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  • One man’s meat is...

    One man’s meat is...

    Ed eats HaywharfXatt it-TibenFloriana Food: 4/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 3/10Overall: 4/10 There is one question that sums up any experience: will a client return? This applies to every case in which a product or service is delivered. If...

  • French treats

    French treats

    I love travelling through a region which tells me, just from what I see around me, what I shall be eating for dinner. Brittany is a perfect example. Its sheltered bays, clean waters and gentle river estuaries around Concarneau and the bay of...

  • Refreshing rosé wines

    Refreshing rosé wines

    Some years ago I wrote about how quality rosé wines were not as popular in Malta as in other Mediterranean countries. At that time, the only rosé wines consumed in significant quantities were Mateus and Lancers. It seems times have changed and we...

  • Marsovin wine festival returns

    Marsovin wine festival returns

    Marsovin is holding its seventh edition of their wine festival at Hastings Garden in Valletta next weekend. Patrons may enjoy a vast selection of certified DOK and IĠT quality wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo while listening to live...

  • Costa Coffee treats Valletta to breakfast

    Costa Coffee treats Valletta to breakfast

    Costa Coffee treated Valletta workers, residents and passers-by to a free coffee and muffin breakfast last week, to celebrate its opening at the Embassy Shopping Complex. “Everyone loves to start their day with a good coffee so we thought this...

  • World on a plate

    World on a plate

    The new Q-Zins Restaurant at San Antonio Hotel, in Buġibba, serves various cuisines under one roof: Mediterranean, Italian and Asian, with a focus on Chinese and Japanese. The Mediterranean is represented by seafood, fresh fish and meat dishes,...

  • Sipping coffee at the arts festival

    Sipping coffee at the arts festival

    Nescafé Dolce Gusto, in collaboration with Arts Council Malta, will be showcasing its roadster van at the ninth edition of the Malta Arts Festival running from tomorrow to August 2. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to experience the...

  • Big nutrition for small tummies

    Big nutrition for small tummies

    Available in eight flavours, Cerelac is a highly nutritious, easily digested instant cereal, containing milk powder. Cerelac is the ideal complement to babies’ diets at weaning and beyond. Based on wholesome grains and fortified with key vitamins...

  • Colour change

    Colour change

    Maltese and Gozitan grapes are entering their final stage of ripening, and it’s ‘all change’ as their true colours develop. Often referred to as ‘veraison’, which normally takes place some 40 to 50 days after fruit sets, one of the first red...

  • Strawberry panna cotta

    Strawberry panna cotta

    Ingredients250ml cream250ml fresh strawberry purée2½ unflavoured gelatin90ml cream (warm)90 white sugar1½ tsp vanilla extract Method Pour 90ml cream into a saucepan and stir in the gelatin leaves, together with the sugar, and set over medium heat,...

  • Beef pies

    Beef pies

    Serves 6 Ingredients500g puff pastry1 egg, lightly beaten For the filling:1 tbsp oil2 onions, chopped500g diced chuck steak1 cup beef stock⅓ cup red wine2 tbsps tomato paste2 tbsps plain (all-purpose) flour salt and cracked pepper to taste2 tbsps...

  • Marinated chicken kebabs

    Marinated chicken kebabs

    Ingredients6 tbsps olive oil4 tbsps honey4 tbsps soy saucefreshly ground pepper2 skinless chicken breastsgarlic8 small onions1 green bell pepper1 red bell peppermushrooms Method In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, soy sauce and pepper.

  • Egg drop soup

    Egg drop soup

    Serves 4 Ingredients:2 tbsps cornstarch3 tbsps water1¾ cups (425ml) homemade chicken broth or 1 can (400g) chicken broth1 cup (250 ml) waterhalf tomato, diced3 dashes white pepperhalf a teaspoon salt or to taste2 large eggs, lightly...

  • Rockfish balls with black ink Verrigni spaghettini

    Rockfish balls with black ink Verrigni spaghettini

    Serves 4 Ingredients1kg rockfish (ċippullazz)1 clove of garlic1 egg yolkpinch of thyme15g of pine nutssalt and pepper1 chilli10 cherry tomatoesfresh basil500ml vegetable stock1 packet of Verrigni black ink spaghettini (500g) Method In a preheated...

  • Doses of flavour and reggae

    Doses of flavour and reggae

    Ed eats Juuls7, St Joseph Street,Spinola Bay,St Julian’s Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 There is something quite magical about combining friends with food and drink and music. I don’t mean we should blend them. That...

  • Scrumptious summer selection

    Scrumptious summer selection

    One of the pleasures of each new season is looking forward to the good things it brings along with it – oranges and tangerines in the winter months, strawberries in spring, melons, peaches and figs in summer and pomegranates in the autumn. I know...

  • Absolut collaborates with Maltese artists

    Absolut collaborates with Maltese artists

    During Malta Design Week in Valletta, Absolut Vodka collaborated with two Maltese artists as part of its new global Transform Today initiative. The message is that Absolut transforms the way it collaborates with artists and strengthens efforts to...

  • Vini e Capricci honoured by Italian Distillers Corporation

    Vini e Capricci honoured by Italian Distillers Corporation

    Owner of gourmet food and wine shop Vini e Capricci, Abraham Said, was inducted Cavaliere della Corporazione degli Acquavitieri Italiani (Knight of the Italian Distillers Corporation) of the region of Asti, Italy. The investiture took place at the...

  • Incredible Asia to open at Smart City

    Incredible Asia to open at Smart City

    Incredible Asia will be joining a host of restaurants along the Laguna Walk at Smart City, pictured. The restaurant, which is also found in Gżira, is expanding its operations in the south, together with the recently opened D’Asia in...

  • Dining by the water’s edge

    Dining by the water’s edge

    Alang Alang, at the Ramla Bay Resort, is set right at the water’s edge. Its à la carte menu offers a wide range of dishes. Starters include vegetable terrine, seared calamari salad or Mediterranean fish and seafood soup. Fresh ravioli stuffed with...

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