Under Grain awarded a Michelin Star

Newly-opened restaurant by AX Hotels in the first-ever Michelin Guide for Malta.

Under Grain restaurant, in the first few months of its opening, has been awarded the very first Michelin Star in Malta.

Inspired by the tailoring profession, its theme sets it out from all the rest; from the tailor’s chalk used to mark the patrons’ chosen dishes, to the carefully-selected ingredients which fully come together as a final masterpiece for one’s taste buds. The team’s professional service and the relaxed atmosphere – even though the restaurant can be defined as refined dining – continue to add to the experience.

Lead by Executive Chef Victor Borg and his team, the kitchen brigade bring to life a new meaning to refined dining. The menu is concise but assures high quality and curation.

Claire Zammit Xuereb, Hospitality Director, claims that this prestigious honour is truly well-deserved: “The kitchen brigade at Grain made history today as being among the first restaurant to receive a Michelin Star in Malta. It is indeed a title to be proud of and one that gives the motivation to continue to work harder to achieve our culinary goals. This is the very start for a long journey for Grain.”

“I am so proud of all the team behind Grain’, claims Matthew Gingell Littlejohn, General Manager of AX Hotels Valletta properties. Gingell Littlejohn goes on to say, “Hard work, determination and dedication truly pay off. It is an absolute honour to receive the very first Michelin Star in Malta.”

Executive Chef Victor Borg expressed his gratitude in having such a strong team by his side: “This honour was not achieved in isolation. We work as a team and we win as a team. The Grain kitchen brigade, together with the service team, is a strong unit, constantly striving for the best possible service. We’re grateful that our culinary experience was proudly recognised”.

The Michelin Star news comes a month after Grain successfully received nine medals and four trophies at Top Culinary Competition in Malta. Under Grain’s most coveted dishes include the ‘roasted rib eye of black Angus beef’, ‘roasted stone bass cooked in bonito butter’ and the ‘Marsala crème brûlée’, among others.

Under Grain is located a level under Grain Street, situated next to Rosselli – AX Privilege. Summer 2020 will bring about exciting plans for an extended part of Grain.

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