Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine

A Farm to Table Culinary Destination

 Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine is an Eclectic Italian Restorante well worth the drive into the countryside. Just fifteen minutes outside of Bellingham in beautiful Deming, Washington. We source local ingredients use the highest quality products able. It takes time to have a great experience. So sit down relax and enjoy. Our site will lead you through our menu, venues, specials, local events, peoples experiences and stories of food, love and life.

Note: eclectic - deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. 

Warmth & Love to all.............. Mr. Rifugio


AUGUST FEAST the joys of summer
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

AUGUST FEAST the joys of summer

The celebration of August brings many memories and happy times. Summer is on its way and coming into full bloom and showing signs of the expected harvests to come. We here at Rifugio’s enjoy all the seasons. Winter however is my favorite and next is Autumn. Look to our ever changing Feasting menus. 12 in all and my favorite the Feast of the Seven Fishes which ends the season. To join us simply go to our Feast Menu tab in reservations and sign up. See you soon and happy Spring.

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EASTER FEAST at Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine
Apr
14
5:00 PM17:00

EASTER FEAST at Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine

Easter is a special time for Rifugio’s as it is the Spring Equinox and marks the end of winter and the time to prepare for the new season, to care for the land and to do all the necessary planning for that time of year. This event was celebrated with the sacrifice of lambs to the gods to gain their blessings for the land and for the seeds planted in the ground; eggs were offered to the goddess of fertility asking her favor for any new life to come into their families.

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Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

MARCH FEAST AT RIFUGIO'S 2019

HOT POT ITALIAN STYLE

THE MELDING OF TWO CULTURES

My mothers father was from Sicily my wife is from Taiwan both cultures are very family oriented and involve the table in which one eats. HOT POT is popular in Asian culture, it centers around a Hot broth in a hot pot which various vegetables, meats, sea foods and noodles are cooked at the table. Everything is freshly cooked and prepped in bit size pieces brought to your bowl by you cooking it and then dipping it in various sauces.

So join us in a communal gathering to meat new friends around an Intimate dining table and have an experience of a lifetime. Make your reservations now.

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes at Rifugio's
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

The Feast of the Seven Fishes at Rifugio's

History and Legend

The ancient tradition of eating fish on Christmas Eve dates from the Roman Catholic custom of abstinence from meat and dairy products on the eve of certain holidays, including Christmas.  The number seven is rooted back in ancient times and it can be connected to multiple Catholic symbols: in fact, the seven seems repeated more than 700 times in the Bible. Also, according to the Roman Catholic Church, seven are the sacraments, the days of the Creation, as well as the deadly sins. Hence seven courses!

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The Feast of Saint Gilles
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

The Feast of Saint Gilles

Sicilian Dinners

Being a Feast the seating will be arranged as one large table. Similar to “Family Style”

This is a time to break bread and get to know your neighbor

A LITTLE HISTORY AND LEGEND

There are many Feasts celebrated and this month it is Saint-Gilles of France. He is honored for protecting a hind also known as a Doe. The Frankish King was hunting and the doe ran to Saint-Gilles for protection. The arrow meant for the doe went to the hermit soon to be Saint’s leg. A monastery was built in his honor.

$84.00 Plus Tax and 20% Service Charge

WINE PAIRING

optional wine pairing

pricing not included in feast

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May Feast has been canceled for Sunday regular Dinner service available
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

May Feast has been canceled for Sunday regular Dinner service available

The Roman Goddess of Spring will grace us once again May 20th at 5:00PM. Last year it was a splendid event and this year will be just the same. We are excited to host our Second May Feast. Reserve now as seats are limited. Simply go to our Reservations line and book now. Look for details as the menu will be posted shortly.

FLORA THE GODDESS of SPRING

FLORA THE GODDESS of SPRING

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February Feast the Roman Goddess Februa
Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

February Feast the Roman Goddess Februa

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Roman Goddess Februa

Roman Goddess Februa
Patroness of Passion

Beet-Red-Bread

Insalata Di Arance
(Orange Salad)

Cardiff Alla Villanella
(Artichokes Peasant-Style)

Small Braised Octopus
on a bed of squid ink risotto

Succulent Lamb
encrusted with rose petals, chili & paired with pickled red & green cabbage & fire oil

Pure All’Olio Con Uovo in Camicia
sour mashed potato with olive oil & duck egg

Mpanatigghi
Chocolate & Meat Pastry
very ancient Spanish recipe

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The Feast of San Sabastiano starts January Feast
Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

The Feast of San Sabastiano starts January Feast

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THE FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES
Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

THE FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES

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THE FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES

Traditionally called "The Vigil" Christmas Eve and the awaiting moment of Christs birth at midnight. Italians would fast from Red Meat until Christmas Day.

It has come to the month of December where most Italians celebrate with the Feast of the Seven Fishes. It is a celebratory dinner featuring things of the sea. This will be the last Feast of the Season. We are very excited to prepare this dish for all our devoted customers and new customers joining our family of persons who enjoy food, where it comes from, where its going. Seats are still available but act fast. The menu will be posted shortly. So stay tuned.

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September Feast at Rifugio's
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

September Feast at Rifugio's

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June Feast a delightful 7 course Summer Meal
Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

June Feast a delightful 7 course Summer Meal

A wonderful 7 course meal served family style. Seats are limited so please respond ASAP as some seats are already taken. 

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