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  • Catch of the day

    Catch of the day

    Hilton’s latest seasonal restaurant, The Catch by Merkanti, was recently launched during an event in which guests were treated to an array of delicious starters such as pan-fried baby calamari, Spanish style prawns and steamed mussels complimented...

  • Quite the catch

    Quite the catch

    Pescado Carob TreeSpinola ParkSt Julian’sTel: 7940 5205 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 9/10Overall: 8/10 My opinion about food courts is still being formed. I have too many points in favour and against the notion, to reach a definite...

  • Marsovin’s Marnisi is first premium Maltese wine to be certified ‘organic’

    Marsovin’s Marnisi is first premium Maltese wine to be certified ‘organic’

    Marsovin’s Marnisi has become the first Maltese wine in the premium wine category to be certified organic and awarded the official seal of ‘organic wine’. This was announced by the winery’s CEO and fourth generation family member, Jeremy Cassar,...

  • ‘The biggest flavour under the sun’

    ‘The biggest flavour under the sun’

    Kinnie has been given a new contem­porary visual identity. The new brand identity, strongly reflected in new packaging designs, reinforces the brand’s premium credentials, inviting consumers to rediscover ‘The biggest flavour under the sun’. “An...

  • World’s first ruby chocolate is on the shelves in Malta

    World’s first ruby chocolate is on the shelves in Malta

    Chocolate lovers in Malta are now able to try a crispy four-finger KitKat bar made with pink ‘ruby chocolate’, a new fourth type of chocolate that has been developed to join the other traditional varieties of milk, white and dark...

  • A capital wine

    The third and final edition of the Valletta 2018 commemorative wine has been released on the market, six months after Malta became European capital of culture 2018 and following a series of events organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation to...

  • Belly-filling and self-indulgent

    Belly-filling and self-indulgent

    Stanjata CafeValley Road, Birkirkara Food: 8/10Location: 7/10Service: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 I am the happiest of eaters here. I am sitting down to lunch at Stanjata; it is one in a long series of lunches. First impressions are crucial and...

  • Summer Kitchen launches new menu

    Summer Kitchen launches new menu

    Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa’s popular summertime eatery reopened at the start of June. Now in its fourth year, The Summer Kitchen is known for its dynamic menu, which includes a mix of sharing plates for starters, innovative salads, pizzas...

  • World-class Syrah wine from Malta

    World-class Syrah wine from Malta

    I know I’ve mentioned wine awards before. Forgive me for bringing this up once more. Though, word has it that, yet again, a Maltese wine has been granted another two noteworthy medals. Awards may not matter that much anymore. But, you see, it was...

  • One time, at the tavern

    One time, at the tavern

    ManakisSpinola BaySt Julian’sTel: 2138 3572 Food: 6/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 I do so many things for the wrong reason that I’ve stopped having a reason for doing practically anything. Last time I was abroad, for...

  • Sweet summer treats

    Sweet summer treats

    Watermelon and Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients2 cups cubed watermelon, divided1 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered½ cup sugar For the biscuits2 cups all-purpose flour2 ½ tsp baking powder1 tsp salt1 tbsp + 2 tsp sugar1 ½ cups + 2 tbsp heavy...

  • Restaurant booking service launched

    Restaurant booking service launched

    Yellow, Malta’s popular online search platform is launching TableIn, a new platform that will help dramatically change the way people book restaurants. Conceived as an end-to-end solution for restaurants to improve performance and efficiency, as...

  • Through the tasting glass

    Through the tasting glass

    Fast-forward towards the end of a Riedel masterclass, and you can hear the attendees exclaim how they have been tasting wines in the wrong manner all their life, or how the masterclass was a life-changing experience. A Riedel masterclass is a wine...

  • 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...