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  • Delicata Classic Wine Festival

    Delicata Classic Wine Festival

    The Delicata Classic Wine Festival, one of Malta’s greatest wine events, is back for its 15th edition at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta, between Thursday and Sunday from 7pm until midnight. The festival is the showcase for Malta’s wines par...

  • A perfect pairing

    A perfect pairing

    The popular Asian restaurant Temptasian, part of The Palace eateries in Sliema, was present once again at annual Marsovin Wine Festival. The Palace set up a sushi stall offering guests the opportunity to pair fine wines with fresh sushi while...

  • A slice of baked cheesecake

    A slice of baked cheesecake

    Sweet and savoury baked cheesecakes are a classic favourite and the choice of how to make them and what ingredients to add is endless. The consistency is dense and cheesecakes may even have a chalky texture in a wonderful way. Since I have lived...

  • A second success

    A second success

    Pet’s Plates WejlaSmart City, KalkaraTel: 2180 6104 Food: 8/10Location: 7/10Service: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 In the past I’ve written of my dislike for Smart City, the city built by smart people, for all things smart. The place simply does...

  • A bluffer’s wine festival guide

    A bluffer’s wine festival guide

    In less than a week, the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta will turn into a little heaven for lovers of wine and good cheer. The Delicata Classic Wine Festival starts next Thursday and is held every evening until Sunday, August 7, 7pm until...

  • The Boathouse Lounge launched

    The Boathouse Lounge launched

    The Boathouse Lounge, Wine & Tapas is a new venue that recently opened at the Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julian’s. Set within the original boathouse, which dates back to the 19th century, The Boathouse Lounge offers a selection of quality, fine...

  • Farsons Beer Festival back with bigger selection

    Farsons Beer Festival back with bigger selection

    The Farsons Great Beer Festival is in full swing at Ta’ Qali National Park with a line-up of musicians, artists and bands accompanied by the most extensive selection of award-winning local and international beers the festival has ever offered. The...

  • I want it all

    I want it all

    Ed eats Piccolo Padre194/5, Main Street,St Julian’sTel: 2134 4875 Food: 8/10Location: 8/10Service: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 When asked about the best restaurant I’ve ever been to, a particular one comes to mind. It was a restaurant that...

  • Grasping the unique Girgentina

    Grasping the unique Girgentina

    Just say ‘Girgentina’. The soft sibilance, the internal alliteration, the jovial completion, whether you give it the sharp English pronunciation or slowly ease off the word in Maltese, it’s a sound suggestive of heritage and, of course,...

  • Balmy summer nights at the Lodge

    Balmy summer nights at the Lodge

    Nowadays, with most friends and colleagues I talk to, when mentioning a new place to visit, either for a meal or a drink, the first question commonly asked is: what about parking? Which is followed by: Is the food good? What about the...

  • My Big Fat Greek Snack

    My Big Fat Greek Snack

    Pet’s Plates Drift Meze/CafeIbraġġ Road,Ta’ L-Ibraġġ, Swieqi.Tel: 2713 8540 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Greece is at the very heart of Mediterranean cuisine. It is, in fact, considered to be the birthplace of...

  • Rioja’s first winery wins award

    Rioja’s first winery was awarded at The Best Of Awards, which focus on the pursuit of the excellence andquality in wine tourism,with the top world wine regions represented. The awards are an initiative from The Great Wine Capitals, which is a...

  • Food awards pair up with wine glasses

    The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Co Ltd has announced a five year collaboration with Grech Catering Supplies Ltd, representatives of Riedel glasses in Malta, to sponsor The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Wine Awards, including the Wine list of the Year,...

  • A grand wine and dine experience

    A grand wine and dine experience

    A unique wine and fine dining experience named Salute! promises to satiate many wine and food lovers’ appetite for the ultimate al fresco dining. Taking place over three nights only at the world-class venue that is Valletta’s Saluting Battery,...

  • Tennis player Djokovic buys vineyard land

    While the world number one men’s tennis player, Novak Djokovic, suffered a stunning loss to Sam Querrey while defending his Wimbledon title, news broke that he is planning on starting a vineyard in his native Serbia. Djokovic has bought five...

  • A wine festival with a difference

    A wine festival with a difference

    July signifies the return of the Marsovin Summer Wine Festival at Hastings gardens in Valletta, a location that lends itself perfectly to the event. Wine-lovers can enjoy a walk through the garden while enjoying the majestic views from the...

  • Limited edition Kit Kat Vanilla

    Limited edition Kit Kat Vanilla

    Kit Kat, the four finger chocolate delight, is available in a vanilla flavour for a limited time period. Similar to other flavoured, four finger Kit Kats, the flavouring essence is infused in the chocolate itself making it definitely noticeable,...

  • In search of authenticity

    In search of authenticity

    Ed Eats Frida Street CanteenTa’ Xbiex Marina,Ta’ XbiexMob: 9945 7376 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 As soon as the spirit of a decade is born, she decides on a set of values. When the spirit of the 1960s was born,...

  • Emirates goes Maltese cuisine

    Emirates goes Maltese cuisine

    The Maltese love for food is as legendary as the food the archipelago boasts. But what happens when the omnipresent ħabaq (basil), sagħtar (thyme) and more of nature’s Mediterranean bounty are plucked from the shrubs on cultivated terraced fields...

  • New menu at Paranga

    New menu at Paranga

    Summer has well and truly kicked off and this can only mean one thing – long lunches and balmy evenings at the Paranga Restaurant are back. The restaurant, which forms part of InterContinental Malta and is located on the water, literally so, of St...

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