It’s been a tumultuous year-and-a-half for local eateries and watering holes, however there’s no denying we, the hungry and thirsty people of Malta and Gozo, have missed our favourite haunts from around the islands.
In fact, we received over 7,000 submissions and nominations for the 2022 edition of Lovin Recommends, celebrating the country’s cream of the crop, along with up and and coming restaurants and bars.
Nominations for the fourth edition of Lovin Recommends closed late last week, however the public’s demand to see their cherished spots, old and new, make the list was overwhelming.
As we sift through the nominations, there is no doubt that a hunger for restaurant outings is back (pun definitely intended).
We may have lost some foodie faces while the local industry is still recovering from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but we’ve also experienced the rebirth of age-old staples, as well as several all-new eating and drinking concepts sprouting up across Malta and the sister island of Gozo.
The question remains: which spots will be making the exclusive Lovin Recommends 2022 list… will it be the cutting-edge molecular gastronomy joints? Will we be seeing Malta and Gozo’s growing vegetarian and vegan specialised restaurants coming out on top? Or will we be celebrating a return to seasonal and traditional dishes and ingredients?
All we can say is, the race is certainly on! Stay tuned for more Lovin Recommends developments dropping very soon, including some juicy and mouthwatering giveaways…
In the meantime, you can check out the 2021 Lovin Recommends shortlist here.
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