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  • Wine and cheer aplenty for a penny

    Wine and cheer aplenty for a penny

    Wine coins will be the common currency at this summer’s Delicata Classic Wine Festival, exchangeable for glasses of delightful wines. Each one of the four wine-and-joy filled evenings promises to be as magical as ever with a great line-up of wine,...

  • Bruised not broken

    Bruised not broken

    The BrewThe StrandSliemaTel: 2703 0398 Food: 3/10Service: 4/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 5/10Overall: 4.5/10 The world is divided into two unequal portions. A large number of people would slow down when driving past a traffic accident and take a peek. A...

  • Fresh tastes

    Fresh tastes

    Add flavour to your summer dishes while helping your body stay healthy. Recipes courtesy of the American Institute for Cancer Research. Shrimp Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Ingredients1/2 cup frozen corn (no salt added)1/2 cup cherry...

  • New lager low in calories but rich in flavour

    New lager low in calories but rich in flavour

    GSD Marketing Ltd is expanding its beer portfolio by introducing a low-calorie lager to the Maltese market. The new 33 Lager is a low-calorie beer which brings together everything beer fans look for in a light lager, by putting taste firmly at...

  • A pizza among pizzas

    A pizza among pizzas

    Margo’sMistra Food: 9/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 9/10Overall: 9/10 You need patience to get through the menu here. Patience and time. The menu opens with a bombastic puff piece; a page-long eulogy that waxes lyrical about the delights of...

  • Smokin’ hot

    Smokin’ hot

    And we’re not just talking about the weather, but about the flavours that smoked sausage – imparts to any dish. Check out our summer suggestions courtesy of Ekrich.com. Grilled Sausage Bread Rolls Ingredients1 regular size package smoked sausage1...

  • Down ‘oak’ lane

    Down ‘oak’ lane

    It is 1996 and the maiden 1995 vintage of the Grand Vin de Hauteville oak-aged pair of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon varietal wines is ready to be released on the Maltese market – with great fanfare and, as history would have it, with huge...

  • Now’s the time

    Now’s the time

    AdessoSouth Street,VallettaTel: 2124 0460 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 There’s a particular clock in a particular house that, according to the late Mr Pratchett, has a face but no hands. It does have a single...

  • Easy and delicious summer food

    Easy and delicious summer food

    Marinated fresh sardines For 4 persons as a starter 4 to 6 sardines per person (depending on size)Juice of 2 lemons4 tbsp extra virgin olive oilSea salt flakesFreshly milled black pepperA handful of parsley, finely chopped60g pistachio nuts,...

  • The colonial legacy

    The colonial legacy

    If there’s one part of the British heritage that Malta revels in, this is the ubiquitous gin and tonic as a summer drink. This season, get creative with good quality gin and some cocktail variations. Gin Buck 1 1⁄2 oz  good quality ginJuice of...

  • Foodies in Florence

    Foodies in Florence

    If Tuscany is the region for the best food and wine in Italy, then Florence is its capital – a melting pot that brings together all the flavours of the neighbouring countryside. Ramona Depares helps you plan the perfect itinerary for your...

  • Train wreck

    Train wreck

    L-Istazzjon Cafe & EateryTriq Għajn ĦammamMDN 9070 Rabat Food: 4/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 4/10Overall: 5/10 It was a train wreck in a train station and the sad irony was not lost on me. I was sitting at L-Istazzjon Restaurant, site of...

  • Renowned Italian chocolatier in Malta

    Renowned Italian chocolatier in Malta

    Italian confectioner and chocolatier Gaetano Mignano visited catering and food preparation establishments in Malta with the aim of providing a fresh perspective on how chocolate can be taken to the next level. Mignano, who won first place in the...

  • Aspiring pizzaioli in head-to-head in challenge

    Aspiring pizzaioli in head-to-head in challenge

    The third Arla Malta Pizza Challenge saw over 40 pizzaioli compete in a pizza tent at the Valletta Waterfront, where Alexandru-Andrei Matanie clinched ‘Top Pizzaiolo’ and Salvatore Bianca and Paolo Filangeri placing second and third...

  • The labour of green pruning

    The labour of green pruning

    A few weeks ago, I traded my office desk briefly for a shaded spot between Malta’s wonderfully green rows of blossoming vines and witnessed with great respect hard-working local grape growers green prunetheir vineyard. Although not always fully...

  • Delicata lifelong learning

    Winemaker and head of viticulture Matthew Delicata accompanied the winery’s viticulturist Jonathan Falzon and vineyard hand John Grima on their second visit to the Italian School of Vine Pruning founded by long-time viticulturists Marco Simonit...

  • Farsons beers score big at Australian International Beer Awards

    Farsons beers score big at Australian International Beer Awards

    Farsons beers have scored big at the Australian International Beer Awards, the largest annual beer competition in the world.Cisk Lager and Double Red Strong Ale, whilst Blue Label Amber Ale and Cisk Lager and Double Red Strong Ale won silver...

  • The better side of the story

    The better side of the story

    Kuya BeachQui-Si-Sana SeafrontSliemaTel : 2713 6517 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 The last time you heard from me was in the form of a missive that’s slightly longer than usual. In under 2,000 words I tried to...

  • Light cooking inspiration

    Light cooking inspiration

    Radisson Blu Resort St Julian’s executive chef Ramon Muscat shares with us recipes that they are light and delicious… the best of Mediterranean flavours at this time of year. Fresh prawn and dill carpaccio Ingredients130g prawns, uncooked, peeled...

  • Run of the mill

    Run of the mill

    Agliolio RestaurantRadisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden SandsMellieħa Food: 5/10Service: 8/10location: 9/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 At times the simplest ingredients can make the best meals. The classic Neapolitan pasta dish of spaghetti aglio e olio...