As the Maltese islands creep closer and closer to the summer months, we’re dreaming of spending days in the sun with our loved ones, stocking up on that vitamin D, and indulging on all the food and drink just because it’s ‘suuuuch a nice day‘.
If you’re looking for somewhere special to enjoy a tasty meal you need to check out The Medina Restaurant, in the heart of the silent city itself
Just a few steps away from the cathedral, in one of Mdina’s iconic alleys, The Medina is the perfect place to experience the beauty of the historic city. The restaurant is situated inside what was once a Norman residence, and is full of Romanesque features. The honey coloured stone walls, a gorgeous internal courtyard and classic garden attributes instantly transport you to another era.
The Medina Restaurant is just about to launch it’s new summer menu, and it looks absolutely divine
Here’s a bit of a sneak peek at what you can expect from their new selection of dishes. Just a word of warning; be prepared to automatically want to go out and eat all of it.
1. Neonati Fritters with Sriracha Mayo
A twist on Malta’s traditional fishcakes, feast your eyes (and your tastebuds) on the ultimate indulgent seafood.
2. Tagliatelle Bottarga, Asparagus, Courgettes and Fish Nage
Savour a warm bowl of mouthwatering pasta in the heart of a Maltese historical residence – because it wouldn’t be a summer dish without some good old asparagus-laden tagliatelle.
3. Sweet Potato Tart Tatin, Goat Cheese Beignet and Kale, French Mustard Vinaigrette
Sound fancy? You bet!
If you’re in the mood for a vegetarian delight, why not sample some local goat cheese served on a bed of sweet potato and steaming kale?
4. Beef Selection, Carrot and Tarragon Orzotto, Baby Pak Choi, Chermoula Sauce and Thyme Jus
Bursting with flavour – the Medina’s beef cuts are paired with the finest blend of vegetables and seasonings to create the gorgeous setup you see right here.
5. Cavatelli Carbonara, Guanciale, Pecorino and Egg Yolk
Mac and cheese is for noobs – if you’re looking for a cheesy decadent pasta dish, look no further! A careful blend of cheese and egg yolk come together to create a silky sauce drizzled with guanciale shavings.
6. Deconstructed Cannoli, Crispy Dough, Ricotta Cream and Honeycomb Brittle, Candied Fruit Ice Cream
Not that this needs any further explaining, but if you didn’t double-take at ‘deconstructed cannoli’ you’re trying out the wrong desserts. In true medieval fashion, why not end your meal with an over-the-top fruity concoction?
We have a tasty meal for two to give away to a lucky (and hungry) reader
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