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Farm-Fresh and Local

Farm-Fresh and LocalIn celebration of the Annual 67th Governors Fishing Opener – which is being proudly hosted at Grand View Lodge – the resort’s talented culinary team created what they consider the perfect farm-fresh pairing for your “catch of the day.” This sweet corn risotto recipe reflects the new Lodge Dining Room menu that offers locally grown and harvest ingredients and seasonally fresh meats, fish and seafood. (For a printable version of these recipes for your recipe box, click here, print and cut.)

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin SoupSoup is unquestionably one of the best foods for cold-weather comfort, so enjoy this simple Pumpkin Soup recipe to use on those days you need a little warmth! (For a printable version of these recipes for your recipe box, click here, print and cut.)

Go Loony for Walleye Tacos

Celebrate the summer season with this delicious Walleye Taco recipe. It has been a guest favorite at Loony’s, Grand View’s Beach Hut, and is a soon-to-be summer favorite in your household (especially for those who love to fish!). Just click here to print out the recipe cards. Happy Summer from all of us here at Grand View Lodge!

Italian Gardens – the Little Italy of Grand View Lodge

Located on the west side of the Main Property

The flower gardens flourish around the Italian Gardens making for incredible colors and scents. Must be the italian cooking!

They may be far from Europe, but Italian Gardens offers family-style dining with authentic homemade Italian and Sicilian fare prepared by the talented Chef de Cuisine Matt Bankey.

Chef Bankey, who started cooking at the young age of 16, has been creating signature Italian dishes for the last 5 of the 11 years Italian Gardens has been open. A gentleman by the name of George Mauer first built the unique and cozy building to house him on his fishing excursions and in the 1950s Anna Hanson purchased the building and used it as a gift shop.

While the building of Italian Gardens has it’s own story to tell, so does the food. Chef Bankey’s forte lies within his nightly specials, which he coins “anything and everything” Italian. If you’re craving a true Italian dining experience, Italian Gardens has just the menu and nightly special for you, reflecting dishes that have been perfected since the origin of their creation in Italy.

“Mama Mia” is Italian Garden’s summer long special which includes a starter, salad, choice of three entrees and dessert, all served family style. There are also the traditional à la cart entrée features or if pizza is your fancy, they offer fresh hand-tossed take-out all summer long!

Great Italian food always must be accompanied by great Italian wine. Not only does Italian Gardens offer the proper wine to food pairings, but they also offer a unique tasting experience with wine flights, offering a sampling of three Italian wines with your meal.

Whether you decide to dine bistro style overlooking the vineyard or outdoor patio style, Italian Gardens welcomes you to dine with them this summer! They are open every Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-9:00pm.