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Food & Drink

  • Sinking my teeth into September

    Sinking my teeth into September

    Pet’s Plates Enchante Triq Ix Xatt Juan B. Azzopardo,SengleaTel: 2180 7734 Food: 7/10  Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 It was Victory Day; a day that pays homage to the Maltese spirit, celebrating the heroism and bravery of our...

  • Infinitely Xara take over Medina Restaurant

    Infinitely Xara take over Medina Restaurant

    Infinitely Xara, the operators of boutique hotel The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, events venue The Xara Lodge, The Palazzo de Piro Xpresso Café and Bistro, The Trattoria A.D. 1530 and The fine dining de Mondion restaurant have now added the...

  • Asian Fusion at The Londoner

    Asian Fusion at The Londoner

    Following a special request from customers and timed with the extension of the larger extended kitchen, The Londoner at Smart City, has introduced a small Asian fusion special menu, including the traditional red thai chicken curry, coconut curry...

  • New vintage from Marsovin

    New vintage from Marsovin

    Marsovin’s Grand Maître 2014, Annata Fra Raphael de Cotoner, is the 17th vintage of the prized Grand Maître, produced from grapes grown in Marsovin’s Private Estate – Għajn Riħana. The Għajn Riħana estate spans over an area of 1.6 hectares,...

  • Post-vintage vine care

    Post-vintage vine care

    Albeit in dribs and drabs, rain has finally come after a long, extended period of drought that resulted in a below average tonnage of otherwise very healthy wine grapes harvested this past summer. The precipitation arrives in time to replenish the...

  • Flavours from South Africa

    Flavours from South Africa

    South Africa is a rainbow nation with a varied culture and cuisine. A number of dishes evolve from Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, French and Indian food influences. South Africa is famous for its curries, biltong, and milk tarts that are...

  • They’re hiring

    They’re hiring

    Ed eats Impasta7, Dobbie Street,PacevilleTel: 7952 7586 Food: 8/10  Service: 5/10Ambiance: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6/10 Last week there was something of a funeral to the second incarnation of the legendary ‘Coconut Grove’. Being a nation that...

  • Something’s cooking at Fornelli

    Something’s cooking at Fornelli

    Housed within the Bay Street Shopping Complex, Fornelli is the signature restaurant of the newly-refurbished 4-star be.Hotel. This stylish restaurant is in the able hands of executive chef Jesmond Grech directing the kitchen brigade with his...

  • Perfectly seasoned

    Perfectly seasoned

    Pet’s Plates SaltPioneer Road,BugibbaTel: 2157 8004 Food: 9/10  Location: 8/10Service: 10/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 This fine dining restaurant is called Salt. And this is quite fitting, since it is absolutely impossible to imagine a kitchen...

  • Black-eyed bean coconut curry

    Black-eyed bean coconut curry

    Use dried beans for this recipe, as they give an excellent texture to the curry. Soak the black-eyed beans overnight and cook them by placing them in a saucepan and immersing them in cold water over high heat. When the water comes to a boil,...

  • Baking with spelt flour

    Baking with spelt flour

    I use, whenever possible, ingredients that are unrefined and as close as possible to their natural state. Spelt is an ancient whole grain with several references found in the Bible. It contains less gluten than wheat flour and has a higher content...

  • Malta’s loss, Gozo’s gain

    Malta’s loss, Gozo’s gain

    MurellaIl-MenqaMarsalforn, GozoTel: 2156 2473 Food: 7/10  Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 I’m back. I’m sorry for the delay in service but I was busy trying to eat my way across France. As with any undertaking of the sort, my...

  • Emirates introduces new flavours of Japan onboard

    Emirates introduces new flavours of Japan onboard

    Emirates has unveiled a new Japanese menu for First Class and Business Class customers on flights between Dubai and Haneda, Narita, and Kansai airports in Japan. Emirates’ catering team in Dubai conceptualised the new menu options and created them...

  • The flavour of Barbie pink

    Tasting wine drawn from the tank just days or weeks after the grapes were crushed to a juicy mush is pretty much like watching a football team warm-up. At this early stage, the new wine has yet to become a truly united outfit. The fruit, tannin,...

  • France’s 2016 vendange expectations

    Loire frost may cause wine shortages; heavy hailstorm hits Mâconnais; catastrophic hail in frost-affected Chablis, Beaujolais and Cognac; Languedoc vines suffer worst hail in living memory; drought and soaring temperatures in Roussillon: these are...

  • Flavours from Spain

    Flavours from Spain

    You will need:250g potatoes250g sweet potatoes5 tbsp olive oil2 tsp smoked paprika3 cloves garlic1/2 onion, chopped250g chopped tinned tomatoes1 tbsp tomato puréea pinch of stevia1 tbsp apple organic vinegarsalt and pepper For garnish: olives,...

  • Pizza, please

    Pizza, please

    Wood and CoalTriq iż-Żgħafran,AttardTel: 7957 0073 Food: 7/10  Location: 6/10Service: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Gone is my dieta dell’ estate, the summer diet plan which I struggle to follow between the months of May and September, in an...

  • Food as nature makes it

    Food as nature makes it

    Organic has become more of a buzzword than a way of life. In a campaign with InCampagna Malta and Virtu Ferries, The Sunday Times of Malta will be running a series of articles about eating food from the earth produced entirely by natural...

  • Belgian craft beer food pairing

    Belgian craft beer food pairing

    Brussels craft beer Brewhaus is teaming up with the kitchen of Sciacca to offer an evening of their collection of beers paired with grilled food at the newly-opened Sciacca Grill in St Julian’s. All beers available on the night are Belgian craft...

  • Viognier mania

    Viognier mania

    This year’s wine festivals in Malta and Gozo got caught up in an unusual fad. I’m not referring to Pokémania or the Pokémon Go players engrossed in their virtual phone game, so lost in the real world of wine stalls that they remained oblivious to...

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