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Milad Alexandre Mack Atala
(1968-06-03) 3 June 1968 (age 51)
|Known for||Chef of D.O.M.|
Milad Alexandre Mack Atala (born June 3, 1968), known as Alex Atala, is a Brazilian chef of Irish and Palestinian ancestry, who runs the restaurant D.O.M. (Latin abbreviation of Deo optimo maximo) in São Paulo. In May 2012, D.O.M. was rated the 4th best restaurant in the world by the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants, published by Restaurant magazine. His establishment also holds the title of "Acqua Panna Best Restaurant In South America." He's known for transforming traditional Brazilian dishes, adapting French and Italian culinary techniques to native Brazilian ingredients. Atala also hosts a television show on Brazilian TV channel GNT. In 2013, he founded Atá, an institute about relation with food, with Roberto Smeraldi and Carlos Alberto Ricardo, among others
- Por uma Gastronomia Brasileira - Alex Atala - Editora Bei, 2003 - ISBN 85-86518-35-2
- Com Unhas, Dentes & Cuca - Alex Atala - Editora Senac, 2008
- Escoffianas Brasileiras - Alex Atala - Editora Larousse Brasil, 2008 - ISBN 978-85-7635-254-9
Alex Atala has appeared in Chef's Table Season 2, Episode 2.
- Alex Atala – Yes we have Priprioca, and much more! - S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants, by Luciana Bianchi
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