On July 15, 2011, Robin and I were in Twin Falls, Idaho. We had made reservations at two places: The first was Elevations 486 located on the south rim of the Snake River canyon, where we had an awesome view of the golf course on the northside. This area of land at one time belonged to Robin’s G-Grandfather, IB Perrine.. The view of the canyon was better than the food. To start with, they have advertised on their web menu that they have Trout Ceviche. They did not. Robin had to do with a Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche, which they forgot to bring. I had a hamburger that was pretty good. Left-Click the photos to see a larger view. I would rate this restaurant a 3 Star out of 5.

We had an excellent Cold Springs Winery Chardonnay.

Robin is being served the wine by Travis.

Robin points to the IB Perrine Blue Lakes Ranch. Part of the property now belongs to Blue Lakes Country Club and golf course.

An overview of the ranch area. There used to be fruit orchards on both sides of the Snake. 

The IB Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho crossing the Snake River.

On the other hand, we had a fantastic Italian dinner here at the Cucina Gemelli – Handcrafted Italian Cuisine and Fine Wines. I have to agree with Guy Hand, a local NPR food critic, friend and locovore, when he says, “The most memorable food in the Magic Valley”. For restaurants in Twin Falls, I would rate this a high 4-Star, out of 5. Well worth the time to go and visit them and to have a great Italian dinner. Lynn Sheehan, Chef Proprietor, is a very friendly person. It is great when the Chef/Owner visits each table in the restaurant and makes sure you are satisfied. Look at these photos and visit them if you are in Twin Falls. And to think of it, a great place to go for dinner if you are in Sun Valley or Haley, Idaho. Enjoy!

The menus.

A Santo Moscato D’Asti went extremely well with our dinner selections.

They make a fantastic Mushroom Soup!

Great Fresh Local Green Salads. Note the Slice of Portabello Frito on the rim of the salad.

Robin had Local Rabbit with Local Vegetables and Polenta. You don’t see this on too many menus. It was very good!

I had a great Marsala Veal with Mushrooms and Ziti.

And every good meal should end with chocolate. Yup! We did.

These Chocolate Macaroons were awesome.