We drove four hours to our next food destination. Yes,
that’s right, four hours on the left side of the road. This is the kind of
driving that drives Americans like us crazy when we try to signal to turn right
and we accidentally turn on the windshield wipers. At least we made it to all
our destinations alive and in one piece. Whew.

The drive to Beechworth was lovely and though we visited
during early Summer, the scenery was still lush and green with few patches of
dry, brown brush.

Intimacy, delicious food, great wine pairings and a warm,
authentic approach to hospitality is what happens at Provenance with Chef Michael Ryan. It’s a gem of a restaurant with elegant and cozy accommodations that’s nestled in Beechworth. From the time you want into Chef Ryan’s garden to the main dining room, we felt like we were walking into someones private home, garden and kitchen.

Chef Michael Ryan’s approach to food fresh, seasonal and incredible. His outstanding dedication to sourcing local ingredients for his brilliant menu is inspiring.

In fact, in its first year of operation, Provenance received one chef’s hat from the The Age Good Food Guide. And in his second year, Chef Ryan’s Provenance received two chefs hat’s. Every accolade is deserved because when you’re in the hands of Chef, there’s no doubt that you’ll feel at home and fed with thoughtful, delicious food.

Best of all, Chef had tons of beautiful tuscan kale and Asian herbs growing in his garden. That shows you how dedicated he is when it comes to being connected with where his ingredients come from.

The simple, yet elegant garden at Provenance was comforting as well because it reminded us of our garden and how soothing a morning stroll in nature is.

-Todd and Diane

the accommodations are similar to small private cottages nestled in someones intimate garden

fresh roses everywhere