Chef Andrew Borg, with his passion for flavours & an acquired mastery of technicalities, expresses a culinary style which allows ingredients to speak for themselves. The attentive selection of premium ingredients sourced not just from local farms, but from all over Europe, has made Andrew’s cuisine exclusive & a genre of its own.
As soon as the first plate hits your table you’ll understand why eating at Risette Restaurant is an experience – a gastronomic promise of pleasure!
The menu changes weekly, sometimes even between lunch & dinner, depending on the Chef’s creative mood & the flow of seasonal produce.
If looking for less ordinary & more extraordinary dishes, then dining at Risette in Valletta is absolutely a must!
Expect Suckling Pig or Veal to appear on the menu with an artistic combination of accompaniments such as Chanterelles or a Brown Butter Emulsion. There is usually a fresh seafood option, from Gillardeau Oysters to Scottish Lobster, Sturgeon Caviar or Prawn Tartar featuring in snacks & starters, whilst Red Snapper Fish or White Stone Bass appearing as a main option. Expect even more unusual dishes, such as Sea Urchins & Rabbit Liver Parfait, which will appear from time-to-time.
The desserts at Risette continue the theme of a unique pairing of ingredients, theatre & passion from Chef Andrew Borg & his team. The Goat Cheese Ice Cream is a guests’ favourite, the Mille-Feuille is one of Risette’s signature desserts, whilst the Apple Mousse with Salted Caramel Speculoos has also recently wowed many diners. Are you tempted yet?
The wine list at Risette is extensive & has been carefully selected by Matthew Ellul. It includes a selection of intense wines with assertive aromas, that pair well with dishes with similarly rich textures & flavours.
This Valletta Restaurant with its sleek & modern interior has been designed by Valentino architects, & was aimed at marrying Risette’s concept of fine dining with functional design. Expect a luxurious interior, yet a relaxed & intimate feel.
Be it the dim lights by floss, or the custom made ceramics on which each dish is served, Risette’s exclusive ambiance & attentive choice to every detail promises an exceptional dining experience for both formal & informal events.
Coupled with the unique setting which only Casa Ellul Boutique Hotel has to offer, the restaurant keeps up with the standards the Hotel has laid down for itself, as an exclusive member of the Small Luxury Hotels Collection in Malta.
We strive to provide an exceptional service not only to our guests but also to local patrons, who wish to wine & dine without compromising on their agenda or their appetite.
Valletta Capital City is simply majestic, endowed with a historical past, beautiful architectural buildings, classical & contemporary art, museums, churches & breathtaking views. In fact Valletta is a World Heritage City & a UNESCO protected site.
During daytime the pedestrian streets lined with shops, are busy with tourists & locals commuting to the city offices; at night it quiets down into an idyllic magical setting, with restaurants & bars taking center stage in keeping the city alive.
Risette Restaurant in Valletta is an extension to the beautiful Boutique Hotel Casa Ellul, situated in a very picturesque part of the city, just opposite the Carmelite Church on Old Theatre Street.
Located in a quiet side street, Risette Restaurant is easily accessible from anywhere in Malta. It is just ten minutes away by car from St. Julian’s & Sliema. Whilst for the more adventurous ones, Valletta can also be reached by ferry, currently operating from the 3-cities & Sliema ferries.