5 stars
Nicky brought Malta to life through her love of food and history on a must-do tour!!
We met our wonderful guide Nicky on the steps of the St Johns Co Cathedral in Valletta and from then on it was a fantastic culinary tour encompassing the social history of the Maltese. From delicious breakfast pastries through typical Maltese specialties including the national dish of rabbit we were treated to a tapestry of Maltese life on a plate. Alongside this we were treated to a variety of local Maltese drinks and sweets including a delicious glass of warm chocolate with fig liqueur that was poured straight from a tap! (I’ll say that again … liquid chocolate on tap!!) What’s not to love? Throughout Nicky’s love of both food and history shone through as she took us from the Knights of St John through to the Arab and Sicilian influences and the effect of Maltese social history on the food they eat today. Nicky was charming and knowledgeable, ready to answer any questions we had. The whole trip felt laid back, unhurried and extremely pleasant as we made friends within our multicultural group of travellers over a prickly pear liqueur and a cannolo. Highly recommend this as a must-do tour for foodies and non-foodies alike – great value for a a lovely introduction to Valletta and Malta. Just make sure you only have a light breakfast before hand!!