Top choice brazilian in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Delicate flavors and unconventional Brazilian ingredients inventively spun to delight your taste buds are hallmarks of top chef Ivan Ralston, who still greets and chats to foodies despite his recent fame as the 45th entry on the coveted Latin Americas's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2018.

Watch him work his magic in the open kitchen, where seasonal, farmers market and vegetarian tasting menus (à la carte is officially discouraged) draw from the in-house organic gardens to reinvent contemporary Brazilian cuisine. The menu changes often, but dishes such as red snapper with hearts of palm, turmeric and algae, or the wagyu short rib with manioc and Brazil nuts showcase the evolution of Brazilian gastronomy. The set three-course lunch (R$85) gets your mouth in the door without emptying your wallet.