August 17, 2010


I finally managed to get some pictures off of my camera so that I could put together a post!

Sorry it took so long.

We forgot Steve's camera up in the Falls last weekend, so I won't be able to get the pictures off of his camera for another week...

...remember that camping trip that he and I took, um, LAST MONTH? Yeah...I haven't taken the pics off from that yet. The pics from Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup? Nope, not those ones either.Who knows what other pictures are even on's been so long, I can't remember...

But luckily, I am so far behind, that I have several other posts I can write in the meantime!


I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far...I'll kick off this blog-fest with some pics from Steve and my romantic little dinner at Bellisio's a couple weeks back:

This isn't my favorite restaurant in Duluth (ya'll know by now how I feel about The Scenic), but any place with a wine bar is like home to me. Seriously...the wine list is an actual book, Droogies. A book! Happiness!!!

After sharing two flights of wine, we finally decided on this bottle of Italian Chardonnay. It was delightful.

See how happy I am? Take notes - this is all because of delicious wine. And the baby clams didn't hurt either. Oh, and my sweet, sweet Sunshine.

Rigatoni Balsamico. Yum. Look at all that delicious grease and balsamic vinegar. This picture makes me want to lick my computer screen. Pure food porn. Here is the description from their menu:
Rigatoni pasta cooked al dente and prepared with crumbled Italian sausage in a rich marinara sauce with Modena balsamic vinegar reduction, chopped sautéed spinach, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Steve had the Walleye Milanese which he loved and ate every bite of. The menu description for that one is as follows (I didn't get any pictures of his because I didn't want to have my arm chewed off): A lightly breaded and sautéed Canadian walleye topped with a lemon butter caper sauce. Served with Parmigiano-Reggiano mashed potatoes and honeyed wild broccoli rabe.

We had a lovely time. We were both really impressed with our food (and the wine, of course), and sitting outside on the patio on a cool summer evening made it even better. One of the problems I usually  have with Belisio's is that the indoor seating can get pretty cramped. I also sometimes feel like their food tastes a little...pre-packaged. Does that make sense? Like something you would get at a chain restaurant. But Steve had never been there before so I thought I'd give it another try. Sitting outside felt much more relaxed and enjoyable than being inside, the service was great and the food wonderful. Not to mention that I had fantastic company.We will go back.

Are you hungry yet?

You're welcome!


  1. You should post more restaurant reviews for us :) I completely agree with the space and pre-packaged taste. However, I swoon over the wine list and a nice day in Dtown too.

  2. Mmmmmmm - that's a good idea. I usually frequent the same places...but that could be a good excuse to get Steve to take me somewhere different! :)