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!
In Czechoslovakia there is an
old tradition of eating
special cakes on All Souls' Eve, and of drinking cold milk
"to cool the souls in Purgatory."
So please join us on this special day and feast on November’s harvest. Seats are limited and going fast. Go to our reservations tab and book now.
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
optional wine pairing
pricing not included in feast
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.
A Delightful Mother's Day Brunch at Rifugio's. This will be our second seating
Roman Goddess Februa
Patroness of Passion
Insalata Di Arance
Cardiff Alla Villanella
Small Braised Octopus
on a bed of squid ink risotto
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
Chocolate & Meat Pastry
very ancient Spanish recipe
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.
November Feast at Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine with Wild Boar Stew
Easter Sunday Dinner Feast now Sold Out. See you next Feast at the end of May.
Joe Hawley plays Rifugio's. We look forward to Joe playing solo at our Intimate restaurant in the month of April. Please welcome Joe by attending and $10 cash donation to the artist for their great work.