Top chef dies suddenly
FORMER mountain and Merrijig identity Michael Beltrame passed away unexpectedly on August 8, aged 51 years at his home in Adelaide.
Michael was well known on Mt Buller as a respected former chef at Cattlemen’s, the ABOM and the Chalet and more recently owner of The Mill Inn at Sawmill Settlement.
He owned and operated The Mill Inn for four years introducing to his patrons authentic Italian cuisine.
At the beginning of the 2015 snow season he sold the restaurant business to return to his home city of Adelaide to look after his ageing parents.
Michael’s sudden death came as a shock to many of his friends and family.
Friend Peter Lynn said Michael will be missed by all who knew him.
REMEMBERED: Former Mt Buller chef Michael Beltrame while at The Mill Inn.