Category Archives: Spa Malta

Traditional Easter Pastries: Figolli

Easter Figolla

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.

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January Spa Treatments

Ok let’s face it, no matter how hard you try, you always end up piling a few extra pounds during the festive season.

So if you’ve just started your new year resolution and are being extra careful on what to eat you can still enjoy a good treat – namely a spa treat.

For the month of January the Le Grand Spa Team has chosen coffee as the basic ingredient for this month’s special spa treatments. People in the know say that coffee can keep your skin healthy in many different ways. Check Out our January Spa Treatments.

And if you’re in a romantic mood let us entice you with one of our well renowned massages, Our Couple’s Dream; consisting of a couple’s Massage and a Jacuzzi session for two.

LE GRAND SPA Couples Massage

For a relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment kindly contact the spa team at this luxury spa hotel in Malta on +356 21250520 or on spa@excelsior.com.mt.

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Festive Season Spa Vouchers

Christmas is soon here and it’s that time of year, of exchanging presents with our dear ones.

Everybody loves being pampered so what better way to treat them than to a special Christmas Spa voucher. Treat your special family members and friends to some well deserved quality time and relaxation.

PAMPER YOUR LOVED ONES AND
PURCHASE A SPA VOUCHER. 

Let them unwind and regain the energy with one of these EXCLUSIVE SPA PACKAGES…

Christmas-Spa-packages 2014

For more information or should you wish to book one of Our Spa Packages kindly contact Le Grand Spa Team on spa@excelsior.com.mt or on +356 21250520.

 

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