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

The Feast of Saint Joseph @ Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine

  • Rifugio's Country Italian Cuisine 5415 Mount Baker Highway Deming, WA, 98244 United States

In Sicily the feast of St. Joseph is represented in many ways. We will explore a few of them. They have a focus on Figs and call them “Biscotti ai Fichi di San Giuseppe”. Italians celebrate Fathers Day during this time as well. So we honor all fathers on earth who provide and protect our precious children. 

 

MENU STRUCTURE

A structure of 7 dishes will be given for 7 is the number of completion. Being a time of fasting and a Sunday no meat will be served. Vegetables and Seafood will be the focus. 

Being a Feast the seating will be arranged as one large table. 

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

 

A LITTLE HISTORY AND LEGEND

As legends go in Sicily during a year of draught and ensued famine, people would gather and pray to St. Joseph for help. St Joseph responded by sending heavy rains and until this day Sicilians, wherever they are in the world, respond by making the St Joseph’s table full of offerings and amongst those offerings there must be the St. Josephs Fig Cookies.

 

 

THE BREAKING OF BREAD

rosemary, fennel and olive 

 

RICCARDO’S SLAW

dried mission figs and thinly sliced blood oranges which are in season and are a popular item on Sicilians tables. Green & red cabbage, gorgonzola, carrots, and roasted almonds 

 

SICILIAN CAPONATA STEW

a favorite stew of eggplants and tomatoes over a bed of quinoa 

 

MASHED ROASTED QUINCE & BUTTERED POTATOS

buttered seasoned roasted potato’s over mashed roasted quince 

 

GRILLED ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

seasoned grilled and roasted cauliflower in vegetable broth 

 

SEAFOOD LASAGNA

wild sole, shrimp, calamari, braised seasoned kale, with a rich béchamel, 

parmesan and mozzarella cheeses

 

STAINT JOSEPH COOKIES

Biscotti ai Fichi di San Giuseppe

 

WINE PAIRING 

optional wine pairing 

pricing not included in feast

Rifugio's will be offering 12 Feasts each one celebrating a different aspect of Italian Food. March Feast will be $65.00 plus tax. A wine pairing will be offered with the meal but not included in the pricing of the dinner.

Regaleali Bianco - White 

Rosso Colosi - Red

Vin Santo Dessert Wine