Rhythm divine!

- August 16, 2019
| By : Sharmila Chand |

Want to taste Beirut-style hummus or a vodka-based cocktail with corn syrup? This is where it’s all happening A work friendly café in the morning that transitions into a lively cocktail bar by the evening, is ‘Foxtrot’, the Coffee & Cocktail Bar, recently launched in Cyber Hub. Foxtrot is yet another brainchild of the leading […]

Want to taste Beirut-style hummus or a vodka-based cocktail with corn syrup? This is where it’s all happening

A work friendly café in the morning that transitions into a lively cocktail bar by the evening, is ‘Foxtrot’, the Coffee & Cocktail Bar, recently launched in Cyber Hub. Foxtrot is yet another brainchild of the leading F&B company, Azure Hospitality, known for their successful restaurant brands Mamagoto, Sly Granny, Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi, Hotel Delmaar amongst others. After receiving a good response in Delhi’s Khan Market, they decided to have Foxtrot footprint in Gurgaon’s Cyber Hub as well.

Azure Group’s Directors Kabir Suri and Rahul Khanna, along with Cuisine Director Chef Janti Duggal, take great pride in labelling Foxtrot as the first of its kind Coffee and Cocktail Bar, that brings a unique offering of homegrown coffee, in-house curated cocktails and a curious mix of the local and international cuisines, with a backdrop of a well programmed calendar of events.

“The idea is to offer good food, warm service, relaxed space and entertainment hub – all under one roof,” say the enterprising directors. Well, that’s not enough as they are quick to add, “Offering many-a-novel episodes, Foxtrot is aimed to serve as a proxy to homes or offices, where one can host a quiet morning meeting or a team catch up with breakfast specials and the handpicked gourmet coffee beans, or relax with a nice read, hangout with girl gangs; the plans are endless, just as your imagination.”

With an event line up suiting every diner’s leisure score, Foxtrot promises a stirring roster of musical / cultural / art / workshop-based events, luncheons, brunches, cocktail nights and more.

Distinctive Décor

This hybrid café takes its inspiration from the new wave of cross-breed cafes in Berlin and Amsterdam, designed to serve both morning and evening hours. Foxtrot is designed as a coffee & cocktail bar with a loft like vibe. With in-house art featuring over 170 frames in the lobby, customised graffiti walls in association with artists at Art & Found, in order to bring out the coffee and cocktail culture and brand personality in noticeable spaces like the DJ console, are unique to this outpost. The offbeat and effortless décor lends to the easy atmosphere of the place making it the perfect setting for work and play.

Signature staples

With a range of Indian and international dishes, made easy by creating separate sections for small and large plates, Foxtrot offers plenty of options, full meals as well as munchy items with a great cuppa coffee. You could also start your day with a hearty breakfast here with some signature staples.

Indian street foods are given an interesting twist here. Fox-style Pao Bhaji, is a platter with mini-sized Pao on a stick served with delicious bhaji. ‘Big Stingy Chaat’ is with very small spread of bhajiya with crispy papdi chaat and sweetened curd and imli chutney. ‘Soya Haleem’, is wonderful veggie version of a rich and aromatic Haleem made with soya and served with fresh and hot Khameeri Roti. ‘Parmesan Cheese Amritsari Kulcha’ is Foxtrot’s take on the classic kulcha with a variation of parmesan cheese. Kolkata Chilli Tofu/Paneer, a spicy and flavourful tofu or paneer marinated and tossed with flavours and chillies of Kolkata. ‘Green Galouti Kathi Roll’ served with mint chutney, laccha piyaz and chaat on the side is another one of Foxtrot’s street food specials. Do not miss the raw banana patty Hand Pressed Dabeli, and Ragra Aloo Chaat.

Non-vegetarians can feast on Goa Shack Prawns rubbed with authentic Goan flavours, herbs and seasonings. Galouti Biryani with classic flavours served with mirchi ka salan and raita is much in demand. Chef Sudhanshu recommends Telli cherri Mutton Boti served with fermented chutney and Foxtrot’s Loaded Keema Hummus (Beirut-style) served with green apple slaw, homemade spicy ketchup and mustard aioli. Ghee Roast Chicken Tacos are another hot seller showcasing regional flavours in a fun style.

Chef has made sure non- vegetarians get spoilt for choice with Smashed Galouti Biryani with Zeera Raita, Afghani Roast Chicken, Junglee Mass with Khameeri Roti, Grilled Fish with Pulao, Moilee Sauce and Anna Fried Chicken with Curd Rice.Large Plates

Foxtrot’s International and Indian large plates are a melange of robust flavours. With dishes like Luca’s Tagliatelle Aglio e Olio, Barbecue Pork Ribs, Pepper Crusted Fish, Habibi Chicken Shawarma and Classic Fish and Chip, or comfort food like Foxy Chicken Burger, Penne with Arrabiata Sauce and Mushroom Risotto with Cheddar Crisp, the menu offers a vast range of delightful delicacies.

For Vegetarians Mains, Foxtrot Deconstructed Dal Moradabadi is a must and truly chef’s imagination of plating dal and rice beautifully as a complete meal.  Fried Aubergine and Cheese Cutlet are delicious for any time of the day while Desi Style Vegetable Galouti Burger with Masala Fries is a must have.

Round off your meal with some delectable desserts like Mango Shrikhand Truffle, Gooey Caramel Cake, Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Tiramisu, and a Two Layer Chocolate Mousse, best enjoyed with the curated coffee beans, served hot or cold.

Beverages are exotic and varied, right from the locally sourced and roasted coffee, signature cocktails with homemade syrups, handpicked wines, classic cocktails and restyled interpretations with specially sourced bitters. An array of exciting handcrafted cocktails like Hickory Version, a hickory wood-smoked whiskey in-house concoction served with bitters and citrus juice and Atlas served with absinthe, watermelon, mint, lime juice and sugar syrup, or Pop!, a vodka-based special made with popcorn syrup, tea leaf, citrus juice or gin based Garden Fresh and Kung Fu Kenny are blends special to Foxtrot.

With a resident DJ all evenings, Foxtrot is a melting pot for people from numerous walks of life, where one can meet old friends and make plenty of new ones, in a community that lives together along with supreme food, handcrafted cocktails and A-grade brews. Surely, Foxtrot is here to stir up the dine-out scene in Gurgaon.

Address: 10C, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Cuisine: Global and Indian cuisine Cost of meal for 2: Rs 1,400