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  • Chef Bruno Barbieri back in Malta

    Chef Bruno Barbieri back in Malta

    Internationally acclaimed chef Bruno Barbieri was back in Malta almost a year to the day after his last visit to endorse the Italian artisanal food shop UpperFood. Here on another flying visit, this time Barbieri also met with local dignitaries...

  • Showcase of Italian cuisine

    Showcase of Italian cuisine

    A number of special events are being organised in Malta to mark the second edition of the Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo between tomorrow and next Sunday. The aim of the week is to promote Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine...

  • Gold medal for Delicata's Gran Cavalier

    Gold medal for Delicata's Gran Cavalier

    The 2016 vintage of Gran Cavalier Merlot, DOK Malta, Superior, has been awarded a gold medal as well as the Premio Della Stampa at the 2017 Emozioni dal Mondo Merlot e Cabernet Insieme international wine competition, which was recently held in...

  • Gold and press laurels for Delicata’s Merlot

    As a ‘wine watcher’, I have seen a good handful of Maltese wine labels score well when tasted blind by professional panels in recent years. But it seems that one red wine in particular, the Gran Cavalier Merlot, gets full marks year after year at...

  • Half of Britons spent most of their free time cooking

    Half of Britons spent most of their free time cooking

    New research has today revealed that on average Brits have under three hours of free time each evening, with almost half of the nation (43%) citing cookingtheir evening meal as the task that takes up the majority of their free time,with many...

  • I’m quite fine, thanks

    I’m quite fine, thanks

    GenkiAsian Café21, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, MsidaTel: 2133 6572 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Many, many moons ago, I worked for a company that distributed food products. The kind of company that buys branded foods from...

  • Definitive(ly) Good Guide survey winners

    Definitive(ly) Good Guide survey winners

    Since the start of the millennium, The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta & Gozo has become a household name. The cornerstone on which The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Co. Ltd was founded, director Lisa Grech had identified a gap in...

  • The spice of life

    The spice of life

    Garam MasalaaQawra Food: 8/10Location: 7/10Service: 10/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 There are times when nothing but a curry will do. And we gorged ourselves. This  unrestrained overindulgence took place at Garam Masalaa on the Qawra seafront,...

  • Diar il-Bniet extends premises

    Diar il-Bniet extends premises

    Last Tuesday, clients of Diar il-Bniet restaurant in Dingli, together with several destination management and travel companies, representatives from the Malta Tourism Authority and a number of other stakeholders, were treated to a reception to...

  • Second edition of Valletta 2018 wine to be launched this week

    Second edition of Valletta 2018  wine to be launched this week

    The second edition of the Valletta 2018 commemorative wine is to be released on the market on Tuesday. The creation of this wine collection followed suit after the Valletta 18 Foundation partnered up with Marsovin to produce a series of three wine...

  • Jazz nights at Corinthia Palace

    The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa has teamed up with P. Cutajar & Co. for its weekly Caprice Jazz Nights on Wednesdays. Featuring a rotation of six different types of beverages, patrons who attend these nights will be serenaded by Adrian ‘ir-Russu’...

  • The best of two worlds

    The best of two worlds

    Is Malta a New World or an Old World winemaking country? The most basic difference between Old World and New World wines is geographic. ‘Old World’ encompasses the traditional winegrowing regions of Europe, while ‘New World’ generally refers to...

  • Less is much more

    Less is much more

    Salvinos32, Archbishop Street,VallettaTel: 2123 5598 Food: 8/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 In design terms, it is usually beneficial to do more with less, if I may steal a phrase from the great Buckminster Fuller. Van der...

  • A holiday ham worth celebrating

    A holiday ham worth celebrating

    Cooks today crave new food inspiration, creative recipes and flavourful dishes, and they want it all at a great price. Whether you’re trying one of the year’s hottest cooking trends or serving up a spread for a holiday celebration, pork offers an...

  • Watch: Two-year plan to improve appreciation of Maltese quality wines

    Watch: Two-year plan to improve appreciation of Maltese quality wines

    A two-year Wines of Distinction campaign is being planned across the islands, to raise awareness of the quality wines produced by Maltese vintners. The campaign is being spearheaded by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and...

  • Cooking at home and impressing your guests

    Cooking at home and impressing your guests

    Sumac and Za’atar Marinated chicken on Farro with Orange and Pomegranate For the marinade:8 boneless chicken thighs cut into 4 pieces each2 tbsp Sumac2 tbsp Za’atar ( alternatively use fresh thyme pounded with sesame seeds)2 small red onions...

  • Fusion dish

    Fusion dish

    Lettuce-Wrapped Korean Short Ribs3 tbsp packed dark brown sugar, divided2 tsp kosher salt1 tsp ground blackpepper½ tsp crushed redpepper flakes1½ pounds thinly sliced,boneless beef short ribs1 cup Marsala cooking wine6 tbsp toasted sesameoil¼ cup...

  • A family affair

    A family affair

    Carmen’s BarGħar Lapsi Food: 7/10Location: 7/10Service: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 My appetite had returned with a vengeance after being very nearly killed off a few weeks ago. All desire for food had been quashed at a Senglea establishment. The...

  • Sharing is caring

    Sharing is caring

    Hammett’s Gastro Bar2, Triq Sant’ Antnin,SliemaTel: 2134 1116 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 This week I remembered why I’d started watching the Netflix show called Chef’s Table. It’s easy to forget the reason that...

  • Taking the stress out of dinner parties

    Taking the stress out of dinner parties

    Smoky Beetroot and Kidney Bean Burger For the bread buns:3 cups bread flour or plain flour1 tsp salt2 tsp sugar1 tbsp dry active yeast½ cup lukewarm milk½ lukewarm water½ melted butter1 medium egg For the burger patty:2 medium beetroots (raw and...