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F5 Magazine Launched at The Jazz Cave Restaurant

Last Thursday, on the 18th of May, The Jazz Cave Restaurant hosted the official launch of F5, a magazine published by Communications students from the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta. The magazine’s name is a nod to the refresh button (F5) on the keyboard, and it focuses on the […]

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Cookbook featuring Maltese Recipes Wins ‘the Oscar of Cookbooks’

Internationally-renowned German blogger and food writer Meike Peters, whose blog ‘Eat in My Kitchen’ is followed by thousands of foodies and food lovers across the globe, made headlines even before her first cookbook, Eat In My Kitchen: to Cook, to Bake, to Eat and to Treat was published worldwide, including in Malta, by Prestel Publishing […]

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Tappintomalta dines at The Jazz Cave Restaurant

Kim and I have been curious about The Jazz Cave Restaurant for a while, but before we could write about the place, we knew we had to experience what it has to offer ourselves. Right after we decided this, Daniel, the manager at The Jazz Cave Restaurant – who I suspect can read minds – […]

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Meet Rebecca Binnendyk, the Australian Jazz/Pop singer currently in Malta

Our goal at Tappintomalta is to put the spotlight on those who take something ordinary, and make it extraordinary. Rebecca Binnendyk embodies this. You may have seen her debut album’s video ‘Some fun out of life’ circulating around facebook. If not, we’re here to tell you a bit more about the rising star. She is a 21st […]

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The Perfect Valentine’s Long Weekend at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa

Highlights will include entertainment by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, a delicious afternoon tea, a choice of dinners, and romantic spa packages. The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Attard has pulled out all the stops to create a long weekend of romance for lovers this Valentine’s Day. Starting on 11 February, the Corinthia Ballroom will […]

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First impressions of Malta

Malta is well known for its party scene and beach culture in the summer months. But, is there more to the islands than this? Yes of course, Malta a lot more going for it as I have been discovering in the last month. I am in Malta as part of my programme of studies and […]

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The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa’s Chefs Excel at the International Salon Culinaire

The dynamic team returned with four gold medals and a host of other top accolades. Members of the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa’s award-winning kitchen brigade have once again proved their incredible skills on an international platform, by taking on other top chefs at the International Salon Culinaire and returning victorious. In fact, the team […]

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There’s more to a cave than stone – Dinner and a show at the Jazz Cave

The 40s through 70s boasted a variety of options for what is known as the dinner show. Around 5 decades later, the long-forgotten experience of sophisticated dining in an elegant restaurant while being serenaded by a charming vocalist on the front stage, is being brought back to life. Enter The Jazz Cave; The resulting combination […]

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The next restaurant you simply must try – Tully’s Fusion

Malta is definitely not short of great places to eat. I would say that the culinary delights that the islands have to offer are on the increase. For me it’s always a thrill finding a new little gem to satisfy my foodie fixations, and the most recent treasure I discovered is Tully’s Fusion in L’Isla. […]

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Celebrate a New Year with a difference (and a touch of class): Our 6 picks

If you’re still at a loss for what to do this New Year’s Eve, don’t worry,  you’re not alone. Inviting friends and family over for a party at home is a lovely idea, but if you’re still reeling from the Christmas Day cooking marathon, we’ve shortlisted 6 places that guarantee a spectacular opening to 2017, […]

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Taking something ordinary, and making it special at The Thirsty Barber

After an evening of half-baked plans and an unwillingness to hop from one spot to another aimlessly, we were about to call it a night. Then, I remembered I had a card up my sleeve: The Thirsty Barber. I wanted to see the place in action before I conducted the interview with Matthew D’Emanuele, one […]

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See in Christmas and the New Year in style at The Jazz Cave

Come enjoy a Festive Season with a difference at The Jazz Cave! 21-24th December 2016 at 7:30pm Perfomrances by: The award winning Dynamic Gospel Choir are one of the most popular live gospel choirs in the industry. Having shared the stage with the likes of Emile Sande, Angie Lemar and Paloma Faith, the choir has made […]

