Welcome to Chef Ricardo’s Kitchen.   My wife Suzanne and I owned and operated Lomo Grill, Waynesville’s award-winning restaurant for 16 years. Now we cater private parties throughout the greater Asheville area, specializing in wedding weekends, reunions, dinner parties, holiday gatherings and private catering for guests of our Yurt.

We also grow fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, and cultivate a wide variety of peonies and fig trees for sale to the public from May through October.  Our Wildcat Ridge Farm–home to the most extensive collection of peonies in Western North Carolina–is open to the public from 10am-4pm, 7 days a week, during peony season (May 1-31), and by appointment for fig trees throughout the summer months into early fall. Please stop by in May, or send us an email if you’d like to make an appointment after 4pm.  We look forward to welcoming you.

The Peonies are here!

We also host culinary tours to Argentina.  Our next trips are scheduled for 2019.

We are pleased you’re here and look forward to sharing adventures with you!

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