Hylton Epsey - Merchants Manor - Exeter Festival of Food & Drink

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Hylton Espey - Merchants Manor

One of South Africa’s most highly rated young chefs, Hylton Espey, is the Chef Patron at Falmouth’s Merchants Manor. Following on in the path of his Irish ancestry, Hylton moved to Falmouth In 2016 where his story continues to grow. Hylton grew up in Cape Town surfing, diving, fishing and exploring the mountains of False Bay. In December 2002 he walked into Olympia Cafe as a commis chef under the guidance of Brad Ball and owner Kenneth McClarty. The restaurant was packed every day, they made everything fresh and the ingredients were the best you could find – Hylton was hooked. His mantra is that “what grows together goes together” and he loves Merchants Manor’s devotion to using Cornish produce wherever possible.

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