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  • 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...

  • 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,...