“Domus Optimus Maximus” or “Home is Greatest and Best” refers to head chef Alex Atala’s devotion to Brazilian culinary traditions and to the simple, fresh cuisine of Benedictine monks (the original motto substitutes “dominus/god” for “domus/home”) that he also takes inspiration from.
A meal at D.O.M. is a mix of old and new, based on ingredients and recipes sourced by Atala—one of best known chefs in São Paulo—on reconnaissance trips across the country. To experience the widest possible variety in a single visit, try the tasting menu, which includes between four and eight dishes as well as cheese and dessert courses.
D.O.M.’s decor is at once spacious and intimate, designed by the local architect Ruy Ohtake in classic modernist style. And, if you still need more convincing, it also serves the best champagne in town.