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BRIO Café & Grill
Unwind with soulful meals and slip into a state of blissful harmony at this quaint little Café.
A stone’s throw from St Aloysius college, Brio Cafe and grill is an idyllic place to be cut off from the city’s hustle and bustle, while still ironically nestling amidst it. Warm and luxurious, one wouldn’t mind being stranded here with its impossibly pretty decor and feel-good food that arguably reaches its zenith.
The intricately placed indoor plants, unique wall pieces, and artifacts, coupled with amazing views of the city and infectious chatter transports you into another era, giving you the feel of a 1920s Parisian bistro.
To top this already snug ambiance is the menu brimming with painstakingly prepared crowd-pleasers that easily qualifies as food for the soul. The student-friendly vibe extends well beyond ‘study, chill’ with their combo offers. Among our top recommendations are the baked stuffed mushrooms drowning in an avalanche of liquid cheese, this one is sure to please the staunchest non-vegetarian skeptic. Cut to another dish that is as delightful as it appears, if not more, are the chicken skewers served with Brio Cafe’s superlative in-house sauce. Marinated in olive oil, mixed herbs, lemon and sauce we vouch for this one.
The grilled fish served here, is another killer dish. Every element – the oyster sauce, fresh herbs, zesty lemon – work together. It has taste and texture.
For the mains, we suggest you opt for their steaks, which are mouth-watering. Additionally, Brio Cafe serves some of Mangalore’s best pizzas with a delicious thin crust and quality ingredients. That said, overlooking their pasta would be unfair; their veg pesto pasta is superb. To wash it all down are some refreshing coolers of which we favor the green apple and kiwi, and for something more massive, their creamy milkshakes could do the trick.
As a final flourish, the Oreo Nutella cheesecake is the go-to dessert on their menu, or you could settle for a plate of warm brownies topped with ice cream.
With a creative approach to fine dining that stands apart and a never boring selection of food, this cozy little alfresco parcel of peace is the haven we’ve been wanting.
BRIO Café & Grill, Mangalore – Food Menu
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Content by Megan D' Souza
CAFS – Pandhal Cake Shop
Shop No 7
Bejai Main Road,
Mangalore – 575004
This is a boutique bakery selling pastries, cakes, brownies, cookies and a wide selection of freshly baked artisan breads and croissants.
Pandhal Cake Shop is a unit of CAFS (CASINO AIR CATERERS & FLIGHT SERVICES )
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About Holy Hill by holyhillmangalore.com
The history of this holy place is 16 years old. God choose Mr. Paul Rodrigues to be the founder of this Holy Hill on which the cross is erected. Right from his childhood Paul Rodrigues was close to God. He used to spend hours together in prayer and meditation inspiring others along with him. He used to spend his time in meditation with his non Christian friend Mr. Satish K. near Kadri Hill or on Mary Hill in Bondel.
In 1993 when he was in meditation he got a vision and a message from the Lord. He saw a hilly place with greenery all around it. “The place you are in search of is close to the highway on a hilly place. Go and search for it”. The power of the Holy Sprit took him to the Holy Hill which is on the left side of National Highway 17 that passes through Nanthoor crossing the Pumpwell circle. At the top of Holy Hill he saw a land of 6 cents and felt that this is the place chosen by the Lord.
The owner of this place was Mr. Devendra Anchan. His wife Mrs. Rajani Anchan had a dream of Jesus Christ after 3 a.m. in the morning. He told her “I have sent Paul Rodrigues to buy the land from you. You have to sell him the land for the rate promised. I will bless you abundantly. Tell your husband about this”. As guided she told about this to Mr. Devendra Anchan. He said that he too felt the same voice and the words echoing in his mind after which he not only sold his 6 cents land but also helped in getting other pieces of land one 10 cents and other 30 cents from other owners. Paul Registered the same on the date Jesus gave him 7th April 1994.
Paul with Satish went up the hill for prayer when even in scorching sun they could hardly feel the heat. While praying Paul received message from the Lord “This is my dwelling place. I will hear the prayers of all people from here”.
In 1995 on Easter Sunday when Mr. K. S. Chacko owner of the 80 cents land was taking a nap he had an unusual dream where he saw a cross raised on the top of a hill, thousands of people were praying at the foot of it. Many were climbing the hill and getting down from it. He got up from his sleep and stared praying, he got a message that God wanted the place. So he not only sold the land to Paul but also inspired Keshava Acharya to sell his land.
On 17th June 1997, Paul got a message from Jesus saying that “A cross has to be raised here”. He got this word of God. John 3:14 “ As Moses lifted the bronze snake on a pole in the desert, in the same way the Son of Man must be lifted so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life”
On 17th July 1997, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Castelino S.J. who was the spiritual director of the charismatic retreats laid the foundation for raising the cross.
On 24th September 1997, as per the rules and regulation given to Bro. Bernard Fernandes a prayer group member the place was named as Holy Hill. The same day was chosen to be the inauguration day for the cross. Late Fr. Francis Rebello inaugurated the same at 5 p.m. with Rev. Fr. John D’souza parish priest Angelore parish, Rev. Fr. Louis Fernandes S.J., Rev. Fr. Pius Fidelus Pinto and other religious brethren blessing the same. While blessing the land, one question arose if it is possible to sprinkle holy water on the whole 2.42 acres land due to lack of time. But suddenly as if showers of blessing were pouring from heaven, the whole place was showered by the rain drops as long and the sprinkling of holy water ceremony went on. It proved that there was no doubt that God has chosen this place to be his dwelling place.
On 22nd October 1997 Paul got a message to fast and pray. Accordingly 17 members of the prayer group were continuing prayer after their regular prayers when all of a sudden at 8 p.m. rain started pouring over then and they were happy. One of then was feeling sick and did not want to get wet in the rain. At that moment Paul got a message “Jesus says I am giving you Holy Baptism so no one goes back”. When people were going back they saw the whole area dry except the cross and the place sound it
On 9th April 2004, Rev. Fr. Bonifas Pinto told ” If we go through history we come to know that Jesus was crucified on the cross on 7th April 0030 at 12 noon”. After 10 years Paul came to know why Jesus selected the date 7th April 1994 to be the date of registration of the Holy Hill. Immediately after this Paul purchase 116 cents of land around Holy Hill.
The peculiarity of this height is different. It has a unique natural beauty. The scenery is so beautiful that you start praising and thanking the Lord. From here you can see the whole city of Mangalore with a new look, 7 churches with all their grandeur and holiness. When Paul prayed to the Lord to tell why he has chosen the Holy Hill, he got this message. Ezek 17:22-24.
This is what the Sovereign Load says:
I will take the top of a tall cedar and break off tender sprouts;
I will plant it on a high mountain, on Israel’s highest mountain;
It will grow and branches and bear seed and become a magnificent cedar.
Birds of every kind will live there and find shelter in its shade.
All trees in the land will know that I am the Lord.
I cut down the tall trees and make small trees grow tall
I wither up the green trees and make the dry trees become green.
I, the Lord, have spoken. I will do what I have said I would do.
Miracles big or small have happened here. Many a times we see sudden drops of sprinkling water, people getting rid of pains and diseases, becoming free from bondage of the evil sprits just by looking at the cross and lot more miracles going on here. He has various ways to lead us to him. To prove this He has chosen the Holy Hill to be his dwelling place.
Text Source: holyhillmangalore.com