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  • 2015 Gran Cavalier reds released

    Delicata has released the long-anticipated 2015 vintage of the Merlot and Syrah wines in the winery’s flagship Gran Cavalier range. Both cask-matured red wines have become very sought after, especially in the last few years thanks to the wines’...

  • Wines masterclasses at Ellul’s

    Wines masterclasses at Ellul’s

    Founded in the early 1800s by Fortunato Ellul, things have come a long way for the family business. The Ellul generation lives on through Matthew and Andrew, sons of the late Joseph Ellul. Customers at Ellul Wine’s and Spirits do not only visit...

  • Wining under the stars with Marnisi

    Marsovin, Malta’s largest producer of premium wine, will be holding the Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast on August 13 and 14 between 7.30 and 11.30pm at their Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk. The winery will be celebrating the start of the grape harvest...

  • Summer salads and dressings

    Summer salads and dressings

    Salads enable us to provide substantial meals in the summer months without spending too much time in a hot kitchen. Make use of the large variety of leaves in the market to add balance and add different textures and flavours. Sweetcorn and Tuna...

  • A Tavola re-opens for summer

    A Tavola re-opens for summer

    A Tavola, an Italian dining outlet in Sliema, is open again for summer, offering a genuine dining experience with a true taste of Italian cuisine. A Tavola is located in the courtyard of the historical Palazzo Capua. The restaurant specialises in...

  • Absolut continues to stir things up with new limited edition

    Absolut continues to stir things up with new limited edition

    This summer, Absolut stirs things up with the launch of Absolut Mix, the latest of the brand’s acclaimed series of limited edition bottles. Inspired by the six colours of the LGBT Pride flag, the design’s semi-transparent triangles allow the...

  • A tale of the unexpected

    A tale of the unexpected

    Ed eats Stanjata Café113, Valley RoadBirkirkaraTel: 2713 1990 Food: 9/10Location: 9/10Service: 8/10Value: 9/10Overall: 9/10 Lunch is, all too often, the culinary equivalent of a pencil sharpener. That tool that hides in a drawer until desperate...

  • Pokémon Go craze picked up by Covent Garden restaurant

    Pokémon Go craze picked up by Covent Garden restaurant

    Pokémon mania has officially swept not only Malta but, as the entire world, with 21 million global users, clinching its spot as the most popular game in history. Now, restaurants, cafes and bars are reacting creatively with the hope of cashing in...

  • Farsons looks eastwards

    Farsons looks eastwards

    Farsons Brewery this year exhibited its premium range of award winning beers at Sial China, Asia’s largest food and beverage exhibition, held in Shanghai. Featuring almost 3,000 exhibitors from 67 countries and regions, the annual exhibition...

  • Caffe Pascucci to open in Paceville

    Caffe Pascucci to open in Paceville

    Italian coffee franchise Caffe Pascucci will be opening its fifth outlet in Malta in the coming weeks. The flagship store is located in prime location in the heart of Paceville, St Julian’s. The hugely successful coffeehouse, represented in Malta...

  • The de Mondion reaches for the Orient

    The de Mondion chef Kevin Bonello, will be collaborating with Chef Kazunori Otowa, Owner and Chef to Relais & Chateaux Property, Restaurant Otowa. Using typical Mediterranean ingredients, with Japanese culinary skill, the two have come up with an...

  • Delicata Classic Wine Festival

    Delicata Classic Wine Festival

    The Delicata Classic Wine Festival, one of Malta’s greatest wine events, is back for its 15th edition at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta, between Thursday and Sunday from 7pm until midnight. The festival is the showcase for Malta’s wines par...

  • A perfect pairing

    A perfect pairing

    The popular Asian restaurant Temptasian, part of The Palace eateries in Sliema, was present once again at annual Marsovin Wine Festival. The Palace set up a sushi stall offering guests the opportunity to pair fine wines with fresh sushi while...

  • A slice of baked cheesecake

    A slice of baked cheesecake

    Sweet and savoury baked cheesecakes are a classic favourite and the choice of how to make them and what ingredients to add is endless. The consistency is dense and cheesecakes may even have a chalky texture in a wonderful way. Since I have lived...

  • A second success

    A second success

    Pet’s Plates WejlaSmart City, KalkaraTel: 2180 6104 Food: 8/10Location: 7/10Service: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 In the past I’ve written of my dislike for Smart City, the city built by smart people, for all things smart. The place simply does...

  • A bluffer’s wine festival guide

    A bluffer’s wine festival guide

    In less than a week, the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta will turn into a little heaven for lovers of wine and good cheer. The Delicata Classic Wine Festival starts next Thursday and is held every evening until Sunday, August 7, 7pm until...

  • The Boathouse Lounge launched

    The Boathouse Lounge launched

    The Boathouse Lounge, Wine & Tapas is a new venue that recently opened at the Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julian’s. Set within the original boathouse, which dates back to the 19th century, The Boathouse Lounge offers a selection of quality, fine...

  • Farsons Beer Festival back with bigger selection

    Farsons Beer Festival back with bigger selection

    The Farsons Great Beer Festival is in full swing at Ta’ Qali National Park with a line-up of musicians, artists and bands accompanied by the most extensive selection of award-winning local and international beers the festival has ever offered. The...

  • I want it all

    I want it all

    Ed eats Piccolo Padre194/5, Main Street,St Julian’sTel: 2134 4875 Food: 8/10Location: 8/10Service: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 When asked about the best restaurant I’ve ever been to, a particular one comes to mind. It was a restaurant that...

  • Grasping the unique Girgentina

    Grasping the unique Girgentina

    Just say ‘Girgentina’. The soft sibilance, the internal alliteration, the jovial completion, whether you give it the sharp English pronunciation or slowly ease off the word in Maltese, it’s a sound suggestive of heritage and, of course,...

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