Palazzo Castelletti emerged resplendent and with refreshed glory four years ago. The building stands upon the remains of a Roman villa. It was here that dignitaries assembled to pass the keys to the fortress-city of Mdina. Majestic paintings of the Knights of St John are in full view, while the flamboyance of a French chateau is reflected in the scrubbed dove-grey walls, the golden mirror, and the stately stone antiques. You may appreciate visual uplift and taste, even before the food has touched your palate.
Imagine the starters – a platter of beef carpaccio, parmesan, dried cherry tomatoes, asparagus, capers, oil and garden leaves; or a roasted butternut squash deconstructed tart with goats cheese, spinach, toasted nuts, pumpkin seeds, and a divine raspberry and sage vinaigrette. For vegetarian diners – the option of a Gruyère cheese souffle. These are followed by delectable mains such as the pan-seared chicken supreme with, garlic puree, lentils, roasted radicchio, and sage jus; the pork-three-way, with spiced and green apple puree, braised red cabbage, black pudding, sausage, and cider jus; the pan-seared Scottish salmon with black olive crumble, homemade prawn and lobster tortellacci, beetroot, flavoured broth, and pine nut gremolata; and a garden vegetable terrine with ricotta, goat’s-cheese beignet, tomato jam, asparagus and mixed leaves. Creativity reigns supreme. To end, there are many favourite handmade desserts – white chocolate confections, and sensational sorbets! San Andrea is a delight for fine evening dining and statement Sunday lunches.
Seating Indoors: 150
Seating Outdoors: 150