Passion is the word that I would most associate with Aakarshh and Adarsh Bhargava whom I first met them at Swabhumi. A few days later I got a call from them inviting me over. We fixed up for dinner and boy am I glad I did!

I loved the décor, very edgy and yet very chilled. It’s a small cozy place. The ceiling made with old windows was lovely and the light fixtures all made with recycled industrial junk were charming.

Our meal began with Sausages in Chef J’s Signature BFB Sauce. We opted for the Pork sausages and with one bite I was delighted. These were sausages, lovingly made in-house by BFB. The BFB sauce was a great pairing and it enhanced but did not overpower the great flavor of the sausages.

Next up we sampled the BFB Bruschetta Platter (Vegetarian) with three types of Bruschetta’s on offer – Italian Tomato with Parmesan Cheese, Shitake and Button Mushrooms with Truffle Oil and lastly Spinach, Corn and Ricotta Cheese all of which were really good and rather filling. Of the various house sauces and dips I especially liked the Garlic Aioli, Strawberry Chili and Thousand Island.

Photo Credit: Suneha Saha

Then followed their Pizza which they call Bellizzaas and believe me they are bellissimo! We had one called The American and it was brilliant. Italian Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese Blend and Pork Pepperoni drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Then the burgers followed and that was what I was waiting for all evening. Regretfully there are very few places in the city that make a good one. The Ultimate Lamb Juicy Lucy with add-ons of Bacon and Sautéed Mushrooms was served and I fell in love! It was the best Burger I have had in Kolkata and I would tell all those who like their burgers to go and try this out as soon as possible. The patty was melt-in-your-mouth delicious and I absolutely loved it. It was served with Onion Rings and French Fries and we polished it all off. Next up was another winner, The Big Bong Burger. A pulled-lamb filling with kosha mangsho reduction, a fried egg and cheese sauce. I love burgers and I love kosha mangsho and this was an absolutely perfect jugalbandi of the two.

By now all I wanted was to go home and dream happy food dreams but wait…. there was more … dessert was due. We were served up a Squidgy Brownie with Ice-cream which was lovely. The brownie was actually squidgy and not dry at all.

A special shout to Chef J and his team for such a wonderful dinner. The Bhargava Brothers told me something that rang true about BFB, they said it was a small place with a big heart and that sums it up perfectly.

Address: 22, Sarat Bose Rd, Sreepally, Bhawanipur.  Phone033 6544 4222. Hours12:30 pm –11:30PM

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