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If you would like to make a general enquiry, please email us
Cavedon’s Kilnhouse (3 bedrooms)
Chinaman’s Kilnhouse (2 bedrooms)
The Sorting Shed (3 bedrooms)
Cavedon's Kilnhouse has 3 bedrooms. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have a king bed. Bedroom 3 can be made up as either a king bed or 2 long singles, please indicate your preference below.
Chinaman's Kilnhouse has 2 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a king bed. Bedroom 2 can be made up as either a king bed or 2 long singles, please indicate your preference below.
The Sorting Shed has 3 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a king bed. Bedrooms 2 & 3 can be made up as either a king bed or 2 long singles, please indicate your preferences below.
Please select any of the additional services or activities you would like to request for your stay. You will be contacted to confirm details such as availability and numbers.
In 2012 we offer you the opportunity to participate in very special Italian cooking classes with leading chef Patrizia Simone.
Patrizia Simone is a well known award winning chef from the Italian family restaurant Simone’s, located in Bright. In 2009 Patrizia was honoured as 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.
Simone’s, a one hatted restaurant in the Age Good Food Guide, has been run by George and Patrizia Simone for the past 22 years.
Bright and the northeast recalls Patrizia’s native town Perugia in Umbria.
“I discovered this valley and this region through its produce and through my food others can share my experience too. I have been so lucky that people have given me their treasures to use.”
Bring your friends, work colleagues, and family to share a day of laughter, surprise and beautiful food as you discover the secrets of Italian cooking.
Hands on pasta – make traditional hand-made strand pasta enhanced with vibrant, flavoursome sauces and filled pastas such as ravioli, tortellini and agnolotti.
Antipasti – small dishes such as octopus salad, smoking fresh river fish, curing and pickling your own vegetables, bagno calda (fresh greens and dipping sauce), bruschetta.
Game – game is not just for restaurants, here Patrizia will share secrets that will give you confidence to tackle delicious game meats for delicious home meals.
Orto e piatto (from the garden to the plate) – seasonal local produce picked and cooked. The season dishes in this menu will enable you to discover the beautiful region we live in with all year round produce like cheeses, olive oil, nuts and wine.
Pranzo della Domenica (lazy Sunday lunch) – menus from the traditional Italian family lunches like Nonna use to make, and featuring dishes like home made gnocchi with meat ragu, Italian-style rostbif, traditional bruschetta, zuppa inglese.
Classes begin at 10.30 for 11 am with a good coffee and snack before we sit down informally to discuss the day s cooking. Whichever class you undertake, the format will be to prepare a seasonal lunch utilising the freshest and most interesting ingredients we can source locally.
The maximum class size is eight, which allows time to cover any specific questions or techniques that each participant may wish to explore.
All classes are hands on, and Patrizia demonstrates all techniques as required.
You can also request certain techniques or use of ingredients with which you may not have much confidence or things that you may enjoy, but do not often get the chance to cook.
We sit down to lunch around 1.30pm.
Bring a good sense of humour and adventure. Take home some great tips, culinary trivia and special techniques, as well a folder of the day’s recipes.
Class prices are $150 per person on weekends and $120 midweek. Cost includes wines to match the delicious lunch.
Dinner without the cooking class is also available on request and depending on Patrizia’s availability. Please contact onsite manager Elissa Oswin on 0400 733 170 for more details.
If you are interested, please tick the box on the Kilnhouse accommodation booking form and we will contact you to confirm Patrizia’s availability, the menu, date and numbers.
If you have found the kilnhouses, we know you have an eye for quality and appreciate comfort and style. To keep up our standards we know you will respect the houses as if they were your own. We know you’ll love the kilnhouses, but over our last 10 years of making these houses available for rent, and to be on the safe side, we have outlined some terms & conditions below. By checking the box stating you agree to as a condition of your stay:
We cannot provide a refund on cancellations however if we are notified more than 30 days before to your booking that rescheduling is required, we will do whatever we can to accommodate your request.
Porepunkah VIC 3740
Call Elissa on 0400 733 170