Keep away the Ferrero Rocher chocolates, please. You don’t want the box disappearing. Dhruv Chawla, co-owner of a newly launched Getafix, a guilt-free indulgence café, has a guilty confession to make. “I once finished an entire box at one go. Those sinful little hazelnuts, circled with delicious butter and chocolate covering, had me at their mercy. I was running extra laps the next couple of days. That’s partly the reason why we’ve put sugar-free sweets on the menu, so there’s only pleasure, no guilt,” he says.
Launched just a few days ago in Greater Kailash, Getafix positions itself as one of the few stand-alone restaurants with an emphasis on wholesome eating. “It’s honest food prepared with fresh ingredients and minimal pre-processing. We make our own pasta, pizza base, breads and sauces. We stay away from refined products. Our juices and smoothies are fresh, and that’s how we’ve circumvented from the syrupy sugary items,” says Aanandita Chawla, the co-owner.
Born out of her personal battle with weight, this culinary project is particularly close to her heart. “I’m overweight and have been struggling with it for the longest time. Unfortunately, I am also a big foodie, and those two aspects of my personality don’t like each other very much. Dieting is not my cup of tea. So, to cut the long story short, here we are,” she says. Dhruv’s father too, who has dealt with being overweight for years, turned his lifestyle around 15 years ago. He’s been eating fresh and natural since then, and the results have been encouraging. It’s from his journey that the café got its inspiration.
The menu hasn’t compromised on taste, Dhruv affirms. It has favourites that have always been loved by people, and some of his favourites too. “I did my Masters in Manchester, and one of the fondest memories of the place was having fish and chips. At the café, we offer a variation of it, sans deep-frying, just like is the case with the Corn Crusted Chicken that acts as a stern rival to KFC because we don’t deep fry it. I must say it tastes better. Similarly, our Mexican bowl is a mix of spiced rice, red and black beans, salsa and grilled chicken. The pumpkin pie too is a must try. We have given our local kaddu a glamorous avatar,” says Dhruv.
Pizza, pasta, burger or big bowls, this could well be the place to get your next fix.