As one of Rio de Janeiro’s most celebrated fine dining establishments, French chef Claude Troigros’ award-winning Olympe offers a unique approach to the creation of French cuisine with a Brazilian touch. Modernising Old-World techniques in exciting flavour combinations and local ingredients, expect exquisite dishes such as oven roasted heart of palm and burgundy escargot; roasted rabbit served with a chocolate and red wine jus; and baked quail stuffed with farofa and served with an exotic jabuticaba sauce. The wine list is extensive, featuring an expertly curated selection of French and international wines. Located in Rio’s Lagoa neighbourhood in a charming residential home, interiors are classically designed with beautiful paintings adorning the restaurant’s walls, in keeping with the elegant, sophisticated yet inviting atmosphere. Reservations are recommended, especially during weekends and other busy times. The restaurant also offers free valet parking; however, patrons are expected to tip.