Last weekthe well renowned US title theWall Street Journalnamed Brazilian chefAlex Atala, of restaurant D.O.M (pictured), the world’s best chef. And rightly so, we say.

Since 2006, when D.O.M was ranked 50thin The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list sponsored byS.PellegrinoandAcqua Panna, the restaurant has climbed 46 places under Atala’s helm, to fourth place. A spectacular accomplishment for any chef, I’m sure you will agree.

Since hisWall Street Journalaccolade, epicureans worldwide have also been left wondering whether the South American chef will dethroneRenéRedzepifrom the top of The World’s 50 BestRestaurants list 2013, which is being released in two months time.