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  • Pokémon Go craze picked up by Covent Garden restaurant

    Pokémon Go craze picked up by Covent Garden restaurant

    Pokémon mania has officially swept not only Malta but, as the entire world, with 21 million global users, clinching its spot as the most popular game in history. Now, restaurants, cafes and bars are reacting creatively with the hope of cashing in...

  • Farsons looks eastwards

    Farsons looks eastwards

    Farsons Brewery this year exhibited its premium range of award winning beers at Sial China, Asia’s largest food and beverage exhibition, held in Shanghai. Featuring almost 3,000 exhibitors from 67 countries and regions, the annual exhibition...

  • Caffe Pascucci to open in Paceville

    Caffe Pascucci to open in Paceville

    Italian coffee franchise Caffe Pascucci will be opening its fifth outlet in Malta in the coming weeks. The flagship store is located in prime location in the heart of Paceville, St Julian’s. The hugely successful coffeehouse, represented in Malta...

  • The de Mondion reaches for the Orient

    The de Mondion chef Kevin Bonello, will be collaborating with Chef Kazunori Otowa, Owner and Chef to Relais & Chateaux Property, Restaurant Otowa. Using typical Mediterranean ingredients, with Japanese culinary skill, the two have come up with an...

  • 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...

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