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  • New distributor for Nestlé drinks

    Vivian Corporation will be appointed local distributor for the Nestea and San Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages from January 1. The Nestea brand, which has been around since 1948, will have a new look in its packaging, addressing the new...

  • Manners maketh the wine

    Manners maketh the wine

    The festive season is that time of year when some people get to try wine for the first time, especially when dining out. That’s when they come to realise that wine drunk at the restaurant table is a unique beverage having a set of manners all its...

  • When all you need is chocolate

    When all you need is chocolate

    The festive season is being felt – and tasted – at the Chocolate Factory in Buġibba, with the shop producing 1,200 to 1,500 truffles weekly. The shop, which was opened four months ago, has seen an increase in requests as the festive season...

  • Making chocolate better for you

    Making chocolate better for you

    Raw chocolate KitKats, Dark Milk, vegan bars with quinoa and now "ruby" chocolate: the world's biggest chocolate makers are looking for ways to keep increasingly health-conscious consumers coming back for more. Sales of mainstream milk chocolate...

  • Hamburger chain to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

    Hamburger chain to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

    Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people. Starting in 2018, the...

  • Make this holiday flavourful

    Make this holiday flavourful

    Both first-time and experienced hosts know holiday entertaining is about more than serving one large feast for family and friends. This season, think outside the dinner table and incorporate tasty brunch dishes into your holiday planning to help...

  • Sicily on our streets

    Sicily on our streets

    Dolce SiciliaPaceville Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 This outpost of Sicily stands proudly on a corner in Paceville. It is a place I love, located in a place I detest. The fact that I repeatedly make the pilgrimage...

  • A chef in a snack bar

    A chef in a snack bar

    Danny’s Mrieħel BypassQormiTel: 2144 1171 Food: 9/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 This is an unusual one for me. I don’t normally know anyone at the restaurants I visit and review. In this case, and may this serve as full...

  • Mediterranean Culinary Academy launches courses

    Mediterranean Culinary Academy launches courses

    Food lovers and cooking enthusiasts alike will discover the perfect learning experience among the Mediterranean Culinary Academy’s newly-launched portfolio of courses, which will be taught at its kitchen-classroom on Sapper Street in...

  • Tarragon wins Best Overall Restaurant

    Tarragon wins Best Overall Restaurant

    The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants awards ceremony, sponsored by HSBC and Global Payments, held at The Xara Lodge last Monday, celebrated the outstanding achieve­ment of Malta and Gozo’s top survey-rated restaurants as voted by diners...

  • 10 years of wine appellations in Malta

    Since 2007, Malta’s quality wines are subject to an appellation system controlled by the national regulator in accordance with EU law which nowadays categorises wines in two rungs, namely PDO (protected designation of origin) and PGI (protected...

  • World’s top 10 Christmas cocktails unveiled

    World’s top 10 Christmas cocktails unveiled

    What does a warm buttery rum cocktail have in common with an ice-cold candy cane concoction or a creamy rye-infused eggnog? All three made the cut for this year’s top 10 best Christmas cocktails across the world. The list, which includes creations...

  • New menu at Taro Restaurant

    New menu at Taro Restaurant

    Finding a restaurant that serves an eclectic, contemporary menu in a soothing ambience is a rarity in itself. And finding one that somehow combines this with near-perfect service and with pre- and post-dinner cocktails to kill for, making for one...

  • The raw truth

    The raw truth

    Cafe Sakura Sliema Food: 5/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 What a sad plate of sushi this was. Tired and haggard-looking. Lacking colour. This sorry sushi extended its hand by way of a cheerless, lukewarm welcome to Sliema’s...

  • Radioactive cesium found in Russian mushrooms

    Radioactive cesium found in Russian mushrooms

    France has found traces of radioactive cesium on mushrooms imported from Russia, the head of French nuclear regulator ASN said on Thursday. ASN chief Pierre-Franck Chevet told the French senate that following the discovery of a cloud of...

  • Blue Label wins Gold in Brussels Beer Challenge 2017

    Blue Label wins Gold in Brussels Beer Challenge 2017

    Blue Label Original Amber Ale, brewed by Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, has just been awarded a gold medal in the Pale & Amber Ale: Best Bitter category in this year’s edition of the Brussels Beer Challenge. This award follows the silver medal awarded...

  • Steak and salads

    Steak and salads

    Picagna1, Triq Is-SantwarjuBirkirkaraTel: 2144 7063 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 No 4343, Merchants Street,VallettaTel: 2703 2294 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 As you can tell, this...

  • Christmas has arrived at Le Méridien

    Christmas has arrived at Le Méridien

    The countdown to Christmas has started and the team in the kitchens and bars of Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa have already crafted a tempting list of menus for the festive events. Apart from presenting a bespoke menu of mouthwatering dishes,...

  • New Sushi & Stix menu

    New Sushi & Stix menu

    The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa recently launched its new Sushi & Stix menu at the Caprice Bar & Lounge, which is available on Sunday evenings. The launch coincided with the kicking off of the Caprice Jazz Nights, every Wednesday, offering guests...

  • Season flavours for breakfast

    Season flavours for breakfast

    Butternut Squash Sage Frittata Servings: 6 Crispy sage leaves:3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil6-8 small fresh sage leaves pinch kosher saltFrittata:2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil1½ cups (about 8 ounces) butternut squash, diced1 clove garlic, minced2...