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Porto Vecchio  Gozo - Selected - IMG_6351 (9)-w800-h600
Porto Vecchio  Gozo - Selected - IMG_6351 (9)-w800-h600
Porto Vecchio  Gozo - Selected - IMG_6351 (9)-w800-h600

Buddhamann Asian Fusion Restaurant. Dinner – Saturday, 19th December, 2015 Buddhamann is an Asian fusion restaurant combining aromas, tastes, flavours and quality ingredients of the Far East, Indian, Chinese and Japanese, with those of the finest European style menus. The establishment offers an exceptional experience in food preparation that should go down very well with diners adventurous enough to go for well,  known dishes, but having a twist in the preparation, presentation and most important of all taste. The menu is inscribed on a double side wooden board which at first glance looks like any other Asian menu for the starters and more so for the main courses for which headings are a typical European style menu, but when one reads the small descriptive print after each item, it all starts to make sense of what the Chef actually wishes to convey. But then again, as the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating...

 
 
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Gate of India selected large -  - IMG_6711 (21)-w800-h600
Gate of India selected large -  - IMG_6711 (21)-w800-h600
Gate of India selected large -  - IMG_6711 (21)-w800-h600
 

Gate of India by Ghosh – Bugibba.

 
 
 
 
 
 
January 6, 2016
 



Gate of India By Ghosh. Dinner, Saturday, 2nd January, 2016. Gate of India Indian Restaurant in Triq Is-Sajjieda, Bugibba, St. Paul’s Bay, has only been open since September, 2014, but has in this short period of time, already established itself as one of the top Indian restaurants in Malta. Gate of India  serve  and utilising only traditional Indian recipes which require the use of ingredients and produce  of high quality, seasonal and fresh, to ensure fullness of flavour, enhanced by authentic, specially imported Indian curries and spices. The restaurant is operated by a highly respected operator, and Ghosh the restaurant manager and   host, is well-known for his passion and enthusiasm, having been in Malta since 1995, and who has worked in the industry for over twenty years. This plus a good team of Indian chefs, ensure that the  restaurant offers a complete dining experience in authentic and highly enjoyable cuisine at ver...

 
 
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Zest Nov 2015 - IMG_6136 (4)
Zest Nov 2015 - IMG_6136 (4)
Zest Nov 2015 - IMG_6136 (4)
 

Round-Up of Restaurants visited in November 2015.

 
 
 
 
 
 
December 8, 2015
 



Dinner at SaReGaMa Indian Restaurant - Fortina Tigne. Sunday, 8th November, 2015. These last two weeks seem to have been devoted to a selection of local or ethnic, but traditionally authentic restaurants, serving food from the mother country. We visited Ali Baba Lebanese Cuisine restaurant of Gzira; Nenu the Artisan Baker for traditional Maltese food at Valletta, and finally last weekend we paid a visit to SaReGaMa Indian Restaurant at the Fortina - Tigne. SaRegama is one restaurant in this location which has kept up its standards throughout the years that it has been running. Passionately run and managed by Renald Bugeja and Amit the place has over time became a highly sought after Indian restaurant by locals and visitors to our Island. New revamped menu offering various Indian speciality dishes from various regions, as well as at various spiciness, textures and flavours as the client might prefer. Ordered: Two portio...

 
 
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La Capanna  October  2015 - DSCN0246 (10)
La Capanna  October  2015 - DSCN0246 (10)
La Capanna  October  2015 - DSCN0246 (10)
 

Round-Up of Restaurants visited in October, 2015

 
 
 
 
 
 
November 10, 2015
 



Round-Up of Restaurants visited in October, 2015.  Dinner at The Villa Brasserie - St. Julian's. Thursday, 1st October, 2015. We've been to The Villa Brasserie on various occasions in the last five years since this place was taken over by Chef Chris Hammet, and it has become established as one of the more frequented places especially with visiting food lovers to our Island. For a Thursday evening, in which a full scale storm was in progress, this place was full of patrons enjoying the food and a good bottle of wine inside the cosy atmosphere of the restaurant. An advantage of this place is that parking is a cinch in the adjoining hotel parking which takes you right to the door of the restaurant without having to venture out in the rain. Parking is free for diners in any case. Seated at our reserved table, ordered a glass of Prosecco to wind down after negotiating the flooded roads from Marsascala to St.Julians. Ordered tw...

 
 
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TemptAsian September 2015 - IMG_5461 (4)
TemptAsian September 2015 - IMG_5461 (4)
TemptAsian September 2015 - IMG_5461 (4)
 

ROUND-UP OF RESTAURANTS VISITED IN SEPTEMBER 2015.

 
 
 
 
 
 
October 26, 2015
 



Dinner at Commando Restaurant, Mellieha. Saturday, 19th September, 2015. This year we have visited a good number of restaurants around Malta and Gozo, some which we would have visited before, and others that we would have decided to give a try, probably because they would have been newly opened, or even long established which might have been refurbished, re-organised, changed owners or chefs, or whatever. Having said this, and through our sheer experience of the holistic , local restaurant industry, comprising of: restaurants, operators, chefs, restaurant and front-of-house managers, food and beverage managers, locations, seasonality, supply sources, etc., one tends to build a resume' of restaurants that are consistent year-in year-out in quality cuisine and service, and the best chefs who always come out with that particular individual creativity in food preparation and presentation, with an emphasis on what is seasonal, local ...

