I had a lovely evening at a new Florentine restaurant in Lake Leelanau, Michigan called Bella Fortuna last Saturday night. It was a Grand Opening Celebration dinner for the restaurant that benefited the Leelanau Cancer Fund and the place was packed.
It started with prosecco and prosciutto on the patio - doesn't that sound divine? There were plenty of delicious passed appetizers to start the evening off and my favorite was a minced artichoke spread on crostini.
The dinner had several courses and you can see my entree above, Pesce Funghi (Walleye with fresh mushrooms) and Bistecca (Char grilled steak with salsa verde) served with Cannellini (Tuscan-style beans with extra virgin olive oil). It was very satisfying meal and a wine pairing with each course didn't hurt.
I know that many lovely Summer nights will be spent on this patio. Buon Appetito!