Showing posts from October, 2017

Tal Petut in Malta

It was totally a pleasant coincidence and luck that we passed by 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 l ocal 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. The only choice we had to make is the wine. Difficult!   Don helped us.  We would like to have longer aftertaste and changing taste.  His choice wa

Malta Food

We arrived Malta before 5pm on 2 May.  My travel companion was afraid that we might not be able to get to the island in case of any flight delay. So, we spent a night at Malta, not direct at the centre but a few bus stops away at Pieta. Our taxi driver took us a a moderate hill where our B and B was. After settling down our stuff, we went for a walk around and look for our dinner place. Walking down the road to the main street, you can choose to dine at a top rated restaurant,  Fumia . Since it was not opened up to 19.30 and we were not sure if there would be a table for us, we opt for  La Vela Restaurant . The Antipasti combo was outstanding.  7 dishes of raw and cooked seafood were provided. Excellent value for €18 per person (two minimum).  It will fill you up.  Extra dish is optional. We were both impressed with the high quality of Maltese food the first night. We headed to Gozo the next day.  The journey was long as the bus was not punctual and it went through t

Malta and Gozo Practicalities

Malta is a country full of history, perhaps the earliest civilisation in the world. Inhabitants lived there already recorded at 5000 BC. Houses are predominantly built with the same limestone, globerigina . Expect to see honey coloured decadent houses, especially on Gozo Island. Houses in Valletta  are beautified with colourful balconies. We visited Malta in May 2017. Let me share some practical tips to make your trip in Malta most enjoyable. Accommodation Malta In Malta we stayed at Harbour View B and B in Pieta on the first night upon arrival as we did not want to risk of missing connection to the Gozo Island in case of flight delay.  The  room is simple, with a window but not a beautiful view. However, t he terrace provides a great view over yachts parking at Pieta and a bit of Selima.  The B and B is not accessible by the airport bus. The owner ordered pick up service for us at a price of €20.  Breakfast was fine if it is one of your concerns. Many choices and y