Dec 20, 2022

Pop-Up Restaurant Bella Sorpresa Now Open at The Highlands

HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. (December 20, 2022) – A new pop-up Italian dining experience is now open at The Highlands and welcoming guests for the winter season.  Bella Sorpresa, meaning beautiful surprise, is located inside the Country Club of Boyne and features cozy charm and home-cooked Italian specialties.

Guests of the resort can take complimentary shuttle transportation to the Club and gather together for good foods and wines, and the restaurant also serves the public.

Embracing the Italian meal as a ritual, diners can enjoy a true epicurean experience, complete with an aperitif and digestif.  Bella Sorpresa’s menu features classic Italian recipes, along with tantalizing modern dishes.

House favorites include Porcini Vellutata, a velvety and elegant soup featuring porcini mushrooms, and Anatra, a Culver Farms duck breast with fondant potato and poached pears.  The restaurant offers fresh pasta features and all entrees are served with housemade crusty sourdough bread with roasted garlic puree and extra virgin olive oil.  A wine and dessert menu is also available. 

Dining reservations are suggested and can be made online via OpenTable.  Bella Sorpresa is open Wednesdays through Saturdays through early March from 5 to 9 p.m.  The restaurant can also be booked for private parties.

For full menu details or dining reservations, visit

About The Highlands
The Highlands offers an idyllic setting in charming Harbor Springs, Mich.  The resort is a family-owned destination providing the ultimate northern Michigan experience served with heartfelt hospitality.  For nearly 60 years, The Highlands has enriched the moment for vacationing guests with its all-season allure.  The Highlands is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.  To learn more, visit

Media Contact: Erin Ernst, director of communications