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Welcome to Casa Linnea

Casa Linnea is home to a unique culinary experience. Linnea is more than just a lover of food, she is inspired by the dining experience, capturing the spirit of the table, creating a mood, and evoking feelings or places through her delicate and perfectly paired meals. 

Whether for sunset cocktails with a spectacular view, dining at the long table, or cooking classes with Linnea herself, guests are sure to enjoy every moment within the walls of Casa Linnea.

About Linnea

Linnea is a chef from Connecticut. She brings a lifelong passion to her work and more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality field.

"When I was five, I spent a lot of time with my Italian grandmother, Noni. My Noni made the most beautiful food. It was almost like a dance watching her cook. Because of her, I fell in love with food." Linnea says. 

Later, Linnea went on to design and restore two historic inns, coordinating events and working as the executive chef. She worked in Manhattan with Jean Georges-Vongerichten at the Mercer Kitchen and other accomplished chefs such as Jacque Pepin and Dorie Greenspan. Additionally, she has been published in the New York Times, National Geographic, Yankee Magazine, Gala Magazine, Grace Ormond Wedding Style, the Huffington Post, and Zagat. Friends and clients lovingly named her the Tinkerbell of hospitality.

Years later, after a spontaneous trip to San Miguel de Allende on the recommendation of one of her clients, she felt the magic and realized she had found a new home. Within a month a house found her and she knew she was destined to create more magic. 

Are you ready for the magic?

Your ideal destination for weddings & events!

San Miguel de Allende

Client Testimonials 


Mark and Melissa

“We all had the most extraordinary time last night. You are truly wonderful. Dinner at your place is all we have talked about all day long. Looking forward to the next time!”



Linnea Rufo you have mastered creating your home as an escape to serenity, fairytale, romance and tranquility. Also love, your cooking and preparation to details are breathtaking as well as deliciously filled with essential flavors and tastes arousing your senses.”



“Huge kudos to Linnea Rufo for her incredible rendition of the "The Big Night" dinner, starring the complex and molto bene delicious timpano. The evening was gorgeous, and the food divine. Hats off to Linnea, I have nothing but profound respect for people who cook our Cañada de la Virgen beef with care, compassion and creativity, as it should be”

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"Come for the magic. Be enchanted."

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