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Issue 6 | 3 Jun ‘10

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Twelve Steps BBQ2GO What’s Cooking Gozo Visitor Information Property in Gozo


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Editorial Welcome to Gozo There is nothing better than a public holiday falling on a Monday. Thanks to Sette Giugno we have a great longweekend opportunity right at the start of the Summer. While in Gozo this weekend make sure you try out the new Twelve Steps initiative held in the Cittadella by the Victoria Local Council. Call it innovative, educations, and even fun – we recommend it as a must-do thing to do while in Gozo. In our cooking section we have now teamed up with Basilico at The Waterfront Hotel in Gzira to provide us

with delicious yet simple recipes to try during your weekend break cooking. Arkadia Foodstore is launching its BBQ2GO promotion. It’s back… and it’s better! With a combined purchase of €60 or more from the fresh counters you can get your hands on a BBQ2GO pack consisting of €30 worth of FREE products. Also take note of our free ice-cream coupons in this issue with the compliments of McDonald’s and Gelati Granola. Let the weekend begin!

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Table of Contents Feature: Twelve Steps

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An epic timefest journey

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Recipes prepared by Basilico - The Waterfront Hotel, Gzira It’s Back... & It’s Better!

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TWELVE STEPS An epic timefest journey Official launch: 4th June 2010 at 8:30pm at the Cittadella Victoria Gozo

The Victoria Local Council has embarked on this project under the artistic direction of the Florentine Mr Alessandro Riccio because it firmly believes the need for such interactive experiences to give new life to the Citadel and shed more light on the island’s history. The project concerns an event that is intended to be repeated throughout the summer season on a permanent basis, depending on the demand by tourists and locals. This year Twelve Steps will run at 8:30pm at the Cittadella Victoria Gozo on the following dates: 4th and 7th June 2010 30th and 31st July 2010 20th and 21st August 2010 17th and 18th September 2010

Photos by Shaun Sultana & Tonio Schembri


Feature The history of the island of Gozo has not always faithfully followed the path of the sister island. The island is shrouded in mystery, tales, legends and secrets. A unique interactive experience set in the Citadel of Victoria will try to unravel it all through a trail that will lead to the discovery of the island’s best kept secrets. This unique interactive experience will involve a game-performance where the public will be free to choose whether to actively take part in it or passively observe the characters in the various selected places around the Citadel. The characters are fourteen in all. They range from the inquisitor to the pirate, from the Knight of Malta to Saint Paul and include abstract themes like death itself.

The game starts with a prisoner who is locked up in the prisons of the Citadel accused on trumped up charges of having conspired against the Knights of Malta and is handed a death sentence by hanging to be carried out at dawn. The poor man is distraught and desperate. He is given a final chance: if he can find someone that will unlock a set of riddles he will be spared. These riddles will only be unlocked by the enigmatic characters that come to life in the Citadel at night. As desperate as he is, he will besiege visitors to solve the riddles for him. There is only one way that of going around the Citadel and find the characters that can solve these riddles. The prisoner will provide participants with a map of the Citadel and implore them to help him. But this is no easy feat as the characters once found will not easily part away with their secrets. The participant has to understand, guess or do something to arrive to the answers. Each time the your Gozo guide - 9


participant solves the riddle s/he is given a symbol. Once all the symbols are collected and the riddles solved then the prisoner is spared. But beware; only the brave ones can complete it all. Once a winner is declared s/he is given a prize by the prisoner for saving his life.

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The game-performance will be set in the English language and is open to all ages and nationalities. For more information please contact the Victoria Local Council on rabat.gozo.lc@gov.mt


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What’s On

Friday 4th June

Saturday 5th June

Xaghra – Bullara Street

Victoria – Sabina Square

10:00am: With the participation of school children - next to the house of the Gozitan victim during the 7th June 1919 riots

10.00am – 1.00pm: An Eco-friendly activity for children including hands-on farming, fun activities, crafts and story telling. An Eco-Gozo (Ministry for Gozo) activity.

