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Michelin Guide Reveals Malta’s 2024 Selection Including Two Michelin Star Restaurant

Michelin Guide Reveals Malta's 2024 Selection Including Two Michelin Star Restaurant
Apr 4 2024 Share

The MICHELIN Guide Malta 2024 was unveiled today, showcasing the best culinary experiences across Malta and Gozo. With 40 restaurants featured in this year’s edition, the guide highlights the exceptional quality and diversity of the Maltese culinary scene.

Among these, a remarkable milestone was achieved with the introduction of Malta’s first-ever Two MICHELIN Star restaurant, ION Harbour, setting a new benchmark for dining excellence on the islands.

Accompanying ION Harbour in the constellation of starred establishments are six One MICHELIN Star restaurants: Noni, De Mondion, Bahia, Under Grain, Fernandõ Gastrotheque, and Rosamì.

These restaurants have been recognized for their unique culinary contributions, offering a range of flavours and experiences that reflect both the tradition and innovation of Maltese cuisine. The MICHELIN Guide Malta 2024 not only celebrates the island’s gastronomic achievements but also serves as an invitation for locals and visitors alike to explore the rich tapestry of tastes that Malta and Gozo have to offer.

Malta’s 2024 Michelin Guide is as follows:

2 Stars:

ION Harbour by Simon Rogan, Valletta

1 Star: 

Noni, Valletta
De Mondion Mdina
Bahia Balzan
Under Grain Valletta
Fernandõ Gastrotheque Sliema
Rosamì, St. Julian’s

Bib Gourmand:

Rubino, Valletta
AYU, Gzira
Grain Street, Valletta
Commando, Mellieħa
Terrone, Birgu

Selected Restaurants:

The Golden Fork, Rabat
Terroir, Attard
The Harbour Club Valletta
Rebekah’s Mellieħa
Zest, St. Julian’s
One80 St.Christopher Street, Valletta
The Fork and Cork, Rabat
Aaron’s Kitchen, Valletta
Kaiseki, Valletta
Giuseppi’s, Naxxar
Root 81, Rabat
Tmun, Għajnsielem
Tartarun, Marsaxlokk
Grotto Tavern, Rabat
AKI, Valletta
LOA, St Paul’s Bay
Briju, Gzira
The Medina, Mdina
Level Nine by Oliver Glowig, Mgarr
Al Sale, Xagħra

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ION Harbour Claims Malta’s First Two Michelin Stars

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ION Harbour in Valletta has become the first restaurant in Malta to earn two Michelin stars. This is a huge deal for foodies and restaurateurs on the island because it shows that Malta is becoming a hotspot of culinary excellence.

ION Harbour is run by Chef Simon Rogan, who is famous for his restaurant L’Enclume in the UK, which has three Michelin stars. At ION Harbour, visitors can expect top-notch service and food that is both creative and new. This restaurant is not just about eating; it’s an experience that matches the historic and beautiful setting of Valletta.

Another restaurant, Rosamì, has also made a splash by earning its first Michelin star. Rosamì is led by Chef Cliff Borg and offers four different menus named Steam, Petal, Bulb, and Leaf. Each menu offers modern dishes with flavours from around the world. It’s a great place for anyone looking to try something new and exciting.

The MICHELIN Guide for Malta in 2024 now includes 40 restaurants. There’s one with two Michelin stars, six with one star, five with a Bib Gourmand (which means they offer good food at affordable prices), and 28 that are recommended for a visit.

The guide is a big thumbs up to Malta’s food scene, showing that the island has great places to eat for every type of food lover. A big congratulations to ION Harbour, Rosamì, and all the restaurants that have been recognised this year. They are making Malta a more delicious place to visit.

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Myriam Spiteri Debono Officially Sworn In As Malta’s 11th President

Myriam Spiteri Debono Officially Sworn In As Malta's 11th President
Apr 4 2024 Share

Myriam Spiteri Debono was officially sworn in as President of Malta today, after a series of ceremonies in Valletta.

One key tradition is a mass at St. John’s Co-Cathedral, which is always part of the day when Malta gets a new president.

Spiteri Debono, who is 71 years old, has a background as a notary and has been a long-time member of the Labour Party in Malta. Today, she made history by becoming the 11th president of the country. Her new role means she will be a leader for all Maltese people, guiding the nation on important issues and representing Malta both at home and abroad.

Malta’s top personnel are present to see the ceremony dedicated to the country’s new president, including Prime Minister Robert Abela, Leader of Opposition Bernard Grech and former President George Vella who only finished his official duties yesterday after 5 years.

Video Source: TVM

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Roberta Metsola Wins YMCA Europe ‘Roots for Peace’ Award

Roberta Metsola Wins YMCA Europe 'Roots for Peace' Award
Apr 4 2024 Share

Roberta Metsola recently expressed her gratitude and pride upon receiving the YMCA Europe’s Roots for Peace Award, which she accepted in Brussels.

In her acknowledgment, the President of the European Parliament articulated a deep appreciation for the distinction, emphasising her dual identity as both Maltese and European. Metsola lauded the European Parliament’s steadfast dedication to advocating for universal values such as peace, freedom, democracy, and the safeguarding of fundamental rights.

She extended her thanks to YMCA Europe for not only bestowing this honour upon her but also for its commendable efforts in empowering the next generation. Metsola underscored the collaborative endeavour towards fostering a more equitable and inclusive European society.

The Roots for Peace Award is a keystone initiative of YMCA Europe, aimed at galvanising stronger youth engagement in the peaceful resolution of conflicts across the continent.

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