The first thing we were brought was probably one of the most wonderful-tasting dishes of the evening. A perennial gourmand’s choice because of its rich, robust flavour, Briju’s chicken liver parfait oozed perfect decadence in its succulent composition. The chicken liver itself was strong enough to shine through – a mean feat indeed when considering that it included the establishment’s own home-cured guanciale, as well as being topped by a melt-in-your-mouth layer of the chef’s smoked butter.
The familiar, the homely, what we look for to feel that sense of comfort - these are ideas or perceptions that can be applied as easily to an actual physical place as to a scrumptious plate of food, a beverage that is equally delightful to the palate, or generic sights and sounds that accompany a... Continue Reading →
Creating our own personalised space has never before seemed so crucial. There are so many ways in which this can be achieved, for example, adorning windowsills with potted plants, making the most of natural light by using appropriate shades of wall paint and furniture and hanging prints or paintings on the wall. Your living space also becomes your sanctuary with specific elements of décor, including carefully selected objects to enhance your mood and imbue you with a sense of wonder. Innovative designer Elly Wirth, known as Decor Elly, certainly knows a thing or two about this. Her painstakingly crafted pieces wield together the quirky and lovable, setting any room ablaze with a blast of vivid colours and emanating a sense of joy.
What better occasion during which to experience a sense of fun and the ridiculous while knocking back a pint - or your preferred tipple of choice - and meeting loved ones than a stand-up comedy event? As stand-up performances have soared in popularity over the last few years, these are, thankfully, in no short supply on the Maltese islands. My curiosity about a new comedy troupe named the Clueless Comedy Collective Malta was piqued after two events organised by the group this month were recommended to me by a fellow aficionado of all things comedic.
The instantly recognisable colours of Italy Due in no small part to its perfectly strategic location in the centre of the Mediterranean sea, Malta has, over the ages, been occupied by very many different cultures through the ages, from the Phoenicians and Romans to the Arabs, Normans, a mixture of different European nationalities from the... Continue Reading →
The sort of poison that different people settle on in order to enhance a social gathering usually indicates something of interest about the individuals in question. For instance, a fondness for gins with their variety of sophisticated flavourings and accompanying choice mixers points towards an appreciation for trends together with a capacity for drinks with... Continue Reading →
....to hit our funny bone. With apologies to Stephen King, particularly as this post relates to fodder that is far from ominous, I shall begin my first foray into reviewing the return to a comedic series. More specifically, I will, here, be concentrating on a series of YouTube videos that provide a commentary of the... Continue Reading →
For a tiny country composed of a series of wind-swept islands located strategically in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, visitors are very important. Lacking in natural resources but piquing the interests of those who seek to find out more, Malta has always lured a certain number of travellers from shores near and far. Notwithstanding... Continue Reading →
January is usually a much-maligned month, coming soon after the forced jollity of yuletide as it does. Most people complain of dented bank accounts, not knowing what to do with themselves, the dread of returning to work after the exuberance of the festive season - whether simply implied or actually felt - and the typically... Continue Reading →
Books have always played an inescapable part of the multicoloured tapestry that is my life. From the moment I could read more than a few simple lines, I read books about anthropomorphic mice and bears, books in Italian about Bambi's journey to adulthood, books about charmed trees conveying children to distant lands and books about groups of children foiling the dastardly plans of would-be villains or hatching secret plans for yet more adventures.