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  • Winning on presentation

    Winning on presentation

    Ed eats Giacomo’sThe StrandSliemaTel: 2713 1116 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 I woke up at the crack of dawn one day last week. This isn’t something I’d normally do because now that we’ve escaped the dreadful...

  • Midsummer easy entertaining

    Midsummer easy entertaining

    As we pass midsummer’s day, it feels as if it is time for barbecues, for picnics, for casual dining rather than the more formal style of entertaining we might enjoy during the cooler months. I prefer dishes that I can prepare in advance to serve...

  • Extra virgin olive oil tasting

    Extra virgin olive oil tasting

    Merill Eco Tours is organising extra virgil olive oil tasting tours at the Tan-Nixxiegħa Olive Grove in Binġemma, limits of Mġarr. These two-hour tours take place every Saturday afternoon and all year round, weather permitting. During the guided...

  • It’s all about Qawra

    It’s all about Qawra

    Gone are the days when Qawra was thought of a ‘just a tourist spot’. Today it’s experiencing something of a renaissance, with millions of euros being invested in the area and countless new entertainment spots to discover. Here’s why there is now...

  • Green label – the next generation

    Green label – the next generation

    After 18 months in the making, Delicata is launching its contemporary ‘next generation’ of repackaged Green Label and Red Label wines on to the Maltese market this week. Over the years, these two wines have formed a solid foundation upon which...

  • Whisky taken to war up for sale

    Whisky taken to war up for sale

    An unopened bottle of whisky taken to the front line of World War I is to be auctioned later this week. The Croft Blend Fine Old Scotch was taken to France by Corporal William Mill in 1914 but was never opened and he brought it home with him when...

  • Be Belgian

    Be Belgian

    Ed eats Bebirgu11, Misraħ ir-RebħaVittoriosaTel: 7722 0077 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 I’m glad this week came to a close. It was fraught with culinary heartache. A couple of years of tear-jerkingly good...

  • Hot and spicy

    Hot and spicy

    It seems strange to me that people who live in hot countries like to eat hot food. I don’t mean hot as in heated, but hot as in spicy. India, Thailand and Malaysia have their fiery curries, Mexico has its chilli and North Africa has harissa, but I...

  • Spanish theme for wine bar’s 10th anniversary

    Spanish theme for wine bar’s 10th anniversary

    Del Borgo, located in an alley just off Vittoriosa’s main thoroughfare, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special themed evening with Spanish wines and Spanish dancers from Alegria Dance Company. Guest of honour was Spanish Ambassador José...

  • Gluten-free bakery

    Gluten-free bakery

    BAM (Bread and More) Bakery in Mosta produces only gluten-free products. Apart from bread and pizza bases, items such as gluten-free spring rolls, wontons, samosas and dumplings, are also available. These are made on a daily basis by chefs who are...

  • El Celler de Can Roca returns to top as world’s best restaurant

    El Celler de Can Roca returns to top as world’s best restaurant

    Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca recently regained its title as the world’s best restaurant, fending off previous winner Noma, with which it has alternated the top honour in recent years. The Copenhagen restaurant dropped two places to...

  • A rescued breed of pig infuses Hungarian cuisine with tasty fat

    A rescued breed of pig infuses Hungarian cuisine with tasty fat

    Far from the glitzy restaurants in Budapest, in muddy stalls in the Hungarian plains, ancient-looking hairy pigs promise to help trans-form the cuisine of the country and possibly the world. The ‘mangalica’ pig was once ubiquitous, kept mostly for...

  • The tipple of Roman emperors, Serbian wines make comeback

    The tipple of Roman emperors, Serbian wines make comeback

    Legend has it that Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus never let his soldiers sit idle, so in peacetime he put them to work planting vineyards in the rolling hills of Alma Mons, present-day Fruska Gora in northern Serbia. Over the centuries,...

  • Experience Gozitan produce

    On Saturday, the Gozitano Agriculture Village hosts the Farm to Fork event. Aimed at the whole family, this event provides the opportunity to come to the village and sample a wide range of delicious Gozitan produce, along with children’s...

  • Grab a bite on your way to Gozo

    Whether going to Gozo for business or for pleasure, tempting food and drinks at Good to Go, situated at the Ċirkewwa and Mġarr terminals, are bound to savour one’s appetite. Good to Go, which opened its doors a year ago, offers pizza, salads and...

  • A feast for the taking

    A feast for the taking

    Gozitans all know how it feels to walk through the garrigue in Gozo on a spring day, each footstep kicking up the aroma of fennel and rosemary from the warm, dry soil, until the scent is so heady that you can taste it. You can bet that our...

  • Award-winning pinks

    Award-winning pinks

    With the summer heat kicking in, many will be looking for a wine that can be drunk nice and cold. A soothing glass of red wine during the cooler months is hard to beat, but when the warmer weather kicks in, there is nothing quite like a refreshing...

  • Safe grilling

    Safe grilling

    Local celebrity chef Sean Gravina gives Stephanie Fsadni some advice on how to cook food safely at beach barbecues and tips on how to grill that steak to perfection. Barbecued food goes down incredibly well by the beach but can easily turn into an...

  • Unique summer getaway

    Hola Beach Club, a unique summer getaway and relaxation venue, is nestled in Marfa Bay, overlooking the island of Comino. It is furnished and equipped to meet the needs of the most discerning visitors, with comfortable furniture, a fully-stocked...

  • Meat and the expectations

    Meat and the expectations

    Ed eats DayfreshNaxxar RoadBirkirkaraTel: 2788 7727 Food: 8/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 A short while ago I dedicated this page to what could be considered street food. I covered two, rather different, options for lunch...

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