Bella Sorpresa
Italian pop-up experience at Country Club of Boyne

Bella Sorpresa

Italian pop-up experience at Country Club of Boyne
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    Pop-up Dining Experience
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    Specialty Pastas & More
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    Glass of Bubbles Upon Arrival
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    Located in the Country Club of Boyne

heart icon Celebrate the season of romance in the cozy ambiance of Bella Sorpresa with a special Valentine's Dinner!

Bella Sorpresa, meaning beautiful surprise, embraces the Italian meal as a ritual, gathering together for food, wine, and conversation.

Enjoy the pleasantries of a cozy fireplace, a glass of bubbles upon arrival, and a home-cooked meal offering antipasti, entrées, and specialty pasta. Bella Sorpresa is a mix of classic Italian recipes and exciting modern dishes. You will want to make sure to try this new and truly unique pop-up dining experience in northern Michigan.

This new dining experience is available to the public and exclusive to The Highlands! For resort lodging guests of The Highlands, a complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the Country Club of Boyne. Reservations can be made online via OpenTable.

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    • Wednesday - Saturday
    • 5 PM - 9 PM


  • Antipasta

    Panzanella di Caprese


    Perlini mozzarella, heirloom tomato, cucumber, brioche crouton, tomato fondue, balsamic gastrique

    Insalata del Gorga


    arugula, baby heirloom tomato, hearts of palm, avocado, pine nuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano, bulls blood, meyer lemon vinaigrette

    Carbonara Arancini


    Arborio rice, guanciale, mozzarella, roasted garlic snow

    Porcini Vellutata


    potato, onion, porcini mushroom, chive oil

    Carpaccio di Manzo


    shaved filet mignon, Parmigiano-Reggiano, arugula, truffle aioli, micro blinq, crostini

  • Entrée

    Pasta e zucchini


    pappardelle, zucchini, squash, pesto cream, pea tendrils, Parmigiano-Reggian

    Lobster Risotto


    butter poached Maine lobster, morel mushroom, saffron, sea fennel, fines herb

    Mezza Rigatoni


    Italian sausage ragu, roasted peppers, broccolini, basil, pennette

    Gnocchi e fungi


    Yukon gold potato gnocchi, wild mushroom ragu



    Culver Farms duck breast, fondant potato, poached pear



    pan seared scallops, crispy guanciale, butternut squash puree, paprika oil, caponata



    herb encrusted 8 oz filet, crispy fingerling potato, green garlic puree, roasted heirloom tomato



    breaded eggplant, buffalo mozzarella, basil, pomodoro

  • Dessert

    Mixed Berry Panna Cotta


    berry compote, whipped cream

    Dessert of the Day

NOTICE: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.