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  • Michelin gives stars back to chef who didn't want them

    Michelin gives stars back to chef who didn't want them

    A French chef who shocked the culinary world in 2017 by handing back his Michelin stars was stunned Monday to find himself back in the prestigious guide's new edition. Sebastien Bras cited the "huge pressure" that came with Michelin recognition...

  • For goodness’ sake

    For goodness’ sake

    MadokaTriq San ĠorġSt Julian’sTel: 2701 1440 Food: 9/10Service: 10/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8.5/10 I very rarely tend to eat Asian food out. To me it’s always been more of an “in-front of the TV” sort of affair, but I’m not going to lie.

  • Eeetwell opens in Valletta

    Eeetwell opens in Valletta

    Multi-cuisine food store Eeetwell opened a new outlet in Merchants Street, Valletta, on January 11. To celebrate the occasion, the management threw a grand opening party where more than 1,000 people visited the shop throughout the day, enjoying...

  • Is the ftira a marker of Maltese identity?

    Is the ftira a marker of Maltese identity?

    The Maltese ftira is undoubtedly the most popular local bread-based product. It can serve both as a full meal or as a light snack, and it can be filled with virtually anything to one’s liking. The mouth-watering ftira may be considered ordinary,...

  • True winter recipes

    True winter recipes

    Here are some warm and easy-to-cook recipes you can concoct very quickly, together with a delicious pie for those of you with a sweet tooth – courtesy of Blogchef.net. Turkey Grilled Cheese with Gravy 4 servings Ingredients:8 slices french bread4...

  • One for the money, one for the soul

    One for the money, one for the soul

    ManoucheTriq Mikiel Ang BorgSpinolaTel: 27041478 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 The year has hardly had time to get out of bed and here we are, eating away like it’s going out of style. As I’ve done every year since...

  • Looking forward

    Looking forward

    Welcome to another round-up of a year of dining out. I’ve never quite adhered to a format. This started out as quite a structured list of the top experiences of the year along with the major disappointments. Every year, however, its shape shifted...

  • Let's talk turkey...

    Let's talk turkey...

    Charles Dickens popularised the traditional, English Christmas in 1843 in his novel A Christmas Carol, when Bob Cratchit and his family sit down on Christmas Day to eat a dinner of goose with mashed potatoes and apple sauce accompanied by sage and...

  • Five ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

    Five ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

    The average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain on our finances, but also has significant environmental impacts – both in terms of production and waste management – and Christmas is no different. A...

  • Cooking with kids at the Med. Culinary Academy

    Cooking with kids at the Med. Culinary Academy

    This Christmas, the Mediterranean Culinary Academy will be hosting a holiday cookie class for children. Led by chef Debbie Schembri, this is the first MCA cooking workshop of its kind, which is aimed at both parents and children. The single...

  • Which way to steer

    Which way to steer

    Patrick’s TmunEuropa StreetRabatGozoTel: 2156 6667 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 For there to be an elephant in the room, it has to be one very large room. Every time I’ve heard someone say they need to address the...

  • Out with the old wood, in with the new wine

    Out with the old wood,  in with the new wine

    “Out with the old”, so it goes! Snip by snip, grape growers start trimming back last year’s wilted wood of dormant vines, stripped of their leaves by the wind and donning only bare cane shoots in their skimpy canopies. Like winemaking, this...

  • Health in a bite

    Health in a bite

    Orgran offer a wide variety of products from pasta and baking mixes to crispbreads, biscuits, cereals and more. All Orgran products are gluten free, dairy Free, egg free and suitable for vegans. Distributed by Alfred Gera & Sons Ltd. For more...

  • Culinary academy inspires delicious Christmas with new festive packages

    Culinary academy inspires delicious Christmas with new festive packages

    Anyone looking for something a little different for the foodies in their life this Christmas need look no further than the Mediterranean Culinary Academy. To celebrate Christmas, the MCA has announced a series of exclusive festive packages that...

  • Cisk Pilsner awarded gold at Brussels Beer Challenge

    This year’s edition of the Brussels Beer Challenge has awarded Cisk Pilsner, brewed by Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, a gold medal in the Bohemian-Style Pilsner category. The competition was held in Mechelen, Belgium last month. The Brussels Beer...

  • All of the effort

    All of the effort

    Panorama RestaurantBritish HotelSt Ursula StreetVallettaTel: 2122 4730 Food: 6/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 4/10Overall: 6/10 A man wiser than myself said that all the effort in the world won’t matter unless you’re inspired. The man is...

  • Time and place for steak

    Time and place for steak

    Chukkas at Razzett L-AħmarTriq DurumblatMostaTel: 9908 9217 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 When is the last time you chose a restaurant because you liked their logo? Or the last time you were drawn to an eatery...

  • Dinner in the Sky Malta wins Best Overall Restaurant

    Dinner in the Sky Malta wins Best Overall Restaurant

    The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants Awards ceremony, held at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands, celebrated the outstanding achievement of Malta and Gozo’s top-rated restaurants – as voted by diners who took part in the Malta &...

  • Costa releases magical Christmas advert

    Costa releases magical Christmas advert

    Costa Coffee has thrown its hat into the ring of Christmas adverts, with a heart-warming ad literally bursting with the magic of Christmas. Set in the cosy Marsaxlokk branch of Costa Coffee, the advert follows the story of a hard-working Costa...

  • Brand new Medina livery

    Brand new Medina livery

    For its 19th consecutive vintage, Delicata’s boutique range of Medina wines received a new livery that reflects its current standing as a premium quality brand. Don’t expect to see an outrageously different label, though. Already well-established...