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  • Winemakers in Europe find 2014 harvest a ‘challenge’

    Winemakers in Europe find 2014 harvest a ‘challenge’

    For many of Europe’s winemakers, the harvest of 2014 was called a “challenge” or “disappointing” after a cold winter cracked and crippled vines, hail storms ravaged vineyards and rain in August delayed ripening. Yields, or the amount of grapes...

  • Tosca restaurant earns gold distinction

    Tosca restaurant earns gold distinction

    Representatives from Emmanuel Delicata winemaker recently presented the Tosca Restaurant in Mellieħa with a Gold Distinction Award as part of the company’s customer loyalty scheme. The presentation coincided with an event organised by the...

  • Salute to winning Maltese wines on NY website

    An American social networking website located in New York has picked up on the latest two gold medals won by Delicata recently in Italy and is spreading the word to its voluminous amount of wine- loving enthusiasts. In an article entitled ‘Salute!...

  • Warm leek salad, poached egg and smoked salmon

    Warm leek salad, poached egg and smoked salmon

    Ingredients For the poached leeks2 bunches leeks, white part only, washed in cold water until clean50ml dry white wine250ml vegetable stock¼ tsp ground coriander seed½ tsp salt½ tsp cracked black pepperPinch nutmeg For the sauté of the green parts...

  • That’s vine

    That’s vine

    There it sits, right between you, like a silent matchmaker who instead of nudging you closer together, is jack-hammering at the foundations of whatever brought you together. And you know that you can’t keep ignoring it. The waiter has already come...

  • The hosts of memorable meals past

    The hosts of memorable meals past

    Some meals are like Proust’s madeleine: their taste simmers on in the memory long after they have been eaten. Melanie Vella asks three people about their favourite meal. Last year, Nadine Scicluna was working in San Francisco, California when she...

  • Away from the crowds

    Away from the crowds

    Life can be pretty hectic with work commitments, school runs and traffic jam headaches. Dashing off to an affordable yet indulgent romantic weekend is the right answer to relax and unwind. At the Solana Hotel and Spa, located in the historical...

  • Spend some quality time

    Spend some quality time

    From a variety of dining experiences to convenient parking, the historic Valletta Waterfront, with its iconic coloured doors, is an ideal destination for all the family. It is an exquisite place at any time of the day: relax with a coffee in the...

  • The cost of business lunches

    The cost of business lunches

    No course Freelance designer Corinne Cutajar finds it is somehow inappropriate to talk money and deals while at table. She also admits that the main reason she does not do business lunches is mainly because of time. “People have too many...

  • Finest quality biscuits

    Finest quality biscuits

    Devon was established in 1982 and today it offers an extensive range of chocolate coated biscuits, cream filled biscuits, semi-sweet biscuits, cookies and crackers. In 2005 Devon added the Healthline range, which offers sugar free products and...

  • Pistachio-crusted pork fillet

    Pistachio-crusted pork fillet

    IngredientsPork filletToasted breadOlive oilPeppercornsRoasted pistachiosGarlicSea saltLemon zestFresh corianderParsleyFresh rosemaryEggOnionRed chilli flakesPort wineRed pepper flakesCranberries Method In a food processor, pulse together the...

  • Vegetable lasagne

    Vegetable lasagne

    Ingredients3 red peppers2 aubergines sliced8 tbsps olive oil, plus a little for greasingTomato sauce or passata300g lasagne sheetsquantity white sauce125g mozzarella shredded100g grated cheese Method Heat the oven to 200˚C/Gas Mark 6. Deseed the...

  • Cucumber, garlic and yoghurt dip

    Cucumber, garlic and yoghurt dip

    Serves 4 Ingredients500g yoghurt1 cucumber3 garlic cloves1 tbsp dill1 tbsp coriander2 tbsps olive oil1 tbsp white wine vinegar1 tbsp mint, chopped200g roasted pistachios Method Place the yoghurt in a bowl, peel half and deseed the cucumber, then...

  • Rabbit with a chestnut velouté

    Rabbit with a chestnut velouté

    Serves 4 Ingredients1 rabbit, chopped in piecesRoot vegetables, choppedA bag of ready-to-use chestnutsVegetable brothA rosemary sprigExtra virgin olive oilSalt and pepper1 garlic clove, crushedFlourHalf a glass dry white wine Method Heat a...

  • Going round in circles

    Going round in circles

    Ed eats Loop Bar68, Strait StreetVallettaTel: 9933 9931 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Sometimes I wonder whether we have collectively run out of ideas. Hollywood keeps chucking re­makes, sequels, reboots and old...

  • Autumn pastry treats

    Autumn pastry treats

    As I write this, I fear no one is going to feel like baking if the temperature and humidity has not begun to drop by the time you read this. On the other hand, they are such useful recipes that I hope you will want to keep them for your autumn...

  • Sourcing local ingredients for healthy eating choices

    Sourcing local ingredients for healthy eating choices

    Pegasus, at the Phoenicia Hotel, has launched its à la carte autumn menu featuring classic dishes as well as a selection of dietary options, including low-calorie food, gluten-free dishes, vegetarian delights and heart-healthy gourmet dining. All...

  • New oriental flavours

    New oriental flavours

    The Rickshaw at the Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa in Attard has introduced a new menu, incorporating oriental street food, fine dining and time-honoured favourites. This menu was developed with Andy Kwok, owner of London-based Asian brand and...

  • Apple gifts hidden under Kinnie labels

    Kinnie and the iCentre, Apple’s local representatives, have come together to offer Kinnie consumers the chance to win hundreds of Apple gifts including MacBook Air, iPad mini, iPod Shuffle and iPod Touch. Limited-edition packaging of the soft...

  • A sweet way to say goodnight

    Yogi Tea’s Bedtime Rooibos Vanilla is a combination of sweet, creamy rooibos, gentle chamomile and mellow lemon balm. Rich cocoa shells, sweet vanilla and a hint of nutmeg add a soothing, warm flavour that is ideal for drinking just before bedtime.

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