Sannat - Main Square

Sannat - Main Square

Sette Giugno Commemorative Ceremony

Notte Scarlata - Inauguration 7:40pm: Opening of exhibition ‘The Village of St’ Margaret’ 8:30pm: Live concert with the participation of Soprano Georgina Gauci accompanied by Terry Shaw. Xaghra – Dvenue

D-band Night 10:30pm: Ben & Sasa Live

Victoria - Cittadella

Official Launch of Twelve Steps 8:30 pm: An epic time-fest journey - an interactive reenactment and game show

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World Environment Day

Notte Scarlata

6:45pm: Opening of exhibition ‘Sannat Aquariums’ 7:45pm: Historical Re-Enactment Parade of Grand Master Perellos passing through Xelina Square, St. Mary Street and Ta’ Cenc 8:30pm: Medieval Dinner with the participation of ‘Daqqaqa’ and the Sinnet Folk Group (For furthur information & bookings: 99425453, 99091782, 79710735) 9:00pm: Live Band featuring Val Valente

Sunday 6th June Sannat - Main Square

Notte Scarlata

8:30am: Bandu 9:10am – 11:00am: Historical Guided Tour on Foot by heritage Malta leaving from the Main Square visiting: Kalkara tal-Gir, Ta’ Cenc , Mgarr ix-Xini Tower (Booking Recommened: danborg77@ gmail.com) 9:00am: Opening of Stalls till noon - Lace-making, Stone carving, Pastries, News Agent, Plants - with the participation of ‘Sinnet Group’ and ‘Ghannejja’ 10:45am: Horse Defile’ starting from Sannat Road 6:00pm: Falcon show 7:15pm: Musical Programme by


What’s On ‘Santa Margerita Band’ 8:30pm: Dramm ‘Ras in Newwiela u li l’hinn minnha’ 10:30pm: Live Youth Band featuring Synergy 11:00pm: Spectacular Ground Fireworks Ghasri – Main Square

Feast of ‘Corpus Christi’

Titular feast in the village of Ghasri including religious ceremonies, processions, band marches and fireworks display.

Saturday, 12th June Xewkija - Gozitano Complex

Gozo Autofest

5pm onwards: Outdoor automobile show featuring modified cars & bikes, live action arena & more - in aid of the Arka Foundation

Victoria - Independence Square.

Leone goes Pop 9:00pm: Musical concert organized by the Leone Philharmonic Society in collaboration with the Victoria Local Council

Monday 7th June Victoria - Cittadella

Twelve Steps

8:30pm: An epic time-fest journey - an interactive re-enactment and game show

Thursday, 10th June Victoria - Independence Square

Victoria City Day

7:30pm: An evening of poetry and music with the participation of Chorus Urbanus, Gaulitanus Choir, and the Sassofoni Saxophone Quartet.

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Xaghra – Limits of Calypso Cave

Taste of Summer

6:30pm: Live entertainment for the kids with Cartoon Characters followed by dance medley 7:00pm: Puppet show 7:30pm: Opening of Kids Zone 7:45pm: Traditional Maltese Music 8:15pm: Singers Miriam Christine Warner and Audrey Bartolo 8:45pm: DJ Session – Pierre Cordina 9:15pm: Thea Garrett: Winner of Eurosong Festival 2010 9:30pm: DJ Session – Pierre Cordina 9:30pm: Tug of War 10:30pm: Dance show - BODY ART DANCE GROUP 11:15pm: Band: CASH & BAND 12:30am: DJ SESSION – Clayton J


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Sofa Set (1x2-Seat Sofa, 2xArmchairs, 1xCoffee Table) - €850 | Beach Towel - €11.53 Cushions - €6.95 each |Vase, Perry Blue - €9.95 each | Champagne Glasses - €2.19 each

Deck-Chair - €159.99

Table (90x90) - €175

Deck-Chair Cushion - €18.17

Chairs - €79 each

Cushions - €4.95 each

Chair Cushions White - €4.95 each

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White Vases - €15.95 each Flowers Cream - €1.75 each Glasses - €1.10 each Place Mat White - €3.61 Table Knifes Blue - €5.40 each Table Forks Blue - €4.30 each


