Now is the perfect time to enjoy a spa break in preparation for the winter months ahead. For the month of September our Le Grand Spa Team have prepared a selection of treatments based on ylang ylang.
Our latest addition to the Le Grand Spa is the new outdoor Tiki inspired SPA Villa at the Rotunda Gardens. This Summer experience one of our Le Grand Spa treatments in a unique ambience…
Le Grand Spa has also just launched the new Excelsior Spa Brochure. Please feel free to browse through the Spa Brochure which offers a great selection of spa treatments and massages. Should you wish to try one of these relaxing summer experiences kindly contact our Le Grand Spa Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 21250520 to place your booking.
Although the origin of the word ‘figolla’ is not clear, it is believed that this was derived from the Italian word ‘figura’ which means a form, shape or image. Just before Easter, figolli are produced by local bakers and are sold in bakeries and confectioneries. However, it still very much of a local tradition to bake these at home during Holy Week and give them to family and friends to be eaten on Easter Sunday. These were created as a post-Lenten treat mainly for the little ones. Traditionally, these delicious, soft and biscuit-like cakes were available in the shapes of women, men, or baskets (possibly a reference to ancient symbols of fertility).
Nowadays, popular shapes include bunnies, ducks, cars and butterflies. Sometimes ‘figolli’, are shaped to suit Christian symbols such as lambs, crosses and fish. The icing decoration covering the top of the cake is very bright and colourful, and the largest decoration piece is often a small chocolate egg still wrapped in a foil paper.
Experience an Easter Malta Spa Break, an Easter Dine & Stay Weekend Break or our traditional Easter Sunday Buffet Lunch. And if you would like to enjoy that little treat at home, our award winning team of pastry chefs is busy preparing figolli and Easter eggs for you to take home or to give to your loved ones. These delectable goodies will be available for purchase from our Harbour View Lounge Bar, which is open 24 hours a day.