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  • The side story

    The side story

    They might not be the stars of the show, but putting a bit of extra thought into preparing accompanying dishes will make sure you really shine when hosting. Zucchini Casserole Ingredients1/3 cup uncooked long grain white rice 2/3 cup water 2 tbsp...

  • Wine and Vitello tonnato revisited

    Wine and Vitello tonnato revisited

    If you were to take a culinary snapshot of Malta, apart from wine, tuna and capers would be some of the most likely local ingredients centred in the crosshairs of your viewfinder. Prepared together with fresh veal, they would make for a vanguard...

  • So I ate in Japan

    So I ate in Japan

    A month ago I wrote to the editor to discuss a possible delay in submitting my column, jokingly suggesting I write a review about a restaurant in Japan to meet my deadline. Not only did she very graciously accept, but she went a step further and...

  • Stuff it!

    Stuff it!

    Stuffed peppers are a staple spring and summer favourite, but why settle for the ubiquitous tuna filling when things can get a lot more adventurous? Ground beef Ingredients6 large green peppers450g minced beef1⁄2 cup onion, Chopped1 can tomatoes,...

  • Extra-ordinary

    Extra-ordinary

    La Reggia Marsaxlokk Food: 9/10Service: 8/10Location: 8/10Value: 9/10Overall: 9/10 I was happy to be here. Deliriously happy. The confidently named Reggia restaurant in Marsaxlokk serves up dishes that delight, amaze and captivate the senses.

  • Wholesome flavours

    Wholesome flavours

    Makes 10 crescent rolls For the dough3¾ cups plus 1 tbsp (500g) all-purpose flour 3 tbsp granulated sugar 1 (¼-ounce/7g) envelope fast-acting yeast 1 tsp fine sea salt ¾ cup plus 3 tbsp (220ml) whole milk, lukewarm3 tbsp (40g) unsalted butter,...

  • New tapas lounge at Le Méridien

    New tapas lounge at Le Méridien

    Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa has just opened its terrace doors to summer with a new Spanish tapas bar called Pincho’s. Located on the hotel grounds, bang in the centre of Balluta Bay, Pincho’s is the perfect place if you are seeking to...

  • Mark Scerri wins first Red Bull Beat It

    Mark Scerri wins first Red Bull Beat It

    Mark Scerri has won the first ever Red Bull Beat It edition in Malta, after a thrilling final against Cheryl Lofreda. With Pjazza Teatru Rjal as the backdrop, 16 finalists danced it out in front of a sizeable crowd, who had to decide who would...

  • KFC Malta joins global food donation

    KFC Malta joins global food donation

    KFC Malta will be joining hundreds of KFC sites around the world to participate in Harvest, the world’s first-ever prepared food donation programme. Through Harvest, KFC Malta is donating surplus food to St Patrick’s Salesian School in Sliema, who...

  • Gold and bronze for Delicata’s top-flight 2016 white wines

    Gold and bronze for Delicata’s top-flight 2016 white wines

    Its passion and craftsmanship earned Delicata two prestigious medals at The 2017 Challenge International du Vin in Bordeaux, France, which is probably the longest running major international wine competition. Delicata’s Gran Cavalier Chardonnay...

  • A postcard from the seventies

    A postcard from the seventies

    The TerraceFortina Spa ResortTigné SeafrontSliemaTel 2346 0000 Food: 6/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 5/10Overall: 6/10 It’s here. Summer, with its relentlessly oppressive heat, cold beer, smell of tanning pro­ducts and endless streams of...

  • Cooking with meat and fish

    Cooking with meat and fish

    Crispy pork belly with langoustines, baby rainbow carrots, langoustine and aniseed jus Ingredients1pc pork belly1 cup salt200ml red wine2tbsps brown sugar2 cloves garlic, minced200g carrots200g onions100g celery20g sage1kg langoustines0.5kg baby...

  • Royal Warrant for mineral water brand

    Royal Warrant for mineral water brand

    Hildon Ltd has been granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment to The Queen after a number of years supplying the royal household. “The warrant is a highly-prized seal of approval granted after an extremely rigorous audit process,” executive...

  • Cisk now available in South Korea

    Cisk now available in South Korea

    Cisk is now available in around 350 retail stores in South Korea, including 300 Lotte Supermarkets and 10 Lotte Department Stores, the number one retail chain in South Korea. This is the first time that Cisk, the flagship brand of the Farsons...

  • The world of tea

    The world of tea

    The world of tea offers as much variety as that of wine. The centuries-old production of this healthy beverage has grown and evolved and is only getting stronger. Two of the most popular tea varieties are black and green teas. Hundreds of teas are...

  • Mozzarella mayhem

    Mozzarella mayhem

    La MaltesaTestaferrata Street,Ta’ Xbiex Food: 5/10Service: 6/10Location: 6/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 Witty writer Lord Byron couldn’t fall in love with Malta, depicting the island as nothing more than an island of “yells, bells and smells”. I...

  • Slices of soft sumptuousness

    Before the weather turns too warm, now is the time to revel in that most tempting of desserts. We bring you some of the most well-loved celebrity cheesecake recipes. Jamie Oliver’s berry cheesecake Ingredients400g cream cheese, at room...

  • Burger tour

    Burger tour

    Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour is back, and ready to take guests on an international adventure until June 25. A limited-time offering by Hard Rock Local Legendary Burgers, the tour is inspired by the taste and flavours from cafe locations around...

  • The sweet perfume of wine to come

    The sweet perfume of wine to come

    If there is one scent as delightful as that of fine wine itself, it must be the delicate perfume of vines in bloom, a rarity offering respite from congested city life. Oddly enough, it’s a smell the vine plant doesn’t need to emit for any...

  • Gold for Gran Cavalier Chardonnay

    Delicata’s Gran Cavalier Chardonnay, 2016, DOK Malta Superior, won gold in Bordeaux, France, at the 2017 Challenge International du Vin – probably the longest running major international wine competition. This is again excellent news for Delicata.