Chef Maricela Hernandez Herrera, Her work as a Chef has been wide and diverse having lived 13 years outside of her country. Her passion will be to introduce the flavours of Chile to the World. Her experiences as a chef has allowed her to know many different countries and cultures, where she learnt an array of new techniques and recipes, enabling her to plate up globally infused food. Meet Maricela at The Colombo Gourmet Week. Her highlights will be at the Curated Chilean Dinner – 26th August. Other Chefs that will make the Gourmet Week are Michelin-starred Luca De Berardinis, who was raised in the Abruzzo region of Italy and was only twelve years old when he started his culinary training. Galle Face Hotel’s own executive chef Adam Gaunt-Evans will also take part. Originally from the UK Gaunt-Evans started his culinary journey in the Michelin-starred Green House restaurant and, among other high profile restaurants, has worked in the iconic Flying Fish in Sydney.
Galle Face Hotel is set to serve up its first week long food festival. Celebrating fine food and wine, Galle Face Hotel and Wine World (PVT) Ltd will open up the hotel grounds for Colombo Gourmet Week from August 22nd - 28th. Each day from the 22nd - 26th tasting counters, serving wines and canapés matched by a team of chefs and sommeliers, will be set up poolside and at the Verandah restaurant.
From the 23rd - 26th the hotel will host curated multi-course dinners throughout the property, including at the recently opened Sea Spray restaurant. Each night a different country’s cuisine will be represented: France, Italy, Chile and South Africa, with a wine expert working alongside the guest chefs. The chef and sommelier will be available for discussion with diners at each meal.
‘Vines of the World’ will take place on the 27th and 28th of August. The south lawn will be transformed into a wine fair showcasing premium wines from 10 countries. Wine enthusiasts can taste, savour and compare various varietals whilst enjoying antipasto platters.
The festivities conclude on the 28th with a Fusion Cuisine Brunch, with dishes from the visiting chefs, available from 11am to 4 pm paired with delicate Roses and Prosecco accompanied by the vocals of blues singer, Jerome Speldewinde.
For more information please visit the event’s Facebook page by searching “Colombo Gourmet week 2016.”