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Food & Drink

  • Celebrating the craft of cocktails

    Celebrating the craft of cocktails

    The sixth edition of London Cocktail Week, which kicked off on Wednesday and comes to an end today, hosted a multitude of events celebrating award-winning bars and restaurants. There were parties and masterclasses to supper clubs and self-guided...

  • Drinking by candlelight

    Drinking by candlelight

    Good food, good wine, good company, all wrapped up in the romantic setting of a candlelit city, are the best ingredients for a great night out; and it all begins tonight in Vittoriosa. Birgufest, expected to attract thousands of people over three...

  • Machu Picchu vineyard planted

    Machu Picchu vineyard planted

    In the Peruvian sacred valley of the Incas, close to Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco, an enterprising Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes has planted an experimental vineyard with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot grapes to...

  • The sands of time

    The sands of time

    Ed eats Las PalmasCoast RoadBaħar iċ-ĊagħaqTel – 2137 7822 Food: 5/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 5/10Overall: 6/10 A short while ago I spent a few days in Denmark under some pretext or another. To help me recover from the initial shock I...

  • Last of the summer fruit

    Last of the summer fruit

    Mediterranean fruit which has absorbed the sun of a long hot summer is intensely sweet, perhaps not as juicy as usual, perhaps not as large and my Gozo kitchen is full of it at the moment. Piel de Sapo (toad skin) and netted cantaloupe melons,...

  • Marsovin releases Grand Maître 2013

    Marsovin releases Grand Maître 2013

    The 16th vintage of Marsovin’s Grand Maître 2013, Annata Fra Annette de Clermont de Chattes Gessan, is to be released on October 16. Marsovin’s Grand Maître collection is dedicated to the Grand Masters of Malta by special appointment to the...

  • J. Moreau & Fils celebrates 200th anniversary

    J. Moreau & Fils is celebrating its 200th anniversary with a special label on all its Chablis 2014 vintage. In 1814 Jean-Joseph Moreau, a young cooper, married a local winemaker’s daughter and inherited the oldest wine House of Chablis. Driven by...

  • Hard Rock Cafe Malta launches vegetarian menu

    Hard Rock Cafe Malta launches vegetarian menu

    On World Vegetarian Day, celebrated last Thursday, Hard Rock Cafe Malta began serving new vegetarian offerings. The menu features a selection of 25 meatless options, including a variety of vegetarian burgers, wraps, salads and juices. These...

  • Delicata wines to be promoted at Notte Bianca

    Wine-loving visitors at Valletta’s Notte Bianca tomorrow will be able to dine in style and take advantage of numerous offers on Delicata’s wines in a variety of establishments throughout the capital city. Whether your choice of cuisine is...

  • Grape expectations – at €283 each

    Grape expectations – at €283 each

    In a recent Japanese auction a single 700g bunch of 26 grapes has sold for a record one million yen (€7,350), or approximately €283 per berry. The record selling bunch of Ruby Roman grapes was the highest priced at this year’s first auction in...

  • In love with spices

    In love with spices

    It is not easy to achieve the right balance when mixing spices for Indian dishes. This week’s recipes mark a visit to Malta by Vivek Singh from The Cinnamon Club in London. It was a wonderful experience to share his kitchen and work with...

  • Flogging dead fish

    Flogging dead fish

    Pet’s Plates Iċ-ĊimaSt Simon Street,Xlendi,Gozo Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 It’s about time I introduced you all to Rob. He eats with me most days, so it’s not uncommon to find him dining out with me and, on...

  • Australian wines tasted at elegant barbecue

    Australian wines tasted at elegant barbecue

    Farsons Beverage Imports Company (FBIC) Ltd, a member of the Farsons Group, recently hosted the Jacob’s Creek barbecue at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands’ Essence restaurant. Jacob’s Creek is one of the most trusted and enjoyed...

  • Slow Food Beijing Festival raises awareness on EndAngered heritage food

    Slow Food Beijing Festival raises awareness on EndAngered heritage food

    The Slow Food Beijing Festival, held at the Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone and Culture Free Port in Beijing, China, focused on the value of local culture and traditions, the safeguarding of biodiversity and the importance of food and taste...

  • Wine-pairing event with Hugel & Fils

    Wine-pairing event with Hugel & Fils

    A wine-pairing event featuring Hugel & Fils wines was organised by Farsons Beverage and Imports Ltd at Tmun in Mġarr, Gozo. The renowned wines from the Alsace region in France were presented by Hugel’s wine expert David Ling and paired with an...

  • The best of both worlds

    The best of both worlds

    Home-baking spread Stork has launched Stork with Butter. Available in a convenient tub format, the new product combines the spread with a delicious, buttery taste that makes it ideal for cakes. The blend of Stork and butter makes cakes light and...

  • Delicata ends grape pressing

    Delicata ends grape pressing

    Seven weeks ago, Delicata started the pressing of its 2015 grapes with its DOK Malta Chardonnay. Forty-nine days later, as the penultimate ‘big red’ DOK Malta Cabernet Sauvignon grapes roll into the winery, this year’s pressing is coming to a...

  • ‘Use your loaf and save dough by recycling bread’

    ‘Use your loaf and save dough by recycling bread’

    Slices of stale bread thrown away each day could be used in puddings, croutons or Shepherd’s Pie topping, The Great British Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle said. Birtwhistle, who won the BBC competition last year, is backing a campaign to cut...

  • Eating on the aluminium mile

    Eating on the aluminium mile

    Ed eats Cheeky Monkey GastropubDawret il-QawraQawraTel: 2354 3853 Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6.5/10 There are some jokes you just have to be there for. They’re hilarious in context but they don’t quite work well if...

  • A celebration à la française

    Earlier this year, restaurants throughout the world were invited by the French Ministry of Culture to participate in Goût de France, an event designed to promote French gastro-nomy. As if it needed promoting! And all this just because French...

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