Blink, and you might miss your favourite dish.
Most restaurants change their menus seasonally, others have one or two daily specials and some rarely change their menus at all. So when a restaurant changes their menu on the daily, it’s pretty impressive. And while it’s not too common in Malta, we still have a couple of great restaurants on the island that follow this philosophy.
It really shows creativity and improvisation with ingredients. Not only does it seem as if you are dining at a different place all the time, it also prevents you from being that person (no matter how easy it is to do so) who orders the same thing over and over again (bo-ring) their local!
If you didn’t know where the eateries with daily-changing menus were in Malta, well now you do thank to this list.
1. Rubino, Valletta
Although we can’t predict the menu, we can most certainly predict that you’ll thoroughly enjoy the ever-changing dishes at Rubino.
They specialise in creative home style Maltese and Mediterranean grub cooked with love.
One day you might pop in and find stuffed pig trotter with pork mince, pear and walnuts served on mashed potatoes on the blackboard, and the next it could be replaced with seabass involtini filled with pine nuts & mints.
They have a large enough variation on any given day. Rolling home is guaranteed!
2. L’Artiglio, Valletta
The practically faultless menu at L’artiglio is art on a plate. The passion is clearly shown from how pretty the dishes are presented.
The daily specials are creatively-cooked using the freshest ingredients ever. Some really popular dishes usually stay a little longer or appear pretty frequently.
3. Legligin, Valletta
I am completely in love with Legligin, and their concept is totally on point.
This Valletta haunt is technically a wine bar, but for around €25, you’re given a tasting menu of around six to nine small plates of local speciality dishes.
The food just keeps on coming and you have that real element of surprise.
4. Dimitri’s Cafe, Valletta
Dimitri makes every effort to make all punters feel exceptionally welcome. He usually comes out and greets each individual guests when he isn’t cooking up a delicious storm in the kitchen.
His passion reflects in his daily-changing fresh dishes which uses local and seasonal produce.
Slow cooked octopus stew, fresh grilled calamari with apple & rucola pesto, fresh langostini pannacotta with prickly pear puree and egg pasta with monkfish are just some of his past dishes.
5. Giuseppi’s Bar & Bistro, Salina
Chef Michael from this Hamptons-like restaurant is a culinary genius. I mean, you must be to be able to concur up some of the creative dishes he does so well. The menu is printed daily according to what is available on the day, so you know you’re definitely getting the freshest local produce which they source themselves.
Recent dishes such as veal brain pan fried in a caper & sage butter, topped with Mollica, quail stuffed with foie gras and pan seared monkfish served on lemon & nutmeg scented spinach’ made it on past menus.
6. Wiġi’s Kitchen, St Julian’s
Wicked dishes await you at Wiġi’s. They take a lot of pride in their menu making sure the offerings are the best it can be. They use premium ingredients from all over the world to ensure authenticity and quality.
Past dishes have included prawn & zucchini saffron risotto, marinated duo of lamb, and escalopes of veal al limone.
No day is ever the same.