|Hammett’s Macina Restaurant is excited to announce the launch of their new menu, it’s newest sharing dining experience, created by 24-time award winning Chef and restaurateur Chris Hammett & new Head Chef Jorge Lugo. The Mediterranean restaurant, Hammett’s Macina Restaurant is transforming the way fine dining is done.
With a personality as colourful as his food, Jorge Lugo, joined Hammett’s Collection after working with Chris Hammett at The Villa, 7 years ago. Following a roaring success as Head Chef of Hammett’s Gastro Bar in Sliema, Chef Lugo was ready to expand and take on a new challenge. Upon his arrival in the trendy Hammett’s Macina ’s kitchen, the Venezuelan Head Chef, immediately set about creating a menu composed of colorful arrays of food. The menu stays true to himself with a sole goal: the enjoyment of food.
By creating a shared meal format, the Hammett’s Collection team,wants people to lend themselves to closeness and camaraderie.The idea is that one doesn’t just eat for sustenance but also to grow, as an experience, to celebrate and to reconnect with family and friends.
The gastronomical concept stays the same, drawing on Maltese History, it is a take on the islands’ succession of powers with a modern representation of traditional Mediterranean culinary influences from the Phoenician times, to the Knights of St John until today.
“Unimaginable history seeps from the Maċina’s ancient walls. Built almost half a millennium
ago by the Knights of Saint John, the Maċina has been a landmark for centuries. It was just an obvious decision to me to mirror that history in our food by inspiring ourselves from the rich culture & past of our precious island. The Maltese culinary has so many influences from the Middle East, Spain, North Africa, Greece, Italy… and we wanted our menu to reflect this and tell our island history to the locals and visitors. Sourcing local and inspired by local” – Chris Hammett
To accompany this historical menu a new wine list was created, reflecting the concept, it showcases wines exclusively from Mediterrenean Coastal regions, something that we believe is unique on the island. Not in the wine mood? A Cocktail menu has been put together inspired by Maltese landmark, from the Gozitan Salt Pan dating back to the Phoenicians & Roman times, to the traditional Maltese Regatta races & even the Strada Stretta, the pinnacle of nightlife amongst American and British military men between the 19th and mid-20th century.
Hammett’s Macina Restaurant is open everyday for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner.Hammett’s Macina31st of March Street, Promenade Juan B. Azopardo, Senglea
Reservations: 2779 4171