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  • Delicata’s wine fest in Nadur starts tonight

    Delicata’s wine fest in  Nadur starts tonight

    Tonight sees the start of the 15th edition of the Gozitan Delicata Classic Wine Festival organised in collaboration with the Nadur local council. The festival is expected to attract thousands of wine lovers over its three-day period until Sunday,...

  • 15 years of Gozo in a glass

    If you are visiting the Maltese islands for the first time and are keen on discovering unique ‘island wines’, Victoria Heights by Delicata is definitely a name to look out for. Victoria Heights wines are made entirely from grapes grown on Malta’s...

  • Suspended in the sky

    Suspended in the sky

    The concept of having dinner suspended metres above ground seemed like something out of a Jules Verne novel until Maltese chef Marvin Gauci brought it to our islands for the first time just over a year ago. Shooting straight up to number one on...

  • Friday night fishing

    Friday night fishing

    Fins & GillsSt Paul’s Bay Food: 8/10Location: 4/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 When Winston Churchill spoke of “the good companions” he was not waxing lyrical about his be­loved pet dogs Dodo and Rufus. He was in actual fact referring to...

  • Delicata’s moveable wine feast

    Delicata’s moveable wine feast

    If you are lucky enough to have lived through a vintage season from grape to bottle, then wherever you go next for the rest of your life, the love for the divine nectar stays with you, for wine is a moveable feast. It is no wonder that we wish to...

  • Summer Fest in Daħlet Qorrot

    Summer Fest in Daħlet Qorrot

    The Summer Fest returns to Gozo in Daħlet Qorrot bay this weekend with the first events kicking off next Friday August 11. Be prepared for water sports, competitions and tomato fights during the day, followed by music from some of the best local...

  • New burgers on the Hard Rock Cafe menu

    New burgers on the Hard Rock Cafe menu

    Hard Rock Cafe Malta believes one of the new burgers on its menu is quite literally the hottest burger in town.  The Atomic Burger contains spicy fried onions, pepperjack cheese, arugula, vine-ripened tomato, sriracha mayo and fried jalapeños and...

  • Quick and tasty dishes

    Quick and tasty dishes

    When busy mornings give way to a hectic workday, a fresh, simple meal is often the only option. Before you hit the drive-through or settle for an equally unhealthy alternative, check out this delicious dish you can prepare and serve without the...

  • Well worth the wait

    Well worth the wait

    Afghan Natural FoodTriq San ĠużeppĦamrunTel 7708 6710 Food: 8/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 9/10Overall: 7/10 This could easily be a mistake. Several of my colleagues think I shouldn’t be writing this and I’m partly hesitant myself. Every...

  • Farsons Beer Festival closes tonight

    Farsons Beer Festival closes tonight

    The 37th edition of the Farsons Beer Festival comes to a close tonight after 10 days of great beers and the best in local bands and artists. Thousands of people have visited the festival, which is offering over 50 local and international beers,...

  • Marsovin’s grape harvest feast

    Marsovin – Malta’s largest producer of premium wine, will be holding an event called Marnisi Under The Stars – The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast at its Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk. As the event name suggests, the winery will be celebrating the...

  • Great dishes for casual summer dining

    Great dishes for casual summer dining

    Sweet red peppers stuffed with feta, red quinoa, buckwheat and anchovy fillets Serves 6 – one pepper per person. Ingredients250g cooked quinoa and buckwheat – you may choose another grain of preference 1-2 tbsp organic coconut oil, ghee or...

  • Don’t just eat it, juice it

    Don’t just eat it, juice it

    Natural juice therapy has been around for centuries in one guise or another. Used in the prevention and treatment of disease by some of the most renowned leaders in nutritional therapy, freshly extracted fruit and vegetable juices furnish the body...

  • Saving graces

    Saving graces

    Chang ThaiTourist Street,Buġibba Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The colour of Buġibba is greige. The tired-looking apartment blocks are greige, the streets are greige, the people are greige. This is the place where...

  • Wine festival tips

    Wine festival tips

    With over 20 Maltese and Gozitan wines to choose from at the upcoming Delicata Classic Wine Festival, held at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta, from August 10 to 13, the choice can become a bit overwhelming. Yet the vast selection offers the...

  • The good, the bad and the divine rabbit belly

    The good, the bad and the divine rabbit belly

    The Pulled Meat Company29, Msida Road,Gżira Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 There is no right way to assess a restaurant’s ability to feed and delight. The one-shot approach, where one enters a restaurant and forms an...

  • Summer Kitchen is back

    Summer Kitchen is back

    The Summer Kitchen – the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa’s picturesque seasonal eatery – is back for the season, its location by the pool and the landscaped gardens, making it the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner in chilled surroundings. The...

  • Delicata’s 16th Classic Wine Festival waves flag for Maltese wine

    Delicata’s 16th Classic Wine Festival waves flag for Maltese wine

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

  • Feast of sushi at Marsovin wine festival

    Feast of sushi at Marsovin wine festival

    TemptAsian Restaurant was present for the fifth consecutive year at the Marsovin Wine Festival, held earlier this month at Hastings Gardens, Valletta. This year the wine festival was celebrating its 10th anniversary. The restaurant showcased its...

  • The great seduction

    The great seduction

    Baia Beach ClubLittle Armierl/o Mellieħa Food: 6/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 10/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 You could be fooled into thinking you’ve landed in paradise – only don’t look too far left or too far right, or behind you for that matter.

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