This is a brand new experience where I would like to share some cooking from my childhood memories. In my cooking class guest will be given the opportunity to discover and make some traditional Maltese recipes. This is a hands-on activity where guests will be expected to roll up their sleeves and participate in the preparation of some genuine home-made cooking. The cooking class will also include a visit to the main square which used to be the main source of food shopping. We will purchase fresh produce needed for our cooking class. This can include a visit to a cheesemonger, fish hawker, and butcher. Recipes will vary from one day to another as some guest might want to come on more than one day. Therefore on Monday/Wednesday we plan to make our own savoury snacks such as pastizzi, a Gozitan ftira, and traditional nougat. On Friday we will do some traditional home cooking classics such as Sfineg ta' l-Ancova (anchovy fritters), Bragioli (beef olives), and Mqarret (date diamonds). We might even do some other recipes from our menu at Maldonado Bistro below. After cooking we will enjoy the fruit of our endeavours as a lunch accompanied with some water and wine. Guests will be given a copy of all recipes as well as a food souvenir to take home.
As founder and owner of Maldonado Bistro in Gozo, I have constantly made it my own personal mission to use food as a vehicle to create experiences. I have always been fascinated with peoples' curiosity to food and its relationship to culture. This is how one truly experiences a destination and makes that desired discovery. In 2017 I set up a new open kitchen above Maldonado Bistro to create more personal experiences where people can meet, discuss food and culture, and get a closer view of the food scene in Gozo. I present my experience as a restaurant owner, local, foodie and friend. I love to travel myself. There is no better way to experience different places and cultures but through food and drink. As a local and long time resident on Gozo, I am trying to do my part in reciprocating by offering my own view on our local food and wine
Wine and water
The cooking class will be carried out in my open kitchen situated above Maldonado Bistro. The experience includes a walking visit to the main square to purchase fresh local produce needed for the cooking class. The open kitchen is fully-airconditioned. Seating is also available.
最多可有8位年满16周岁的参与者参加。 参与者应自行了解所用的食材，如对某种食物过敏或有饮食限制，也应向体验达人说明。 参与者还应认识到食用生食或未煮熟的肉类、家禽、海鲜、贝类或鸡蛋可能会增加食源性疾病的风险。
It is important to inform me of any food allergies and/or intolerances you might have. I can adapt the cooking class if I am informed in advance. I can arrange a pick up and back from/to the Gozo ferry terminal if you are coming from the main island of Malta.