Food & drink
Michelin-starred restaurant BAHIA celebrates 100 days at Corinthia Palace
BAHIA’s relocation allowed it to benefit from an intricately designed interior as well as two new outdoor spaces.

Benjamin Abela

BAHIA, one of just five Michelin-starred restaurants around the Maltese islands, is celebrating 100 days in its new home – Balzan’s iconic Corinthia Palace.

Having started out inside a quaint, Lija townhouse a few years back, BAHIA witnessed a rapid rise to popularity in a relatively short period of time.

This fine-dining spot first received its Michelin Star in 2021, with the Guide re-confirming said honour earlier this year.

“Without the commitment and effort of such a great team of people, this project would have never seen the light of day,” BAHIA’s Owner, Colin Ciantar said.

“We have worked relentlessly to create a space that is comfortable for our guests and extremely functional for our staff. Today we feel we are in a position to give our guests a more complete experience. This elates us since the latter has always been one of our core values,” he continued.

BAHIA’s relocation allowed it to benefit from an intricately designed interior as well as two new outdoor spaces.

Guests can also choose to book the restaurant’s private room, which can host up to 12 guests – the perfect spot for a private corporate lunch or dinner.

If you’re dining on your own, you can go ahead and sit at BAHIA’s very own chef’s table. This sizeable spot allows single diners to witness the kitchen action and converse with other single diners whilst enjoying their meal.

“Our two orange trees, Chloe and Jade, are eager to find themselves on these terraces accompanying guests who will continue experiencing the opportunity to choose their food from the PAST, PRESENT, or the FUTURE,” Mr Ciantar added.

“Each of these menus is inspired by some of the foundations of Maltese culinary heritage, and our guests have received each of these menus really well,” he concluded.

Should you be following a plant-based diet, there’s still plenty you can eat at BAHIA.

This fine dining spot boasts a vegan a la carte and degustation menu, comprised of a selection of top-notch dishes satisfying every course.

“As we look ahead to the new chapter and 60th anniversary of Corinthia Palace, having BAHIA as our Michelin-starred partner celebrates another important milestone for us,” Corinthia Palace General Manager Alexandra Pisani said.

“The imaginative Maltese dining menus and the redesign of the space into an upscale restaurant presents guests with a unique culinary experience. Corinthia Palace remains the quintessential address for travellers looking to experience the real Malta, in the heart of Malta,” she concluded.

Just last month, the Corinthia Palace was honoured by the Forbes Travel Guide, which awarded the establishment four stars.

12th May 2022


Benjamin  Abela
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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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