Gozo Garden is a bit fishy ….
It was decided in January, after some seasonal weight gain that every time I dine out during the month of January it would be a seafood dish of some description. Thanks to some friends I have quite a comprehensive list of places to visit that serve good seafood. I started my journey at the Millennium Airport Hotel with their double munch brunch deal at Gozo Garden, which is predominantly, but not ultimately seafood.
As we were being shown to our table we walked past a huge iced mountain of shellfish; lobster tails, king prawns, oysters, mussels and crab. I knew this wasn’t just going to be good food it was also going to be a memorable dining experience. We started off at the salad bar which had a good array of salads some seafood themed some not, there was a great selection of sushi and a fabulous smoked salmon and tuna salad. Fabulous!! I had a mini seafood cocktail along with various bit of salad. Starters over and it was BBQ time, couldn’t help myself but to try the huge BBQ’d to perfection jumbo prawns! There were some fabulous hot seafood dishes too like pan-fried fish with mushroom reduction, stir fried shrimps and asparagus with soya and lemon, and masala fried fish to name a few. I opted for the pan-fried salmon with saffron aioli and a some of the fried calamari with whole grain mustard sauce, absolutely fabulous!!
I am not one for desserts but my husband and daughter are. Mitten was absolutely delighted with the vast selection of fresh fruit and of course the chocolate fountain. My husband had his old favourite the creme brulee, and a crepe filled with cherry and dark chocolate which he said was outstanding. Incidently there is also a small buffet which caters for the little ones, good and bad food to be found there, burgers etc but some nice healthy pasta which is was Mitten went for.
The hotel is marketing this brunch as the Double Munch Brunch as it is being run between two outlets, the old favourite Biggles and Gozo Garden, you can move between the two venues or sit on the terrace outside where the BBQ area and the carvery are hosted. Overall this was a fabulous dining experience made better with the price tag of just 149 dhs a head for the soft drinks and juices option and 200 dhs a head for the selected beverages option, free for children under the age of 8, 8 and over 75 dhs each. The brunch isn’t solely seafood, my husband isn’t a huge fan of seafood and he found plenty of other dishes to choose from including a carvery with roast pork, roast duck and a schwarma station. All in all a fabulous experience which I plan to do again. What a great way to start seafood month
You can find out more information about the Double Munch Brunch via the Millennium Airport Hotel via their website, you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter. I have added more photos of the brunch to my Facebook. To make a reservation you can contact them on 04 702 8822