Pulpetti (Corned Beef Patties), Brungiel mimli u patata l-forn (stuffed aubergines with baked potatoes) and a Torta tal-Lewz (Almond Tart) proved to be the winning Menu combination for the 2012 Maltese Cook Off and Team Generation AusMalts, a team made up of husband and wife, Michael & Rita Catania and Michael’s Mum Doris!
The Cook Off held at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne, was judged by Charles Mifsud, Consul General for Malta in Victoria, MasterChef Australia contestant Tregan Borg, Maha Bar & Grill host and co-author of Maha book Dean Delia, Maltese Chef Anton Camilleri and last year’s winner Maria Cilia.
Musical entertainment was aplenty, with Nicky Bomba, Michael Caruana and their band, Jacinta Caruana, Granston Display as well as a Maltese musical interlude with Nicol Caruana. A highlight of the night, Nicky Bomba serenading not only the contestants in the kitchens as they cooked, but also the 200 strong guests as they sampled the Maltese food.
The winning teams were – Best Entree – Generation AusMalts, Best Main – Generation Aus Malts, Best Dessert – Generation AusMalts, Malteseness – Is-Sinjuri u s-Sinjorina tal-Isla, Craziest Team – Three Crazy Dames, Most organized team – Team Fjamma, People’s Choice Award – Team Fjamma, Best Overall Team – Generation AusMalts.
Images & footage from the 2012 Maltese Cook Off hosted by nisga coming soon!
nisga thank their sponsors and look forward to the 2013 Maltese Cook Off!