Giving thanks

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I’m not a brand snob; believe it or not, when it comes to clothes, I prefer a young unknown designer to a global house, when it comes to food, although I like backstreet eateries,  I would still be influenced by their name.

Grill3301 is a place I would have never thought to visit. The name suggests steak, chicken wings and  the sort of thing you see on Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives. They should SO change the name.

I was invited to an American evening this weekend with a really good friend – and we shared a table with some others for the evening. A bourbon cocktail greeted us, and we soon started to chomp our way though what can only be described as surprisingly good, American food with a generous twist and accompanies by a series of American wines. I will definitely go back, indeed, raved about the meal for the whole weekend – so excuse me for not regurgitating it again here, but take my word for it and visit.

Saturday evening started with a Rotary dinner at the Maritime Museum in Birgu, unfortunately, most of the exhibits weren’t in the room with us, though I found enough to chatter about with our Sicilian friends, hopefully they could understand me.

After this, we went to Zest for a private party of an inspirational, always smiling 70 year old man, who almost, and it was close, was the last on the dancefloor. It was his party so perhaps the victory should be his. Great wines and memory lane music by Tony Tone ensured my dinner was digested.

The last edition of Patches for the year was on Sunday and after running some errands, we visited to pick up some goodies and have a spot of lunch. One young lady to watch out for is the founder of Barefoot and Curious who had a short menu of sweet and savoury doughnuts, us sampling the pulled pork, mollasses and vanilla bacon variety. Not big enough to make you feel guilty, and small enough to take the edge off my slight hangover. A couple of other purchases and new discoveries were had; but my favourite stall was not there, though a couple of pale imitations were trying to do something similar, I bought two hankies, which I needed for my grief of going home with just one bag in hand.



Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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