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  • Making the news

    Making the news

    Finding a cafe that serves a versatile, current menu in a relaxed setting in the busy Sliema surrounding is a rarity. And finding one that tops it up with near perfect service and a superb happy hour is pretty much what going out should be all...

  • Behind the bar at Nori

    Behind the bar at Nori

    Nori at The Villa, Le Meridien’s new signature Asian fusion and seafood restaurant, is now open and –  besides the mouth-watering menu, it’s also serving some serious cocktails. Behind the bar we find Daniele Russo and Zdravko Mitey, two...

  • Hungry Hungarians

    Hungry Hungarians

    Margaret Island BistroThe Strand, Sliema Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 It is too hot for dumplings. And far too hot for goulash. Making matters worse is the malfunctioning air conditioning that gradually defeats our...

  • Gastronomic charity dinner

    Gastronomic charity dinner

    Infinitely Xara Co Ltd, owned by the Zammit Tabona family, organised a dinner in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza for the second year running. The dinner was held in the historical setting of the Misraħ il-Kunsill Pjazza, located near the Mdina local...

  • Fresh tastes of southern Italy

    Fresh tastes of southern Italy

    Al Basilico of Abate Rigord, Ta’ Xbiex, is the new hotspot for foodies in Malta. The concept for this new eatery centres mainly on fresh produce and was created with the goal of replicating some of the tastes and traditions of southern Italian...

  • Delicata Wine Festival is back

    The Delicata Classic Wine Festival will once again take place at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta from August 9 to 12, every evening from 7pm to midnight. There will be over 25 wines to sample, including the semi-sparkling Frizzantes made...

  • Delicata wines shine bright under a Sicilian sky

    Delicata wines shine bright under a Sicilian sky

    A selection of four wines by Malta’s award-winning Delicata winery was recently showcased at the Scirocco Wine Fest in Gibellina, Sicily. Gibellina is a town in the Belice valley east of Marsala, dotted with outdoor avant-garde art installations...

  • Hospitality all the way at Delicata’s Wine Fest

    “Roll out the red carpet whenever you can” the Delicata team must have been thinking as this year’s 17th edition of the winery’s Classic Wine Festival sees the introduction of a priority lane facility for festival revellers. Indeed, while the cash...

  • Off to a good start

    Off to a good start

    64 Gun113, St John’s Street,VallettaTel: 2106 5203 Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 I realised that I don’t drink as much wine as I used to. This is no effort on my part to save grapes from their destiny or to minimise...

  • The Catch by Merkanti launched

    The Catch by Merkanti launched

    June 27 marked the launch of Hilton’s latest seasonal restaurant, The Catch by Merkanti. Guests were treated to an array of delicious starters such as pan-fried baby calamari, Spanish style prawns and steamed mussels complimented with Merkanti’s...

  • The Villa, Balluta’s gem, is back

    The Villa, Balluta’s gem, is back

    The Villa, the 19th century gem of Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa, has been completely transformed and is back in business with two culinary and beverage concepts to tantalise taste buds. Boasting views of Balluta Bay, the restoration of The...

  • InterContinental Malta wins Leading Resort

    InterContinental Malta wins Leading Resort

    InterContinental Malta has been awarded Malta’s Leading Resort 2018. Frequently hailed as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, the World Travel Awards exist to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate excellence in travel tourism and hospitality.

  • Miro grows bigger

    Miro grows bigger

    Miro’s ground floor restaurant and terrace have been opened. Set in the heart of Paceville, next door to The George Hotel, Miro, will turn one in October. Directors and other guests from Vassallo Group attended the opening, led by group chairman...

  • New Telepizza franchise opens in Swieqi

    New Telepizza franchise opens in Swieqi

    The first Telepizza outlet in St Andrew’s Road, Swieqi officially opened its doors on July 14. The first hundred people who visited the restaurant in Swieqi were given a choice of a free Barbecue Feast or Carbonara pizza, while those who walked in...

  • How to prevent fresh milk from turning sour in summer

    How to prevent fresh milk from turning sour in summer

    Now that summer has officially started and temperatures started to soar, a glass of fresh, cold milkshake or a bowl of cereal with fresh milk both sound like a great idea to start off one’s day. Fresh milk is an excellent thirst-quenching...

  • Summer wine festival

    Summer wine festival

    This weekend, Marsovin will be holding the 11th edition of their summer wine festival at Hastings Garden in Valletta. The event hosts several performers on each evening, as well as a vast selection of over 30 certified D.O.K. and I.Ġ.T. quality...

  • Back with more beer: the Farsons Beer Festival

    Back with more beer: the Farsons Beer Festival

    The Farsons Beer Festival, a highly anticipated fixture in the local summer calendar, is back from Thursday, July 26 to Saturday, August 4 at Ta’ Qali National Park. With free entrance, a wide choice of local and international award-winning beers,...

  • Food festival in Mdina

    Mdina will be hosting the fourth edition of the Malta International Food Festival, four days of gastronomical alfresco eating, drinking, culture and history. During this festival, patrons can indulge in freshly-prepared food, desserts and surprises.

  • A family affair

    A family affair

    Tal-FamiljaTriq tal-Gardiel,Marsascala Food: 8/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 Steering a steady course is Tal-Familja restaurant in Marsascala, here since 1998. The aptly named establishment is a family-run affair; every...

  • Cooking and culture come together in Valletta

    Cooking and culture come together in Valletta

    A new workshop designed to introduce both tourists and foreigners living in Malta to traditional local food was recently announced by the Mediterranean Culinary Academy (MCA). Titled ‘Cooking and Culture in Valletta’, the workshop – held every...