We call him Hattem Mattar; Middle East’s finest Pitmaster!

Hattem Mattar reaches beyond the variety of easily transportable foods grown at his farm at the expense of flavour just to seek out succulent, flavorful, and essence of the fresh foods.

Hattem Mattar Pitmaster

The beautiful Dubai has established itself as a fast-growing cosmopolitan city that offers various attractions for tourists across the whole world. This has also brought Middle Eastern cuisine along with other different cuisines to the forefront of the international food scene. If you find yourself seeking an authentic food experience in the gleaming desert metropolis, you should definitely contact Hattem Mattar.

Hattem Mattar grew up in Egypt and started cooking in his early age. He learned it from his mother, a master home cook who never got a title as fancy as ‘pitmaster’ attached to her name but probably deserved one. She told Hattem “food and fire bring people together”. Every summer she would fire up the kind of feast that people come from far and wide to get a taste of.

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Hattem is also famous for his modern cooking techniques!

Hattem Mattar is famous for working with interesting pairings, modern cooking techniques and his experience of more than few decades and in many different countries. Currently, he’s based in Dubai and owns Mattar Farm which is famed for their smoked meats.

Hattem can prepare dishes that run from mind blowing surprises of sharp and vivid combinations to more subtle and elegant offerings. Right from smoked meat to tallow ice cream. What often stands out in the dishes are those tasty bites when, instead of picking at a single item on the plate, one combines all for a wonderful bite of a perfect balance. Tasting exactly how, combined, all the ingredients on the plate play together.

Social Media? Yes, Hattem is very much active on Instagram.

Moreover, as the social media trend spreads around the globe, so too does his accessibility to the foods from every continent he visits. He keeps his followers posted about the work he do, mostly on Instagram. However, Hattem Mattar reaches beyond the variety of easily transportable foods grown at his farm at the expense of flavour just to seek out succulent, flavorful, and essence of the fresh foods.

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