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Ta’ Frenċ launches a new menu for its 40th anniversary

To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, Ta’ Frenċ has launched a new à la carte menu and has introduced a pair of fixed price tasting menus.

Ta’ Frenċ has always been known, throughout its forty years of operation, for offering an exquisite gastronomic experience to its guests. The original Ta’ Frenċ founders, Ino Attard and Lino Cefai, as well as the current team today, show nothing but passion and love for high-quality service and fine dining. This commitment has been rewarded on countless occasions with awards and accolades, both nationally and internationally, including a much-coveted Michelin rating.

Speaking about the launch of the new menu, executive chef Joseph Brincat said: ‘Naturally, we hope that our newly-launched menu will take the industry by storm, but above all we have created it for our loyal diners and new visitors. Our passion for using the finest local and imported ingredients clearly shows in the menu items that we have chosen to serve. Dishes draw inspiration from my classic French training and our passion for food and heritage clearly shows in each and every dish.’

Deceptively simple-sounding menu items, such as the first course Oxtail, cheese & onion, reveal, on the plate delicate touches such as a crisp, yet tender onion beignet, cheddar Mornay, soubise gel, dressed onion petals, caramelized onion and beef broth with the braised oxtail. House-made rabbit-filled pasta, the Chef’s Special Foie gras and Red Prawns, main courses like the roasted pigeon breast and lamb rack, and the impeccable Grand Marnier soufflé, are expected to be amongst diners’ favourites, according to Brincat.

Furthermore, two tasting menus have also been launched; the Hidden Gem Menu with 5 courses and The Evolution Menu with 8 courses. Both tasting menus include some of the chef’s favourite dishes, and can be complemented with a wine pairing, as well as a cheese course at an extra charge.

‘It’s all part of the journey of evolution’, adds Brincat. ‘The new menu required months and months of planning, discussions and preparation. Not to mention the trial and error that each plate underwent to get to the state of culinary perfection that we are immensely proud of presenting to each and every diner. Each item on the menu experienced its own journey of evolution. We’re excited for you to experience our hard work in the form of a culinary journey.’

Ta’ Frenċ has been a haven for fine diners in the Maltese Islands ever since its initial opening. Internationally renowned for its exceptional food, sophisticated ambience and impeccable wine cellar, the restaurant is a hidden gem just off the main road from Victoria to Marsalforn, Gozo.