The Guia Quatro Rodas has already elected Alex Atala as the Chef of the Year. His restaurant, D.O.M., was considered by the 2010 San Pellegrino 50 World’s Best Restaurants the best of South America and the 18th best in the world – think about of the amount of wonderful bistros that exist in Paris and in the delicious Italian restaurants, and you will see that this is not a little.
From DJ in São Paulo and house painter in Belgium, Alex Atala became a student of gastronomy in Europe and currently he is among the 20 most influential chefs of the world, according to the international gastronomic summit Madrid Fusión.
In 1999, he opened his first restaurant, the Namesa, considered the paradise of fast and tasty food in the neighborhood of Jardins, in São Paulo. A little time after, he opened the doors of D.O.M. (acronym of the Latin phrase “Deo Optimo Maximo”), famous worldwide for combining the typically Brazilian ingredients with a contemporary cuisine.
Defender of the regional cuisine, Atala is an enthusiast of Amazon recipes, which constitute the basis of some of their best dishes. His main ideas and creations were assembled and edited on the book “For a Brazilian Gastronomy” and presented on the television show “Table for Two”, on the GNT channel.