Araiya Hotels & Resorts Opens Indo-Coastal Restaurant in Malta
Araiya Hotels & Resorts Opens Indo-Coastal Restaurant in Malta

Araiya Hotels and Resorts launches their third international restaurant- MÉZ, a captivating culinary destination situated at the enchanting Spinola Bay in Malta. 

The space invites you to set sail on an epicurean journey inspired by the historical maritime routes of the Indian Ocean world. Paying homage to the fusion of flavours that shaped the world's cuisine, MÉZ presents an exquisite exploration of Indo Coastal Cuisine, where spices and diversity intertwine.

“We are excited to open MÉZ with the mission to celebrate gastronomic history by bringing forth a tapestry of flavours from across the Indian Ocean. Chef Vanessa's dedication to sourcing locally while honouring tradition and embracing innovation makes her a driving force behind MÉZ's culinary journey,” shared Amruda Nair, Founder and Director, Araiya Hotels and Resorts on launching MÉZ.

The draws inspiration from the historical spice trade between civilizations in Asia, Northeast Africa, and Europe and the ancient use and exchange of spices.
The restaurant has roped-in Chef Vanessa Filix, who brings a wealth of culinary expertise with a career spanning esteemed establishments, currently serving the Kitchen Coordinator & Chef de Partie at Ion Harbour By Simon Rogan in Malta. 

Collaborating with local farmers, Chef Vanessa ensures the celebration of Maltese produce, and her adept menu management guarantees consistency. Her prior roles include, Junior Sous Chef at Freehouse in Singapore, Demi Chef at various restaurants like Fat Lulu’s and Mama–San. 

Nestled in the heart of the charming Mediterranean harbour of St. Julian's, MÉZ offers a breath taking panorama of the iconic Spinola Bay. MÉZ's terrace offers al fresco dining for up to 70 guests, while the indoor spaces include an exclusive private dining room with views of the bay that seats 20 guests and cosy bar. 
The maritime theme is seamlessly woven into MÉZ's nautical-inspired interiors, transporting guests to a time when the oceans were a conduit for discovery and exchange.

MÉZ is not just a restaurant; it is a voyage that explores the crossroads of history and flavour. 

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