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  • Restaurants have major influence on home food choices

    Restaurants have major influence on home food choices

    Restaurants are playing an increasingly important role in the food culture of North Americans. In the United States, food prepared outside the home represents more than 50 per cent of the food dollar, or more than $800 billion a year. Canadians...

  • The art of coffee-making

    The art of coffee-making

    Why can’t you get a world-class cup of quality frothy coffee in Malta? When are we going to produce a grand master of milk chemistry? And produce a world champion barista? The world’s best coffee-makers will be pulling their shots at the World...

  • Earthly delights

    Earthly delights

    NoniRepublic Street,Valletta Food: 9/10Location: 8/10Service: 9/10Value: 9/10Overall: 9/10 At the far end of Republic street, sandwiched between baroque flamboyance and grandeur, is this smart restaurant with a laid-back,  warm atmosphere. The...

  • A more natural taste

    Nestlé’s iconic Nestea brand introduced a revamped image earlier this year. The rebrand follows extensive consumer research, which found that consumers want an authentic tea experience without sacrificing on taste. This new Nestea recipe is made...

  • Wines for a good grilling

    Wines for a good grilling

    Barbecue weather is here. Chances are that you left it late to get your grill kit up to snuff and are caught tongs down with little time to think what wine to serve with what’s cooking on the white hot coals. You might be tempted to raid your wine...

  • The hidden gem

    The hidden gem

    Cru16, St Lucy Street,VallettaTel: 7946 1576 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 This country and I have an awkward relationship. Every time I hate on it, it does something to remind me that there’s plenty to love about...

  • Luzzu Restaurant revamped

    Luzzu Restaurant revamped

    Qawra’s Luzzu Restaurant has undergone a complete overhaul. After four months of work, the restaurant is now back in business. Luzzu has a whole new look and style but one will still find their favourites on the menu. The idea was to create...

  • Hard Rock Café turns 47

    It all started with two music-loving Americans who just wanted to find a good burger while living in London. Hard Rock’s founders had a vision to combine music, memorabilia and delicious all-American fare for a one-of-a-kind guest experience. On...

  • Unforgettable wine-tasting evening

    Unforgettable wine-tasting evening

    Vivian Corporation held a walk-around, wine-tasting event at the Marsa Sports Club with the help of partners Marie-Laure Lurton, Schiopetto, Villa Sandi, François Lurton, Rocca delle Macie and Marqués de Murrieta.

  • New look and style for old favourite

    New look and style for old favourite

    Qawra’s Luzzu Restaurant has undergone a complete overhaul. After four months of work, the restaurant is now back in business with a whole new look and style – despite the new look, you can still find your favourites on the menu. The idea was to...

  • Sensing Syracuse

    Sensing Syracuse

    OrtygiaValletta Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 There is nothing more cheering than the sight and smell of good food. In front of me sits an assortment of deep fried Sicilian street foods and bruschette, irresistible...

  • New café – it’s all about U!

    New café – it’s all about U!

    U&Co Social Café recently opened its doors at the new Pendergardens Retail Podium in the heart of St Julian’s. With a vision to ‘create memorable hospitality experiences delivered in an authentic and unique way’, United Group has launched its new...

  • Farsons launches Gold Label Pale Ale to mark 90 years of brewing

    Farsons launches Gold Label Pale Ale to mark 90 years of brewing

    Farsons Brewery has launched a new celebratory beer, Farsons Gold Label Pale Ale, to mark its 90 years of brewing in Malta. Appropriately named Gold Label, this beer commemorates the launch of Farsons’ first ever beer, Farsons Pale Ale, in...

  • Italian chocolatier in Malta

    Italian chocolatier in Malta

    Perhaps few people know that the inventive Maltese were among those who pioneered chocolate in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Now, Goodies Ltd of Qormi, in conjunction with Italian producer ICAM Cioccolatieri, is bringing the European...

  • MCA launches next set of cuisine home-cooking courses

    The Mediterranean Culinary Academy (MCA) will soon launch its latest round of courses, which will share with home cooks the essence of Mediterranean and Arabic food, and how it can be prepared. In the ‘Cuisines of Greece and Turkey’ course,...

  • When it is all in the wine

    When it is all in the wine

    “That which costs little is less valued,” Spanish novelist Miguel De Cervantes once penned. In less than a dozen words, he wittily summarised the point made in pages upon pages written centuries later, which proof that even subconsciously we...

  • Spread too thin

    Spread too thin

    SharmaPortomaso MarinaSt Julian’sTel: 2145 3817 Food: 5/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6/10 Since the last time you heard from me, I have achieved a great deal. In just 14 days, I gained three kilos. I managed this Herculean, or...

  • Ambrosial – an enchanting evening at Ta’ Frenċ

    Ambrosial – an enchanting evening at Ta’ Frenċ

    A very welcome flute of Boizel – the house champagne specially bottled for the restaurant – accompanied by an array of elegant amuses-bouches, set the tone for another special evening at Ta’ Frenċ. Michelin-starred British chef Nigel Howarth, who...

  • Brunch is served

    Brunch is served

    The Phoenix RestaurantThe Mall, Valletta Food: 9/10Location: 10/10Service: 9/10Value: 9/10Overall: 9/10 Nothing is ever less than tasteful here. Every Saturday, The Phoenix restaurant at the Phoenicia Hotel is whipping up a gourmet breakfast. It...

  • Easy summer cooking

    Easy summer cooking

    With the hot season fast approaching, this dish is easy and quick to prepare. Recipe courtesy of Produceforkids Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps Ingredients1 tbsp vegetable oil1 pound lean ground turkey1/4 cup hoisin sauce2 cloves garlic, minced2 tbsp...