We travel to Malta to to get the lowdown on the islands hotspots from event curators Nicholas Spiteri and Gerry Debono, who are behind some its most exciting parties.
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Found just south of Sicily, Malta is situated at the heart of the Mediterranean and offers an idyllic blend of culture, beauty and stunning architecture. However just recently, its fast becoming a go-to destination for clubbers – thanks to an emerging nightlife scene that’s rivalling the likes of Croatia and Ibiza.
With a slew of massive events taking place on the island, we caught up with Nicholas Spiteri and Gerry Debono of 356 Entertainment Group, who are behind the likes of Creamfields Malta, Annie Mac’s Lost & Found, The Sound You Need and the debut edition of IMS College Malta which launches next week.
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Where’s the best place for a first date?
Nicky: San Giuliano Restaurant in the heart of St Julians.
Gerry: Pick a place at Portomaso Marina…But I would defiantly go for Zen – it’s one of the top 3 restaurants in Malta (Other 2 are Ali baba & Caviar and bull) and is by far the best Japanese on the Island.
Where serves the best breakfast?
Nicky: Waterbiscuit, which is part of Intercontinental Hotel. Serves the best eggs Benedict.
Gerry: I’d say U Bistrot in Balluta bay...I love their Salmon Benedict
Where’s your favourite place to party?
Both: Uno Village! It’s situated in Ta’ Qali. The venue hosts the largest festivals on the island, namely Annie Mac presents Lost & Found, Creamfields, TheSoundYouNeed Festival and Nick it will host IMS College’s closing night with Solomun and Nic Fanciulli.
Annie Mac Presents: Lost &Found | PHOTO CREDIT: Lost &Found
What would you wear on a night out in Malta?
Nicky: Depends on my mood :)
Gerry: Jeans and a T-shirt.
Where’s your preferred place to chill and clear your head?
Both: A Day out at sea cruising around Gozo, our sister island. It’s only a 30 minute ferry ride from Malta and offers amazingly picturesque scenery and very good food.
Where’s your favourite place to have a quiet drink?
Nicky: Tico Tico in our capital city, Valletta.
Gerry: It's located on Strait Street which is currently undergoing a huge restoration – it's becoming a great hub of art, culture and entertainment.
How would you describe your city’s style?
What song sums up your city?
Nicky: Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive
Gerry: Paul Kalkbrenner - Sky & Sand