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  • Easy like Monday at lunchtime

    Easy like Monday at lunchtime

    Iċ-ĊimaSt Simon Street, Xlendi, GozoTel: 2155 8407 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 We have it easy. Well, many of us do. I sat on the third floor of a charming restaurant in Xlendi and looked across at the cliffs and...

  • A Four Hands Dinner

    A Four Hands Dinner

    Under a starlit sky, in the medieval city of Mdina, the de Mondion Restaurant housed within The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, raised the bar and hosted a dinner with a difference. On an autumn evening, respective guests were treated to a Four...

  • Gold and press prize for Medina Merlot

    Gold and press prize for Medina Merlot

    Winegrowing never has an easy road ahead. But, each new laurel bestowed to a locally-grown bottle reaffirms its serious potential in Malta. Amazing triumphs that few people imagined possible have been achieved already. Now the Delicata winery has...

  • Found wanting

    Found wanting

    Brass & KnuckleNaxxar Food: 6/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 The stereotypical, rosy-faced, pinstripe-aproned butcher worth his salt is becoming an increasingly rare thing. Naxxar is the land of butchers. Among the good,...

  • New brand aims to rediscover Malta’s cheese-making past

    New brand aims to rediscover Malta’s cheese-making past

    Tan-nar is a new local cheese brand which has just been introduced to the market by Farm Fresh Ltd, a Magro Brothers company. Using time-tested methodologies acquired from the recipe books of forefathers combined with the latest technology and...

  • Campari supports Allura – The Trail

    Campari is supporting Allura – The Trail, a walking tour of pop-up open artists’ studios at multiple host venues across Sliema and St Julian’s being held today. The event, endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, is the first of its kind in...

  • Farsons Group holds well-being week

    Farsons Group holds well-being week

    For the fourth year running, Farsons Group organised a Well-Being Week forits employees. In what has now become an annual October appointment, Farsons has once again dedicated a week to promoting positive health, physical activity and mental...

  • Simonds Farsons Cisk and PepsiCo celebrate 40 years of partnership

    Simonds Farsons Cisk and PepsiCo celebrate 40 years of partnership

    Simonds Farsons Cisk and PepsiCo marked 40 years of partnership during a visit to Malta by a high-level PepsiCo delegation. Silviu Popovici, president of Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Christophe Guille, vice president/general manager, Central Europe...

  • Watch: Lampuki cooked three ways

    Watch: Lampuki cooked three ways

    The feast of Santa Marija on August 15 marks the start of the lampuki season. However, it is not until this late summer and the beginning of autumn they are abundant.  The lampuka, or dorado, spawns in Cyprus and migrates past Malta between...

  • Every broth you take

    Every broth you take

    DomaParisio Street,SliemaTel: 9936 0274 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 9/10Overall: 7/10 I was speaking to a man who I consider clever and respectable when, seemingly out of nowhere, he admitted to me that he doesn’t quite believe the...

  • Wolfburn Scotch whisky in Malta

    Wolfburn Scotch whisky in Malta

    Wolfburn, a smooth and easy-drinking malt maturated in the finest hand-selected oak casks is now available in Malta. Matured and bottled on site, Northland represents the first chapter in the history of Wolfburn. The smooth and warming flavours...

  • Spooky sandwich proven to induce nightmares

    Can a burger give nightmares? That’s what Burger King set out to prove with an unusual research study on its latest Halloween burger, the Nightmare King. This spooky sandwich features a savoury flame–grilled beef patty, a 100 per cent white meat...

  • Tasting food for science

    Tasting food for science

    Innovation in the food industry has been positioned as a societal challenge with high potential for sustainable competitiveness and growth. Particularly, with increasing productivity in order to meet the demands of a growing population, but also...

  • The unsettling story of an upright wine bottle

    The unsettling story of an upright wine bottle

    There’s that decades-old bottle of wine I hang on to for purely sentimental reasons. I wouldn’t normally bring it up, but it’s just that its good form has been puzzling me. Like any other memento deemed worth showcasing, my keepsake, too, is...

  • New website for Foodbank Lifeline

    New website for Foodbank Lifeline

    The Foodbank Lifeline Foundation has launched a new website as it gears up to run its second Reverse Advent Calendar campaign this Christmas. The foundation, which distributes urgent food supplies to people in need, was overwhelmed by the success...

  • Antojitos 

    Antojitos 

    AvotacoTa’ Xbiex Food: 9/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 They have let the street in. This is Avotaco of street food fame and food truck mania. They soon realised they had a hit on their hands. And from the success of the...

  • Nutritious chocolate drink back in Malta

    Nutritious chocolate drink back in Malta

    In the 1930s – a time when it was hard for families to put nutritious meals on the table and children were not taking in enough vitamins and minerals – a solution was needed. It came in the form of a unique recipe for a nutritious chocolate drink...

  • Villa Bologna launches new organic and artisan shop – first of its kind in Malta

    Villa Bologna launches new organic and artisan shop – first of its kind in Malta

    Villa Bologna, one of Malta’s finest baroque villas known for its architectural importance and extensive gardens, is marking another milestone in its history by launching a new ‘bottega shopping’ concept – integrating organic products and...

  • What’s in an ‘N’?

    What’s in an ‘N’?

    N Japanese Bistrot92, Strait StreetVallettaTel: 2730 0781 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 Google’s search predictions reveal quite a lot about what the world is thinking. I can’t recall what it was I was searching for...

  • New concept for Bols Around The World competition

    New concept for Bols Around The World competition

    To celebrate over a decade of the unrivalled Bols Around The World (BATW) competition, Lucas Bols is mixing things up in 2019 by inviting bar teams to participate.  Because at the end of the day, it takes a talented team to create a remarkable...