3’s Better Than 2! ‘Crave Desserts-n-Bakes’ Opens 3rd Shop in City
Mangaluru: Good news for the residents of Bejai, Kuntikan and the surrounding vicinity, and also to the staff and students of KMC Hospital near by, employees of Mescom HO located nearby, and for those who arrive from far and near and alight at the KSRTC bus-stand, which is just a stone’s throw away from this new outlet – ‘Crave Desserts and Bakes’ located at ‘Plama Centre’ Beside Bharath Mall, Bejai-Mangaluru is all ready to serve you. How about stopping by after shopping at the Bharath Mall, to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger- for all those who have been and craving for desserts, cakes, pastries, smoothies, milk-shakes and much more, this new and unique Desserts and Bakes shop opened today in your neighborhood will surely satiate your dessert and cakes cravings. Pardon my bias towards chocolaty desserts but assure you won’t have regrets!
10 am on Thursday, 6 October 2016, witnessed the opening of the Third shack of “Crave “-Desserts and Bakes in Bejai, the original one existing at Balmatta-Mangaluru, the second one existing in along with yet another eatery joint “Kyle’s” -a Fine Dining Restaurant in Deralakatte, which caters to the thriving Medical and Engineering student population of the area, and also the nearby residents. The two “Smart Guys” in the just selected “Smart City”-Mangaluru, and the brains behind this exciting venture are : Flight Cmdr. Michael Saldanha and Carl Correa at the helm. Cmdr. Michael Saldanha is characterized as someone with a calm personality, dashing looks, strong leadership skills and a drive for perfection and excellence in everything he does. Carl Correa, the multi talented wizard with great inter personal skills, drive for hard work adds zest and spice to every bite coupled with his tremendous wit and humour making ‘Crave’ a delightful dessert experience for anyone who walks in. Carl, a “A-lister” in humour and wit has brought natural sweetness to the appetizing chocolates, brownies, cakes , pastries and puddings at ‘Crave’. Due to Crave’s immense popularity during the past two years, serving cakes, desserts, cookies, chocolates, savouries par excellence in Mangaluru City and Derlakatte, Carl and Michael thought, “Why not open one more ‘Crave’ outlet in the City?’-so here we have the third shop in the bustling and hustling part of the ‘Smart City’.
“Crave” at Bejai was inaugurated by Oscar Fernandes, Former Union Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, joined by his wife Blossom Fernandes by cutting the ribbon- along Congress Chief Whip MLC Ivan D’Souza, Police Commissioner Chandrashekar; Indrajit Lankesh-an Indian filmmaker, producer, and director of Kannada,Telugu and Hindi films; family and relatives of owners Michael and Carl. Rev Fr Santhosh Kamath Sj of Fatima Retreat House blessed the shop and said prayers for the success of this new venture. Police Commissioner also wished the new business all success. The inaugural ceremony was graced by well-wishers, friends, and relatives.
The compere at the function was Freida Saldanha-Comdr Michael’s mom, who extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries and the gathering present. To quote her, she said, “Crave 1 was conceptualized in the skies of a Boeing 737 from Dubai to Mangaluru by Michael Saldanha and Carl Correa.”. Briefing on the birth of ‘Crave’ (the original at Balmatta) and on the two men behind it, Freida said, ” ‘Crave’ has been the brainchild of Michael Saldanha- son of Placid and Freida Saldanha; and Carl Correa- son of Neri and Charlotte Correa. The idea was computerized beginning couple of years ago, not surprisingly after a flight journey from Dubai to Mangaluru, where they both met in the airport and finalized the concept of starting desserts and bakes corner. Michael besides his entrepreneurial stint with ‘Crave’ is a Commander with our national airlines-Air India. Michael being a rank holder in engineering, brings with him skills of precision and perfectionism into the world of baking”.
Speaking to Team Mangalorean, Oscar Fernandes said, “When I had inaugurated the first two outlets of “Crave” in Mangaluru City and the other in Derlakatte, I had predicted that both would be successful ventures, where food buffs thronged “Crave” to fetch their favourite desserts/cakes/shakes etc- and now with the launching of the third “Crave” in Bejai area it will surely boom with business, patronized by citizens and outsiders. I wish these two extremely talented entrepreneurs, Michael and Carl every success. I normally promote family planning at political public gatherings, however in this case, I would like to see ‘Crave’ multiply and multiply like the grains of sand on the shores of the Arabian Sea and reach the pinnacle of success. This third ‘Crave’ will surely be the talk of the area”.
As they say that “Bakers make the world smell better”- for that matter the Head Baker- Ravi Kulal who has quite a few years of experience in baking by working at Star hotels, brings his talents to “Crave” in creating some unique desserts and cakes. All desserts and cakes are prepared in-house kitchen using latest baking and finishing equipment. They use only fresh ingredients, no preservatives or artificial flavors. Fresh donuts are made daily. You could call Crave as also the in house ice cream and dessert parlour. They have quite a variety of ice creams and desserts- the Thick Chocolate Shake – For that lazy weekend where you want to go nearby, pick a yummy ice cream and enjoy it in your own slow pace. The thick chocolate shake is so stunningly thick, I could challenge if anyone else made better milkshakes. You spend the first few seconds wondering why you can’t yet taste the chocolate shake through the straw. And Voila! – You taste the smoothest blend of chocolate and ice cream infusing inside your mouth and you realize – it was worth the effort and wait, you can sip on this for the next hour. Your day is made. Yeah you got the point!
