Gourmet Galle

Panchali Illankoon | Feb 22, 2024

Lauded as one of Britain’s most eminent restaurateurs, and renowned for his unparalleled expertise in sourcing ingredients with distinct provenance, Mark Hix is an award-winning author and food writer with 12 cookbooks to his name. His latest book ‘Hooked’ weaves captivating stories of fishing from his childhood years to the present. As a chef, Hix opened the successful Hix Oyster and the Chop House in 2007 and continued to operate a number of restaurants under the Hix brand including the successful HIX Oyster and Fish Truck. Hix’s contributions to the hospitality sector were formally recognised in the New Year’s Honours list of 2017 when he was awarded an MBE.

Last weekend, Mark Hix was the celebrity guest chef of Gourmet Galle  (happening January  12 – March 31) and hosted a five-course dinner at Braganza house in Talpe and conducted a Masterclass in Galle Fort.  Ahead of his dinner, he chatted with us about his entry to the culinary world, his signature style and the food highlights of his journey to Sri Lanka.

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