WINE AND EXTRA SPECIAL MALTESE NIBBLES

"The first thing that struck me when I looked down the Pause // Play // Menu was the mention of wine on the terrace! I was sold."

Here at Pause // Play // Escapes we believe in a little bit of balance (both on and off the yoga mat) so as part of your retreat you are invited to indulge in some of the more playful things in life.  

We'll guide you to the best bars, restaurants and nightclubs if you fancy a dance.  

One of our favourite things is sharing a glass of good wine with you and some local nibbles.  

Here we share what you would find on typical maltese platter (accompanied with a few glasses of prosecco... well it is your holiday)

Maltese Platter

NIBBLES, MALTESE STYLE

Gbejniet: peppered and plain

A gbejna is a round of local sheeps (or goats) cheese made with salt and rennet. 

Olives: meaty and wholesome

Maltese olives (zebbug) often come stuffed or marinated in chilli and lemon.

Maltese bread: light and deliscious

Sophie Grigson once wrote an entire article on the awesomeness of Maltese bread, nuff said

Galletti: olive oil crackers

A staple in any Maltese platter, crunchy olive oil crackers for dipping

Bigilla: A kind of Maltese houmous

Made from brown beans, garlic, parsley, salt and olive oil and sometimes topped with chilli every family has their own take on how to make the best bigilla, dip your bread or galletti into the bowl and enjoy

Sundried tomatoes: Juicy, oily and gorgeous

Just when you think it's impossible to improve on the Maltese tomato... someone sundries a few.

We could go on, the capers are delicious and you could try Hobz-biz-zejt or pour some olive oil on a plate and sprinkle with Gozitan sea salt for dipping your bread.

Enjoy with Italian Prosecco or a cool glass of white wine or cool water in the afternoon sunshine...a perfect post yoga holiday treat!