The Casino Maltese is no longer the only exclusive social club in town. Since a few years, Gracy’s – located within the Civil Service Club – is offering some serious competition in terms of gastronomy and ambience.
Gracy’s Brasserie is one of the trendiest dining spots in the capital, attracting a professional clientele of glamorous foodies. Gracy’s VIP is the super-exclusive arm, hosting a series of private events on the terrace overlooking St George’s Square.
The location of the restaurant plays a big role in its allure, with the interiors of the Civil Service Club offering plenty of splendid architectural features to impress.
Gracy’s Brasserie – a legacy of fine dining
Gracy’s Brasserie succeeds a series of fine dining endeavours, all hosted within the building. Most notably in 2014, the place hosted a pop up culinary project called Aziamendi 100. Headed by a three Michelin star chef, the restaurant was the island’s first experience of this level of dining, serving patrons for only 100 days. Aziamendi 100 was the brainchild of Mark Weingaard, the millionnaire behind Iniala Harbour House, the luxury hotel on St Barbara Bastion.
The site also hosted Michael’s, run by one of Malta’s foremost celebrity chefs – Michael Cauchi. The restaurant followed the chef’s tradition of Mediterranean dining with a field to fork approach.