D.O.M. - Where Chefs Eat in São Paulo when they dream of rainforest ingredients reassembled as art
At D.O.M. Alex Atala has single-handedly put experimental, fine-dining Brazilian cuisine onto the world stage
Since it opened in 1999 fine diners have consistently praised D.O.M. Restaurante in São Paulo as the best restaurant in Brazil. In the latest edition of our global restaurant guide Where Chefs Eat its Modern Brazilian cuisine is recommended by a huge number of chefs and doyens of the food world, among them: Massimo Bottura, Luca Gozzani, Zaiyu Hasegawa, Bjoern Alexander Panek, Guy Savoy, Geir Skeie and Rafa Costa e Silva who calls it: “Incredible! Probably the best restaurant in Brazil.”
D.O.M's founder and head chef, the one-time painter and decorator and punk DJ Alex Atala has almost single-handedly put experimental, fine-dining Brazilian cuisine onto the world stage thanks to an ungodly amount of dedication and vision. At D.O.M. - domus optimus maximus (home is greatest and best) - Atala turned scouring the Amazon rainforest for forgotten ingredients into an art form, as well as a pretty solid business model. Thanks to him, Brazilian food is no longer regarded as being merely homely and unsophisticated but as vibrant, interesting and, at times, downright cool. "If you like eating ingredients that are unlikely to have ever left Brazil, D.O.M.’s the place to go," according to Where Chefs Eat.
D.O.M. is one of 4500 recommendations in Where Chefs Eat our new guide on where to eat around the world from 650 chefs who make it their business to know what to eat where. And while the cover has changed, the idea behind the book is exactly the same as it was when we published the very first edition back in 2012.
The premise is that the modern chef is a fantastic source of guaranteed good meal recommendations, from humble holes-in-the-wall - to the most luxurious places around - and every dining experience inbetween the two. And this time there are a third more recommendations than ever before.
So whether you desire just a late-night snack from a burger van, a 400-year-old clam in an art-filled restaurant or a fabulously fashionable start to the day, you’ll find it in Where Chefs Eat. 570 destinations. 70 countries. Across six continents. It's no idle boast to say that this edition has the most wide-ranging and eclectic set of listings we’ve ever researched and published.
We’re only focusing on one restaurant per city in our Phaidon.com series but the book contains countless recommendations in each city around the world. We’ve also launched an app for this third edition which features all the places in the book in an on the go format for when you’re out and about. Head into the store and snap up your guide to great eating now. And if you pre-order here you'll get the app free - but for a limited time only.