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Food & Drink

  • Gastronomic experience at De Mondion restaurant

    The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, in collaboration with N.M. Arrigo, is hosting a wine event at De Mondion restaurant on March 14. A four-course dinner will be accompanied by a selection of Sicilian wines. These include: Grecanico Costadune –...

  • Green lightness

    Yogi Tea Ginger Lemon combines two favourite tea styles. The intensity of zingy ginger and lemon is balanced with invigorating Green Sencha tea, giving a full-bodied blend that is citrusy with a hint of spice. Yogi Tea products are found in...

  • Win prizes at Burger King

    Customers can win prizes when ordering a large meal at Burger King Malta. Diners will be given a scratch card featuring a variety of Burger King food items, Pepsi drinks, Kiabi vouchers, Embassy cinema tickets, a GoPro HD Hero3: White edition...

  • Trip Advisor award for Hilton Malta

    Hilton Malta has placed second in the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Malta category in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards. Now in their 12th year, the awards honour the world’s best hotels from the travellers’ point of view.

  • Coral Cove new attraction at Suncrest

    The four-star Seashells Resort at the Suncrest Hotel in Qawra has reopened following a €750,000 revamp of the main restaurant and kitchen. AX Hotels undertook a programme of improvements and maintenance as part of a refurbishment programme spread...

  • US wine exports set record as California drought persists

    Exports of wine from the US jumped by 16 per cent last year, show official figures that offer a boost to California’s winemakers facing their worst drought in memory. US wine exports, of which California represents 90 per cent, jumped by 16.4 per...

  • Food and drink industry improving social and environmental impact

    Many of the world’s top food and drink companies are taking steps to improve their social and environmental impact on poor countries, although there is still much more to do, development group Oxfam said. Oxfam launched its Behind the Brands...

  • Cruising to success

    One of the world’s most prestigious cocktail competitions is taking to the high seas to turn floating bartenders into mixologists extraordinaires. The Diageo Global Travel team announced the launch of the biggest ever Diageo Reserve World Class...

  • Synonymous with quality

    If you are planning a wedding, let Busy Bee Catering handle all the details for this special day. With over 75 years’ experience in this demanding industry, they have the know-how to make your day a memorable one. Busy Bee aim to provide constant,...

  • Stunning venues, sumptuous catering

    With 20 years’ experience in the catering industry, Island Caterers have built a solid reputation in wedding organisation. This reputation is based on service, reliability and quality. At Island Caterers the kitchen brigade is one of the best on...

  • Carnival cheer

    At carnival, many of us might be biting into something traditional like the carnival cake prinjolata or other sweet treats, before the fasting begins in earnest. Similarly, carnivores will probably be tucking into something meaty. Here are a few...

  • Garganelli with prawns, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and herbs tossed in a prawn veloute 

    Ingredients290g garganelli (fresh pasta)100g peeled king prawns60g party prawns40g onions10g garlic20ml white wine10g basil250ml prawn stock40g zucchini100g cherry tomato80g butter Method Fry the onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes and zucchini until...

  • Paccheri al tonno

    Ingredients100g paccheri pasta100g fresh tuna1 clove garlic1 tbsp fresh corianderPinch of salt and pepper50ml cream For the sauce1 clove garlic100g cherry tomatoes, choppedFresh basilSalt and pepper Method Boil the paccheri in salted boiling water...

  • Marrows stuffed with ricotta

    Ingredients 4 medium-sized marrows2 eggs200g ricotta50g grated cheeseSemolinaSalt and freshly ground pepperChopped parsley Method Wash the marrows, remove the tops and carefully scoop the marrows, making sure not to break them. Put the ricotta in...

  • Chocolate mousse, bitter orange ice cream, morello cherry and pear samosa

    IngredientsFor the chocolate mousse250ml milk; 75g dark chocolate;200ml semi-whipped cream;3 egg yolks; 30g sugar;1 gelatin leaf For the orange ice cream250ml milk; 2g staboline;1 orange (juice and zest); 60g sugar; 25ml fresh cream;1 tbsp Gran...

  • Poliakov, the first vodka into space

    Poliakov, the world’s most extreme vodka, has launched a one-of-a-kind experiment in a quest to reach the ultimate level of cold: the K Degree, the most freezing temperature one may find in the universe, at -273°C. The “K Degree” operation was set...

  • Granny Smith apple pockets with red prawn tartare

    Serves four Ingredients24 slices Granny Smith apples16 red prawns100g cream cheeseHerb oilRock salt and pepper Method Thinly slice the 24 apples. Cut each prawn in three pieces and put them in the middle of the sliced apples. Fold the apple in...

  • A stroke of serendipity

    Ed eats Dixie’sIndependence GardensSliemaTel: no reservations taken Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 10/10Overall: 8/10 I first came across the word serendipity when I first read about penicillin. I had to look up the word. Penicillin...

  • Comfort food in a bowl

    One of my favourite casual meals is the one I make at home in the middle of the day. As breakfast is unlikely to have been more than a piece of toast with coffee, the snack is substantial. If it is not a bowl of pasta, it will almost certainly be...

  • Chocafé opening at Smart City Malta

    A new concept cafe, Chocafé, will open its doors at Smart City Malta in the first week of April. The 88-cover cafeteria will have an outside terrace overlooking the panoramic Laguna Walk to be inaugurated in spring. Chocafé has signed agreements...

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