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 the Seven Fishes was a grand event

The Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes... a Southern Italian celebration that is very traditional and important with our culture. We choose this to end our series of dinner events. The display's and food were delightful. The guests were warm and welcoming. Some old customer and some new. A perfect combination. 

A Word on Food and expectations from the Chef

A Chef often frets about certain dishes in which he thinks will or will not work. The most unexpected results often happen. The Shrimp Timbale (a piccolo tart) was met with enjoyment. Something I was not confident in. The Dessert something a received a lot of "why are you doing that?" or "Salmon and Tomato in Desert?!!!" People don't do that. Well this was one of the highlights of the dinner. The Conifer Syrup, Pizzelle cone, Sun Dried Tomato custard with Candied Salmon all paired well and ended the feast with a hit. Doing all protein for a seven course dish is a challenge but was exciting. We cannot wait to next year. I am glad I doing something out of the box and am supported by welcoming guests. Our goal is to  challenge and to invite people to try new things.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year