Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fusion9-A review


The décor was crisp simple and elegant, with wooden floors and neutral colors, this was at Fusion9 meeting friends over lunch.  I was impressed with their lounge area with an island bar and an open kitchen.  They also have a private dining area to boot and we had it all to ourselves this time. This room was ornate with designs etched on the walls and a false ceiling. The ceiling too was dramatic with concave domes and lights dispersing out of it. Sheer curtains, a side board and a black console were the other elements. It was tastefully done up with out being too opulent or loud.
The lounge bar

Concave dome
Black Console table

Check out the other elements in the private dining area.Loved the chunky candle stand

Moving on to matters of the gut!  We were served a watermelon virgin Mojito  to drink. The watermelon and lemon paired perfectly with this drink. The mint leaves were used as a garnish. It was superb and truly refreshing. 

Virgin Mojito



Trio of Sushi

For starters ,I got a little adventurous and ordered the vegetarian Sushi called Trio of Sushi for starters. It was stuffed with  strips of avocado, cucumber and peppers. It was served with Wasabi, Soy sauce and tender ginger. I liked the sushi it was sweet and I still remember the flavor of the dish it was coated with toasted black and white sesame seeds.  I would not dare touch the Wasabi next time. It was spicy (thanks to the horseradish) like the way it is meant to be, but I could not stand the heat of the paste. It is usually served with Gari (a pickled ginger), this plate had  tender ginger slices. Another thing I noticed was that the Nori sheet was rolled on the inside and the outer layer had the rice. 

Almond and Broccoli Soup

I ordered a Almond and broccoli soup. The soup was not very hot and flavor wise I did not like it much. 

There were lots of starters that were served. I did savor all of them!

Basil bread
Vegetarian Dim sum
This was served with a dollop of spicy tomato chutney. The stuffing inside the dim sum was very gingery. I liked the heat in this dish. It was like eating a spicy modak. 

Thin Garlic Bread Strips

Bang Bang Mushrooms- Crunchy batter fried Mushrooms


Spicy Paneer Sticks
The Mezze Platter

This platter was served with Hummus, Pita bread, Baba ganoush, Tzatziki, Fatayer and Falafel which tasted good. I liked the flavor of Tzatziki. This is a good option for a Lebanese starter

 
Potato Gnocchi
For main course I ordered the Potato Gnocchi. This pasta was enveloped in a bed of white sauce and cherry tomato pink sauce. I was happy eating it for a while, but it became monotonous . I liked the Swiss Roesti Potatoes instead. This dish was garnished with fenugreek leaves which were an unexpected twist for me.

Parmesan Risotto


The Risotto was creamy with a nice texture

Swiss Roesti Potatoes

This was the best dish when compared with the other two . I really liked the potato pancake in a bed of smoked cheese and vegetables.  



Iced Lemon Tea
After the barrage of food, we ordered an iced lemon tea which helped me to pave the way for desserts!

Mascarpone Apple Tart
Ice cream to go with tart

This dessert did not work for me. It was like eating an apple pie alright but the oomph was missing in this dish. Maybe I should have settled for a chocolate based dessert which was receiving  thumbs up with the others on the table. I did dig into the brownie and ice cream which tasted good. Next time I will try the German Chocolate cake.
 
Will go back for-Virgin Mojito, Sushi, Vegetarian Dim sum,Swiss Roesti Potatoes


On the whole it is a lovely place to chill out on Friday Nights or during the weekend. I liked the ambiance and the service here. The staff were courteous and surely knew their menu well. Thank you Fusion 9 and CFG for an afternoon well spent. And this is a wrap.

11 comments:

  1. Seems like a nice place with fabulous menu.

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  2. yummy spread over there...good review...but fusion 9 in hyderabad is not up to the mark

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  3. Oh!!! My favorite food. I could've gule it all.

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  4. That looks like a real nice place to hang out!I so miss such nice Indian restaurants n those yummy fusion dishes here :(
    USMasala

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  5. Nice review. Wonderful clicks...Nice place to go..

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  6. For people who usually cook at home, the kitchen countertops can be a very busy place. This is double true if the people who occupy the house is actually into eating and cooking their food.

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  7. Luks like Fusion 9 has lots of veg options....The pics r perfect for temptations,specially the spicy paneer and the platter..

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  8. wonderful review..my experience with veg sushi wasnt great..i msure this one looks and would have been great!!

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  9. U have a Wonderful recipes filled blog here. Following U.

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