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Modern Mediterranean Cuisine

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CONCEPT

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, now hosting Hammett’s Maċina Restaurant. Drawing on this history, the gastronomical concept is a take on the islands’ succession of powers with a modern representation of traditional Mediterranean culinary influences that date back to the Phoenician times.

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THE CUISINE 

Like the Maltese language itself, the menu is a taste of history derived from the island’s Mediterranean-semitic roots, with a contemporary twist, created using only the finest local, seasonal produce.

The menu is constructed by talented Head Chef Francisco Carrasco Cortes with a Michelin star background and directed by 24-time award winning Chef and restauranteur Chris Hammett.
 

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AWARD WINNING KITCHEN BRIGADE

The menu is constructed by a multi-award winning team, previously of the Villa Brasserie in St. Julian’s, led by talented Chef de Cuisine Andrea Marchetti, and directed by 24-time award winning Chef and restauranteur Chris Hammett. 

 
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Private Events 

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Situated in a tentative UNESCO World Heritage site in a 16th century fortification, Hammett’s Maċina Restaurant is the perfect venue for private dining and events. The menu is a culinary representation of the island’s succession of powers offering modern Mediterranean cuisine.

Dining al fresco is an unforgettable experience in the warmer months, when the imposing bastions, the fortified city of Birgu, and the spectacular harbour are illuminated by traditional Festa firework displays. During the colder months, patrons can enjoy world class wines from our wine cellar in fortified surroundings. 

For private events contact our events team.

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