Properties for rent and sale available from Arkadia Real Estate | Tel: 2155 0000 | www.propertyingozo.com

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Dinner

Conchiglie with Mozzarella

Ingredients (Serves 4) 300g Cherry tomatoes halved 200g fresh mozzarella cheese, diced 10 fresh basil & mint leaves, torn 150ml olive oil 350g conchiglie 15g capers in oil, drained salt and pepper to taste Method (Preparation time 15min) Put tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil into a tureen. Cook the pasta in plenty of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain and immediately tip on top of the mixture in the tureen so that the mozzarella melts slightly. Add the capers, toss well and serve immediately. Tip: You can use this sauce to make a cold pasta salad. Proceed as above but slightly undercook the pasta and cool it down under running water. For a tastier result, leave the seasoned pasta refrigerated for at least an hour before serving.

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Mango & Ginger Grilled Chicken Method (Preparation time 30 minutes to 1 hour or over night for marinating the chicken)

Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts Coarse salt and cracked black peppercorns 1 mango, peeled, seeded, and cut into Âź-inch dice 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into Âź-inch dice 115g diced red onion 1 clove garlic, minced 30g chopped fresh mint, plus 4 mint sprigs for garnish 40ml fresh lime juice 20ml extra virgin olive oil

Cut each breast in half. Trim any sinews or excess fat off the chicken breasts and discard. Rinse the chicken breasts under cold running water, then drain and blot dry with paper towels. Generously season the breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the breasts in a baking dish. Combine the mango, cucumber, onion, garlic, and chopped mint in a mixing bowl and stir to mix. Stir in the lime juice and olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste; the mango mixture should be highly seasoned. Pour half of the mango mixture over the chicken breasts, turning to coat both sides. Let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the refrigerator or over night, covered, turning the breasts once or twice so that they marinate evenly. Refrigerate the remaining mango mixture, covered; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use it as the salsa. Set up the grill pan and preheat to high. When ready to cook, drain the marinade from the chicken breasts and discard the marinade, oil the grill pan. Arrange the chicken breasts on the hot pan, placing them on a diagonal to the bars. Grill the chicken breasts until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side. To test for doneness, poke a breast in the thickest part with your finger; it should feel firm to the touch. Transfer the grilled chicken breasts to a platter or plates. Spoon the mango salsa over them and garnish with the mint sprigs. Serve at once.


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Breakfast

Bacon & Egg Croissant

Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 strips back bacon 4 croissants 4 leafs of ice berg lettuce 1 Sliced peeled cucumber 8 eggs 120ml milk salt & pepper to taste

Method (Preparation time 10 to 15min) Slice bacon into small pieces and cook until almost crisp. While bacon is cooking, prepare the croissants by slicing them in half, line with lettuce and cucumber Drain bacon drippings. Beat eggs with milk, season with salt and pepper. Pour into a skillet with bacon and scramble over medium heat until set. Spoon mixture over and serve


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Now Open Arkadia, GOZO | Main Street, PAOLA | Naxxar Road, BIRKIRKARA


Eating Out Marsalforn RISTORANTE ARZELLA

Marina Street T: 21554662 | M: 79409924 E: bookings@ristorantearzella.com

black truffle and the stuffed boned pigeon squab are a must. The menu also offers you with a section entirely for the island’s native and traditional dishes; that is to let you taste the freshest produce of Gozo. La Trattoria also offers a delicious set menu. Pizza and kids menu also served. Good location, quality food, at reasonable prices.

Open for Lunch and dinner daily. Whether it’s a relaxing lunch or a romantic dinner you’re looking for, the terraced ‘Ristorante Arzella’ is the ideal venue. Enjoy a sumptuous assault on your senses whilst savouring food cooked to perfection. The menu offers a selection of mouth-watering dishes including fresh grilled local fish, a variety of seafood, pasta dishes and meat, catering for everyone’s taste. Enjoy your meal while sampling from an extensive wine list. Arzella’s courteous will be happy to ensure a positive dining experience, while you sit back and feast your eyes on spectacular sea views while also overlooking the Marsalforn Menqa.