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A Treasure Trove of Christmas Delights from Dical House

Everyone knows the story of Aladdin’s cave; though I am quite sure that the wealth of riches to be found inside, differs in everyone’s imagination. I know the first time I walked into DIcal House in Mosta, I was sure I had found my Aladdin’s Cave of Wonders.  Being a real foodie, every shelf and […]

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Changing flavours: A masterclass dedicated to the enjoyment of wine

In my line of work, I get to attend a lot of events. Some are entertaining and others informative. I recently attended an event that was both of these and so much more. To say it was educational would be an understatement. The Riedel Masterclass organised by by Mirachem (Wines and Spirits) Limited, importers on […]

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Beyond bread and pastizzi: 4 Maltese traditional dishes you need to try

One of the things that makes Malta so unique is its cuisine.  Most newcomers to Malta only ever hear about how great the bread is, how calorific the pastizzi are and how they should try the local rabbit at least once. However, Maltese cuisine is actually so varied and creative. There are some dishes that […]

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Why choose the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa ?

Young couples on their honeymoon, families with children, relaxation chasers … everyone has their own reasons to select the hotel best suited to their needs and desires for a successful holiday. It is important to know about the various services and facilities to make an informed decision for your next holiday or short break. Here […]

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Catch a glimpse of what makes a Maltese summer so special

It is precisely for the Maltese lifestyle that I moved back to the island some years ago.  In summer, life is so varied and active that I am drawn in every time. I used to profess not to be a lover of the summer: Soaring temperatures and humidity were never my best friends. However, this […]

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People and activities that enchanted at the Sliema Arts Festival

Although we arrived slightly later than planned – make that an hour (or two), the Tower road in Sliema was teeming with both tourists and locals walking along the promenade, pausing to look at artists drawing on canvas, or to listen at other painters explaining their finished works. The festival, which ran on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of July, had […]

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Waving the flag for Maltese wine!

Occupying a prominent spot on our tables, wine often accompanies us on special occasions. But do you know that this 8000-year-old drink is directly linked to the history of Malta? I will take you on its journey and introduce you to Maltese wine through the country’s history and character.   Maltese wine throughout the ages […]

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How to spend your time in St Julian’s

With waterfront restaurants, modern nightlife and glistening blue bays, St Julian’s is one of Malta’s most popular coastal districts in Malta. With so much going on, it’s easy to while away a summer’s day in this lively neighbourhood. From dining at The Villa Restaurant and partying at BarCelona Lounge to sunbathing on the beach, relaxing […]

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Stress-free summer nights at Madliena Lodge

I had heard some great reviews about the newly refurbished Madliena Lodge from friends but I have to admit, I still had ideas of a venue stuck in the 80s. So I can’t tell you how pleasantly surprised I was when I drove into the graveled car park and first caught site of the crisp white […]

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Discover Illuminati wines during an exclusive event at de Mondion

The tradition of Illuminati Wines has been going for over one hundred and twenty years. Innovation and research together with the essential elements of traditional production, have created a genuine  wine, reflecting the territory where it is produced. The de Mondion Restaurant is collaborating with Illuminati wines to offer a delightful menu on Friday 24th June […]

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Don’t forget the Gin

There is nothing like a cool breeze on a summer evening with a refreshing Gin & Tonic in hand. Born in the warmer climes of India thanks to the East India Company in the 1700s, this quintessentially British favourite, is the perfect cooler for drinking in the sun. The Spanish variation serves Gin-Tonic in a […]

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Wining & Dining at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa this Spring

With summer fast approaching many of us begin our journey towards total relaxation and well-being. The  Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting to perpetuate this feeling and its restaurants create the perfect ambience for wining and dining.From elegant gatherings to intimate dinners for two, their restaurants deliver the utmost care in every detail. […]

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Why do our mothers deserve spoiling on Mother’s Day?

