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  • The hangout

    The hangout

    Ed eats Bongo NyahTriq il-Gardiel,MarsascalaTel: 9985 5057 Food: 7/10Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 Once in a while I emerge from my cave to cavort with actual humans. On one such occasion I was with a friend who did...

  • Fresh, fragrant ginger

    Fresh, fragrant ginger

    I have to honestly say that ginger is one of my favourite spices, be it in savoury food or in sweets. The problem is that once you cook it it tends to become quite hot and spicy, so you need to be careful with how much you use, no matter what...

  • Delicata launches privilege card

    Delicata launches privilege card

    Delicata is taking all the bother, formalities and purchase obligations out of the concept of the wine club as you know it and introducing a suaver kind of wine lovers’ privilege card plan. The plan is aimed at all those who wish to share in...

  • Bartenders into wine

    The Malta Bartending Academy, in collaboration with the Delicata winery, is raising the bar above mixology for the bartending profession in Malta by adding basic wine service to a bartender’s skill set. All the academy’s certified bartending...

  • Do you know your IPAs from your wheat beers?

    Everyone knows that white wine goes with fish, and red with beef.  But ask your average person what kind of beer to pair with their swordfish, and you're likely to get a funny stare in reply.  Brew Haus Malta at The Villa wants to change that, by...

  • Of hops, malt and beer

    Of hops, malt and beer

    The sound of clinking glass fills the room as a monk inspects one of hundreds of beer bottles passing along the production line at Andechs monastery in Bavaria. Benedictine monks have been making beer for hundreds of years here and following...

  • Giving Malta a taste of Brussels microbreweries

    Giving Malta a taste of Brussels microbreweries

    It’s a midweek night and, very uncharacteristically, I am on my fourth glass of beer. Before I shock you too badly, I should add that these are taster glasses and that the beer in question is rather special. It is, in fact, the Brewhaus Beer, a...

  • An absolute pleasure

    An absolute pleasure

    Pet’s Plates Commando RestaurantMisraħ Iż-Żjara tal-Papa,Mellieħa.Tel: 2152 3459 Food: 9/10Location: 9/10Service: 8/10Value for money: 9/10Overall: 9/10 I am still raving about this place! I haven’t eaten such a superb meal in a while. This small,...

  • Cooking with stevia

    Stevia is the answer if you want your sweet treats with less calories. For the past few years I have focused on creating recipes that eliminate the use of processed sugar and butter. Although there are a number of alternative natural sweeteners...

  • Cadbury Roses get a facelift

    Cadbury Roses get a facelift

    Cadbury has unveiled a revamp of Roses chocolates that alters the shape of two favourites and does away with twist wraps - and fans are likely to have something to say about it. The €3.8 million makeover is wrapped up in a redesign of the...

  • All bar kitchen

    All bar kitchen

    Ed eats Charles GrechBistro 59, Dingli StreetSliemaTel 2132 0926 Food: 4/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 5/10Overall: 6/10 There are restaurants that open to a rather high set of expectations, mainly because of the story that’s created around...

  • Brilliant berries

    Brilliant berries

    Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t love the taste of at least one berry from the spectrum of colours and shapes available? Either way, if you don’t love how they taste, then I’m sure you will love the way they look. Something that tastes so wonderfully...

  • A chapter on Maltese Vermentino

    A chapter on Maltese Vermentino

    Ten years ago, we had a hard time even spelling Vermentino. Yet today it’s one of the most promising white wine grapes in Malta. I can hardly believe that I didn’t even give Vermentino as much as a mention or a footnote in my guide to the wines of...

  • Shaking up Xlendi

    Shaking up Xlendi

    Pet’s Plates Sofia Bar & RestaurantIr-Rabat Street,Xlendi, GozoTel: 7921 2190 Food: 7/10Location: 6/10Service: 8/10Value: 9/10Overall: 8/10 Xlendi off-season, on a cold, quiet night, does tend to look rather bleak. And, in that bleakness, off the...

  • High-quality American and Mexican cuisine

    High-quality American and Mexican cuisine

    We get to Tex Mex on a Friday, at lunchtime, and – though it is relatively early – the carefree weekend vibe is already picking up. A group of young and stylish things are posing, drink in hand, for a photo that will be posted on the Facebook page...

  • Seasonal produce from Mġarr

    Seasonal produce from Mġarr

    Besides its famous strawberries, the village of Mġarr offers alluring natural beauty, history and heritage, as well as a wide variety of fresh produce. A visit to this year’s Strawberry Festival, now in its tenth year, is a must today. Mġarr is a...

  • Sean Gravina appointed Maggi brand ambassador

    Sean Gravina appointed Maggi brand ambassador

    Chef Sean Gravina has been appointed brand ambassador for the Maggi range of cooking products. As brand ambassador, Sean will be creating innovative, yet simple, recipes that the whole family will enjoy. All recipes will be available on the Maggi...

  • Informal lunch, brunch or supper

    Informal lunch, brunch or supper

    New potatoes with herbs and fresh garlic went into a large frying pan with plenty of olive oil. When these were cooked, I added a few slivers of jamon serrano. Just before serving up the potatoes, I cracked a couple of home eggs into another...

  • The first self-opening wine bottle

    The first self-opening wine bottle

    Avrilpuleg 1.4 is a revolutionary wine bottle closure that is self-opening. No corkscrew or other gadget is required since, as soon as a wine glass is waved in front of it – as if it were a magic wand – the wine bottle opens itself without the...

  • Gourmet dinner at Waterbiscuit

    Gourmands may want to pen the evening of April 29 in their diaries. The Waterbiscuit restaurant at the InterContinental Malta, St George’s Bay, is hosting a delightful dinner experience showcasing specially designed dishes accompanied by a curated...

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