Simone’s Country Kitchen

Meet our Official Myrtleford Farmers Market Ambassador: Patrizia Simone.

Patricia is a local culinary legend and recognised internationally for her award winning local restaurant, Simone’s. Patrizia will not only host market workshops that teach visitors how to prepare and cook our seasonal ‘hero’ products but will also have a stall that showcases the best of Simone’s and the best of healthy, local eating. Patrizia captures the spirit of Myrtleford’s connection with Italian culture.

“Preparing the most popular recipes drawn from our Italian restaurant and cooking school, made with locally sourced farm produce. Sugo’s, fresh pasta and lots of seasonal preserves and condiments”

Among them Fresh Dried pasta, Bolognese Sauce, Duck Sauce, Cheese Sauce, Pickled beetroot, Tomato chutney, Winter chutney, Spiced quince chutney, Spiced apple chutney, Cumquat Marmalade, Napoletana Sauce, Crostata.

In 1986, George and Patrizia Simone embarked on a journey to North East Victoria, a region that fondly reminded them of Italy, to open Simones restaurant.  Patrizia presented dishes fondly remembered from her childhood and Perugia.  With Nonna Maria making her traditional pasta and George introducing local and Italian wines, this family affair started to pave the way for the future.

Being recognized and awarded with many accolades from The Age Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller alike, the restaurant became an institution of North East Victoria.  In 2009, Patrizia was created a Legend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in recognition of her chef skills and passionate promotion of seasonality and regionality through her work with local food and wine producers.

Now, Anthony and Hope Simone lead the way to continue the family passion and tradition.  They have both worked in leading restaurants both internationally and regionally.  They now add their skills and interpretation to the successful evolution of Simones Restaurant.




Simones Restaurant

98 Gavan Street

Bright 3741

03 5755 2266

(please do not make bookings via this email, enquiries only)

Patrizia Simone Country Cooking School

18 Riverside Avenue

Bright 3741

0439 952 022


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