Ruffino's on the River opens to Lafayette community

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Co-owners picking Lafayette as their next location because of the community

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 11:47am

The community of Lafayette can now enjoy the award-winning cuisine of Ruffino's on the River in the now remodeled Cochon space.  Partners Ruffin Rodrigue, a former all american guard for the LSU Tigers who hails from Thibodaux, and Peter Sclafani, a third generation chef from New Orleans who is widely regarded as one of the finest and most innovative chefs in Louisiana could not wait to put their roots in Lafayette's community.

"I think the people here have such a passion for food and fun, that's what we bring to the table so much food, so much fun, so much of an experience," says Ruffin Rodrigue, co-owner of Ruffino's on the River.

"It's just the people of Lafayette are exactly what we're looking for.  They love to eat, they love to drink, and they love to have a great time so that's really what we're all about," says Peter Sclafani, executive chef and co-owner of Ruffino's on the River.

The partners want Ruffino's on the River to carve out it's own distinctive niche among Lafayette's family of restaurants.  They say the interior decor is as unique as the italian with a creole twist cuisine they serve.

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