I scoured the internet for quotes about Mothers. You know, the type that pops up on your social media feeds from time to time, waxing lyrical about what wonderful beings mothers are. But to be honest, none of them really do justice to what the word mother means to me. My mother, better known as […]

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Delight your taste buds with the aromas of Umbria

The time has once again arrived for the de Mondion to share their love for culinary and for the vine. Being so appreciative of fine wines, the team at de Mondion love to be able to combine their fine produce with various wines from around the world, only to extend their passion and knowledge to […]

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The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa Shines at the Hotelympia in London

Chefs jointly won a gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the coveted Hotlympia in London, as well as a Chairman’s Award from the Skills Theatre Judges. A team of chefs from the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Attard recently took part in the biyearly Hotelympia competition, the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality […]

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What’s your cup of tea?

Amongst the wide variety of unique gift ideas at HENRI Luxury Gift Boutique you will find a great selection of tableware that range from the quirky, the cute, the humorous, the elegant and the vibrant… but the common denominator is quality and idiosyncratic design. Case in point are these new, bold flowered patterns that really […]

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Travel to France with exquisite French wines at The de Mondion for the evening

There is nothing more indulgent than a great fine dining experience paired with selection of exquisite wines from around the globe. The destination of choice this time is France, and what better location to savour a bottle of wine from? The de Mondion has collaborated with Mirachem to truly give you a taste of France. […]

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Experience Malta’s Most Luxurious Hot Chocolate

CHOCOLATE LOVERS REJOICE! At the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa they are now serving up a truly delectable chocolate experience – a scrumptious range of piping hot chocolate made using the world’s finest chocolate brand, Valrhona. Valrhona has been producing quality chocolate in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, in France, since 1922. Throughout their heritage they have been dedicated to […]

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How to make the most out of the Easter weekend in Malta

Like Christmas, Easter is central to the Maltese calendar of holidays given its significance at the heart of Catholic celebrations. In my case, Easter has always held more significance in terms of family and tradition: And that tradition revolves firmly around Rabat and Mdina, two of Malta’s historical gems. Though the pinnacle of Easter celebrations […]

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Be Transported to France on a Culinary Voyage

French cuisine has long been renowned for its refinement and sophistication. It is Auguste Escoffier who in the 20th century put French cooking on the map as the modern haute cuisine.  This combined with the traditional regional cuisine, not fully accounted for by Escoffier, makes for an exciting culinary tradition, considered by many to be […]

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What dream weddings are made of…

I have pictured my dream wedding since I was about 7 years old.  My dad is beaming as he walks me down the aisle; mum is dabbing away carefully at the mascara as she watches me…not quite believing this day has actually come. There are flowers and pretty lanterns paving my way. My bridesmaids are […]

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Vivendo Hospitality Division’s commitment to quality at Charles Grech bistro in Sliema

The Vivendo group, that also owns well-known local furnishing outlets such as IdeaCasa and Dex Workspaces, among others, has recently set up  its new Hospitality Division. One of the most recent projects undertaken by this new division of the company is the high-end Charles Grech  bistro in Sliema. This was the third successful collaboration between Vivendo […]

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Dine in style with some of Sicily’s finest wines

Post festive season, Infinitely Xara will not be shying away from one of their ultimate passions; wine. Deciding to end the first month of the year on a fabulous note, de Mondion has teamed up with S. Rausi Ltd to host the Donnafugata Wine Event on Friday 29th January at 8pm. The evening will begin […]

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Romantic St. Valentine’s in Mdina

Truly embrace all the romance of St. Valentine’s blessings and celebrate the most romantic day of the year in true luxury Infinitely Xara has designed a weekend of romance in Malta’s most luxurious 5 star Boutique Hotel; The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, situated in the mystical old capital of the island; Mdina. They have […]

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Drink a toast and celebrate Burns night at Palazzo de Piro’s Celtic celebrations this month

