Profile of the chef. Firmly linked to his roots and looking towards the future, Alex Atala is, above all, passionate about Brazil, nature, gastronomy, and life. Driven by challenges and a great sense of indignation, Atala manages, with extreme delicacy and technique, to turn his creative energy into unforgettable experiences for. 9 Feb The award-winning D.O.M restaurant in Brazil has gained critical acclaim since its opening in , creating contemporary haute cuisine. With these impressive factors, we investigate the D.O.M experience and the reasons behind its success. 3 May DOM chef Alex Atala is redefining Brazilian cuisine using exotic ingredients sourced in the Amazon rainforest. Gavin McOwan meets him and visits some of the other São Paulo restaurants leading the way. Gastronomy. “Brazilian gastronomy is a feasible dream.” This statement made by chef Alex Atala summarizes the trajectory of the D.O.M. Restaurant. Created at a time when little was known about Brazil's flavours, the D.O.M. was born like a project which is now a reality. A genuine reality that reverberates around the world. 62 reviews of D.O.M. "Exclusive, 2 Star Michelin restaurant. The food is spectacular. Every dish unique. Amazon ants, explosive flavors in your mouth. Everything is just perfect.". Rock star chef puts Brazilian gastronomy on the world map. What's it all about? Former punk and DJ Alex Atala ripped up the rule book in true rock 'n' roll style when he set up D.O.M. in , fusing fine dining with wild and wonderful ingredients from the Amazon basin. Typical dishes: Native ingredients are a hallmark of.