Farouk Chaabi is a hodophile*, sommelier, wine educator, personal buyer, and specialist in luxury wine & food tours throughout France & Italy.

*Hodophile (adj.) Origin: Greek. Definition: “Lover of roads”, or better “love of travel.”

Enjoy the best food, wine, and culture France & Italy have to offer!

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I’ve wanted to visit France for many years, but I never could seem to make it happen.  When Farouk stepped in and took over the burden of planning, I knew my dream was about to come true.  As my group grew, Farouk adjusted easily and creatively.  Having lived in such a beautiful part of France, Farouk’s understanding of the culture, language, and hidden gems gave the trip a depth I never would have otherwise found.  His passion for wine is contagious and he helped this relative novice explore and learn with great patience and not even a hint of condescension.  The food, the wine, the views, touring big cities, but also towns quite off the beaten path – overall it was a priceless experience.  I look forward to returning to France and hope to have Farouk as my guide again.

Megan Burch (Sat, Sep 28, 2019)

A dream realized