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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% VETTED
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
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
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