Rio de Janeiro fusion restaurants take culinary influences from around the world and combine them to delicious effect.
Rio de Janeiro food takes influences from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and spices them up with some uniquely Brazilian ingredients, and the best fusion restaurants in Rio de Janeiro will provide a dining experience that is memorable for all the right reasons.
While Portuguese colonisation has of course left its mark on Brazilian cusine, there are also strong culinary links with France, and at Santa Teresa restaurant Aprazivel, the Brazilian-born, French-trained head chef has created a menu that combines dishes and ingredients from the two countries to excellent effect.
Asian flavors have also made mark on Rio de Janeiro restaurants, and it is not unusual to see sushi and sashimi pop up alongside the feijoada (meat and bean stew) at pay by weight restaurants such as Frontera, in Jardim Botanico.
Meanwhile, centuries of Arab settlement have led to Middle Eastern snacks such as Kibe and Esfiha becoming ubiquitous at every Rio de Janeiro cafe and snack bar, and Cone Lounge in Botafogo offers a delicious, if unusual, mixture of Oriental and Arab snacks and mains.
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