The festa season in Malta reaches its peak on 15th August when the country comes together to celebrate Santa Marija. Seven towns around the Maltese islands celebrate with incredible fireworks displays, including Mqabba, Qrendi, Attard, Mosta, Ħal Għaxaq, Gudja and in the capital of the sister island, Victoria, Gozo.

Celebrate this year’s festa by joining us on Sunday 14th or Monday 15th August 2022 for one of the most awaited evenings annually at the Michelin Starred Restaurant, the de Mondion. Situated on the upper floor of the luxurious boutique hotel, The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, on the hilltop city of Mdina, the de Mondion offers splendid views of the island.

The Tasting Menu event is a combination of astonishing 180-degree panoramic views of the island, fine cuisine prepared by our Michelin Star Chef Kevin Bonello and the award-winning kitchen brigade. Enjoy breath-taking views from our terrace while witnessing a spectacle of firework display from six different locations. Our distinctive stellar service is an experience in itself. You will also enjoy a sommelier that can pair wines for the evening. An annual event that shouldn’t be missed under Santa Marija’s dazzling skies. We can guarantee that this is an experience like no other!

For more information and bookings kindly send an email to or call on (+356) 21 450 560.

View the menu below:

Santa Maria Dinner Tasting Menu

Sunday 14th & Monday 15th August 2022


Green Tomato Tart

Miso, Mozzarella di Bufala, Fermented Beets


Cappelletti Pasta

36month Parmeggiano, Smoked Hen Broth, Girolles


Veal Sweetbreads

Sea Snails, Lardo di Colonnata, ‘Bahrija’ Onion



Egg, Lemon Verbena, Hazelnut, Seaweed Crumble


Beer Beignet

Peach, Saffron-Curcuma Cream, Chamomile


Coffee and Petit Fours

€110.00 per person