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

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Swil Kanim's Performance at Il Caffe Rifugio's "Nook"

  • Swil Kanim @ the "NOOK" of Il Caffe Rifugio 5415 Mount Baker Highway Deming, WA 98244 USA (map)



SWIL KANIM, a classically trained violinist, native storyteller and actor, is a member of the Lummi Tribe.  He was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in the Bellingham, Washington area.  As a young boy, he was separated from his parents and spent the remainder of his child hood in foster homes.  One of his teachers encouraged him to enroll in a music program, and the violin became his musical instrument of choice.  Through music, he found his path to healing childhood wounds and reconnecting to his native roots.
Because of his unique ability to inspire audiences to express themselves honorably, Swil Kanim is a sought-after keynote speaker for conferences, workshops, school assemblies, and rehabilitation centers. 
He travels extensively throughout the United States, enchanting audiences with his original composition music and native storytelling.   His workshops, The Elements of Honor, are attended by people from all walks of life.

Swil Kanim’s compositions incorporate classical influences as well as musical interpretations of his journey from depression and despair to spiritual and emotional freedom.  The music and stories that emerge from his experiences have been transforming people’s lives for decades.