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  • Sushi champion launches Mediterrasian sushi

    Sushi champion launches Mediterrasian sushi

    World Sushi Champion Pepi Anevski launched Mediterrasian Sushi – a fusion of Japanese tastes and flavours with a Mediterranean twist – at Ocean Basket in Qawra. In creating this new menu, Anevski used his creative and technical skill to offer a...

  • All about the view...

    All about the view...

    Pet’s Plates MunchiesTriq il-Marfa, Għadira Bay, MellieħaTel: 2157 6416 Food: 5/10  Location: 8/10Service: 8/10Value: 5/10Overall: 6/10 There is something absolutely wonderful about dining al fresco by the sea. The smells and sounds of the sea...

  • Time to squirrel away some nuts

    Time to squirrel away some nuts

    The end of summer is a bittersweet time for most people. After three months of consuming cold and refreshing goods, it is now time to kiss them goodbye. Come end of September and all of autumn, nuts are seen more abundantly in our market and with...

  • Farsons Brewery launches revamped Classic Brews range

    Farsons Brewery launches revamped Classic Brews range

    Farsons Brewery recently launched a newly revamped and extended Farsons Classic Brews range. Farsons India Pale Ale and Farsons Double Red Strong Ale are the two new additions to the Farsons range, which hark back to the brewery’s origins and...

  • The steakout

    The steakout

    Ed Eats Brass & KnuckleOratory Street,NaxxarTel 2722 2722 Food: 7/10  Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7.5/10 We’ve all had days we wish we didn’t have to endure. For those of us enslaved within the working classes, we usually call...

  • Wine masterclasses at Ellul Wines & Spirits

    Wine masterclasses at Ellul Wines & Spirits

    After the summer months, wine masterclasses are back at Ellul Wines & Spirits. Recently, South African Simonsig wines took centre stage during an event conducted by senior wine-maker and owner of Simonsig Estate John Malan. Named after the...

  • There’s something about Malta

    There’s something about Malta

    Renowned German blogger and food writer Meike Peters, whose first cookbook, Eat In My Kitchen, has just been published worldwide, reveals how her time in Malta inspired some of her best-known and best-tasting recipes. Words by Iggy Fenech. When I...

  • How to cook meagre

    How to cook meagre

    Meagre (gurbell) is one of the most delicious fish that is available locally. It has a fleshy texture, with a mild taste that will please both fish lovers and those who are not regular fish eaters. When cooked, it almost melts in your mouth.

  • 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...

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