Sampling the local cuisine definitely adds an extra dimension to your holiday. It’s fun to see how different cultures use their local produce to make distinctive dishes.
So if you like trying something different then you’re going to love having a holiday on Gozo. Our local cuisine proudly reflects Gozo’s fascinating history and comprises hearty Mediterranean dishes with hints of Sicilian and north African flavours.
Gozo produces a cornucopia of high quality fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. Wine and beer is also made on Gozo as well as a delicious range of tomato pastes, olive oil, organic sea salt, preserves and honey. Our Guide To A Gozo Taste Experience provides a useful introduction to our tasty cuisine.
We would also encourage anyone visiting Gozo to make the most of the local village bakeries, cafes, restaurants and bars. Snacking from a plate of locally-produced antipasti and sipping a cold glass of wine or a Cisk beer while watching the world go by is one of the best things to do on Gozo!
Yum. Gozitan antipasti and a view… Photo credit: Gabrielle Kiss
To give you an idea of what’s in store, this blog post looks at the many ways a foodie can enjoy themselves on Gozo.
Private chef in your Baron Holiday Home
First of all, we are delighted to announce that the talented Shaun Smith-Roberts has agreed to offer an exclusive private chef service for guests staying in any of our Baron Holiday Homes.
The private chef service is ideal for couples or families celebrating a special anniversary or birthday while on holiday in Gozo. Or maybe you’re a family or group booking that just wants a night off cooking and fancies being treated to a gourmet meal, cooked just for you!
Enjoy Gozo’s great views with a Gozo Picnic
ine al fresco on Gozo with a fabulous picnic. Photo credit: Gozo Picnic
When you’re out and about exploring Gozo’s beaches, countryside and amazing heritage, you might not want to drag yourself away to find a cafe or go back to your Baron Holiday Home to eat.
The perfect solution is to let us organise a picnic for you. Our local partner Ana Kisling runs Gozo Picnic and she can either drop the picnic off to you before you leave for the day, or she can arrange to meet you at your planned picnic location.
You can learn more about Gozo Picnic in our blog interview with Ana. Ana offers several menu choices and also caters for dietary and allergy preferences.
Get local discounts with our dining coupons
To help you dive straight into the full Gozo food experience we have come up with a way to provide discounts at 12 of the best local restaurants on Gozo.
Each booklet of our dining out coupons costs just €10.00 and is a great way to sample what Gozo restaurants have to offer at a discounted price. For instance, a family of four could save more than €100.
Book a Gastro Gozo tour and wine tasting
Cheers! Maldonado Bistro’s gastronomy event looks like fun! Photo credit: Maldonado Bistro
For visitors who would describe themselves as ‘foodies’ and want to know more about Gozo’s cuisine and local food culture we can book wine tastings as well as a more in-depth gastronomy event with our partner Maldonado Bistro.
This includes a guided walking tour of Victoria and wine-tasting followed by a wonderful three-course meal cooked by the owner. Read more in our blog post Get A Taste For Our Wonderful Cuisine With Gastro Gozo.
Many visitors to Gozo enjoy finding out about the traditional ways of life on the island. And we are very happy to help organise ecotours and cooking classes.
Our blog post Get A Taste Of Gozo’s Delicious Wine And Beer provides information on tours you can go on at two local wineries and the micro brewery, Lord Chambray.
Another great thing to do is to Have A Hands On Harvest Experience On Gozo. The grape harvest runs from August to the end of September and the olive harvest is in October.
Spending time in the fields with local farmers is a great way to appreciate Gozo’s traditions and the hard work that goes into making the island’s award-winning wines and olive oil.
Attend a Food and Wine event
Gozo loves to celebrate its food culture and throughout the summer and autumn months you can enjoy many wine and food festivals. Here’s a couple of the main ones:
- The Delicata Wine Festival
This three-day festival takes place in the village of Nadur in August. While enjoying panoramic views of Mgarr Harbour you can taste over 20 different wines, including wines from Gozo. You can also sample a range of Maltese and Gozo dishes cooked right there. In the evening there is usually live entertainment.
Sampling Gozo’s boutique wines at the Delicata Wine Festival. Photo credit: timesofmalta.com
- Traditions: Wine, Olive Oil and Honey
Every September the village of Ghasri hosts this popular festival. As well as learning about locally produced olive oil, honey and wine, visitors can sample roasted pig and other traditional foods, including sweet honey pastries.
Ask us for help
Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire, tours of Gozo, and many other things to do on Gozo for our guests. Just get in touch and we'll tell you all you need to know about walks near to your rental property, special events in villages nearby, and other local information.
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