Discovering Hammett’s Mestizo: A Gastronomic Adventure with Chef Jorge Lugo and Chris Hammett

We recently had the pleasure of engaging with the visionary team behind Hammett’s Mestizo, a restaurant that fuses the vibrant and diverse culinary landscapes of Latin America into a unique social dining and drinking experience. Situated in St Julian’s, Malta and Menorca, Spain, Hammett’s Mestizo isn’t just a place to dine; it’s a place to be transported through taste. Here’s what the team, led by Venezuelan Executive Chef Jorge Lugo and restaurateur Chris Hammett, shared about their journey, vision, and the distinct flair that makes Hammett’s Mestizo a standout in the global gastronomic arena.

The journey of Hammett’s Mestizo is a tale of passion, ambition, and creativity. At the helm, Chef Lugo and Chris Hammett have brought together their extensive experience and love for gastronomy to create a dining experience that transcends borders. From Central America to the Caribbean, and the Andes to the Amazon and Patagonia, every dish at Hammett’s Mestizo tells a story.

The restaurant offers a unique blend of social dining and cultural immersion. The atmosphere is electric, each dish a canvas for the chefs’ artistic expression.

Under the guidance of Chef Lugo, Hammett’s Mestizo’s new menu is a masterpiece. It’s an ode to the traditional dishes of Latin America, reimagined with a contemporary twist. Signature offerings like the Argentine grill and creatively filled tacos with yuca, yam, and Andes potatoes, present a kaleidoscope of flavours and textures. Each bite is an exploration of authenticity and innovation.

At the core of Hammett’s Mestizo is the desire to create an unforgettable experience. The restaurant is not just about dining; it’s about crafting moments, memories that linger long after the meal. Whether it’s a casual evening or a grand celebration, Hammett’s Mestizo provides the perfect backdrop.

Offering a variety of dietary options, including vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian, they ensure that every guest feels welcomed and catered to. This commitment extends to supporting local producers and using eco-friendly practices, underlining their dedication to the community and the environment.

Hammett’s Mestizo, is more than a restaurant; it’s a gateway to the diverse and enchanting world of Mestizo culture. With its blend of exceptional cuisine, inviting ambience, and cultural richness, it stands as a beacon for culinary enthusiasts.

Discover the magic of Hammett’s Mestizo, where every meal is not just food, but a journey through the heart of Latin America.


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