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A feast for the senses at the new Pegasus Brasserie

Hotel Phoenicia’s new Pegasus Brasserie was launched to the press on Tuesday, with a mouth watering six-course tasting menu, featuring some of the most popular items from the a la carte menu. Executive chef Victor B prepared this tasting menu making use of the finest and freshest produce in season.

The recently refurbished Pegasus Brasserie, located at the entrance to the capital city Valletta, has been transformed into a stunning contemporary restaurant ideal for informal business lunches and relaxing dinners with friends. With a sleek black glass bar, a warm oak parquet flooring and a large black board featuring the outline of a pegasus, the whole room exudes a welcome that makes one relax instantly and settle down to enjoy good food.  An outdoor area with garden furniture will be available for al fresco drinks and dining during the summer months.

The menu offers both typical brasserie style dishes such as lamb stew and roasted sea bass as well as a choice of imaginative pasta dishes and salads.  Daily changing specialities are featured on the large blackboard.

During lunch, no less than 120 dishes were served in just over 90 minutes to the press. Victor was assisted by Adrian Buttigieg, Malta’s junior chef of the year, who was introduced to the press at the end of the meal.  Adrian is the only Maltese to participate in the World Association of Chefs Society Congress next month in Dubai.  He will be competing for the Hans Bueschkens Trophy, vying for the title of Best Young Cook in the World.

The official launch was also supported by Maltese winemaker Emmanuel Delicata who presented their unique indigenous Girgentina and Gellewza Frizzante wines as a welcome aperitif and wines from their Medina range to accompany the food. The wines served were the 2007 Medina Girgentina Chardonnay IGT Maltese islands, the 2007 Medina Rose Grenache DOK Malta, and the new 2007 Medina Sangiovese IGT Maltese islands.

“The new Pegasus Brasserie complements the Hotel Phoenicia’s other eateries that offer both residents and locals various dining options to suit all tastes. The Pegasus has been part of Hotel Phoenicia since the early days of this glorious hotel. As trends and tastes changed, we saw the need to renovate The Pegasus into a modern, classy yet affordable Brasserie! It is the ideal place for a light lunch or casual dinner before or after a visit to Valletta,” said Daniel Sciberras, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hotel Phoenicia.

The Pegasus Brasserie is open daily for lunch and dinner and bookings may be made by calling Antoine Zammit on 2291 1062 or 2291 1084.  For more information or to view the menu, please visit www.phoeniciamalta.com/pegasus.

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