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Delightful Evening

This was our second visit to have dinner with Richard and Yara. It was outstanding food. We dined... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Carol B
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Wonderful evening in Paraty

Had a wonderfully entertaining evening with Yara and Richard. As someone has said in another... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Join renowned Brazilian chef Yara Castro Roberts and retired French/American executive Richard Roberts to prepare and enjoy together a refined Brazilian dinner with the best of Brazilian cuisine. The menus are from six regional and historical...more
Rua Dona Geralda 288 | Centro Historico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Historic City Center
55 24 3371 6025
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to have dinner with Richard and Yara. It was outstanding food. We dined with a couple from Denmark and a Brazilian lady. We were entertained by hearing Richard and Yara’s history as well as the history of Brasil and it’s...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderfully entertaining evening with Yara and Richard. As someone has said in another review, this is more like an evening with new friends than a formal cookery class. After learning how to make the perfect caipirinha (and which cachaça you should take home...More

2  Thank MikeA_London_UK
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This was a unique experience however its less about learning to cook and more about learning about the history of Brazil and the food in general. Sure Yara and Richard were great hosts and we shared a 5 hour dining experience with them but we...More

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rbr11, Owner at Academy of Cooking and Other Pleasures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

First thank you for taking the time to send in your thoughts. Glad you enjoyed the evening. Re. your "only cooked for about 30 minutes" comment. That's off by a factor of at least two. We make three different recipes; appetizer, entrée and desert. Some...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We had an interesting and lively evening with Yara and Richard. So nice to be in their lovely house in Paraty, learning so much about Brazil and cooking a meal all at the same time. They are really welcoming and interested in their guests. We...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

You go to this "cooking school" in the home of Yara and Richard. It is in their home. The first hour and a half is spent by them teaching the "food culture" and history of the country. Just fascinating. Then Yara teaches you how to...More

1  Thank Rick_Sue1969
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A friendly welcome upon arrival and non-stop interesting conversation with Brazil at it's heart. What more could you ask for? Oh yes it's a cooking class so you'll be happy to know that you'll be educated in the food and drink that you help prepare...More

1  Thank tommyb664
Reviewed 23 February 2017

What a wonderful conclusion to our holiday in Brazil. Spending the evening with Richard and Yara has been a highlight. Wonderful and warm hosts who go out of their way to make you feel welcome in their beautiful home. After helping prepare the meal under...More

2  Thank Sally B
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We did the dinner demonstration and had a lovely time. Yara and Richard were wonderful hosts, very friendly, interesting and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and we learnt lots of tips we will take home. We also learnt lots of interesting tidbits about Brazil and...More

1  Thank Fred A
Reviewed 9 March 2016

My boyfriend and I recently visited Paraty for 2 days. We signed up to have cooking lesson/dinner with Yara and Richard. Yara and Richard are both so lovely and delightful. There were 2 other couples with us, one from New Zealand and one from the...More

1  Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This was our favorite activity and favorite meal in Paraty. Yara and Richard are a wonderful duo and have thought of everything. For those concerned about the price, don't worry! You get your money's worth and more. After a lesson in caipirinhas with Richard, we...More

1  Thank Amanda W
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