What They’re Saying About Us

“We went on the 2019 Culinary Wine tour to Argentina with Chef Ricardo and Suzanne. It was a fabulous tour! Ricardo booked amazing hotels and the restaurants…just wonderful!!! The scenery was spectacular and the wine tastings at several vineyards in Mendoza were the best! We would recommend this tour to anyone. Even if you’ve been to Argentina before, this trip is exceptional.” 

—Ken & Sarah, North Carolina

“Not only was Argentina a fabulous country and the food and wine outstanding, but traveling with Chef and Suzanne was having 24-hour tour guides with a deep knowledge and appreciation for the country. You won’t find that level of service anywhere else.” 

— Susan & David, North Carolina

“Our trip to Argentina was the best two-week vacation of our lives. Ricardo and Suzanne were fabulous hosts. Patagonia is a must four-day visit. The glacier lakes, waterfalls and national park hike were fabulous. A week in Buenos Aires is a foodie paradise! Better than Paris or New York. Beautiful parks, architecture and monuments. Door to door limo service was provided to all venues. Be prepared to tango and dine at fabulous Italian and Argentinian restaurants. The peso to dollar exchange provided us great value. We truly recommend a visit to Argentina with Ricardo and Suzanne; they truly know how to entertain.”

—Dora & Chuck, Florida

There were so many meals where you swear this was the greatest one you have ever had in your life; but one after another, after another and in the most beautiful of restaurants. From the very first meal at a gorgeous historic downtown Buenos Aires hotel to the last at a chic and rustic lunch spot, it felt like every meal was memorable. Chef Ricardo was able to construct a glimpse into the cornerstone of Argentine life through his selections of restaurants and dishes, where you begin to feel like you are a part of the bigger story you might miss when visiting another country and culture without such a guide.

—Lara Jane, Virginia

“Terrific tour!! Lead by people who know the territories: geography, good food, and fine wines and their sources. Met some wonderful people who share the above treasures. Argentina was wonderful and the accommodations First Class.”

—Karl, Oregon

“Perfect time with the best tour guides (Chef Ricardo and Suzanne) and the sights they took us to visit. There is no way to describe the beauty, you just have to experience this adventure. A trip of a lifetime! I also need to mention the food was phenomenal. There is nothing like incredible food, beautiful landscape and “WINE ” with two people that have everything completely planned…all required is to sit back and enjoy!

—Mike & Martha, South Carolina

“We had a fabulous time in Buenos Aires! The tango show was “amazing.” The restaurants’ food and service was outstanding and recommend it highly to future participants!”

—Maggie & Scott, North Carolina

“It was indeed a wonderful Culinary Experience and surpassed our expectations. Fabulous and sensuous TANGO SHOW! The right size of the group…was easy to get to know everyone. Having Suzanne and Chef Ricardo as our escorted guides, superb! Loved the shopping at Uru Recoleta leather store and the Opera House “Teatro Colon” is not to be missed!

—Bonnie & Jere, North Carolina

“The trip to Argentina was amazing! Ricardo has everything planned out and all of the logistics worked out before you get there. I love to travel and have been to many countries. The key to visiting a new place is to do your homework before you get there and Ricardo has done that. Ricardo grew up in Argentina and knows all about the country and the places to go and places to visit. Ricardo’s thoughtful planning and attention to details to this fabulous place make this a trip of a lifetime. I can’t wait to go back.

—Louis, North Carolina

“The trip was magnificent. The week in Buenos Aires was a wonderful experience. The food, wine and camaraderie were so much fun! The restaurants were all first class and a nice mixture of varying ambiance and food—a real treat for foodies! Bariloche awesome!”

—Jan & Bob, North Carolina

“We had a wonderful time traveling around Argentina with Chef Ricardo and Suzanne Fernandez. The culinary and wine experiences were excellent and the small group made it so much more personal. This is a culture we knew pretty much nothing about but our trip provided a lot of history, which we appreciated.”

—Elena & Gary, South Carolina

We highly recommend this magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience! My husband and I traveled with exceptional hosts, Chef Ricardo, and his wife Suzanne to Argentina in November 2021. The itinerary was well balanced with interesting city highlights in Buenos Aires, marvelous wineries in Mendoza and the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia. The hosts’ personal knowledge of the country, warm style, and keen attention to every detail made for an outstanding vacation. Go!
Amy and Steven, Atlanta, GA

We were absolutely delighted by our many, rich experiences on our culinary and wine tour of Argentina, hosted by Chef Ricardo and his wife, Suzanne. They could not have been more wonderful hosts – so warm, knowledgeable, and completely unflappable (even with COVID craziness). They were 100% focused on providing wonderful experiences for our small group. We were able to experience the best of Argentina’s many cuisines, including Italian, Spanish, French, and, of course, Argentinian. We learned a great deal more about wine – the Malbecs in particular – and our visits to various top-notch wineries were a highlight of the trip. We would highly recommend Chef Ricardo’s tours to anyone wanting a thoughtfully curated, small-group adventure in Argentina!

Kathy and Bob, Fairview, NC

My wife and I went for our 40th anniversary to Argentina with Ricardo and wife Suzanne. The trip was phenomenal! The food, wine and lodging was first class giving us many wonderful memories. This trip keeps giving back as we have made new friends with our fellow travelers and our delightful tour hosts.

Ginny and David, Maggie Valley, NC

November 2021 A great time touring Argentina with a Chef who knows the food, culture, and people of this country. Wonderful accommodations in all cities with first class restaurants, wine and people bringing the experience to us. I would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in Argentina’s culture, food, wine and the people who passionately present it to you.

Judy and Ron, Gastonia, NC