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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Workshops & classes

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Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cuisine Cooking Class

1. Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cuisine Cooking Class

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.

Rio de Janeiro 1-Hour Samba Lesson - Ipanema/ Copacabana

2. Rio de Janeiro 1-Hour Samba Lesson - Ipanema/ Copacabana

Want to Samba but have no dance experience? Learn basic Samba moves that you can use in all types of dance in a 1-hour dance crash course! This Samba lesson in Rio is a fun and entertaining time, and lets you experience the true culture of Rio. You will have an amazing and fun class of Samba no pé (solo Samba) and you will learn how Brazilians shake their hips at the carnival. The Samba Lesson is lots of fun and you'll find yourself dancing away after the first class. The teacher will explain how this type of dance fits into Brazil’s cultural history as well as Rio’s current nightlife. Enjoy a 60-minute dance crash course, and you'll be sure to feel the energy of Samba. After that, you'll be able to go out and practice your new moves in the city's bustling dance clubs.

Rio de Janeiro: Samba Class and Samba Night Tour

3. Rio de Janeiro: Samba Class and Samba Night Tour

Do you feel nervous or unsure about heading out to dance in a new city? Let a Samba dance instructor get you started off on the right foot in Rio de Janeiro, and take a 1-hour Samba lesson at a professional studio in Ipanema. Your instructor will show you some of the key steps of Brazil's favorite dance during a class to get you warmed up. Then go for a night out in a typical Brazilian nightclub and practice the new moves and steps you learned just hours earlier. A lesson followed by night out is a great way to combine new technical skills, such as basic and intermediate steps, with the real dance club atmosphere. Get to know Rio's famous nightlife and meet some locals as you build confidence in your dancing and have a great night out!

Rio Carnival experience behind the scenes (Pick-up included)

4. Rio Carnival experience behind the scenes (Pick-up included)

Live out the exciting Rio Carnival experience throughout the year. Take a guided tour to the Samba City area to discover the backstage process of the parades. Gaze at colorful costumes and floats, then learn the basics of samba dancing from a professional. Enjoy a convenient transfer from your hotel and drive over to a samba factory for a behind-the-scenes look. See the lengthy process that goes on before the big celebration takes place. Step into rooms where the public is usually not allowed to see how the elaborate costumes are made. Explore the exhibition hall to admire the details of the floats that parade through the Marquês de Sapucaí sambadrome. Learn all there is to know about the world-famous Carnival before heading into the dressing rooms to try on some costumes. Finish your fascinating cultural journey with a brief samba class from a professional dancer and a traditional caipirinha cocktail.

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cooking Class in Rio de Janeiro

5. Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Cooking Class in Rio de Janeiro

Learn 7 of Brazil's favorite recipes in a 4-hour cooking class. Located in the Copacabana region, the cooking studio offers visitors an insight into the techniques, ingredients and flavors of Brazilian cuisine in the company of an experienced native chef. Learn how to make a traditional recipe and after the meal is prepared, sit down with the instructor to toast your efforts and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by coconut drinks and caipirinhas.! The ingredients used can be found all over the world, so you'll be able to make these dishes at home as well! Whether you're a cooking enthusiast or a novice, this cooking class promises to be a fun, entertaining experience you’ll never forget. On Mondays, Weds and Fridays is the Moqueca seafood dish and on Saturdays is the black bean Feijoada. Each dish is accompanied by Cassava sticks and two alcoholic drinks. With a max of 7 participants per class, you'll be sure to have a more personalized experience led by the instructor guiding you through the cooking process and answer any questions you may have. After you've prepared and cooked, you'll dine on your sumptuous Brazilian meal. A practical class where you will see how good it is to fulfill some Brazilian recipes! 5 courses + 2 drinks. Meet your instructor to start your cooking adventure. No experience is required, and you're sure to learn something new about Brazilian cuisine and culture, whether you're a novice or an experienced chef. Sample Menu 1. Fried cheese with spicy guava jam 2. Clambered Fried sausage slivers 3. Lime Caipirinha 4. Batida de coco drink 5. Pork and beans Feijoada or Seafood Moqueca (Either one depending on the day) 6. Banana farofa with flavored rice 7. Surprise dessert, This will vary according to the exotic fruits available or the sweets our chef produces in her farm, like brigadeiro or doce de leite

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 25 reviews

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.

We had a really nice evening with Bruno! First we had a samba class for a about 1 hour, where he showed us major moves and poses of samba, then we went to a samba club with live band playing. We had a table right next to the band. We danced samba there. Everything and the whole evening were perfect!

Absolutely loved our Brazilian Samba class ,as teachers in Scotland it was so interesting to see the Brazillian samba . our teachers were lovely. Thanks for a great experience Dianne ,Warren and Keri Brown

Awesome experience. Bruno is very knowledgeable and patient. You will actually walk away of this class with something that you can use at future parties...especially samba haha. Highly recommend!!

Instructor Bruno was fantastic! Very upbeat, funny and encouraging to all levels.