Gourmet Galle

Chef

HARI
NAYAK

Hari Nayak is more than a chef, today he is a restaurateur, author as well as a culinary consultant based in New York City. Hari Nayak started his epicurean journey from the Culinary Institute of America and today, he is one of the most sought after Indian chefs for his unique style. After working in India then traveling to the culinary institute, he went on to work in restaurants in the New York metro area.

Though Chef Hari is one of the world’s most famous Indian chefs today, his skills extend far beyond the kitchen. A savvy restaurateur, Hari Nayak is responsible for the operation and success of several restaurants worldwide.

Also a cookbook author of the 7 bestselling books like Modern Indian Cooking and My Indian Kitchen. 

These books feature the simple yet eclectic style of Hari’s dishes. Hari Nayak has managed to provide a new modern outlook on Indian cuisine, one that is creating a sensation of sorts in North America today.

When it comes to Indian food, the common misconception is that the preparation style must be complex. Hari has managed to elucidate that Indian cooking can be prepared in a simplistic style, with all the modern trappings, yet appealing to the common household cook at the same time.

In his latest book The Spice Trail he has simplified many of his modern global recipes for a home cook, presenting ingredients, methods and flavors that he has discovered as a resident of New York City. Join him on his wanderings through food!.

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience” – James Beard

Dinners

Dinner at Malabar Hill,

Weligama

Saturday 9th

Nestled by Sri Lanka’s famed forest, Malabar Hill exemplifies conscientious holidaying constructed with eco-friendly processes. Just a short trip from Weligama Bay, the 12 exclusive villas offer scenic vies, salt water chlorinated pools and luxurious, heritage- inspired interiors. With minimal environmental impact, the design seamlessly integrates with nature, providing a modern open plan feel and luxuriously bohemian style 

Masterclasses

Masterclass at Galle Fort

Masterclass Kitchen

Sunday 10th

Learn cooking secrets and tips from the masters in their field, as Hari Nayak guides you through a demonstration of a culinary masterclass. This is held in our masterclass kitchen in the UNESCO Galle Fort, a very intimate event where you meet the chef, can ask questions and taste morsels of delight. Take advantage of this outstanding talent being here in Sri Lanka, and improve your dinner party hosting skills, surprise friends and loved ones – you can become the kitchen goddess or god!