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31. December 2010: Zeri’s Restaurant

| January 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dining at the Portomaso Marina is a great experience – fresh, new, tasteful dishes. As an Amuse Bouche the “Canapés on entry” were a great arrangement which was light and rich in taste because of its combination with lemon and orange.

The “Broccoli soup with a light gorgonzola cream and roasted pine nuts” tasted like natural Broccoli and was finished perfectly with the gorgonzola sauce which complemented the soup but didn’t overwhelm the taste of Broccoli.

As a next course “A local red prawn risotto cooked in a prawn and lobster bisque finished with a pea and mint coulis” was served. The risotto was good – the rice corns were sometimes a bit too crusty (not well enough cooked) but the pea and mint coulis complemented the risotto and gave it somehow its extra edge.

As a main course we had “Pan fried fillet of Black Meagre (Gurbel) served with a fresh scallop sat on a saffron mash topped with a light white wine and lemon veloute, garnished with fried seaweed”. The fish was made perfectly, still a little bit juicy but not too much and together with the lemon sauce, it tasted just great. Also, the fried seaweed was the pefect on-top ‘vegetable-like’ element to complement the fish.

Finally, as a desert we had “A duo of vanilla cheesecake with a chocolate peanut butter bar served with a rich chocolate fudge sauce”. While I personally don’t like peanut butter and therefore can’t really judge on the peanut butter bar, I definitely liked the vanilla cheesecake – fluffly, light and rich in tate.

All in all, the dishes at Zeri’s were quite good made of fresh ingredients, nicely prepared and good in taste. Definitely good for going there and have dinner. The whole meal cost EUR 75.00 per person (incl. a glass of Champagne at midnight and free parking at the Portomaso Parking).

The service was good and the waiters and waitresses were really friendly. They kind of tried to be overly perfect which didn’t exactly work as they didn’t really talk enough to each other. Therefore, all of them were really friendly and helpful but sometimes it came to misunderstandings among them. Otherwise, there would be nothing to complain about.

The Zeri’s Restaurant interior is nicely designed in general but the decoration they’ve put up for New Year’s Eve was not really appealing. Still, the general design is nice as it is modern and easy.

The Zeri’s Restaurant is located in the Portomaso Marina right next to the Hilton Hotel – it’s easily reachable and you can park your car in the Portomaso parking. Also, the Portomaso Marina is a nice area for a little walk (up to Sliema).

The Zeri’s Restaurant is definitely a nice place to go to have dinner in a nice atmosphere with good dishes and good service.


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Zeri’s Restaurant

Portomaso Marina

St. Julian’s (Malta)

Tel.: +356 21 35 95 59

Mobile: +356 79 57 33 33

E-Mail: zeris@maltanet.net

Homepage: http://www.zerisrestaurant.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.

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