Following the 11th Anniversary of its inception, which was celebrated last weekend, Il-Ħaġar Museum and Community Cultural Centre in Victoria’s Pjazza San Ġorġ continues with its rich programme of events. On Saturday 2nd March 2024 the Museum will be hosting a recital by Noel Beck (clarinet), Fiorella Camilleri (flute) and Anne Marie Podestà (harp). The trio will be performing works by Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Faure, Bizet, and others. The Concert starts at 19:30 and, as is the Museum’s democratic policy, entrance is free. Seat reservations are recommended by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This recital forms part of the initiative Easter in Gozo organised by the Ministry for Gozo and Planning and is supported by the Cultural Heritage Directorate within the same Ministry. The audience can enjoy this evening of music while surrounded by the works of the current exhibition Unknown Prescription where paintings and photography by Maltese artists Mario Abela, Charles Balzan, and Justin Falzon “dialogue with artefacts” from Il-Ħaġar’s permanent collection. This exhibition remains open until Sunday 14th April 2024. The Museum is also currently exhibiting Joseph Vella’s works for woodwind until Tuesday 19th March 2024 in commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of his passing.
A no-holds-barred authentic Sicilian restaurant with a knockout view in Gozo? There is only one option…
Eating where the locals eat is now the done thing when it comes to finding a restaurant on your travels and that’s why Fliegu should be on your list when you visit Gozo.
Judging by the number of customers already seated on this rather windy, wintery Saturday night, the team at Fliegu is most definitely doing something right. What though?
Well, it’s easy really. And it can be broken down into three reasons.
Number one – its destination dining at its best. This beauty of-a-restaurant in Nadur boasts a totally unique and knockout view of the channel (Fliegu in Maltese) and the Maltese archipelago. You can find it minutes from the ferry halfway along the new Nadur flyover on the right so it’s super accessible if you’re coming over from the mainland.
Number two, it works in every kind of weather. I love watching the energetic sea thrashing the island when it’s windy from a super comfy chair and a large wine cellar staring at me. In warmer climes, it is the place to be with tonnes of natural light and that amazing view! They also cater for groups and celebrations. In fact it’s a really popular place for private events on the island and you can see why.
Lastly, Fliegu doesn’t try to be anything but itself. There’s no pretense, no copying other restaurants, or keeping up with the latest foodie trends, just honest, authentic no holes barred Sicilian cuisine and lots of it. You certainly won’t be left hungry but don’t fret – it’s all too much to handle, you can opt out of cooking the next day and take it home. Bonus!
Now, we’ve spoke about their pizza before – put it this way, they wouldn’t shell out on a Pizza oven like that without knowing how to use it. Yes – we LOVE their pizza! But we were after pure Sicilian pasta vibes on this occasion and were far from disappointed.
A Taste of Neighbouring Sicily
Sicilian food combines many cultures and flavours inspired by Spanish, Greek, and Arab cuisines. Pistachio, burrata, seafood, and juicy ripe tomatoes first spring to mind, and at Fliegu you can tuck into it all. Their specialty, Spaghetti Scoglio, mixed seafood, cooked in ripe tomato sauce and a touch of chili was divine. The Spaghetti di Bronte, Pistachio cream, Zalzett, and Grana Padano, topped with burrata and chopped pistachios was Sicily on a plate and their mouthwatering Mushroom Risotto was a total take-home (and tasted even better the next day!). Lastly, the chef cooks a mean Pasta al nero di seppia. Whoah!
Whether you are in for a romantic night out with the one you love or out with the whole family, Fliegu delivers. Tasty, honest, and genuine Sicilian food, no fancy prices, and you can even bring your dog.