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  • Dining in the dark

    Dining in the dark

    Ed eats Jus13, Main Street, Attard.+356 2142 4647 Food: 6/10Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value for money: 6/10Overall: 6/10 If you live in and around the Three Villages of Balzan, Lija and Attard and fancy walking out to get some supper before...

  • Let the kids rock

    Let the kids rock

    December is never more exciting than when you’re smaller than Santa’s elves. Children have been waiting for Christmas all year and Hard Rock Cafe is determined to help make their festive dreams come true. The Hard Rock Cafe kids’ menu features a...

  • Get in to the Christmas spirits

    Get in to the Christmas spirits

    Apple and berry mulled wine You need2 bottles red wine1lt apple juice115g caster sugar1 cinnamon stick2 star anise3tbsp CointreauHandful of mixed berries3 small apples, sliced Method Pour the wine and apple juice into a large saucepan. Add the...

  • Strike while the oven is hot

    Strike while the oven is hot

    Vanilla Christmas cookies You need140g icing sugar1tsp vanilla extract250g butter, cut into small cubes375g plain flour1 egg yolk To decorate200g icing sugarFood colouringGold and silver balls Method Heat the oven to 190°C. Tip the icing sugar,...

  • Diplomacy by the bottle

    Diplomacy was on the top of the agenda throughout November in Malta and Maltese wine played its role in representing the country when being served at several functions at the highest level. Malta-grown wines are unique in that they are a droplet...

  • Australian-Maltese restaurant owner hosts Australian PM in Marsaxlokk

    Australian-Maltese restaurant owner hosts Australian PM in Marsaxlokk

    Brisbane raised Adrian Hili, son of Maltese migrants living in Brisbane, and restaurant owner/manager of Terrone in Marsaxlokk, was hoping for some overseas visitors who were in Malta for CHOGM but he was pleasantly surprised when Australian Prime...

  • An easy dinner for the colder months

    An easy dinner for the colder months

    One of my favourite things to cook at this time of year is a potato-topped pie. It might be a shepherd’s pie or a cottage pie. As tomorrow is St Andrew’s Day, haggis topped with mash in honour of Scotland’s patron saint and national dish is...

  • Two for one

    Two for one

    Ed Eats RootsVegetarian Food TruckMrieħel/Ta’ XbiexTel: 99140837/54 Food: 9/10Service: 9/10Value for money: 7/10Overall: 8/10 It’s not a great time to be reading the newspaper. The news from the world around us reads like a collection of stories...

  • Festive wine choices made easy

    Festive wine choices made easy

    The wonderful festive season is soon upon us. Christmas dinners and New Year parties present a prime occasion to try new wines with favourite recipes of old. Put less enchantingly, it’s that time of year some of us find ourselves lost playing...

  • Sicilian Spaghetti and Wine — In One Dish

    Sicilian Spaghetti and Wine — In One Dish

    Sicily is "one of the most exciting wine regions of the world," according to New York Times chief wine critic Eric Asimov. Robert Parker in Food & Wine magazine named Sicily one of the next emerging wine regions. Sicily's sunny, hot, dry climate...

  • Making the most of tahini

    Making the most of tahini

    I have not yet met anyone who does not like tahini. It is a versatile ingredient with a unique flavour and can be used to make delicious dressings, creamy soups, cakes and sweets. It needs to be stored properly and integrated into dishes in a...

  • Defying all health advice...

    Defying all health advice...

    Pet’s plates Just BurgerPlaza Shopping Centre,Bisazza Street, SliemaTel: 2133 2232 Food: 7/10Location: 5/10Service: 8/10Value for money: 7/10Overall: 7/10 When you’ve been shopping in Sliema for what feels like hours, searching through stacks of...

  • Ocean Basket franchise celebrates first 100 days

    Ocean Basket franchise celebrates first 100 days

    Grace Harding, Ocean Basket CEO, recently met with Ocean Basket Malta’s managing director, Joseph Attard to celebrate 100 days from their first franchised store opening. The Qawra restaurant welcomed Harding, who commended the local team on the...

  • Belgian craft beers in Malta

    Belgian craft beers in Malta

    Three new Belgian craft beers launched at Kuya in St Julian’s – Delta, Grosse Bertha and Dark Sister – were paired with Asian food prepared by chef Gabriel Ferris. These craft beers are the product of Brussels Beer Project – an exciting new...

  • Maltese Syrah – in a class of its own

    Predictions are a dangerous business. You start off trying to be like Nostradamus and end up more like Nosferatu, giving the kiss of death. But sometimes a wine’s potential is plain to see, especially when heaps of soul and character jump right at...

  • The location altercation

    The location altercation

    Ed Eats City LoungeOld Theatre StreetVallettaTel: 2122 8144 Food: 5/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 I’ve been told I’m overly idealistic. It is mainly because I expect things to work the way they should. Perhaps this makes me...

  • Chilli and all its fixin’s

    Chilli and all its fixin’s

    Chilli is one of the best dishes I learned in America and one of my favourite times to cook it is November when budgets are a little tight in the period of saving up for Christmas. And with plenty of inexpensive cuts of meat available, this can be...

  • Three gold medals for Delicata reds

    Three gold medals for Delicata reds

    Three Delicata red wines were awarded gold medals during the Emozioni dal Mondo Merlot e Cabernet Insieme international wine competition in Bergamo, Italy. The medals were awarded to the 2014 Gran Cavalier barrel matured Merlot DOK Superior Malta,...

  • Seasonal recipes

    Seasonal recipes

    Knorr brand ambassador and TV chef Manuel Aquilina created a collection of seasonal recipes to inspire cooking throughout the cooler months and ahead of the festive season by using the Knorr range of stock pots, flavour pots, cubes, soups and...

  • Survey Winners

    Survey Winners

    Winners of the Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants 2015 Survey, conducted last September, were presented with their prizes. First prize – two nights for two persons at the Trabuxu Boutique Living, Valletta – went to Michael Gauci; second...

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