Providore Opens Up In Swan Valley

Image from The West Australian

Voted by Australian Traveller Magazine as one of Australia’s Top 100 Gourmet Experiences, Providore has expanded its business operations into the Swan Valley with a new tasting facility opening this month.
The news article “Taste of Providore in the Swan Valley” has full details on this story. It quotes Patrick Coward, co-owner of the new Providore outlet, as saying: “Martin is my lifelong friend first and business partner second. We’ve been friends since we were six years old and business partners for 13. Martin gets cross at me when I introduce him as my business partner, so now I make a point of introducing him as my lifelong friend.”
Martin Black is the other co-owner of this amazing operation that provided the South West with a taste of rustic yet contemporary panache seven years ago when they set up their world-class Providore gourmet cafĂ© and store on Harman’s Mill Rd in Wilyabrup. The business also produces wines under its Coward & Black label and has a cellar door facility at the Gracetown section of Tom Cullity Drive.
The Swan Valley facility will share the stage with the famous Margaret River Chocolate Company, which won a record haul of trophies and medals at the IGA Perth Royal Show chocolate competition 2013. The combination will offer a great treat bearing in mind Providore’s delectable products.
“We’ll still provide all the specialty goods, jams and chutneys but we’ve also sourced special ingredients like Bolivian white and black quinoa, and white polenta,” said Mr. Coward.
“We also had people ask us how to make cafe- style muffins or cakes, so what we’ve done is bundled up all the measured ingredients into one take-home parcel so all you need to do is pour them into a bowl and add butter or eggs. There’s even my mother’s rice pudding recipe. The powdered milk and rice . . . it’s all in the bundle.”
The biggest drawcard, however, will be Providore’s free tastings, which include a new variety of indulgent Sambarino chocolate liqueurs produced from African cocoa.
“The idea is to try our six wines first, three from the Swan and three from Margaret River, then move on to the chocolate liqueurs (there are four – original, macchiato, hazelnut mousse and after-dinner mint), then meander over to the chocolate factory to try chocolate,” said Mr. Coward.
The spectacular stone and timber building in the Swan Valley will open from 9.00am to 5.00pm everyday and offer a range of free wine, food tastings and chocolate liqueur.
To find out more about Providore, please check out their website

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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