Taste History and Michelin-star chefs Series: Jonathan Brincat/ Noni Restaurant

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Wouldn’t it be an exhilarating experience to be able to treat your taste buds to a meal created centuries ago but given an exciting modern twist by a Michelin-star chef? That’s exactly what Taste History did a few months ago, in an innovative project with Michelin and the Malta Tourism Authority.

Taste History has teamed with local Michelin-star chefs who were each given an old recipe – inspired by the historical context of their respective restaurant – and asked to give it a new lease of life. Here’s what Jonathan Brincat, chef patron at Noni in Valletta, came up with, for instance.

The lower end of Valletta was synonymous with grain, flour, bread and bakers and Noni itself was formerly a bakery. Inspired by the wonderful smells that must have wafted up the city’s alleyways and into its plazas, Noni created the scrumptious Malefante Pasta – Octopus Tagine, its very own version of a 16th century recipe.

Watch this space for more divine dishes crafted thanks to our chefs’ imaginative streak!

Jonathan Brincat and his history-inspired dish

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