The weather is getting colder, and as the chilly season approaches, Maltese people have started looking for less open-air spaces and more cosy places to eat at. And one particular place is offering just the perfect venue to make the most of it.
If you’re retreating from al fresco dining and getting way more into quaint and homey venues, Rabat’s Grotto Tavern is your new go-to spot. The timing is kind of perfect too, considering that they just launched their new autumn-winter menu.
Grotto Tavern is known for its beautifully constructed dishes with good reason. With dishes to please both your eyes and stomach, the items on their menu certainly pack a punch.
Their amazing goose breast is a delicious concoction of cured dry-rubbed heavenly goodness. After this piece of prime meat is aged, it’s sliced thinly to create evenly striped layers of fat and meat. Delish? You can say that again.
On the other hand, the fritter is made of juicy duck leg confit topped off with a luscious orange marmalade and drizzled with a delicate carob and lemon vinaigrette, turning that taste factor up 150%!
If you’re really into pasta, Grotto Tavern has the perfect dish for you. The smoked beef ravioli is an appetising blend of flavours, and definitely worth an Instagram upload… or 10.
The smoked fassona beef is taken from the belly part, creating a piquant mixture of meat and fat. The strong smokey taste goes hand in hand with their fresh homemade egg pasta.
When it starts getting proper cold, nobody can say no to a good soup, especially this comforting celeriac soup.
The celery root is the base of this divine dish. Served with truffle ricotta and fried bread dough cheese puffs, this ambrosial dish will send you straight to heaven.
No meal is complete without dessert, and Grotto Tavern offers a heavenly bread and butter pudding to end your meal with a bang.
This French pudding is made from scrumptious orange brioche bread and dark Belgian chocolate. Served with a contrasting crème Anglaise ice cream, this dish is guaranteed to give you the happy ending you’ve been searching for all your life.
Not only does Grotto Tavern serve up some delicious treats, it also offers a lovely atmosphere for you to enjoy them in. Three special areas consist of a quiet and well-lit dining room perfect for both lunch and dinner. The Blue Room, on the other hand, is an exclusive private area ideal for medium-sized groups.
If you’re looking for a space to celebrate a special occasion, their 2000-year-old cave is the perfect spot to enjoy an intimate dinner with your loved ones.
If you’re thinking about the perfect place to host your Christmas Staff Party, look no further. This spot offers the perfect atmosphere for a friendly festive gathering. The Grotto Tavern team will help you with all of the small details. They have meticulously constructed set menus and packages tailored for every party size.
Here’s how you can win a meal for two and be able to tick Grotto Tavern off your foodie bucket list
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is tag a friend you’d love to take to this awesome restaurant. And just like that, you might be on your way to trying out Rabat’s latest delicious menu!