Thursday, January 8, 2015

Shout Out! #8

So here we are! The beginning of another year! Looking back to 2014, we can say that it was quite an eventful year...a year where more people got know about what we are all about...but most importantly for us, a year where we got to meet and work with some really cool people! We know that this might sound a bit presumptious, but slowly, slowly, from whatever feedback we gather, it's starting to feel like Ġugar is not just a tiny bar in downtown Valletta, but rather a kind of attitude for least that's how it feels for us and for the people close to us...

When we were still in the planning stages of Ġugar, forever discussing the if's and what's, preparing and serving genuine food and drinks was always on the top of the list for us. It is of utmost importance for us to prepare whatever we can as freshly as possible. We prepare our own pesto's, peanut butters, chai mixes, dips, vegan mayonnaise and more. So when people come up to us and tell us “Hey! That peanut butter and coffee smoothie was amazing! What's in it?!” we know that we can answer that question easily. What you see is what you get! No more, no less! So, it was with great satisfaction that we found out we featured on last Sunday's Times of Malta ED EATS section. The article covered a list of the writer's highlights for eating for the year 2014 This is what the contributor had to say about Ġugar:

Also lovely, welcoming and healthy, with the added twist of a vegetarian kitchen is Ġugar, in Valletta. The food is consistently great, and it is a shining example of how a kitchen we might not be entirely used to can be excellent in its own right”

Woo hoo, we didn't see that one coming! :)

Upcoming events

Filigree Workshops

Ġugar! in collaboration with Kevin Attard from Filigree Center Malta are organising ongoing Filigree Workshops at the Filigree Centre in Valletta.

Filigree is a delicate kind of jewellery metalwork, usually of gold and silver, made with tiny beads or twisted threads, or both in combination, soldered together or to the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs.

- These workshops will consist of a 1 hour session where participants will craft a pendant from silver which they take with them after the session.
- The workshops will take place from 8am to 7pm according to availability.  There is no particular day!  Just let us know when you can make it!
- They will be held at the Filigree Center, 219, Republic Street Valletta.
- The cost for each session is Eur 25. Consider this as a bargain, since if you had to purchase the pendant from a shop it would cost the same price or more. In addition you will be introduced to this wonderful craft.

Individuals who are interested should call us on 2703 2837 or contact us at the bar!

Tropical Party! by DJ in-Nil

Saturday 31st January
Time: 20:30

...they say that the last week of January is the most depressing week of the year...

...but... we know it shouldn't be so!

Come and join us for a tropical party at Ġugar on Saturday 31st of January

Prepare for a night full of exotic sounds and tropical vibes in downtown Valletta: kuduro, soukouss, cumbia, funana, afrobeat, highlife ...

DJ in-Nilu (also known as Nilo in his native country of Belgikistan) is bringing the whole world to Ġugar! : tracks from Kenya, Ethiopia, Colombia, Cape Verde, Ghana, Haiti, Peru, South Africa and more ... Golden classics and contemporary global bass grooves from Brussels to Brooklyn over Buenos Aires: pure sunshine coming through the speakers!

We'll have special food and drinks for the night! :)

Acoustic Show

Folk-rock band “Brodu” will be giving an intimate interpration to their recently launched album “Ħabullabullojb” in February down in our basement. More information as the day approaches.

Film Nights

Watch out! Film nights in our cosy basement during the cold winter months coming your way very soon! More information in the coming days.

Check out our facebook page here for further real-time updates.  It should also be available to people who do not have an account on facebook

Until next time!
The Ġugar! Crew

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