Within the charming 17th century Xara Palace Relais and Chateaux in Mdina, you’ll find this year’s top winner for the guide: de Mondion Restaurant – the epitome of fine cuisine and exceptional service. The de Mondion promises discreet yet impeccably attentive service allowing patrons the time and privacy to savour the cuisine, the company and the 180° views of the island.
The Foie Gras, with jerez vinegar and hibiscus, presents a lovely interplay of contrasting tastes that arouses the palate, while the Veal Sweetbreads with cauliflower, morels and persilade open the apetite for a tasting menu of the gods. The main courses offer a selection of fine cuts of meat including Irish Lamb Rump with beetroot, celeriac and arabic spices that is sure to impress. Other menu items to pique your interest include the Scottona Beef Fillet as well as the fish of the day. The de Mondion’s carefully curated list of over 300 labels includes both local and foreign gems. The cheese selection for dessert includes three or five different cheeses served with chutney and artisanal bread that will delight you before the meal wraps up with a surprise ending of petit fours. The staff at de Mondion have passion and pride for what they do and are trained to deliver the highest levels of service for a unique experience.