I’ve spoken about Angelica before on this blog (see all posts here!)- it’s a darling little cafe situated down a quaint side street in Valletta- and here I am, singing their praises again. To continue our day of fun to celebrate a colleague visiting, after Segway and before dinner we decided to arrange something fun and fancy and wine tasting at Angelica fit that mandate perfectly.
I love the decor of this place. It’s so quirky and cute with mismatching furniture, painted wooden shelves and home made and artisan food literally everywhere. The walls are filled with jars of delights and I always feel like a kid in a sweetshop- I just want everything! They sell the kind of fancy things you wont find anywhere else in Malta. Things like Prestat chocolate, Guido Gobino, Joe&Seph amazingly flavoured popcorn. And they do the kind of things you wont find anywhere else in Malta such as chocolate tasting evenings, wine pairing events, regular musical entertainment such as Inga Marcel on the violin.
They’re also willing to think outside of the box so if you want a special evening, get in touch with them. Mona is accommodating and the perfect hostess! Make sure you like them HERE on facebook to catch all of their events, sales, new items and to have a chat!
I know absolutely zilch about wine except “I like that one” and “I hate that one” and I generally believe I only enjoy sweet rose and cannot stand white or red. Well, turns out I was wrong. I’m still getting used to red but I positively loved the whites! The Francois Lurton Les Fumees Blanches Sauvignon Blanc was my absolute favourite, so light and fruity. I know I will spend many summer days sipping this whilst relaxing! I have never been wine tasting before and if I sniff something it either smells fruity or sour or tastes good or bad so it was a real pleasure to be talked through the different flavours and scents and notes and even the history of the wine makers. Rene was neither pretentious nor superior. He was knowledgeable and clearly passionate about wine- he explained the histories and the stories and legends and the technical details to us in a friendly and down to earth way and we had great fun together.
Mona was lovely as always, so warm and welcoming, keeping us topped up with pretzels and biscuits and chocolate and more chocolate and our waiter Andrew could not have been more attentive and sweet. He gladly got me another bowl of dark chocolate and sea salt buttons when I accidentally inhaled the first load in one go…whoops!
A great time was had by all and I definitely wont leave it so long until my next trip to see Mona and the gang at Angelica. Make sure you make a trip to Valletta to visit Angelica and be sure to tell them I sent you!