A Carnival Masked Ball

A Carnival Masked Ball

Dress Code: Classical Carnival Costume and Mask

Masks will be mandatory, guests will be incognito, and intrigue will be inevitable when Palazzo de Piro hosts a Masked Carnival Ball! Barocco Foundation is organizing a Masked Carnival Ball at the fascinating Palazzo de Piro in Mdina, one of the most exclusive venues in Malta. The Ball will be held on Saturday 9 February, at 8pm in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo.
This unique and enjoyable event is going to boast of a thrilling and extravagant Carnival atmosphere. The guests are invited to attend in a classical carnival costume and a mask and to enjoy themselves to dancing and listening to the good music, as a string quartet will perform music from various musical eras and composers, which will include a number of genres between Classical music, Waltzes and Polkas. 

The Arco String Quartet will perform works by composers such as Handel, Bach, Strauss, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. The eclectic repertoire will include works such as Once Upon A Dream by Tchaikovsky; Annen Polka by Strauss and a classical genre which will have selections from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nacht Muzik and selections from Handel's Water Music and various minuets. 

The Arco String Quartet has featured in a number of performances, performing in concerts as well as providing live music for weddings and corporate events, with a repertoire ranging from classical, opera, folk as well as pop. Arco String Quartet's vibrant members, namely Gilmour Peplow (cello), Joseph Mallia (viola), Alex Abela and Odile Micallef (violins) all have extensive experiences playing in various events, concerts and performances both as soloists as well as in other chamber ensembles in Malta and Gozo. They have formed part of various orchestras and are also substitute musicians with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

There will be seating facilities for guests who wish to enjoy the Palazzo de Piro's culinary delights during the Ball. The event is being organized by Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Palazzo de Piro, with the kind support of Bank of Valletta. The tickets are on sale for euro25 per person. Please note that food and beverages which can be purchased on the night, are not included in the ticket price 

Bookings are available at Palazzo de Piro and The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
or by phoning 21 450560 or e-mailing 



Insalata Caprese with Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil, 
Aromatic Leaves & basil Oil
Price: euro8.50

Smoked Salmon, Brie and Ruccola Salad with Garlic Croutons
Herb Oil and Mixed Leaves
Price: euro 9.95

Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Red Pepper Quiche topped with Fresh Ruccola
Price: euro 6.95

Gammon, Cheddar and Onion Confit Quiche topped with Fresh Ruccola
Price: euro 6.50

Duck Confit, Spring Onion, Baby Spinach & Hoisin Wrap served with Crisps
Price: euro 7.95

Cheese Platter to include: Brie, Smoked Applewood, Gorgonzola, Peppered Goat Cheese & Grana Padano with Chutneys & Biscuits
Price: euro10.85

Cheese Platter to include: Parma Ham, Coppa, Salami Milano & Spianata
Chutneys, Melon, Hummus & Sundried Tomatoes
Price: euro 11.85