Gastronomy in Botafogo, Humaitá & Urca

Much to the delight of cariocas, celebrated São Paulo chef Alberto Landgraf recently moved to Rio and opened this small, beautifully designed restaurant, complete with a theatrically lit open kitchen. The menu changes daily but features exquisite seafood (grilled octopus, scallops, monkfish, oysters) artfully prepared with Brazilian accents like hearts of palm and tucupi (a sauce made from wild manioc).

There's an extensive wine cellar, with wine pairings available.