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  • When a place tries too hard

    When a place tries too hard

    Ed Eats Naar RestobarMain Street, Balluta Bay,St Julians +356 2137 3412 Food: 5/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The year ended and another one started in a flurry of reflections and resolutions. I’m never one to update my...

  • M&S café in Valletta refurbished

    M&S café in Valletta refurbished

    Marks & Spencer has unveiled its completely transformed 120-square metre café at its flagship store in Valletta. Designed to delight customers with its new hospitality experience, the modernised 80-seater café is lighter and brighter with a...

  • Limited edition

    Limited edition

    Absolut has launched its latest limited edition bottles, Absolut Electrik. The metallic range – available in blue and silver – evokes a feeling of energy capable of turning any night Electrik. The two colours represent Absolut’s signature cobalt...

  • Portugal wines in Malta

    Portugal wines in Malta

    Symington Family’s envoy, Emiliano di Renzo, visited Malta to showcase Portugal’s ports and DOC wines from the famed Douro Valley during two events that included a tasting at Farsonsdirect’s The Wine Shop in Mrieħel and a dinner at Radisson Blu...

  • Wine collector loses appeal

    A US appeals court rejected the appeal of a prominent wine dealer who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling millions of dollars of rare and expensive counterfeit wine. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld the 2013...

  • Festive Leftovers

    Festive Leftovers

    We all find ourselves with lots of leftovers after celebrations are over and these recipes are as good as the original meals. When we were young, leftovers were always used up by our clever and frugal grandmothers until they were all consumed. The...

  • The best of Sardinia in Buġibba

    The best of Sardinia in Buġibba

    Pet's Plates L’Artista1, Triq Il-Gandoffli,Buġibba +356 9995 4947 Food: 9/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 As this festive season draws slowly to an end, I will presume that most of you have had your appetites well and truly...

  • You need more than good food to pull off a great party

    You need more than good food to pull off a great party

    As someone who loves to invite people over for any and every occasion, I’ve developed a short list of what’s needed to pull off a successful soiree. Besides having a good playlist and ample food and drinks, the right tools, and enough of them will...

  • Commemorating winery founder Emmanuel Delicata

    Commemorating winery founder Emmanuel Delicata

    Emmanuel Delicata, one of the seminal figures of the Maltese wine sector, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve aged 98. Early in life he was enamoured of wine while growing up in the wine business his father Edoardo had started. Then, in 1936...

  • Inspired recipes to use up your flat Champagne

    Inspired recipes to use up your flat Champagne

    There’s nothing sadder than dumping even part of a bottle of champagne that’s lost its fizz the day after New Year’s. So don’t do it. If you didn’t remember to stop up your leftover champagne and put it in the fridge, plan to incorporate the rest...

  • Bringing luck in the New Year

    Bringing luck in the New Year

    The New Year’s holiday is a time of closure and new beginnings. Resolutions are a common rite of New Year’s Eve, with people making goals for the coming year and raising a glass to the old one. A dinner of foods representing good fortune then...

  • Seasonal sweets

    Seasonal sweets

    Gluten Free Vegan Raw Carrot Coconut Balls 3 cups of sweet potato, cooked and mashed3 cups coconut5 tbsps coconut milk1/2 packet apricots1/2 vanilla pod1 cup shredded or grated carrotsa grating of nutmega pinch of ginger1 pinch of mixed...

  • Venetian style for New Year entertaining

    Venetian style for New Year entertaining

    Last year at this time, my cooking took on a Spanish flavour for New Year’s Eve, with recipes for a selection of tapas to serve with fino, cava and Spanish beer. This year, I have a fancy for the delicious mouthfuls one eats in Venice’s...

  • The year of the food truck

    The year of the food truck

    Another year of eating and writing has come and gone in a flash and, as is now customary, here I am looking back at the highlights. Some disappointments spring to mind as well but on these we shall not dwell. As is also quite usual at this point,...

  • A spot of traditional tea

    A spot of traditional tea

    Served daily in the lobby with breathtaking views of St George’s Bay, afternoon tea at the Corinthia Hotel upholds this culinary tradition with real flare. The menu remains faithful to the classic combination of delectable finger sandwiches,...

  • Swedish temptations

    Swedish temptations

    Christmas without Janssons frestelse for a Swede is like Christmas without imbuljuta tal-qastan for a Maltese or mince pies for a Brit! As with many such traditional recipes there exists a great number of personalised versions, variations and...

  • A fruitcake everyone will love (really!)

    A fruitcake everyone will love (really!)

    I never understood the aversion to fruitcake until someone sent me one of those clunkers that the humorist Russell Baker said he deplored, dating from a Christmas dinner when a small piece he dropped shattered his right foot. The offending object...

  • Flavourless at Christmas

    Flavourless at Christmas

    Pet’s plates The GalleyTa’ Xbiex Marina,Ta’ Xbiex.+356 2131 8801 Food: 5/10Location: 8/10Service: 8/10Value for money: 5/10Overall: 6/10 A quiet catch up with a friend before the mad countdown to Christmas, but where to eat well while making the...

  • Making Christmas Special

    Making Christmas Special

    Quick and easy recipes are a necessity to enjoy Christmas without food preparation becoming a chore. I love fresh food that is home-made as you always know exactly what you are eating and these recipes are simple to prepare with a bit of a twist...

  • 2015 Restaurant awards announced

    2015 Restaurant awards announced

    The Medina Restaurant was voted Best Overall Restaurant for the second year running in this year’s edition of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants Awards. The awards, which were held at the Intercontinental Arena Conference Centre,...

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