Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Meaning ‘glutton’ in Portuguese, Glouton is Brazilian chef Leonardo Paixão’s ode to local produce, with ingredients mostly from Minas Gerais and the surrounding states. With highlights including the chicken liver bonbon and a quail’s egg rice with bacon and sherry, the restaurant serves a tasting menu as well as à la carte options.
Set in a beautiful building with exposed brick walls, a peaceful garden and a relaxed vibe, Glouton is a popular spot for romantic dinners, meals with friends and even business lunches. Chef Paixão trained in Paris and owns several businesses including Ninita restaurant, Nicolau na Brasa and Nico Sanduiches.