The “Crave” does has vast variety of desserts and an excellent ambience- the ambiance is exciting for a chocolate lover, or for that matter, any flavor lover, and cozy comfy for any person! For those of you who do not have a specific food allergy, good news – ‘Crave’s baked goods taste awesome enough for you too. They don’t believe in holding back when it comes to desserts, so when you’re eating a healthier version of your favorite treats, you can indulge more often! They also want to keep the freshness of the season, so check out their menu often for updates and new items. Also check out which awesome ingredients they use and find some mouth watering nutritious alternatives – especially the milkshake made with Nutella!
Who would have thought a cup of milk, one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, and a spoonful of soda, mixed together and baked in earthen pots would one day become a rage? Oh yeah- “crave has quite a variety of cupcakes to satisfy your craving for cupcakes. “Gone are the days of clichéd chocolates and cards… teenagers and college goers prefer cupcakes for occasions like birthday, parties and get-together.” But why? There’s something delectably chic and contemporary about these little treats. To the pimply teenagers its “cuteness” is appealing; to the adolescent lovers it has the “chochweet” effect; for a single woman it’s a symbol of “self-love”; to a man in love it’s one way of showing he’s “with it” and to many it’s simply, “OMG, it’s a cupcake… and… oh, so gorge-looking”. So try a cupcake at ‘Crave’ today. Do you know that “Stressed spelled backwards is ‘Desserts’-Soo eat more cupcakes”!
“A party without a cake is just a meeting”- is a saying quite true. So if you are looking for a wide variety of cakes to suit any occasions, “Crave’ can custom-make it for you. That’s not all! With a technique that’s just based on a lot of intuition and understanding of the chemistry that goes into a cake mix or recipe, ‘Crave’s creations has already become popular in this coastal town . And for the strictly vegetarians, they even have egg-less cakes. ‘Crave’ also takes orders for special design and photo cakes . At ‘Crave’ they are delighted to bring you cup-cakes and cakes that are home baked and handcrafted from scratch and from the finest ingredients with no premixes, additives or preservatives. All toppings and fillings are also made by them. ‘Crave’ believes that a cake isn’t memorable unless it is delicious to taste and gorgeous to look at. Not only do the cakes they make have to look great, they must taste terrific as well. You can taste the difference in quality at ‘Crave’ Desserts and Bakes. Elegant customized designer cakes with great taste and an affordable price for all your fun, funky, memorable and special events!
Apart from desserts and cakes, ‘Crave’ also serves delicious milkshakes, grilled sandwiches, and variety of teas like black tea, green tea and lemon tea, cafe Latte, Cafe Mocha also served. In sandwiches they have- Chicken Burger, Cheesy Tangy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Mayo Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Cheese Plait, Veg Sandwich, Chicken Tikka Hot Dog, Cheese Paprika Sandwich, Mexican Chicken Pizza; Also try the American Walnut Brownie.
In Desserts, try- Red Velvet, Nuetella Cheesecake, New York Baked Cheese Cake, Plain Cheese cake, Lava Cup Cake, Panalotta, Apple Nut Pie, Banoffee Pie, Honet Sticky Pudding, White fantasy, Chocolate fantasy, Caramelized Short Crust, Red Velvet Charlotte, Caribbean Chocolate, Creme Brulle. Chocolate Marquise, Also carry variety of donuts. In cup cake, try-Red velvet Cup cake, Choco-frosted Cup cake. Also serving cookies like- Anzoc, Choco Rocks and Shrewbury.
This is what a customer had to say on his visit to one of the ‘Crave’ locations- “This is one of the renowned places in Mangaluru for great desserts (especially cakes and custards ) .Tried the Red velvet Charlotte first from the attractive display of desserts . The Charlotte is a combination of plain cream, chocolate mousses and a layer of red velvet on top and bottom. Also tried out the Creme Brulee next as it was recommended by them. The dessert was caramelized with a layer of sugar and then served. The Creme was rich and mildly sweet to compensate the extra sweetness of the caramelized sugar layer. Above all, Good service and neatly laid seating. A great place and a must visit for desserts .
So, when your sweet tooth craves, henceforth your wisdom tooth will say be wise and head on to Crave-Desserts and Bakes, because they serve not just ice creams/cakes/pastries/desserts but creations that could only come from very passionate pastry chefs. Their desserts and cakes are unique; this is your perfect destination when you want to have a 5-star experience for just desserts.
‘Crave’ Desserts and Bakes is open seven days a week from 11 am-10.30 pm, located at “Plama Centre’ Beside Bharath Mall, Bejai- Mangalore
Phone : 0824-426-4010; Email : email@example.com ; Website : www.cravebakers.com