Marcus Gaab & Victoria Granof | Chefs on Sundays: Mark Hix.
Slurping Oysters With the Old Master of Seasonal British Cuisine
Part three of our Chefs on Sundays series focuses on Mark Hix, the London-based chef and author famous for championing regional cuisine and seafood at his four lauded outposts, including London’s Hix Oyster & Chop House and Hix Soho. Photographer Marcus Gaab and food stylist Victoria Granof’s opulent moving feast guides us with relish through Hix’s quintessential Sunday repast of oysters and champagne. Since discovering his passion for cooking by accident at school, when he signed up for catering to avoid metalwork classes, Hix has conquered appetites through an obsession with quality and heritage that has seen him serve the produce of his very own garden. Preferring to spend weekends at his wooden lodge on the Dorset coast, where he also has a restaurant, he often catches his own supper. Whether crab hauled up from his boat or fresh bass paired with offbeat greens or sea spinach gathered from the beach, Hix’s simple but deftly prepared spreads are always voraciously devoured in the company of close friends.