Luiz Filipe Souza
Chef Luiz Filipe Souza coined the phrase ‘Oriundi’ cuisine at Evvai, located in São Paulo’s upmarket Jardins neighbourhood. The Italian word refers to descendants of Italy all over the world and is translated in the kitchen into immigrant-inspired dishes such as mini tortellini stuffed with crab, and linguini served with pea sauce and sea urchin. Evvai’s à la carte offers Italian-style snacks, antipasti, pasta, meat and fish. For an overall experience, the five- or nine-course tasting menus work through signature dishes such as the foie gras lollipop and smoked pumpkin bonbons.
A row of banquette seating lines one wall of the intimate restaurant, with larger tables set out down the centre of the dining room, all offering a glimpse of the open kitchen. There’s a superb wine list and classic and creative cocktails such as negronis or chai-infused gin.