Founded in 1926 by Mr and Mrs J. Flury. The tearoom was known far and wide for its exotic cakes, creamy pastries, rich puddings and perhaps the best Swiss chocolates outside the European continent, and in no small measure to the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere that it provided.
Flurys is now open with a fresh design that recalls the 1930s, yet retaining a sense of timelessness. The old world charm and grandeur of European Café has been contemporatised to create a relaxed meeting place.
Flurys has been a benchmark in tearoom / confectionaries around the country. Famous for its iconic butter cream and rich chocolate desserts and bakes, and also the iconic Flurys breakfast which is an experience in itself, it is undoubtedly the true icon of Kolkata, it finds mention in all the reputed travel magazines and journals across the world as a must visit in Kolkata, many generations have grown on Flurys products and is often lovingly described as the ‘’Queen of Park Street”.
Flurys is always in the news for its innovative products and also for its heritage products, being prepared with the same recipe for more than 80 years. It is covered in the print and electronic media almost every week, the latest being the Rakhi and Monsoon promotions.
Flurys has been rewarded at forums locally , and on international and national levels , from winning the ‘’most stylish place in Calcutta’’, to the Times and Telegraph Food awards and also the international tourist award from Madrid, Spain, Flurys has been always suitably rewarded for its consistently high standards.
Flurys is expanding its footprint rapidly throughout the length and breadth of Kolkata, from being a solitary outlet a few years back, Flurys now boasts of 13 operating outlets and a few in the pipeline, in fact the first Flurys outlet outside Kolkata has also been quite a raging success in the Steel city of Durgapur for the last almost two years.
Flurys is now in a major expansion mode with contemporary outlets planned in some major cities including Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi.
The Iconic Breakfast at Flurys
The Flurys is widely known for its breads and confectionaries, but it is best known, and by far, for its delectable breakfast selections, which are incredibly popular, as a matter of fact there is a waiting of up to one hour during breakfast hours at weekends and holidays.
The Flurys breakfast has received the wide publicity it deserves and is regularly featured in the print and electronic media and has won numerous awards and accolades for its quality, consistency and the old world charm it generates.
The most popular breakfast item is the all day English Breakfast, which consists of Fruit juice, Two rashers of crispy bacon, two grilled sausages, one fried egg, one grilled tomato and one hash brown with two slices of toast, butter and preserves and tea/coffee and is priced at Rs. 410 all inclusive.
Another very popular breakfast item is the iconic Flurys "on toast" and consists of a slice of toasted and buttered bread topped generously with baked beans, creamy mushrooms or creamy chicken and is priced between 180 - 195, all inclusive
Lately, based on the changing guest preferences and the penchant for healthy foods, Flurys has started with the healthy version of its incredibly popular all day English breakfast and called it the ''Jogger's breakfast", which has been a runaway hit amongst the health conscious . The Jogger's breakfast consists of Cucumber and spinach/ Carrot and orange juice, 3 egg white omelet with spinach and onion, lean low fat , low sodium chicken sausage, rind less bacon, multigrain high fiber toast, low fat preserves , decaffeinated coffee/green tea and is also priced at Rs. 410, all inclusive.
The all day breakfast is available during the entire opening hours of Flurys between 7:30 AM and 10:00 PM on all days.
Single origin chocolates
What is single origin chocolate?
Single origin chocolates are made from cocoa beans that are grown in a single geographic region, therefore are highly prized and exotic, much like single malt whiskies or region specified wines, say chateau latour or champagne. These chocolates carry along with them the subtle “notes” of the region they are grown and offer a distinguished, exclusive taste and flavour profile .Simply put, single origin chocolates are the epitome of chocolate experience anywhere in the world and very few artisan chocolate makers in the world create these and for the exclusive chocolate lover community, who take their chocolate eating very seriously and for whom nothing but the best will do. It may take one some time to discover the different subtleties and characters of each Origine.
But they will certainly help one in discovering unique taste sensations. In fact, besides an overwhelming
Chocolate taste, each Origine carries the aromas of flowers, herbs or spices that are typical for thesoil where it was grown.
Why is it so expensive?
Since these chocolates are from a single region, a lot goes into preserving the unique yet incredibly subtle flavour profile of each chocolate. To that end single origin chocolates have to be processed in different facilities , unique to only that kind of chocolate, coupled with the rarity and high demand specially in gourmet chocolatier segment in Europe and North America, these chocolates command a very high premium in the international cocoa market , hence are priced higher . That said, the gourmet experience offered by these are highly exclusive and therefore the price is well worth the unique flavour profile of these exclusive chocolates.
Single Origin and Flurys
Flurys, over the last five generations has been able to set continuous benchmarks in the gourmet confectionary segment, and is presently something of a phenomenon in the exclusive bakery and confectionary segment in the country. To that end, Flurys has now unveiled this exclusive Single Origin Chocolate Range to take the chocolate craft to an entirely new level. A lot of training, testing and trials have gone to arrive at the perfect flavour profile so as to be able to distinguish it from the other chocolates available. We are making special Single Origin chocolates that are Valentine theme and in heart shape also heart shaped single origin pastries and cakes. The chocolates are prices at Rs. 800 to 1200 per box and cakes at Rs. 800/lb.