His Excellency Patrick Cole, Malta’s Ambassador to Kuwait, and his wife Josephine Cole, hosted this gala event at their residence.
The distinct Maltese theme was evident from the table layout to the menu design. A team from the Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait provided the catering, in doing so the management and staff went out of their way to create an authentic event.
Members and their guests were seated at nine tables each bearing the name of a Maltese Knight. The carefully-planned six-course menu was designed, prepared and inspired by Maltese food.
Mini aubergine, red pepper and courgette
stuffed with Ricotta and fresh herbs
set on grilled baby fennel
Smoked sage pumpkin soup
goat’s cheese ravioli, herbed sticks
Warm fillet of sea bass set on a hard-boiled egg sauce
green bean purée, artichoke hearts, stuffed green olive tempura
Red orange sorbet with caramelized pumpkin seed
Pan-roasted stuffed loin of hare and braised loin of lamb
potato and basil flan, hare liver brûlée
Milk semi-freddo with candied fruits
Almond cake with bitter chocolate cream
Pâtisserie mignon - Homemade pâtes de fruits - Biscotti
Paying homage to Malta’s island location and its historic ties to regional cuisine, the menu was enthusiastically received by the diners. The evening certainly gave guests an authentic taste of Malta and inspired many to want to visit the Mediterranean island archipelago.