Bellmónt Celebrates Five Years on the Mile
“The first year was tough but we kept going,” says Sergio Bellmont, whose eponymous restaurant just celebrated its fifth year on Miracle Mile. Serving strictly Spanish cuisine – even the fresh fish is flown in from España – Bellmont has found a loyal clientele in the Gables’ Cuban and Spanish communities. Among Bellmont’s specialties: meat cooked at your table on a hot volcanic rock from Granada, and suckling pigs roasted in a14,700 pound, wood-burning oven from Pereruela, Spain. “It was hard to install but worth it,” says Bellmont. “We are the only restaurant that cooks it [the suckling pig]. We’ve served 2,500 since we opened.” Flamenco dancing and guitar helped put their recent celebration over the top; you can experience more of the same Dec. 22, when the monthly Saturday night Flamenco returns.