Many years ago a chef from Holland met a wildcat from Arizona while they were working on Holland America Cruise Line and, as they say, the rest was history. Marcus and Nicole van Winden got married, had kids and after several years (during which time Marcus worked at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and was Executive Chef of Lodge on the Desert) found themselves running The Holland Hotel and Century Bar and Grill in Alpine, Texas. After several years in Far West Texas they decided it was time to move back to Arizona and create something of their own.
They wanted to create a comfortable refuge serving fabulous food, refreshing drinks and offering guests exceptional service. Beyond that they wanted to do it in a way and a place that really means something to them. So Marcus and Nicole found a great space next to the University of Arizona, and The Dutch Eatery & Refuge was born. Open daily for Breakfast, Brunch and Dinner, in the heart of Maingate Square, The Dutch serves American food with a distinctly European twist.
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