For the second annual World’s Best Restaurants list, a collaboration between Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine, restaurant critic Besha Rodell set out on another ambitious global research trip. But when the world screeched to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she found her reporting cut short — and an industry facing unprecedented challenges. Here, some hopeful meditations on the future of dining.
Lasai in Rio de Janeiro was recently named one of the World's Best Restaurants by Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine. It's worth planning a trip around — here's what you should explore once you're there.