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner

LA TRATTORIA RESTAURANT Marina Street T: 2155 6800 | M: 7920 3623 E: joselle@keyworld.net

Qbajjar HORIZON - The Perfect Family Restaurant Triq il-Qolla il-Bajda T: 2156 3685 | T / F: 2156 1804 E: horizon@waldonet.net.mt W: www.horizongozo.com

Situated at the most quiet and peaceful area in the island next to the Qbajjar Tower. Offering the best prices. Our menu has a wide selection of entrées`, soups, pasta, meat, fresh fish and pizza. Barbeque night with live music every Thursday. Birthday, bachelors, hens, anniversary parties are accepted. We have also sea view apartments for short and long let.

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner

Mgarr PORTO VECCHIO RESTAURANT Specialising in Mediterranean and Gozitan cuisines. Chef patron Gordon and your host Brian will ensure that you’ll have a unique eating experience. From daily fresh fish and lobster to locally reared fresh game and a wide selection of pasta and risotto’s. The tastiest dishes such as home-made duck-ravioli with

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Martin Garces Street, Yacht Marina, T: 2156 3317 | M: 9944 4999 E: portovecchiogozo@gmail.com W: www.portovecchiorestaurant.com


Our restaurant specializes in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. One can admire the stunning views of the Mgarr Harbour and the Yacht Marina, whilst our chef and his team make sure that you enjoy their unique creations.

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner. Closed on Wednesdays.

Victoria BROOKIES RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

1/2, Wied Sara Street, T: 2155 9524 | M: 7987 1100/ 7947 6433 E: brookies@maltanet.net W: www.starwebmalta.com/brookies.htm

Situated on the main road to Zebbug, our restaurant is in a 300 year old building. Brookies is owned and run by two professionally qualified brothers Paul and David the chef. The menu has a vast selection of starters, fresh fish and other specialities like Brookies chicken, fresh home-made pasta, duck in plum and cherry sauce, grilled lobsters for two, and more. A kids menu is also available. Brookies is a unique and stylish venue, but still offers the best value for money.

Open Evenings: Monday to Sunday (except Tuesdays) from 6.30pm


Eating Out MALDONADO BISTRO

17 Mons Luigi Vella Street, T: 2701 9270 M: 9901 9270 E: info@maldonado.com.mt

Our bistro is the sort of place only locals know about but with the food and ambiance to charm all. Our menu is a satisfying mix of the best local delicacies, pizza, pasta, and grills. Traditional ‘Fenkata’ and ‘Majjalata’ nights served on request. Our bistro is situated in the street which links you from Kercem up to Sabina Square which leads you to the centre of Victoria.

Open for Dinner: Tue-Sun. Open for Lunch: Sat-Sun. Open for Dinner on Monday 7 June.

Xlendi CHURCHILL BAR, PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT Triq ix-Xatt, T: 2155 5614 | M: 9944 1880 E: rosiegrech@yahoo.com

Our establishment is conveniently situated at the water edge of Xlendi Bay. Situated on the left side of the bay, we serve a wide range of delicacies from traditional Maltese food, to pizza, to fresh fish. We specialise in serving traditional Maltese food such as rabbit and beef olives (bragjoli). We are reasonably priced as we cater for groups of friends and families. Enjoy Xlendi Bay while eating out at Churchill.

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Would you like to list your Restaurant? Contact us: 2210 3000 info@yourgozoguide.com


Useful Telephone Numbers Police: 2156 2040 Emergency Line: 112 Gozo General Hospital: 2156 1600

Tourist Office: 2155 0254 Gozo Channel Co. Ltd: 2210 9000 Arkadia Commercial Centre: 2210 3000

Pharmacies open this weekend Sunday 6th June

Monday 7th June

Castle Pharmacy 2, Misrah l-Indipendenza, Victoria

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