Thursday, September 13, 2012

It Goes Well

It was not by pure choice that we decided to get married on the third of July.  Though thankfully, it has turned out to be a great day to have an anniversary.  Sandwiched in between Karl and America’s birthdays, we are always guaranteed a spectacular string of celebrations to kick-off July.

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to experience the full glory of our three celebration days in a row quite yet.  The beginning of July falls during the first term of school.   And though the American Embassy in Japan get to observe Independence Day as a holiday, we don’t.

This summer we went home at the end of July for a wedding.  Because of this we took a rain check on our actual anniversary and celebrated it a few weeks later at our favorite restaurant: Va Bene.

Cheese and Honey Platter
Roasted Red Pepper Spread
Potato Leek Soup
Italian Sausage Soup
Salad Nicoise
Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Chocolate Cake
Vanilla Gelato
Va Bene is one of the best restaurants at which I have ever eaten.  In fact, about three years ago, while planning our wedding, I asked on a whim if they would cater.  They did.  Ours was the first big wedding  they had ever catered.  It was fabulous. 

And so, if at all possible, we eat there to celebrate our anniversary.  Va Bene will always hold a special place in our hearts-and taste buds!

If you ever visit Duluth, Minnesota, I highly recommend you stop in at Va Bene!
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  1. I second your recommendation, Kate!!!

    The food they serve? (as well as your pictures!) bellissimo!!