Last years position: 7 / Yearsonlist: 7
D.O.M.’s principal aim is to champion produce from Brazil and the Amazonian region, from everyday palm hearts and cassava to obscure finds from the rainforest. More familiar European fine-dining fare gets a look-in, but often in supporting roles to the likes of cambuca fruit, manioc root and tucupi juice. Chef-patron Alex Atala’s one-man mission to promote and develop Brazilian cuisine – rooted in this 50-cover restaurant in the centre of the southern hemisphere’s largest city – remains determinedly on course.
“Amazonian produce meets European haute”
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