Top Lady Chef, Maricela Hernandez Herrera, whose passion is to introduce the flavours of Chile to the world, having lived 13 years outside of her country Chile, is set to take part in the upcoming ‘The Colombo Gourmet Week’. Chef Maricela will participate at the Curated Chilean Dinner on 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.