I found a new pizza place and it is AWESOME. It was Thursday night, I was sitting home alone playing Super Paper Mario and trying to finish the level. The phone rang and my mum in law asked if I would like to join the girls and try a new pizza place that had just opened in Prabhadevi.
Pizza is one of my favourite foods, and one that seems most forbidden to me most of the time (the diet you know). Crave Comfort Food has been opened by the same people who run Di Napoli at Nariman Point. The result is lovely thin crust wood fire oven pizzas that melt on your tongue.
I fell in love with Crave when we walked into the restaurant. The walls and ceiling are painted in thick yellow and white stripes and the entire space compliments that. I’m a sucker for anything that is bright, happy and yellow and this place has matched everything from the packaging to the little pots that sit on the table.
|From the outside|
We decided to start with 2 orders of fries and some of their dips – the cheese & chive and the honey mustard. The fries came out deliciously golden and crunchy, but I have to say I didn’t like either of the dips. They were too gelatinous and didn’t taste very natural or fresh.
We’re big on meat, and even bigger on bacon. Cue the ‘Bacon of Hope’ - ham, bacon, onion & paprika brought together deliciously. I’m not a raw onion person, as we all know, so half the pizza came without it. Yum.
|Bacon of hope|
Next up was the Italian Job – parma ham and arugula lettuce lightly sprayed with olive oil. This was my favourite part of the meal – I could have eaten the 9 inch pizza in 4 giant bites if I’d been alone.
Crave’s menu also boasts sandwiches and burgers. In the interest of trying everything, we ordered The Knockout – a lamb burger with onion, lettuce, tomato, gorgonzola sauce and bacon. It was pleasant enough, but I think I’ll wait till beef is back on the menu. This was slightly reminiscent of seekh kebab. I couldn't get a picture of the burger because we asked them to cut it into 4 pieces which fell apart because I unwrapped it the wrong way.
|Wrapped up lamb burger|
2 baskets of fries, 2 pizzas and a burger down and we were still hungry. We decided to try the Awesome Foursome – scarmoza, cheddar, ricotta and mozzarella with bacon. The different melting points of each cheese resulted in a lot of burnt fingers and palettes and a lot of stringy goodness that oozed all over the place.
Dessert is also available, and plated in tiny plastic shot glasses that are perfect for one person- we tried the tiramisu, blueberry cheesecake and the vanilla panna cotta. I liked them all, though the panna cotta was a bit boring after the wallop the tiramisu packs.
I’m waiting for Crave to open an outlet in town – unfortunately I don’t live in their range of delivery. I’m happy to go there over and over again though!