Tel-Petut in Birgu (Vittoriosa) around 5 pm one evening of May in 2017. We were attracted to its private dining concept and local seasonal produce. And it was featured in my friend's German travel book. It was highly rated by the readers. I entered and booked a table with the young chef. It was a fantastic choice!
The set up is guest is served with numerous dishes of appetisers made with local fresh produce, mainly vegetables. Guests can taste the local sausages with chilli oil and red wine dip. It was exciting and special. Local cheese in olive oil was also among the appetisers. After the sumptuous appetisers, big raviolis in tomato sauce were served. Very nice! All of these, no choice offered but excellent quality. We were very happy.
Two choices of main courses were offered: pork cheek and slow cooked chicken leg. It was a no brain question. One of each for two of us. Both were nicely cooked and tasted great. Happy happy! The happy meal was ended with a dessert.
And the price was very good too. At time, it charged €28 per person. Wine may be €20 and a handful tip. We then hurried up to take the last or second last bus passing Birga back to Valletta.
On our last night we dined at Legligin, always full and highly rated. But I prefer Tal Petut with the abundant fresh local produce, creative dishes and the enthusiasm of the host.