Food & drink
Marea - A fusion of Mediterranean and Asian delights at the stunning Kalkara marina
Marea has been on the Michelin recommended list for two consecutive years!

Nestled along the enchanting Kalkara Marina, Marea stands as a culinary gem, combining Mediterranean and Asian influences to offer a dining experience like no other. Heading the culinary brigade is Chef Karl Scicluna, the mastermind behind Marea's delectable dishes. Under new management, Marea has recently embarked on a new chapter, working to garner fresh acclaim and an even more devoted following. 

The Michelin-recommended restaurant boasts a menu brimming with diverse options, ranging from sushi to succulent meats, fresh pasta, cocktails, and a fine selection of wines. It's not just a place for gastronomic indulgence but an elegant retreat with stunning views, perfect for romantic evenings, family gatherings, and even standing events.

A Symphony of Flavours 

The heart and soul of Marea lies in its diverse and sumptuous menu. Chef Karl Scicluna has meticulously crafted a menu that merges both cuisines seamlessly to create dishes that are nothing short of culinary poetry. Whether you're a fan of fresh seafood or crave dry-aged meats, there's something to please every palate.

Marea's sushi selection is a testament to its commitment to freshness and quality. Each piece is a work of art, combining the expertise of Asian and Mediterranean culinary traditions. Delicate sashimi, gunkan, and creative sushi creations fill the menu, offering a delightful journey for sushi aficionados. For those who prefer a heartier fare, the meat and fish dishes at Marea are a revelation. From dry-aged beef rib eye, côte de boeuf on the bone to salmon en croûte each bite is a symphony of flavours. The chefs' mastery of seasoning and grilling techniques results in meats that are juicy, succulent, and unforgettable. 

Pasta lovers can rejoice in Marea's commitment to the art of fresh pasta making. Handcrafted daily, the pasta dishes are a delightful mix of Mediterranean and Asian ingredients, elevating classic recipes to new heights. Each bite of pasta at Marea embodies the essence of handmade excellence, ensuring a memorable dining experience.

Culinary Craftsmanship: Cocktails and Wines

At Marea, the culinary experience extends beyond the plate. The restaurant's cocktail menu is a treasure trove of libations that complement the flavours of the cuisine. Expert mixologists craft each cocktail with precision, offering an extensive selection of classics and signature concoctions. Whether you're sipping a refreshing Mojito, a Smokey Gronie, or one of their innovative creations such as the Chilimeister, every cocktail is a treat for the senses. Wine connoisseurs will find themselves in paradise at Marea. The restaurant offers a carefully curated wine list that spans the globe. The sommeliers at Marea are passionate about pairing the perfect wine with your meal, enhancing the dining experience to new heights. The wine list offers a variety of choices, from bold reds to crisp whites, ensuring that every dish finds its perfect complement.

Michelin-Recommended Excellence 

Marea's commitment to excellence extends to the accolade of being featured on the Michelin recommended list for two consecutive years. This prestigious recognition underscores the restaurant's dedication to serving top-tier cuisine in an elegant and unforgettable atmosphere. Marea's chefs consistently push the boundaries of culinary innovation, creating dishes that impress both the palate and the eye. The Michelin recommendation is a testament to their unwavering commitment to culinary artistry.

Scenic Elegance 

Beyond the culinary prowess, Marea offers a visual feast with its stunning waterfront views. The Kalkara Marina provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening, a celebration with loved ones, or even a corporate event. The calming waters and picturesque sunset views create a serene ambiance that complements the dining experience.

Marea's interior design is a seamless fusion of Mediterranean and Asian aesthetics, exuding an elegant and welcoming atmosphere. The tasteful decor, combined with warm lighting, adds to the overall charm of the restaurant. Whether you choose to dine indoors or under the stars on the spacious terrace, every meal at Marea is an unforgettable experience.

Ever-Evolving Excitement

Marea keeps things exciting by introducing new specials on the menu every two weeks. This commitment to innovation ensures that returning guests always have something fresh and tantalizing to look forward to. Whether it's a seasonal delicacy, a creative fusion dish, or a limited-time sushi creation, these specials are designed to surprise and delight the most discerning palates. 

The Marea Experience

In a world where culinary experiences are as diverse as the cultures that inspire them, Marea stands out as a unique destination that weaves Mediterranean and Asian influences into a culinary tapestry. The Michelin-recommended establishment is a testament to its dedication to excellence and innovation.

Marea's commitment to constantly evolving its menu with new specials bi-weekly ensures that each visit is a new adventure. With its elegant ambiance, stunning waterfront views, and extensive menu that caters to all tastes, Marea is an oasis of gastronomic pleasure that beckons you to experience the fusion of flavours from the Mediterranean and Asia.

Whether you're a connoisseur of fine dining or simply seeking an exceptional meal in a beautiful setting, Marea promises an unforgettable journey for your senses.

11th November 2023

gmm team
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This article was written by a GuideMeMalta team member.

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