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Brazilian Ribs and Feijao Tropeiro

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Beginner to Advanced

Class Duration: 

2 to 2-1/2 hours


Portuguese, English



Beginner to Advanced

2 to 2-1/2 hours



Virtually transport your kitchen to the gorgeous Minas Gerais, Brazil and master traditional Ribs & Beans

Calling all rib lovers, this class will be a delight and perhaps a surprise!  Known for their incredible meats, transport to Brazil to learn how to make an amazing rack of ribs along with a traditional dry rub. The surprise will likely be Feijão Tropeiro, also known as Trooper's Beans. 

Feijão Tropeiro is one of the most iconic dishes coming from Minas Gerais. Minas Gerais is the second most populous state in Brazil, filled with colonial-era towns and known for it's rich minerals and gold rush. The story goes... in the colonial times, troopers, or troops of cattlemen, would travel long distances and have very hard work. With them, they needed to carry nutritious and filling food to keep their energy levels high. In comes Feijão Tropeiro, comfort food at it's finest, and all in one pot. Beans, kale, sausage, bacon, aromatics, manioc (you'll learn more about this in your class) and eggs - this is perhaps the one pot meal of all one pot meals. 

Explore the roots of real Brazilian cooking with Chef Renato. Chef Renato will video call into your home, live from Brazil, to teach you their native dishes in a fun cooking class perfect for a stay-at-home date night. 

20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready! Includes teaching about ingredients and answering any questions you have as you get ready for your private cooking experience

2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished global chef who lives where the recipe originated. Perfect for stay home date nights!

Personalized step-by-step coaching, tips, culinary tricks, sharing of stories, and more

A fantastic multi-course meal, 100% authentic and enjoyed as if you travelled to your chef's country!

Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience

Cocktail Recipes and Suggested Pairings

Recipe Booklet to recreate your dishes again and again!

What You Get

**Classes make a hearty meal for up to four people to enjoy.  If you have a larger group eating, please know, additional fees may apply.  Please message us in advance of booking to ensure you have an amazing experience.

Meet The Chef

Chef Renato

Chef Renato

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Owner of Dona Xica, traditional Brazilian restaurant in village outside Rio de Janerio, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Chef Renato was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He has a Bachelor degree in Biology, as well a MBA and a Masters in Biophysics all from UFRJ. He traveled all Brazil while working for the government for 12 years since  2001 and fell in love with the regional cuisinies of Brazil and the art of cooking.

He decided to pursue his passion for cooking at the esteemed Institute of Culinary Education, NYC, where he graduated from the Culinary Arts program. After, he worked at restaurants in Rio de Janeiro and travelled the country and abroad for culinary inspiration. He found it during his travels including his time in Spain, where he worked as a private chef. He eventually moved back to his home country, taking with him his love of Tapa. When arriving back to Brazil, he opened his own restaurants and culinary experience.

Now residing in Tiradentes – MG, one of the most influential culinary centers in the country, he owns and runs a restaurant serving typical local Brazilian food as well as an in-person cooking class.

His approach to cooking is: “Quality of the ingredients and simplicity on the techniques never goes wrong.”

Chef Renato loves to meet people, make new friends, share tips and tricks of the trade. Let's do it!

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