I have to admit this out loud: I have a strange relationship with certain times of the year. Valentine’s Day for example. On one hand, I think the romantic in me thrives in the excess of hearts, roses and love, and the pragmatist part of my brain gently shakes her head and says, “Really! Isn’t that a bit too much!” Therefore, I strive for achieving a balance, and look for a combination of both. Flurys, to me, is therefore a rather nice choice – they have a rather simple three-course set menu for couples, which started from the 6th and will continue till the 17th of this month. Chef Vikas Kumar has created the menu with a number of choices, which includes lobster and pork, as well as something for the vegetarian and egg-etarians as well.

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Sparkling Jasmine Iced Tea with Fresh Basil

As I sat down for a tasting, I chose a cup of Viennese coffee in lieu of the iced tea which was served. I have a bit of a soft spot for the Viennese coffee at Flurys, the bitter coffee and the sweetness of cream – it all works out rather well.

Duck Crepes,

Duck Crepes

We started off with the Peking Duck Crepes – silky smooth crepes encasing a cheesy duck mixture which needed the sharp crunch from the accompanying flat bread nestled snugly on top rather desperately. A little bit of greenery was there to remind me of my health, but I was determined to ignore it, and I did.

maple glazed pork chops

maple glazed grilled pork chops

For our mains, I decided on the Chicken Cordon Bleu, while M was all for the Maple Glazed Grilled Pork Chops. Now, if you are wondering where you have seen the pork chops, well, it was one of the highlights which R picked during The Park’s Christmas Foodwalk. Ah, the mind fills up with happiness as I remember each bite of that fat-laden meat.

chicken cordon bleu

chicken cordon bleu

The Chicken Cordon Bleu, on the other hand, was a rather formidable portion – stuffed with butter on one side, and with cheese on the other. I carefully cut off one end of the crumb-coated croquet, and used a fork and spoon to carefully extract all the melted butter from within, sipping it delicately because why else would you want to have a Cordon Bleu? The soft mash on the side, and the mustard cream sauce kept the meat and cheese from getting overwhelming.

molten chocolate cake

Warm Chocolate Molten Cake

There were quite a few options for dessert – there was a red velvet cupcake, as well as an option for a mini cake for two, but I was all for the Warm Chocolate Molten Cake, which was rich and dark, although a bit too set for my comfort, but the light yet creamy house-made strawberry ice cream and the crunchy almond biscotti were both well-matched, and the bowl was attacked and finished in no time.

In addition to their meals, Flurys also has a selection of sweet offerings which you can take home. The meals are available for both lunch and dinner.

Disclaimer: Poorna Banerjee was invited to dine at Flurys.

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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  1. chaicy 2016-02-13 at 6:15 am Reply

    Wow, mouth watering menu is a perfect way to win somebody’s heart this Valentine’s day for sure. Thanks for a great review.

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