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  • Designer bottle to gear up for St Patrick’s Day

    Designer bottle to gear up for St Patrick’s Day

    Jameson has unveiled its fifth annual limited edition bottle as it gears up for St Patrick’s Day. Designed by award-winning, Dublin-based illustrator Steve Simpson, the bottle forms the flagship of Jameson’s much-anticipated ‘Hello Dublin’...

  • Go for creativity and style

    Go for creativity and style

    Zest’s outside catering arm has built a reputation for being both professional and creative. Menus are completely customised and offer a vast selection of options to satisfy one’s desire. It stands to reason that more money is spent on wedding...

  • Signature food

    Seasons Events Caterers of The Strand, Sliema, consist of a team of catering and event management specialists who are highly professional and extremely dedicated to cater for any occasion. The company, which forms part of the Mizzi organisation,...

  • Five new vintage reds receive ‘Superior’ title

    Five new vintage reds receive ‘Superior’ title

    The five reds from the Medina range of DOK Malta wines, produced by award-winning winemaker Emmanuel Delicata, have all achieved Superior accreditation for the 2014 vintage. The five red wines are the Medina Syrah, Merlot, Sangiovese, a Syrah...

  • Drought hits Chilean vines

    Drought hits Chilean vines

    Chilean vineyards in the northern areas of Elqui and Limari are being left to die because winemakers are unable to irrigate them due to the terrible droughts experienced in the region, recent reports say. Vignerons have to decide which parts of...

  • Reaching for the stars

    Reaching for the stars

    Ed eats Rampila1, St John’s Cavalier StreetVallettaTel: 9944 1120 Food: 6/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6.5/10 There’s one thing about Michelin-starred restaurants that is often overlooked. The rating system is complex but, as...

  • Eggs-travaganza galore!

    Eggs-travaganza galore!

    I think eggs are wonderful. They’re full of protein and vitamins, cheap, quick to cook and very versatile. And they come in their own individual bio-degradable wrapper. Could you cook without them? I’m sure I couldn’t. I know there’s the...

  • Intricate language, tiny nuances

    Intricate language, tiny nuances

    I recently reread what, in my opinion, is one of the best books ever written on wine. Questions of Taste – The Philosophy of Wine is a collection of essays by a number of eminent philosophers and wine experts who discuss the topic: ‘Is wine truly...

  • East-meets-West Sunday brunch

    East-meets-West Sunday brunch

    The Caprice Lounge and Terrace at the Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa in Attard is now serving an East-meets-West brunch on Sundays from 11am, starting from today. “We will be serving brunch favourites from both the East and West,” says the hotel’s...

  • The right nutrients for a growing child

    The right nutrients for a growing child

    In the early years, children grow exceptionally fast. During their first year, they grow quicker than they ever will again, and at the age of three, they are still gaining about eight grams every day. Their body gets bigger as their organs...

  • British cartoonists ‘sip and sketch’ at Delicata

    British cartoonists ‘sip and sketch’ at Delicata

    Thirty cartoonists from the UK’s largest and oldest cartoonists’ organisation ‘smelled, sipped, slurped and sketched’ their way through a variety of award-winning Maltese wines last week during a day out at the Delicata winery. The Cartoonists’...

  • Fish, chips, cup o’ tea…

    Fish, chips, cup o’ tea…

    Ed eats Star Fish Bar and Pies149, The StrandGżiraTel: 2704 2321 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The drizzle outside and solid cloud cover turned the world into a drab, grey version of itself. With colour sucked out...

  • February in the kitchen

    February in the kitchen

    For such a short month, February offers plenty of occasions for themed entertaining and cooking. After Valentine’s Day pink food, there were pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, festive food for carnival and auspicious oriental dishes as the Year of the...

  • New menu at Hard Rock

    New menu at Hard Rock

    Hard Rock Café has rolled out a newly redesigned menu, featuring new offerings that include salads, desserts, entrees and drinks, together with updated fan favourites. This new menu follows more than 14 months of culinary development, research and...

  • Italian cuisine in Balluta Bay

    Italian cuisine in Balluta Bay

    Scappi’s, a new Italian cuisine trattoria in Balluta Bay, St Julian’s, is named after the famous Italian Renaissance author and chef Bartolomeo Scappi. The seasonal menu features fine quality ingredients to create a varied selection of regional...

  • The home of Nutella pays last respects to Michele Ferrero

    The home of Nutella bid farewell to Michele Ferrero, who turned a pastry shop into a confectionery empire and became a rare symbol of global success despite Italy’s declining economic fortunes. Ferrero, Italy’s richest man, died aged 89 at his...

  • A passion for cooking

    A passion for cooking

    Local celebrity chef Sean Gravina tells Stephanie Fsadni about his participation in MasterChef, his love for food and various future projects Cookery programmes have taken on a glamorous sheen in the past couple of years due to the worldwide...

  • Powered pruning takes the strain

    Powered pruning takes the strain

    With Delicata’s winter grapevine pruning programme well under way, many growers are increasingly switching to the use of electronic pruning shears rather than the traditional manual shears to snip through what can be thousands of vines a...

  • ‘City of wine’ to close down

    ‘City of wine’ to close down

    If you are a wine enthusiast, and one of the things listed on your bucket list was to visit Vinopolis in London, you need to plan it in for this year, as the ‘city of wine’ will be closing its doors for good at the end of 2015. The wine venue...

  • The omnivore’s dilemma

    The omnivore’s dilemma

    Ed eats The Grassy HopperSt George’s StreetGżiraTel: 2131 1676 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 There’s an elephant in this column that I need to take care of right away. The restaurant in question serves exclusively...

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