D.O.M.

In this past year that I lived in Brazil, I met a lot of amazing people, and went to places that I had never been before. But a time I will never forget is the time that I had the opportunity of working at the only two star michelin restaurant in Brazil: D.O.M., and with one of my favorites chefs : Alex Atala.

IMG_6671Oysters with cupuaçu sorbet and mango tile

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Working there was amazing. I got to work with ingredients from the amazon forest, that I never did before, like ants and spices. Also different herbs from all over Brazil.

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One of the highlights, was working in the kitchen, while the were filming an episode of Chef’s table ( an amazing series about incredible chef’s from Netflix). They filmed me while I was working with the amazon ants, I had to open their legs with tweezers, and place them on top of  pineapple’s slices. I didn’t know what made me more nervous the fact that they were filming my hands so close, or the fact that chef Alex was watching everything happening so close. Maybe both. By the way, the ants taste like lemongrass. Yummy!

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IMG_6836.JPGBut what I enjoy the most, was working with amazing people in there, they became my family, and I will miss them dearly.

IMG_6793.jpgIMG_7033.jpgPirarucu scales IMG_6937Mixed flowers ceviche 

IMG_7124Dandara, my favorite pastry chef, chef Alex and I.IMG_6665.jpg

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IMG_7135Brazilian green pepper sorbet, pink pepper, ginger dust, parsley sprout and cilantro sprout.

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