive preview of the #newmenu at Fava by foodie cum gourmand, Chetan Kamani. My visit to Fava helped me realize that there is so much more to good food than flavours, aromas and presentation. In fact the working definition of good food lies in its ability to be produced, processed, distributed and disposed in ways which foster sustainability and support local economies. This archetypal restaurant has set extremely high standards for its competitors by bringing accountability to the environment into the culinary race. From sourcing fresh, organic ingredients directly from the growers to the dining patterns which are inclined towards renewability; this refreshing approach of Fava and its immaculate ethos stirs a sense of rejuvenation when you step into this fine dining restaurant.

With no dissuasion from its commitment to exemplary dining and nightlife and a renewed approach towards its philosophy of sustainability, Fava has donned a new garb while promising the same richness of soul in the prudently designed new menu. With a chic new look and a splendid Al fresco bar, Fava is all set to impress!

235e Fava Exterior

235f Fava Bar Shot

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235h Fava Interior

 

Take a seat by the teal French windows soaking in the restaurant’s breath-taking views while you sip on Turkish coffee under the beautifully lit up custom-designed chandeliers. Fava’s spanking new airy ambience ushers in a delightful sense of movement, vibration and life as you take pleasure in both the impeccable service as well as the gourmet meals.

In the mood to eat, drink and just relax in an amazing Al fresco area? Then witness the true grandeur of UB City at the ever so popular ‘Fava-Deck’; where you can lose yourself to the foot-tapping music of their resident DJ, explore new and creative concoctions or nitrogen infused cocktails at their full service bar, or simply watch a laid back afternoon turn into a groovy evening as the sun softly retreats into the horizon. Their new outdoor tables have been set up to create an intimate dining experience as you savour the “Fava Experience” with your loved ones under a star-lit sky.

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Tanya Dhar with Mr. Chetan Kamani

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Tanya Dhar with Chef Abhijit Saha

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Tanya and Vikram Dhar

 

The exciting new menu at Fava boasts delectable appetizers like the Baked Mini Gozleme Pies which use organic Swiss chard and ricotta or grass-fed lamb for the stuffing. Then there is the must-try Plated Smoked Salmon Labneh as well as the Dozen Mezze which includes twelve hand-picked vegetarian Mezze from across the Mediterranean. Father Michael’s Valombrossa Burrata with the Mapletree Farm organic beetroot Mezze is another starter that you wouldn’t want to miss. For the main course, relish the Mediterranean Style Stir-fry with Millet and Black Rice Risotto, Herbed Chicken Scaloppini or the Pistachio and Walnut Crusted Halibut obtained by deep sea fishing. The sinful desserts at Fava include the Caramel and Chocolate Flan – a sure winner when it comes to presentation, and the delightfully flavoured Black Pepper & Chia Seed Pannacotta with Red Grape. Fava has also launched ‘Minus 196 Degree’, a first of its kind Liquid Nitrogen Infused Ice-Cream, in Bangalore!

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Tasting Menu

APPETIZER MEDITERRANEAN KEBAB/ GRILL

1. Mushroom, Broccoli & Onion Sheekh Kebab {Garlic, oregano and all spice marinade}

235i Mushroom, Broccoli & Onion Sheesh Kebab

 

2. Cottage Cheese & Vegetable Skewers { Egyptian dukkah rub}

235j Cottage Cheese & Vegetable Skewers

 

PLATED MEZZE & SALAD

1. Father Michael’s Valombrossa Burrata {Maple tree farm organic beetroot mezze, dukkah and popped amaranth}

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2. Chicken & Balsamic Roasted Organic Pumpkin Salad {Parmesan, mixed greens and roasted pumpkin seeds}

235m Chicken & Balsamic Roasted Organic Pumpkin Salad

 

PASTA

Tenderloin & Ricotta Manti {Smoked tomato sauce, labneh and toasted pistachio}

235mn Tenderloin & Ricotta Manti

 

MULTI GRAIN PIZZA

Pizza Bianco {Basil pesto, sliced potato, parmesan and arugula, served with french fries/ roasted baby potatoes}

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MAIN COURSE

1. Mediterranean Style Stir-fry with Millet & Black Rice Risotto {Deep sea prawn and organic vegetables}

235o Mediterranean Style Stir-fry with Millet and Black Rice Risotto (Deep Sea Prawns)

 

2. Pistachio & Walnut Crusted Fish of the Day {Chargrilled vegetables and parsley-arugula vichyssoise}

235p Pistachio & Walnut Crusted Halibut

 

DESSERT
{Using Earth Loaf chocolates made from organically certified Indian cacao beans}

1. Caramel & Chocolate Flan {Salted caramel pudding}

235q Caramel & Chocolate Flan

 

2. Passion Fruit & Coconut Tart {Vanilla ice cream}

235r Passion Fruit & Coconut Tart

 

MINUS 196 DEGREE

Home-made liquid nitrogen infused 100% natural ice-cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurt with topping.

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235t Liquid Nitrogen Infused Ice-creams

 

Verdict: With a superlative selection of organic and artisanal foods and drinks paired with a vibrant ambience, Fava evokes the unaffected refinement of the Mediterranean with exquisite precision.

 

Getting there: UB City, 203, 2nd Floor, The Collection, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001. For Reservations please call: 080 22117444/ 94481 25513

 

*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.

Photography: Harsha Praveen

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