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Food & Drink

  • Italy in Għarb

    Italy in Għarb

    Grazie Mille10, Triq l-Għarb, GozoTel: 2155 3855 Food: 9/10  Location: 7/10Service: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 An anchovy is quintessentially one of the food world’s pocket rockets. This tiny, common salt-water fish found in practically every...

  • Fortifying food with Aronia

    Fortifying food with Aronia

    I always try to fortify the food I prepare with ingredients that are bursting with goodness. I like using aronia, because it is so versatile and can easily be added to juices, smoothies, jams, dressings and desserts.  I also use it to replace...

  • The de Mondion reaches for the Orient

    The de Mondion reaches for the Orient

    Cuisine and hospitality are two binding factors that provide for great relationships as well as memories, all part of the Relais & Chateaux foundation of the ‘l’art de vivre’. From a world of great differences and unique cultures, there is no...

  • Aperol launches new unlimited summer edition

    Aperol launches new unlimited summer edition

    Aperol, the iconic orange aperitif, is bringing us unlimited summer, with its first-ever limited edition label. As Aperol Spritz, the brand’s most well-known cocktail, continues to take the world by storm, the new unlimited summer edition label...

  • Quick frozen desserts

    Quick frozen desserts

    Food gives us enjoyment when we prepare it, share it and eat it. During our hot summer days, there is nothing more welcoming than a frozen dessert. Preparing desserts should be fun, but so many people seem to get overwhelmed about making ice...

  • Bread winner 

    Bread winner 

    Pet’s plates Mekren’s Bakery50, Triq Tal-Ħanaq,Nadur, Gozo.Tel: 2155 2342 Food: 8/10  Location: 6/10Service: 8/10Value: 10/10Overall: 8/10 Spikes in the price of bread have sparked historic revolutions as far apart in time as the French Revolution...

  • Galliano kicks up its heels with Ristretto

    Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distilled spirits brand, recently launched Galliano Ristretto. Named for a very short and extra strong shot of espresso, Galliano Ristretto is an artisan liqueur made with 100 per cent espresso sourced from the...

  • Malta’s grape harvest is out of the blocks

    Malta’s grape harvest is out of the blocks

    You probably have never seen anyone work as furiously as vendangeurs, the men and women who, confined like sprinters in lanes, think fast with their hands as they track between narrow vine rows picking ripe grape bunches. But it’s Malta’s...

  • Flavours from Egypt

    Flavours from Egypt

    Most of us find the preparation of home-made food satisfying and, in Egypt, I observed that many families find enjoyment in spending time together preparing abundant meals. Egyptian cuisine is not as widespread as Lebanese, but offers great vegan...

  • Silent Night

    Silent Night

    Pet’s plates Bacchus1 Inguanez Alley,MdinaTel: 2145 4981 Food: 9/10Location: 8/10Service: 10/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 Rob and I were on a date, a date that was twisted and contorted in such a way that it was no longer a date. En route we bumped...

  • A celebration of Eastern and Western flavours

    A celebration of Eastern and Western flavours

    De Mondion chef Kevin Bonello recently collaborated with chef Kazunori Otawa, from Japan, to present two evenings where Mediterranean fayre met Japanese flavours. Working with chef Kazunori, owner and chef at the Relais & Chateaux property,...

  • Maltese artists capture art of Averna in worldwide campaign

    Maltese artists capture art of Averna in worldwide campaign

    Six Maltese artists were chosen to capture the art of Averna in a campaign to promote the worldwide special edition release of Don Salvatore, an original recipe limited to 1,868 bottles worldwide. Young artists Nadine Noko, Glenn Ellul, Gulja...

  • Renowned chef feeds Rio's homeless with excess Olympic food

    Renowned chef feeds Rio's homeless with excess Olympic food

    An Italian master chef is using leftover ingredients from Olympic caterers to feed Rio's homeless population. Working with local partners, Massimo Bottura's gourmet soup kitchen Refettorio Gastromotiva has been serving up three-course meals for...

  • Cooking with sweet potatoes

    Cooking with sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato comes in a variety of colours and textures and, in Malta, there are two varieties which are now grown locally: the classic sweet potato with a light purplish skin and an off-white interior, and the sweeter and creamier variety with a...

  • Good grub

    Good grub

    Pet’s plates Il-Baxa41, Triq il-Kbira,RabatTel: 2755 1552 Food: 8/10Location: 7/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 Three of us were out for a light lunch. Of course, these long, languorous lunches never quite remain as light as we initially...

  • Summer dining with an ‘Edge’

    Summer dining with an ‘Edge’

    Stunning Mediterranean views, exotic cocktails and to-die-for food are the perfect summer combination. All of these are available at the recently refurbished The Edge restaurant within the Radisson Blu Resort at St Julian’s. Whether you are in...

  • Clinking wine glasses at Nadur Belvedere

    Clinking wine glasses at Nadur Belvedere

    Have you ever wondered where your wine tastes truly lie? You can find out at the upcoming wine festival in Nadur, taking place during the island’s top holiday weekend on August 19, 20 and 21, each night from 7pm till midnight. Nothing helps you...

  • 2015 Gran Cavalier reds released

    Delicata has released the long-anticipated 2015 vintage of the Merlot and Syrah wines in the winery’s flagship Gran Cavalier range. Both cask-matured red wines have become very sought after, especially in the last few years thanks to the wines’...

  • Wines masterclasses at Ellul’s

    Wines masterclasses at Ellul’s

    Founded in the early 1800s by Fortunato Ellul, things have come a long way for the family business. The Ellul generation lives on through Matthew and Andrew, sons of the late Joseph Ellul. Customers at Ellul Wine’s and Spirits do not only visit...

  • Wining under the stars with Marnisi

    Marsovin, Malta’s largest producer of premium wine, will be holding the Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast on August 13 and 14 between 7.30 and 11.30pm at their Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk. The winery will be celebrating the start of the grape harvest...

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