Better With Friends: A Gastronomic Journey Through Sharing

In an era where individualism often takes centre stage, there’s something profoundly comforting about the tradition of sharing a meal. It’s not just about the food; it’s about the connection, the conversation, and the collective experience. This is the ethos behind the “Better With Friends” sharing menu, available every Friday all day and Saturday for lunch, designed for groups of four adults and over. It’s an invitation to reconnect with the joy of communal dining, and it promises an unforgettable gastronomic adventure.

The Prelude: Starters to Share

The journey begins with an assortment of starters, featuring warm bread accompanied by local dips, setting the stage for a symphony of flavors. The selection of mezze is a celebration of the Middle Eastern culinary tradition, with delights such as Sambousek, vegetable roll, spinach fatayer, hummus, baba ghanoush, and pitta bread. Each dish is a testament to the region’s rich culinary heritage, offering a variety of textures and flavors that are both comforting and exotic. This initial course is designed not just to whet the appetite but to foster the first of many shared moments, as diners reach across the table, breaking bread and barriers alike.

The Heart of the Feast: Mains to Savour

As the meal progresses, the mains arrive, a curated selection of dishes that cater to a broad range of palates. The fish and seafood aqua pazza is a poetic ode to the bounty of the sea, a harmonious blend of fish, prawns, clams, and a delicate shellfish sauce that sings with the flavours of the ocean. The chicken tikka masala, served with Jeerhi rice, offers a comforting embrace of warm spices and tender chicken, a dish that has crossed borders and won hearts around the globe. For those in search of something from the land, the veal Milanese presents a classic Italian favourite, a dish of simplicity and elegance.

The mains are accompanied by a trio of sides: grilled marinated thyme vegetables with honey, Maltese roast potatoes, and potato fries. Each side dish is a celebration of the earth’s produce, prepared with care and designed to complement the mains, ensuring a balanced and satisfying meal.

The Sweet Finale: Desserts to Share

No communal meal is complete without a sweet ending, and the platter of bistro pastries offers just that. This dessert selection includes classic tiramisu, cassata ricotta di pecora, raspberry delice, chocolate, pistachio & white chocolate, and date fritters with Gozo honey. Each dessert is a miniature masterpiece, offering a range of flavors from the rich and indulgent to the light and fruity. Sharing these sweets encourages the final exchanges of the meal, as diners sample each other’s choices and savor the last moments of togetherness.

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Elevate the Experience: Beverage Enhancement Package

To complement the meal, the beverage enhancement package offers a half bottle of regional wine, unlimited servings of local water, and a selection of refreshing soft drinks for €12.00 per person. This carefully chosen selection of beverages is designed to enhance the flavours of the meal and complete the dining experience, ensuring that every sip is as memorable as every bite.

The Essence of Sharing

At €29.90 per person, the “Better With Friends” menu is more than just a meal; it’s an experience, a celebration of the joy of sharing. In every dish, every flavor, and every moment, diners are invited to connect, to laugh, and to create memories that will linger long after the last bite. It’s a reminder that, in a world that often feels too fast and too fragmented, there’s nothing quite like the simple pleasure of a shared meal to bring us back together.