The fifth edition of the WRMC (winesandrestaurantsofmalta.com) Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards gala dinner and ceremony were held at the Hilton Malta, where a number of chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers received awards and titles.
There were eight categories: the WRMC Silver Spoon retention awards to the previously recognised 15 restaurants; the WRMC Silver Spoon awards and titles to this year’s outstanding restaurants; the Blue Riband award to the top 30 casual dining restaurants; the top 10 special-concept casual dining restaurants; the top five pizzerias; the top four Sunday buffet lunch venues; special individual awards to the WRMC 2017 top chef, top front-of-house/restaurant manager, top foreign chef and top restaurateur; and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Awards were presented by a number of sponsors, some of whom travelled to Malta specifically for this event.
Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant won a WRMC Silver Spoon Award for 2017, with Pintonino receivign a WRMC Silver Spoon Retention Award. Meanwhile Pepe Nero and Q Bar received a Blue Riband Retention Award. Bistro 516 and Tal-Kaptan received a Special Concept Casual Dining Award, with Tal-Kaptan also receiving an award for the top pizzeria.