First of all, we hope you had a lovely New Year. A great time to celebrate and rejoice.
Now we are preparing for the romantics. Valentine’s is coming up in February and we have already sketched out a possible menu for those who would like to dine and wine with us on this intimate occasion. Read More »
A new exhibition is coming up at Maldonado this month. For this initiative, we have reached out to many visitors to Gozo who shared their experience at Gozo’s Cittadella through a photo post on Instagram this past year. There is quite an impressive collection of shots from different places at different angles around the Cittadella. We have participants from all around the world from Italy to Vietnam to Canada. Just to show how many people from different places have had the opportunity to visit our magnificent Cittadella since its renovation. More information to follow on our opening night pencilled in for Thursday, 25 January 2018.
Excuse the sarcasm but what would Christmas be like without sugar? White cane sugar, brown sugar, caster sugar, icing sugar, etc., etc. Christmas treat cooking would not be the same without the existence of sugar. Read More »
We are going to stock up our Christmas pantry with another ingredient which is underestimated – glacé fruit. Also know as candied fruit, this is an ingredient which many don’t fancy on its own but is a common thread in fruit-based delicacies. For example, what would a Cassata Siciliana be without some sugary glacé fruit? Read More »
We continue stocking up our Christmas pantry with a product we are proud of making locally – honey. Gozo used to be promoted as the island of love and honey. And thinking about it what would Christmas be like without it? Read More »
We are going to paint the town red with our next festive food ingredient. The ruby red cranberry. This tart fruit is grown on low, creeping shrubs and are used to make juices, chutneys, jams, and as well as sold dried. Read More »
Our next ingredient for our food advent calendar is the earthy chestnut. This is an all time Christmas ingredient on the European continent especially in Italy. Going to Rome in December the city is dotted with chestnut roasters on every corner. Read More »
We continue stocking up our Christmas pantry with another staple – coffee. Coffee goes through multiple stages before it reaches the cup. The coffee bean originated from Africa but has been exported to other fellow tropic regions in South America and Asia. More than 800 aroma compounds have been identified in the roasted bean. Read More »
We continue our food advent calendar with an underestimate Christmas pantry staple – peppercorns. Our tenth ingredient on our Christmas ingredient list can be purchased in different colours if not also mixed. It is such a common ingredient that it is without doubt the most widely traded spice around the world. Read More »
We continue our food advent calendar with the meaty date. An ingredient synonymous in Malta for our traditional ‘Mqarret’ (date tarts), dates are a common ingredient at winter time delicacies such as a warm fruit pudding. Read More »