In one of Rio's food districts, Humaitá, lies one of the best Brazilian culinary experiences. This Michelin-starred restaurant takes the name Lasai – meaning calm – from the Basque language. And it embraces this philosophy, aiming to make you feel as if you were in your own home.
Lasai sources its food season by season from its two organic gardens, which provide both inspiration and source material. This is combined with fresh fish gleaned by local fisherman and other ingredients from regional producers. Head chef Rafa Costa e Silva prepares these ingredients and blends them using modern techniques, creating a sublime, fresh-feeling dining occasion while remaining true to traditional Brazilian cuisine.