Abraham's Sax Under The Stars

Sax Under The Stars in Gozo

by Abraham's

Words almost fail me when trying to describe the wonderful event I attended last Saturday. Abraham’s Sax Under The Stars was held at the Salt Pans in Xwejni, Gozo. It was the second edition (there was a similar event held last year). This year it was apparently sold out pretty quickly. I wasn’t too surprised, few events are as unique as this one.

The salt pans in Gozo is already one of the most unique locations for an event that I’ve ever seen , even internationally, now picture the salt pans and an all-white setting and dress code, a band playing, waiters dressed in white and black serving the most delicious appetisers and gorgeously set tables, all white again of course waiting to seat you through a 4 course meal. I felt as though I were in a dream

The location and setting was a huge highlight but the food was also absolutely delicious. The list of appetisers included freshly made prawn nigiri with sea-urchin dressing, pork bao buns, parmesan risotto, gbejna and rosemary mini sandwiches and much more – 10 items, of which I had 2 or 3 of each – guilty but not sorry. These dishes were accompanied by a lovely 2017  Sunny Bay Rosé from Cotes de Provence. Interestingly enough, the owner of the company, Camille Ducellier was also present at the event as was Matthieau Blanvillain – Responsible for Diva Bordeaux Worldwide.

All the food was prepared by Chef George Borg and all the wines were chosen and paired by Fabien Etienne – Wine Consultant.

Dinner started at about 9pm. It included wine pairings for every course and really generous portions. My favourite was the meagre, the combination of the delicious tender meagre with the crispy chorizo was pretty startling. Another really interesting dish was the gbejna desert – who would have thought!

This was the menu or should I say feast, everything was perfectly exquisite.


Salted Black meagre slow cooked in milk with crushed potatoes,
chorizo, crispy basil, tomato and thyme vinaigrette

2017 Château de Fayolle, Bergerac ''White''
South West of France

Main Course

Island Pork cooked three ways with cauliflower puree,
wilted baby spinach and ravigote sauce

2015 Château Mangot, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru,
Bordeaux, France

Cheese platter
Pecorino Trebione, Occelli Bacche Rosse, Toma Nostrale

2015 Château La Brande,
Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, France


Gbejna cheese cake, Mango and passion fruit compote, oat and honey crumble

2012 Malvasia delle Lipari, Passito,
Cantine Colosi, Sicily, Italy

Coffee, Grappa, Liquers & Chocolates


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Outfit Details

Dress – Miss Selfridge

Hair – Toni & Guy Malta

Makeup – Chris Attard @ Franks

Bag – Furla

All Photos by Kurt Paris

Sax Under The Stars was organised by Abraham Said – Abraham’s.

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