Foodies and animal lovers will next week have the chance to enjoy a delicious six-course
dinner prepared by some of Malta’s top chefs, while also helping wildlife in Australia
affected by the devastating fires earlier this year.
Organised by What’s Cooking Malta, the island’s fresh lifestyle and food guide, the multi-
course dinner will be held for one-night-only on Monday 24 February at the ultra-
stylish Manouche in St Julian’s. Tickets are €55 including wine.
All funds raised throughout the evening will be put towards the Wildlife Victoria
charity, which helps and protects Australian wildlife, and provides the local community
with a Wildlife Emergency Response service. Following the catastrophic bushfires that
hit Australia earlier this year, the charity is also at the forefront of the appeal to assist
wildlife shelters and carers with rebuilding enclosures and equipment, so that they can
continue their lifesaving work for the enormous numbers of animals needing care
following the fires.
Guests can choose the full-vegan or not-fully-vegan six-course menu option, both with
exquisite wine pairing. The evening’s extensive selection will feature courses prepared
by Charles Pintonino and Rafel Sammut of Briju and the Pulled Meat Company, Christian
Borg from Ramla Bay Hotel, Alain James Grech from The Chef’s Table and Andrew Vella
from Rebekah’s. Zoran Bogdanovski from Elba, previously of Caviar & Bull and The
Thirsty Lawyer, will also prepare a course, while Jonathan Brincat from Noni will create
a mouth-watering selection of canapés. Dishes include Angnolotti Filled With A Liquid
Pecorino, Chicken And Rosemary Jus, Slow-Cooked Beef Sirloin, and Pan Seared King
Oyster Mushroom Scallops.
“We are delighted to be hosting such a fantastic evening of incredible food and fun, all in
aid of such a worthy cause,” says Elsa Messi of What’s Cooking Malta. “It was heart-
breaking to watch the effects of the massive bushfires in Australia, especially in terms of
the incredible numbers of animals affected, and so this is a chance to combine our love
of food with our love of wildlife, and help them from afar.”
Sponsors for the lavish event will include Marsovin and Charles Grech supplying the
wine, MB Imports supplying the vegan wines, Brass & Knuckle supplying the meats,
Adam’s Fish Shop supplying the fish, and many others who are covering the vegetables
and various ingredients. PR company WriteMeAnything is sponsoring the PR and VIP
guestlist for this special occasion, while BLOOM is sponsoring with branding and
artwork creation.

Beyond the excellent fare on the menu, guests at the evening will also enjoy
entertainment by internationally-renowned Maltese magician and illusionist Brian Rolè
between courses, and a raffle with prizes including a two night stay at the Marriot Hotel
Malta, a voucher worth €100 for Shakinah Restaurant in Ta’ Xbiex, and a €150 voucher
for Capo Crudo in Valletta.
The Wildlife Victoria charity dinner will be held on Monday 24 February at Manouche
Craft Bakery & Bistro, St Julian’s. Tickets must be reserved in advance through Manouche
either via telephone on +356 2704 1478, or via email at supplying
guest’s full name, telephone number, email address, number of tickets required and choice
of menus. The reservation will be acknowledged via email, wherein bank details will be
supplied with which to complete payment in full to Manouche by Revolut or bank transfer.
Booking will be confirmed only upon receipt of full payment.

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