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  • Up in smoke: is gas or coal the best fuel for your barbecue

    Up in smoke: is gas or coal the best fuel for your barbecue

    The smoky aroma of a barbecue is a familiar smell on warm sunny evenings around the world. But is a barbecue a healthy way to cook? And which type of barbecue – gas or coal – is best to cook on for taste and flavour? With respect to health, there...

  • Wines and starry evenings

    Wines and starry evenings

    Marsovin is holding its annual event Marnisi Under the Stars – The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast today and tomorrow at the Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk, from 7.30pm onwards. As the event name suggests, the winery will be celebrating the start of...

  • Lacklustre

    Lacklustre

    Vecchia NapoliSalini Resort,Salina Bay Food: 6/10Location: 9/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Photographing your food makes it taste better. There’s some science for you – only I think it’s bogus. Research suggests that taking the time to...

  • KFC Malta launches the famous Double Down

    KFC Malta launches the famous Double Down

    KFC Malta has launched the Double Down, one of KFC’s most successful sandwiches. Previously only available in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada and the UK, the Double Down has finally hit Malta’s shores for a limited time only. If you love...

  • The Villa’s coming home party

    The Villa’s coming home party

    The Villa, the 19th century gem of Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa, pulled all the stops for its comeback celebration with sparkling cocktails whipped up by Nori bartenders, and tempting bites prepared by Taro’s kitchen brigade. Alex...

  • Xewkija square to host Malta International Food Festival

    Xewkija square to host Malta International Food Festival

    A festival featuring various culinary delicacies and cuisines, including Asian, Mediterranean and the best of Gozitan food is being held in Xewkija today and tomorrow. The Gozo edition of the Malta International Food Festival last year attracted...

  • Good tidings for Malta’s wine grape harvest

    Good tidings for Malta’s wine grape harvest

    The lush green canopies of grape vines are ready to yield their sweet bounty. Harvest time is here. Out in the vineyards, the smell of ripe grapes is all around. Families and friends come together, as they have done for thousands of years, ready...

  • Delicata Wine Festival continues this weekend

    Since 2002, Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker has commemorated the start of the Maltese wine grape harvest by hosting the winery’s Classic Wine Festival at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. This year’s 17th edition of the festival started...

  • Wine festival at Upper Barrakka Gardens

    Wine festival at Upper Barrakka Gardens

    The 17th edition of the Delicata Classic Wine Festival kicks off today at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. There will be over 20 wines to sample from various wine stalls spread along the gardens’ periphery while live cooking stalls will be...

  • Making up and breaking up

    Making up and breaking up

    Dolce Sicilia La ScoglieraBaħar iċ-ĊagħaqTel 2137 8831 Food: 6/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 I once heard family described as friends you haven’t chosen. That can be said of many relationships. It applies to colleagues and...

  • Marnisi Organic wins gold medal

    Marsovin has just been awarded a gold medal for its Marnisi Organic vintage 2016. The result has been received with great delight from the Marsovin winery team as news of the results were received only a month after the wine was released on the...

  • Say no to straws to save planet

    KFC Malta have championed the No Straws Movement following the roll-out of the campaign at KFC Singapore. As from this month, Malta will no longer serve the plastic lid and straw with drinks. The exception to this policy is for take-away and...

  • 50 years of Big Mac

    50 years of Big Mac

    The Big Mac is celebrating its 50th anniversary and in those 50 years it’s become universally recognised for its craveable and delicious two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun. So much so,...

  • Malta’s little-known Sangiovese

    Malta’s little-known Sangiovese

    Malta is thirsting for more wine made from locally-grown varieties. Of the many dark-skinned possibilities, Sangiovese is one of the least explored grapes and yet it has a lot to offer. Sangiovese was shyly introduced to the archipelago’s...

  • Making the news

    Making the news

    Finding a cafe that serves a versatile, current menu in a relaxed setting in the busy Sliema surrounding is a rarity. And finding one that tops it up with near perfect service and a superb happy hour is pretty much what going out should be all...

  • Behind the bar at Nori

    Behind the bar at Nori

    Nori at The Villa, Le Meridien’s new signature Asian fusion and seafood restaurant, is now open and –  besides the mouth-watering menu, it’s also serving some serious cocktails. Behind the bar we find Daniele Russo and Zdravko Mitey, two...

  • Hungry Hungarians

    Hungry Hungarians

    Margaret Island BistroThe Strand, Sliema Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 It is too hot for dumplings. And far too hot for goulash. Making matters worse is the malfunctioning air conditioning that gradually defeats our...

  • Gastronomic charity dinner

    Gastronomic charity dinner

    Infinitely Xara Co Ltd, owned by the Zammit Tabona family, organised a dinner in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza for the second year running. The dinner was held in the historical setting of the Misraħ il-Kunsill Pjazza, located near the Mdina local...

  • Fresh tastes of southern Italy

    Fresh tastes of southern Italy

    Al Basilico of Abate Rigord, Ta’ Xbiex, is the new hotspot for foodies in Malta. The concept for this new eatery centres mainly on fresh produce and was created with the goal of replicating some of the tastes and traditions of southern Italian...

  • Delicata Wine Festival is back

    The Delicata Classic Wine Festival will once again take place at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta from August 9 to 12, every evening from 7pm to midnight. There will be over 25 wines to sample, including the semi-sparkling Frizzantes made...