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São Paulo, Brazil
Chef Alex Atala never fails to pull out all the stops at D.O.M. Opened in 1999, the restaurant has become a Brazilian culinary institution and is the home to a jaw-dropping ‘Maximus’ 12-course tasting menu.
Guests can settle into the relaxed, high-ceiling dining room and enjoy dishes such as the heart of palm served with coconut milk and taioba (a variety of Latin American corn), manioc five ways or Yanomami mushrooms with egg yolk and asparagus. With its impressive, towering front door in leafy downtown São Paulo. the restaurant exudes a certain grandeur. Not least with the meaning behind its enigmatic acronym, ‘Deo Optimo Maximo’, which translates as ‘To God, The Good, The Great’.
Rua Barão de Capanema, 549, Jardins, São Paulo, BrazilVisit D.O.M.'s Website