For those of you not familiar with the Scottish tradition of Burns night, after having been to a few Burns night dinners myself, I can assure you that it’s an experience not to be missed. Celebrated on or around 25th January by the Scottish, Burns night is a celebration of the life or Robert Burns. Widely […]

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Our guide to the best small home appliances

At home you need more appliances than you would ever think. Are you cooking? You need pots, pans, blenders… Are you cleaning? You need a vacuum cleaner, an iron…     There are lots of different options when it comes to small home appliances. We understand how confusing it can be to find out what the […]

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Our guide to your Christmas party at home

Are you thinking about throwing a Christmas party at home? There are a few things to think about when you’re hosting a Christmas party, whether it’s for friends or family. We’ve put together this quick guide with tips to help you host your perfect Christmas party at home. So why opt for a party at home? […]

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See what the Infinitely Xara family has laid on for a sumptuous Christmas

Infinitely Xara always provides its visitors with the ultimate culinary experience together with excellent service; and an undeniably magical atmosphere.  The Christmas season is no exception and this year all the Infinitely Xara venues are offering a variety of innovative and mouth-watering menus, all carefully put together by Chef de Cuisine, Kevin Bonello and his […]

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See Malta’s Rural Riches As We Take You Off The Beaten Track

The island of Malta is mainly known for its sun and sea; however, very few people realise, that the Island also has a green side to it… Between the months of November to April you’ll find the patchwork of browns and beiges that makes up the Maltese countryside in the summer months changes into a […]

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See how to find the right Christmas gift for your business partner

Christmas is coming and the idea of Christmas and gift giving normally go hand-in-hand. Sending or giving a Christmas gift can be a great ‘thank you’ for being a partner, supplier or client or just a nice gesture to wish them a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Whether it’s your boss, a partner […]

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Infinitely Xara hosts Relais & Chateaux Les Rendez-Vous 2015

The Fine art of Living in the Mediterranean Last week between the 1st and the 7th of November Infinitely Xara was proud to host Relais & Chateaux’s 61st “Rendez-Vous” here in Malta.  As a member of this prestigious association, The Xara Palace – Relais & Chateaux put together the week-long programme of events designed to […]

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Come and dine in Bohemian style to mark the start of Gozo’s opera season

The opera season kicks off Gozo’s cultural calendar in October and the footlights are ablaze for La Boheme at the Teatru Astra in Victoria. On this occasion GuerrillaDining Malta has teamed up with Dar tal-Kaptan Host Family Bed and Breakfast to create an unforgettable Bohemian Meal on the 31st of October in a unique setting in Ghasri, a five […]

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An Indian Extravaganza

I’ve always loved Indian food but have generally been underwhelmed by the sea of sameness on menus. So to find something “different” and modern is a real treat. And what a treat I had last Sunday night during “An Evening with VIvek Singh”.  The Cooking Club, a local group of culinary enthusiasts, organised this event […]

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World leading Chef in Malta

Vivek Singh, owner of London’s The Cinnamon Club restaurant, and a renowned authority on Indian cuisine will be presenting a unique taster menu with wine pairings in Malta on Sunday 20 September 2015. The event, organised by The Cooking Club will take place at TemptAsian restaurant at The Palace Hotel in Sliema. ‘An Evening with […]

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Sean Gravina is the new face of De Cecco pasta in Malta

De Cecco pasta is the brand that is used by the most important restaurants and celebrity chefs worldwide.  From 1st July Malta’s own celebrity chef, Sean Gravina is officially the face of De Cecco in Malta. This unique culinary partnership was officially launched at a press event last week held at Peperoncino Restaurant in Balluta […]

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Creating Perfection; The Barbuto Way

Flavour the Way Mother Nature Intended… I must admit, from the first moment I laid eyes on the distinctive Barbuto label on a bottle of extra virgin olive oil, I was curious;  a Maltese man making award-winning extra virgin olive oil in Sicily? I set out to track him down, and finally managed to sit […]

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