Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- No.24 Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2019
- The Art of Hospitality Award 2019
Operating from a beautifully restored colonial townhouse, Lasai (meaning ‘tranquil’ in the Basque Language) is a farm-to-table dining experience. It deals exclusively in products sourced locally from Rio de Janeiro state, as well as from chef Rafael Costa e Silva’s own orchard. Give up control and let the kitchen decide what follows with the ‘Festival’ tasting menu or go for the ‘Don’t Mess with Me’ option where you pick your own starter, main and dessert. Expect the likes of palm heart ceviche, and chayote (a squash-like plant), cauliflower and smoke and orchard-harvested pickles. Take your digestif on the tucked-away terrace, with Christ the Redeemer watching over you.
Rua Conde de Irajá, 191, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, 22271-020