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Host: Maria Antonia

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

USD
$112-$138 per person

Explore modern Brazilian gastronomy with a spectacular view of Rio de Janeiro

Host offerings
  • House
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Maria Antonia

Meet Maria Antonia, a young, Brazilian-born chef who studied and worked abroad for a long time. As a Traveling Spoon host, she hopes to combine her three passions: meeting new people and cultures, organizing beautiful events, and cooking. She speaks various languages, which is always a plus to engage in rich conversations.

Maria Antonia loves to host people from all over the world and organize events in Casa de Palma, a Tuscany style villa located in the hills of the Santa Teresa neighborhood, with an astonishing view of Rio de Janeiro. Besides hosting tourists, Maria Antonia also organizes and cooks for private events and parties there.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (4-15 guests) Maria Antonia will be waiting for you at the Casa Palma Villa in Santa Teresa, a lovely colonial and historic neighborhood. The house has a Tuscan Italian style and provides a lovely view of Rio de Janeiro. As you approach, you will not be able to see the house from the exterior as it has a surrounding wall and a path downhill to the entrance.

When you first meet Maria Antonia, you will instantly sense her passion and see that she is a very fun, enthusiastic and dynamic young chef.

Your meal will be a presentation of Maria Antonia's own dishes created with the fresh ingredients she purchases daily at her local organic market. Maria's cuisine has an international style with Brazilian influence. The dishes that you will taste will combine exotic and local flavors from Brazil and other Latin American regions, and will present an interesting combination of colors, spices, herbs and vegetables. Maria Antonia loves creating new things, so unless you have a particular suggestion or dietary requirement, don't expect any specific menu but come ready to be delighted by her culinary creations.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Maria Antonia

$112-$138 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $138 $112
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $138 $112
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-4:00pm 7:00pm-10:00pm

Meet Maria Antonia

Meet Maria Antonia, a young, Brazilian-born chef who studied and worked abroad for a long time. As a Traveling Spoon host, she hopes to combine her three passions: meeting new people and cultures, organizing beautiful events, and cooking. She speaks various languages, which is always a plus to engage in rich conversations.

Maria Antonia loves to host people from all over the world and organize events in Casa de Palma, a Tuscany style villa located in the hills of the Santa Teresa neighborhood, with an astonishing view of Rio de Janeiro. Besides hosting tourists, Maria Antonia also organizes and cooks for private events and parties there.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (4-15 guests) Maria Antonia will be waiting for you at the Casa Palma Villa in Santa Teresa, a lovely colonial and historic neighborhood. The house has a Tuscan Italian style and provides a lovely view of Rio de Janeiro. As you approach, you will not be able to see the house from the exterior as it has a surrounding wall and a path downhill to the entrance.

When you first meet Maria Antonia, you will instantly sense her passion and see that she is a very fun, enthusiastic and dynamic young chef.

Your meal will be a presentation of Maria Antonia's own dishes created with the fresh ingredients she purchases daily at her local organic market. Maria's cuisine has an international style with Brazilian influence. The dishes that you will taste will combine exotic and local flavors from Brazil and other Latin American regions, and will present an interesting combination of colors, spices, herbs and vegetables. Maria Antonia loves creating new things, so unless you have a particular suggestion or dietary requirement, don't expect any specific menu but come ready to be delighted by her culinary creations.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $138 $112
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $138 $112
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-4:00pm 7:00pm-10:00pm
FAQ

    You can cancel your experience 48 hours or more before your experience date and receive a full refund. To request a cancellation once you have made a booking simply log in and click the "Request Cancellation" link from the bottom of your booking. Your refund will be processed immediately (note it can take up to 10 business days for this refund to post to your credit card statement). Please note that for cancellations within 48 hours of your experience we unfortunately cannot offer a refund; this is because our hosts typically purchase food and begin their preparations up to 48 hours before the experience.

    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

    If you have a question about an experience, create a reservation and include your note in the field "Write a note to your host". Once you request a booking you can continue to message your host directly to ask any specific questions. You can always cancel your booking and receive a full refund as long as you cancel 48 hours in advance.

    Your card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking. Typically hosts respond to bookings within 72 hours. In the event your host is unavailable on your selected date and your host rejects your booking your credit card will not be charged.

    Your host's detailed contact information, including their phone number, address, and direction notes, will all be provided immediately upon successful confirmation of your experience (after your hosts accepts your booking and your credit card is successfully processed). This information will be emailed to you to the email address you used to sign up, and will also be visible on your Traveling Spoon profile.

    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

    Your safety and security are our top priority. To ensure this, Traveling Spoon personally vets 100% of all hosts, including an in-person host visit, to ensure each host and experience meets our strict quality requirements.

    Hosts typically respond to booking inquiries within 72 hours. If for some reason you have not heard from your host or if you have any questions you can always contact us at reservations@travelingspoon.com.