The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants Survey winners
Winners of the Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants 2016 Survey, conducted in September, sponsored by HSBC, were recently presented with fantastic prizes. Barbara Farrugia, who came first, won a two-night stay in a deluxe room on B&B basis at the InterContinental Malta; Jenny Cefai in second place won a onehour ride in a Route 66 Hummer Limousine with free flowing prosecco and the third prize of a lavish gourmet hamper to the value of €200 from Dical House, Fine Foods & Wellbeing Mosta went to Stephen Muscat.
As it enters its 17th year, Malta’s Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony 2016, considered to be the Oscars of the local restaurant industry, will be held at the The Grand Ballroom, Grand Hotel Excelsior on Monday, 5 December. At the ceremony the new edition of the Guide will also be launched featuring the results of the 2016 Restaurant Survey. The book is created from the votes of the survey of 2,074 people dining out on average twice a week to an equivalent of 161,772 dining experiences in a year. Each year the awards and the Guide provide an annual recognised and respected reference point for Malta’s best restaurants.
Additional awards will be presented for the following categories including the top rated Best Food Award sponsored by Unika Beef, Best Service Award sponsored by Maturmeat, Best Ambience Award, Best for Maltese food, Best for Business Entertainment sponsored by Rummo, Most Romantic sponsored by placeabooking.com, Best Value for Money sponsored by Meats & Eats, restaurant offering the Best Vegetarian Options sponsored by Good Earth Distributors Ltd, Best Restaurant Restroom /Cloakroom, restaurant for Lively Atmosphere, Children Friendly restaurant award sponsored by The Malta Baby & Kids Directory, Best Newcomer, Most Mentioned Restaurant, Chef of the Year Award sponsored by The Catering Centre, the Award for Restaurant Most Dedicated to Supporting Local Produce sponsored by Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, the Valletta Cruise Port Award for Top Rated restaurant on the Valletta Waterfront and the Colin Best Award for the Most Consistently Outstanding Restaurant. There will also be a number of wine awards, this year kindly sponsored by Riedel, the wine glass company.
The results will be published online at www.restaurantsmalta.com as soon as they are announced during the ceremony of 5 December.
Crysta Darmanin (The Definitive(ly) Good Guide), Jenny Cefai and Charlene Le Gall, Marketing manager of InterContinental Malta presenting the voucher to the first prize winner
Paul Camenzuli of Route 66 limousine services, presenting the voucher to second prize winner Jenny Cefai and Crysta Darmanin (The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Co. Ltd)
Dominic Calleja, owner of Dical House, presenting the generous hamper to third prize winner Stephen Muscat and Crysta Darmanin (The Definitive(ly) Good Guide)