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Luna welcomes the stars with Michelin-starred chef Paolo Barrale

Staying true to his word, Paolo Barrale, will be back in Malta on the 24th October. Following the success of his Michelin-starred night at the end of June, Paolo is back with an interesting menu that takes local ingredients and gives them a Michelin twist.

In an interview with Foodist earlier in the summer Paolo talked about the best ways for chefs to up their game highlighting the fact that sourcing the best of local ingredients is imperative, whilst also giving them a contemporary twist.

Following his trip at the beginning of the summer he has created a menu that does precisely that. Expect tuna mixed with bottarga, minestra with mussels and sea urchins and even a local stuffat tal-fenek served with scampi and citrus carrots. 


In his early days, he worked with three-star Michelin chef Heinz Beck at La Pergola and L'altro Mastai in Rome and La Torre del Saracino in Vico Equense for three years. It is here that he really began to cultivate and refine his culinary philosophy, combining northern and southern Italian cuisine.

He was awarded a coveted Michelin star in 2004 whilst working at Marennà in Sorbo Serpico in the middle of the rolling hills of the Campanian Apennines. The restaurant lies in the centre of the famed Feudi di San Gregorio Estate, owned by the renowned Japanese architect Hikaru Mori. He is known for amplifying the territorial characteristics of the area through his dishes with a profound respect for the raw materials he uses.

Today Chef Barrale acts as a consultant, travelling the world and collaborating with international chefs. He has developed a five-course meal for the night of the 24th October that brings out the best of ingredients available locally, with a touch of the exotic. Every course is expertly paired with Italian wines.

Price: €120 per person including wine pairings

Call to reserve your table on 21412461 or send an email to [email protected].

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