A night at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Picture this; me happily strolling around the streets of Florence and trying to decide between going for a glass of wine first followed by ice-cream from Gelateria Santa Trinita or whether to start off with two scoops of vanilla and melon ice-cream then head for some wine tasting later. This dilemma of mine is interrupted by the sight of an inviting Bistro and I find my feet leading me inside to savour some cheeses and sip on a glass of Chardonnay.  Heavenly. Why I'm telling you all about this? Because this very bistro - Il Borro Tuscan Bistro - has now opened its doors in Malta!!


Last Wednesday I was invited to the Bistro's official launch and a glass of chilled Prosecco kept me company as I got to take in the homely surroundings. Rubbing shoulders with Salvatore Ferragamo himself, I got to enjoy some mouthwatering delicacies from Tuscany, prepared for us by the great chef Andrea Campani.  We were treated to a number of tasty apetizers and snacks; I loved the cured ham and the salami with red prickly pears in particular and made a mental note to return some day before the end of year 2013 :D  

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Executive Chef Andrea Campani

Il Borro is "a concept shop halfway between restaurant, wine bar and store". A number of products used in the bistro's kitchen are also available for sale, including Il Borro extra virgin olive oil and sun-dried tomatoes (which I can guarantee make the perfect combination with some mozzarella di bufola that we also got to savour during the eve), honey and the extraordinary traditional wines of Il Borro.

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One of Il Borro's finest wines

If you ask me, whether it's for a lunch, a platter of cold cuts and Tuscan cheeses or a glass of Sangiovese you have to give Il Borro Tuscan Bistro a try, at least once.  Other visits to the bistro will automatically follow, don't worry ;)     

Wrapping up: What I'll remember from that special eve at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, St. Julians, Malta

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Dix point for the ambience! ;) 

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 See! Salvatore Ferragamo himself!! 


 One beaming Dor and her Prosecco :)



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