 
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Sepia Marsascala - IMG_4868 (7)
Sepia Marsascala - IMG_4868 (7)
Sepia Marsascala - IMG_4868 (7)

ROUND-UP OF RESTAURANTS VISITED IN AUGUST 2015. Dinner at Sepia Restaurant, Marsascala. Wednesday, 5th August, 2015. It is great to discover a new restaurant from time to time, which exceeds your expectations in all respects, great food, nice presentations, good service and very good value for money. Sepia Restaurant of Triq Sant Antnin, Marsascala, has only been open since December of last year, just eight months to-date, and it seems that Chef Jonathan Vassallo is gradually establishing it as a destination restaurant, but one which is relaxed and casual, offering cuisine using seasonal, fresh and local ingredients where appropriate. The place is not a huge affair, having a seating capacity of just 30 covers, but this might be another feather in its cap, as it is quiet and unobtrusive. Pleasantly furnished, and with a good air-conditioning system in this heat, the establishment is certainly one that we shall be visiting aga...

 
 
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La Nostra Padrona July 2015 - IMG_4780 (7)
La Nostra Padrona July 2015 - IMG_4780 (7)
La Nostra Padrona July 2015 - IMG_4780 (7)
 

Round-Up of Restaurants visited in July 2015

 
 
 
 
 
 
August 24, 2015
 



ROUND-UP OF RESTAURANTS VISITED IN JULY, 2015. Dinner at Gate of India - Indian Restaurant - St. Paul's Bay. Friday, 24th July, 2015. Gate of India by Ghosh - Indian Restaurant, opened its doors to the general public in September of 2014, and has since established itself as one of the best Indian restaurants in Malta, serving selections of authentic cuisine mainly oriented from North India, but also with some East India influence, cooked and prepared traditionally by Indian Chefs and hands-on Indian manager and host who introduced himself as Ghosh, and who has been in the industry in Malta since 1995. North Indian States include: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, so food presentations might depend on the Chef's original domicile, and might vary from restaurant to restaurant. The style of food consist of curries that usuall...

 
 
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Pintonino- fettucine astice 7
Pintonino- fettucine astice 7
Pintonino- fettucine astice 7
 

Pintonino Restaurant -Valletta Waterfront

 
 
 
 
 
 
August 6, 2015
 



Pintonino Restaurant at the Valletta Waterfront.   [caption id="attachment_5804" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Charles DeManuele and Natasha Tonna of Pintonino receiving the WRMC 2015 Blue Riband Award conferred on the Top 30 Restaurants in the Maltese Islands.[/caption] We have been frequenting Pintonino Restaurant at the Valletta Waterfront for a number of years as regular patrons. This has not come about lightly, as we are extremely particular about our choice of restaurants, especially those that we tend to consider an escape from the mediocrity that we sometimes see around us, and especially those that we select to be featured in the WRMC Gourmet Network. Only the very best make it to this network, as it is our responsibility and obligation to recommend  only the best of the very best restaurants to our members. Pintonino run by Chef Charles DeManuele, is one of those establishments where seasonal, local and fres...

 
 
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Nan Yuan the exclusive duck and pancakes.
Nan Yuan the exclusive duck and pancakes.
Nan Yuan the exclusive duck and pancakes.

Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant - Valletta Waterfront. One of the very best Chinese restaurants in the Maltese Islands.  We have been regular clients at this restaurant for a number of years, and have seen Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant improve year by year, in all respects:  An excellently furnished and kept restaurant; Very good hands-on service by the owners;   Outstanding Cantonese style cuisine, which lately have been elevated to fine-dining status, yet in a very up-scale casual dining format. This restaurant has been awarded the WRMC Blue Riband award as one of the top 30 Restaurants in the Maltese Islands as well as the WRMC Award for the Best ethnic -Chines Restaurant at the Valletta Waterfront during the WRMC awards ceremony in January, 2015.   The newly compiled menu, introducing various healthy dining dishes, as well as keeping various old-favourites, which have also been elevated in quality, have come ...

 
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Beppe's Marsalforn - IMG_4285 (38)
Beppe's Marsalforn - IMG_4285 (38)
Beppe's Marsalforn - IMG_4285 (38)

Round-Up of Restaurants visited and reviewed in June 2015.   Lunch at Qbajjar Restaurant,  Marsalforn/Zebbug- Saturday, 27th June,2015. When we spend a weekend in Gozo, we invariably stay either in a penthouse belonging to a friend of ours at Qbajjar, just in front of the Chez Amand Restaurant, or in one of the hotels. This time we stayed at Qbajjar, and as my good friend Chef Amand Verraneman and his daughter Caroline, no longer run Chez Amand, we tried out the neighbouring establishment to it, Qbajjar Restaurant. We were actually surprised at the quality of the service and the food, and like many others it seems, we were not disappointed to have done so. The restaurant's menu is quite detailed and caters for all tastes and pockets, and include selections of: Hot and cold starters; various salads; soups; fresh pasta dishes; risotto dishes; meat and fresh fish; and of course selections of some ten pizzas. Home-ma...