Sydney, Australia


Spaghetti aglio olio e peperoncino. I like simple traditional pasta dishes and this would be my favourite, simply garlic, chilli parsley, white wine and oil. I usually serve it with some grilled tiger prawns or vongoli


To travel around Australia. I have been all around the world but I have seen very little of my own backyard

Alex Keene

Head Chef, Bella Vista Hotel

You might not think Bella Vista Hotel’s Head Chef, Alex Keene sounds Italian, but taste some of his dishes and he will take you straight to Italy!

For Alex, growing up on his family’s farm made his future as a chef an easy decision. Alex believes the key to Italian cooking is simplicity and the celebration of fresh produces, this simplicity of flavour can be found in some of our favourite menu items – Wagyu Beef Pappadelle, Porcini Mushroom Arancini and Crab Linguine just to name a few.

Now, the taste master is all about bringing the food that can only been found in city based restaurants to the Hills District and into his own menu at Bella Vista Hotel.



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