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Food & Drink

  • Take me to the Marina food and fun family event

    The second ‘Take Me to the Marina’ event by the Marina Hotel in St Julian’s will take place between Wednesday and Sunday. The five-day family activity includes a photographic under-water exhibition by Kris Micallef, stand-up comedy nights at The...

  • Wine and rock rule at Żejtun music festival

    The fifth edition of the Beland Music Festival, which starts on Wednesday, will include a ‘wine night’ on Friday. Twenty of Delicata’s DOK and IGT quality wines will be available to try at different wine stalls. These include: Pjazza Regina red,...

  • Flowering well under way

    Flowering well under way

    Advice to wine growers on sustainable and effective use of foliar sprays is vital at this time of the year, when the flowering of local vines is well under way. In a Chadwick Lakes vineyard growing Merlot grapes, owner Carmel Azzopardi (left), who...

  • Love and confidence

    Love and confidence

    Ed eats Palazzo Preca54, Strait StreetVallettaTel: 2122 6777 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7.5/10 Returning from Italy always causes me to reflect about food. If this column weren’t restricted to restaurants that you,...

  • Essential vinegars in your pantry

    One of my favourite kitchen occupations at this time of year is to refresh my acetaia – rather a grand term for my collection of bottles of home-made flavoured vinegars – and to make new ones. Herbs, fruit, spices and edible flowers can all be...

  • The right serving ritual

    The right serving ritual

    With a legacy that dates back to 1864, Heineken has always been associa­ted with quality, a result of its finest ingredients and traditional brewing process. But the Heineken expe­rience goes beyond the product; it is the whole ritual of serving...

  • Arkadia Marketing wins award for good workplace practices

    Arkadia Marketing wins award for good workplace practices

    Arkadia Marketing Ltd is the overall winner of the Business Leaders Malta Employee Research Award in the ‘over 150 employees’ category. Arkadia came on top as a result of its good practice at the workplace and the healthy dynamics between employer...

  • Trolley dash in Sliema

    Trolley dash in Sliema

    Holland & Barrett is giving away up to €500 worth of quality health products in a trolley dash through its new Sliema outlet on May 23. To participate, one can log on to the Get Carried Away app on Facebook where one will be asked a simple question.

  • Vanilla-flavoured custard for dessert

    Vanilla-flavoured custard for dessert

    Ambrosia Devon Dream, a vanilla-flavoured custard that can be poured over desserts, strawberries and other fruit, has been launched in Malta. Over 13,000 pots of the new custard were distributed to visitors at the Mġarr strawberry...

  • New executive chef for The Waterfront Hotel in Gżira

    New executive chef for The Waterfront Hotel in Gżira

    Adrian Buttigieg is the new executive chef of The Waterfront Hotel in Gżira. The 29-year-old has extensive experience in the five-star hotel catering business both in Malta and abroad and has won various awards. Buttigieg started out his career...

  • Victoria Heights Shiraz Rosé awarded bronze

    Victoria Heights Shiraz Rosé awarded bronze

    Delicata’s 2014 vintage Victoria Heights Shiraz Rosé DOK Gozo wine has been awarded a bronze medal at the 2015 Global Rosé Masters wine competition held in the UK. The Drinks Business Global Masters wine competitions are a series of ‘races’ where...

  • A taste for all the senses

    A taste for all the senses

    Two local action groups, GAL Xlokk and GAL Majjistral have teamed up to organise MeDIETerranea Food Festival, a n event bringing together 33 rural localities from the east (xlokk) and the northwest (majjistral) territories under one roof at the...

  • Soft drink couture for Malta Fashion Awards

    Soft drink couture for Malta Fashion Awards

    When Diet Coke cans are used as hair rollers in a Lady Gaga video, you know that the soft drink has a steady place in the fashion scene. Despite only being in its early 30s, the calorie-free soda has spent almost all its life working hand-in-hand...

  • Pity about the food

    Pity about the food

    Ed eats Rocksalt18, Tigné SeafrontSliemaTel: 2133 6226 Food: 4/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 5/10Overall: 6/10 Try as we might, we can’t shake our evolutionary pathway. We remain, essentially, self-aware mammals. Nature has its way of...

  • Some supper suggestions

    Some supper suggestions

    Better weather means lighter meals, so it’s back to some old favourites like chicken breast, pork medallions and maybe some lightweight pasta or salmon, before we start opting for salads and barbecues, although we have had some balmy evenings...

  • Serving Stella the right way

    Serving Stella the right way

    An international trainer was in Malta to step up Belgian beer Stella Artois’s serving ritual to the standard it is renowned for. The first three establishments that received training were Hugo’s Pub and AXM Club in St Julian’s and Traveller’s Cafe...

  • Marsovin’s Marnisi gets gold medal in France

    Marsovin’s Marnisi gets gold medal in France

    Marsovin has been awarded a gold medal for its single estate wine, Marnisi 2012, at the Challenge International du Vin at Bourg and Blaye, just outside Bordeaux, France. Marsovin has competed in this wine competition from time to time. This year a...

  • London-based sisters find that cookbooks about greens sell

    London-based sisters find that cookbooks about greens sell

    Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley are getting noticed for their style of cooking using wholesome ingredients, but which has diners saying “this doesn’t taste healthy” and meaning it as a compliment. Over the last year, their debut cookbook, The Art of...

  • Germans switch sausage for soya over green and health concerns

    Germans switch sausage for soya over green and health concerns

    Germans, known for their love of sausages, are eating less meat and more vegetarian food as concerns grow about health, animal welfare and the environmental cost of livestock farming. Meat consumption is stable or declining in most developed...

  • Delicata grape growers seminars

    Delicata grape growers seminars

    During the last few weeks, over 120 of Delicata’s vineyard owners and grape growers have attended four viticultural seminars, organised by the winemaking company to teach best practices regarding sustainable fertilisation. Over 100 farmers...

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