As the results for the 2018 Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants Awards continue to roll out, many people would be wondering whether their favourite chef in Malta made the cut.
Here are the ten top chefs (and their respective restaurants) that were announced for this year, according to a number of surveyors’ votes.
Malta’s Best Chef: Jonathan Vassallo
Vassallo has had a very decorated past, and served up delicious foods in numerous places around the islands. From Le Méridien Hotels to Marsaskala’s Sepia, he’s been behind some of Malta’s most highly rated restaurants.
He also keeps some very good company, and is always up for learning more tricks of the trade. Just two months ago, he worked with Pino Cuttaia at his 2 Michelin star Sicilian restaurant La Madia, describing it as “an unforgettable experience.”
Capo Crudo marks one of Vassallo’s latest ventures, but it seems like people can’t have enough of Chef JV’s culinary delights and already can’t wait for his next project.
The Runners Up:
#2: Marvin Gauci
What can be said of Marvin Gauci which hasn’t already been said? One of Malta’s most popular and consistently high rated head chefs, Gauci has had hit after hit, from the original Dinner in the Sky concept to his flagship Tarragon… which yet again won the best restaurant award this year.
If there’s one thing Marin is used to, it’s winning awards.
#3: Daniel Grech
Anyone who has an internet connection and has spent more than a couple of days in Malta has seen Grech’s creations crop up online.
From mouthwatering burgers to delicious desserts, Shoreditch have been winning thousands of people over, and Daniel Grech is the man behind the food porn.