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“Fabulous time and excellent food!”
Review of Rita's Gourmet Goa

Rita's Gourmet Goa
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Dabolim
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Goa a well known tourist destination for its golden sand, charming people, heritage monuments is also popular for scrumptious food. So if you are interested in cooking and would like to learn more on culinary delight and taste of Indian & Goan Cuisine, then join us at Rita’s Gourmet Goa and unravel how an Indian kitchen comes out with such a varied nature of delectable spiced curries and delicious dishes. Enjoy a fun filled cooking session and savouring the delicious dishes in an outdoor garden kitchen. Rita's Gourmet offers a number of culinary workshops and food tours. To name a few : (1) The popular Five hours Cooking Class with Local Farmer’s Market tour (2) Three & Five days Comprehensive Cookery Workshop in Indian Cuisine and in exclusive Goan Cuisine (3) Shore Culinary tour for Cruise line Passengers (4) Three days Culinary & Heritage tour. Add value to your Goan holiday by joining us at Rita's Gourmet Goa and we will not only teach you all about Masalas, Curries, Chutneys, flavorful Indian delicacies but will also take you around on a rich culinary tour showcasing the spice plantation, local farmer's market tour, heritage museums showcasing culinary and agrarian artifacts and many more culinary experiences.
Reviewed 2 April 2015

My sister and I joined two others from our cruise ship for a fun day of cooking and shopping with Rita's Gourmet. Rita arranged a pickup from our ship, took us on a shopping adventure through the local market, and guided us through creating 7 authentic and tasty dishes! Her hospitality was superb! We had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Rita's husband and daughter. It was a treat to spend time with such a special family. After two delicious meals (breakfast upon our arrival and the great lunch we prepared) we sadly said farewell. We were on a tight time schedule and Rita made sure we were back on our ship in time for its sailing. Rita followed up with an e-packet of recipes and photos in addition to the packet we received in our class. It was a fabulous experience!

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Rita S, Owner at Rita's Gourmet Goa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2015

Thankyou Carol for reviewing the culinary tour experience. I am glad that you enjoyed the day's culinary workshop. We try our best to extend the travellers the best so that they take back home memorable culinary experience from Goa.
Best Regards,

Rita Shinde

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Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Our third cruise port was Goa. Today Jennifer and Phil, a couple we met on the cruise ship, joined us for a memorable cooking class with Rita Shinde (www.Ritasgourmetgoa.com). We visited the local vegetable and fish markets to purchase ingredients and then cooked 7 dishes in Rita's outdoor kitchen. The food was great and Rita and her husband were thoughtful, generous hosts. Lunch was delish!!

Thank you Rita!!

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Rita S, Owner at Rita's Gourmet Goa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2015

Greetings to you Nancy..!
Thankyou for reviewing the culinary tour experience. I am so glad that you enjoyed the day's culinary session. We try our best to extend the travellers the best so that they take back home memorable culinary experience from Goa.
Best Regards,

Rita Shinde

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Reviewed 9 March 2015

We had a great day out with Rita, checking out the local food/fish market, cooking up a traditional Goan menu and learning alot about different ingredients/techniques. Upon arrival, we were served an Indian breakfast with chapati's, tomato chutney, coconut chutney, sambal and so on. It was delicious. Throughout the day, Rita and her friendly tea keep you hydrated and are on hand to assist and guide. There was a lot of food to eat afterwards too!

I can highly recommend this course and we look forward to returning next year to learn more.

Thank Adrian G
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Reviewed 26 February 2015

It was really a wonderful time spent at Rita's Gourmet cooking classes, loved every minute of it. As other reviewers have mentioned, the experience at Rita's is the real deal, a very rewarding day to spend, the day while learning / cooking / eating. Recently spent an absolutely brilliant 2 days at Rita's Gourmet learning how to prepare several Authentic Goan dishes. From the minute I arrived I felt at home and Rita and her staff made me feel so welcome. We reviewed the itinerary for the day followed by a great cup of Tea....Rita is a great host, really patient and the whole course was great. Regarding the food, it leans more toward home cooking. Her equipment, as in other cooking courses, resembles a home kitchen more than a restaurant and so do her techniques, ingredients, dishes, and tastes.The cooking exprience was really great & would like to go back to learn something new.................m coming back Rita....

Thank juls2015
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

We had a truly wonderful time at this one-day class. Rita took her time to answer all our questions, and took us on a fascinating, unhurried tour of the marketplace in Vasco. Her kitchen and helpers are fantastic and, most importantly, you get to do much of the cooking yourself. Rita makes you feel at home. The food is amazing. I would definitely recommend this class for anyone travelling to Goa and at all interested in Goan cuisine.

Thank William R
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