Top choice gastronomy in Botafogo, Humaitá & Urca

Inside an elegant early-20th-century house in Humaitá, Lasai dazzles critics and foodies with its deliciously inventive cuisine. The award-winning carioca chef Rafa Costa e Silva earned his chops in some of the world’s best dining rooms (including Mugaritz in Spain), and he puts his skills to brilliant use here. Reservations are essential.

There’s no set menu: dishes are based on whatever is fresh for the day (and some ingredients are grown in the chef’s own garden).