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Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cuisine Cooking Class

4.7 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Cook in Rio

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cuisine Cooking Class

Activity provider: Cook in Rio
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From US$ 85 per person

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Take advantage of your time in Rio with a hands-on Brazilian cooking class and make traditional dishes and Caipirinhas. Choose between 2 menu options with meat dishes or go for the vegetarian menu.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
Private or small groups available


  • Eat your own Brazilian meal after having fun cooking with your classmates
  • Learn to make 2 traditional appetizers, 3 dishes, 1 dessert, and 1 drink
  • Choose your cooking menu, either delicious Bahian Moqueca or Picanha steak
  • Get to know Brazilian culture through its cuisine, techniques and ingredients
  • Indulge in refreshing local cocktails after learning how to mix them
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Learn to make delicious Brazilian food with simple recipes using ingredients found worldwide. Join a fun, hands-on cooking class in Rio. Choose from 2 mouth-watering menus, plus a vegetarian menu, and make your own traditional meals and cocktails. Menu options:

Bahian Moqueca

Make some authentic Moqueca, a seafood coconut stew, paired with toasted 'forofa' with banana and white rice. Wash these dishes down with bottomless Caipirinhas, made with limes and Brazilian rum.

For appetizers, you'll cook flambéed sausage with onions and seared white cheese with pepper jam. Delight your taste buds with an incredible brigadeiro, Brazil's take on chocolate fudge, for dessert.

Picanha Steak Cook the perfect Picanha in the oven, along with toasted 'forofa' with banana and cooked cassava in butter sauce. Mix as many Caipirinhas as you wish and enjoy the same appetizers and dessert as the first menu option: flambéed sausage with onions, seared white cheese with pepper jam, and brigadeiro.

Don't forget there's a vegetarian option available as well.

  • Cooking class
  • All ingredients
  • 6 recipes
  • 1 drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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  • Travelers booking individually may be asked to come a day before or after if there are no open classes during the requested date. If your schedule can't be accommodated, you'll receive a full refund.
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4.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

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Great experience with Chef Simone. The dish was very good and the explanations really interesting. You will learn more about the origin of the diversity of Brazilian culture through culinary art and you will have the details of the recipe step by step. On top of that you will enjoy an excellent meal and a very cold caipirinha.

July 17, 2022

Great experience

It was a bit confusing because I was contacted shortly before the start of the event that the confirmed date would not be carried out. I was then offered alternative dates. The place is not easy to find. Once there, it was a very great experience and you could learn a lot about the culinary side of Brazil with caipi and many dishes. It was a fun group and there was more than enough food and drink.

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August 3, 2019

Think out of the box!

If you go here and think that you are copying stupid recipes based on templates, you are wrong! Simone is a great cook who not only cooks great, but can also tell an awful lot about the food, its origin and use. In addition there is always some Brazilian culture. We would have a lot of fun in our motley group in the small (but very fine) kitchen. And since this is a cooking course: the food was just delicious and can be cooked anywhere. But make notes or take photos of the quantities and ingredients, because you won't be given the recipes... The caipis are great - not only at cook in Rio, but also in Germany, according to the guests who cook at home!

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April 24, 2019

Product ID: 12286