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Watch Alex Atala Judge Yakisoba On A Brazilian Game Show

By Mari Rodriguez

[image: Globo TV]

[image: Globo TV]

It seems that Alex Atala may have had to miss out on this week’s World’s 50 Best awards because he was busy judging his own competition.  In this clip that’s more an exposé on just how strange television can be across the world, watch as the famed Brazilian chef plays judge for an eager young chef and his yakisoba.  What’s he going to win?  Well, we’re not exactly sure, but once Atala gives the contestant a thumbs up, he goes nuts.  Like, capoeira-style nuts.  It must have been one hell of a good bowl of noodles.  We found you hiding, Alex!  Click here to watch.

Parece que o Alex Atala pode não ter comparecido aos prêmios dos 50 Melhores Restaurantes do Mundo esta semana porque estava ocupado julgando seu próprio concurso. Neste clipe que é mais bem evidência sobre o estranha que é a televisão ao redor do mundo, assista como o famoso chef brasileiro avalia o yakisoba de um jovem chef ansioso. O que ele vai ganhar? Bem, nós nem sabemos com certeza, mas uma vez o Atala aprova o yakisoba, o jovem enlouquece. Enlouquece até se mover tipo capoeira. Deve ter sido um ótimo prato de yaki. Achamos te escondendo, Alex!  Clique aqui para assistir.

[photo: Patrick Hieger]

Why Alex Atala Wasn’t At The World’s 50 Best Yesterday (PO)

By Mari Rodriguez

[photo: Patrick Hieger]

[photo: Patrick Hieger]

For the first time in nine years chef Alex Atala skipped the British magazine Restaurant’s annual awards for the world’s 50 best restaurants, held last night in London.

Atala’s D.O.M. restaurant in São Paulo was ranked 6th in last year’s list, and has been included in the list’s top ten for the past three years. However, as the folks at Folha de São Paulo report, Atala declared that instead of attending he is dedicating his time to his three restaurants (D.O.M., Dalva e Dito, and Riviera), as well as to his Atá Institute, which works with Amazonian communities. “After several years, prizes and international travel are becoming tiresome. It is time to pass the baton to the next generation,” Atala stated.

Although Atala recognizes the importance of Restaurant’s international award, in his interview with Folha de São Paulo he did express his disappointment with the magazine’s regional Latin America awards this year, when D.O.M. came in second after Peru’s Astrid y Gastón (in the world’s 50 best list, Astrid y Gastón ranks at #14).

To read the full interview with Atala, visit Folha de São Paulo’s website.

Pela primeira vez em nove anos o chef Alex Atala no compareceu à premiação anual da revista britânica Restaurant aos 50 melhores restaurantes do mundo, realizada ontem à noite em Londres.

D.O.M., o restaurante de Atala em São Paulo, ocupou o sexto lugar no ano passado, e se tem mantido entre os “top ten” da lista durante os últimos três anos. No entanto, como reporta a Folha de São Paulo, Atala declarou que, em vez de assistir ele quiser dedicar seu tempo aos seus três restaurantes (D.O.M, Dalva e Dito, e Riviera) , bem como ao seu Instituto Atá, que colabora com comunidades da Amazônia. “As premiações e viagens internacionais, depois de anos, vão se tornando desgastantes. É hora de passar este bastão para a nova geração,” afirmou Atala.

Embora Atala reconhece a importância do prêmio internacional de Restaurant, em sua entrevista com a Folha de São Paulo ele também expressa sua decepção com os prêmios regionais da América Latina regionais da mesma revista, já que este ano o D.O.M ficou em segundo lugar, depois do Astrid y Gastón do Peru (na lista dos 50 melhores restaurantes do mundo da revista, Astrid y Gastón ocupa a posição #14).

Para ler a entrevista completa com Atala, visite o site da Folha de São Paulo.

 

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Snap Vid: Alex Atala In The Kitchen During Ñam Sessions

By Patrick Hieger

What do you do when Alex Atala is cooking in a street-level, open kitchen? Take a video, of course.  The always-friendly chef was already on his way to the oven when he noticed a few loyal fans trying to catch a glimpse of the master at work.  Watch him say hello in this quick video.

[image: Dalva e Dito]

Dalva e Dito’s Galinhada Tomorrow In São Paulo

By Mari Rodriguez

[image: Dalva e Dito]

[image: Dalva e Dito]

Alex Atala’s Dalva e Dito will host their regular Galinhada tomorrow night in São Paulo! Get your pass for R$59 to chow down on Atala’s famous chicken and rice stew, roast chicken, farofa, and more. Then dance it off as the restaurant turns into a dance floor after midnight with invited DJs Tim Maia and Roberto Carlos. The night brings together two of Atala’s most fervent passions–music and food.  Atala was a DJ for years before becoming one of the world’s top chefs.  Those who get passes through the foodpass website also get a special caipirinha by master mixologist Jean Ponce. Don’t miss it!