We use local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Vegetables are purchased frequently and in small quantities to ensure peak freshness. The steak is sterling silver black angus. We do not add sugar to any of our dishes - only Madeira wine, sake, and a little bit of fruit. Our entire menu was created using traditional and homemade recipes, many of which were developed over a campfire.
Our wine list is all old world wine with a predominant focus on Portugal, Spain, and France. All of our wines are hand-selected by chef-owner Rafael, who has developed a personal relationship with many of the wineries he showcases. Much of the menu focuses on smaller wineries that are organic, sustainable, or bio-dynamic certified or practicing.
Prior to Gomi, Rafael would often cook multi-course meals for his friends and it became his dream to create a space where he was able to share his wine and food with others.
Born in Korea but raised in Brazil (half of that time spent in São Paolo’s Japan Town), Rafael’s international background comes across in his food, music, and wines. His ability to speak five languages is as unique as dining with him, when it’s not unusual to have a Picanha steak, bibimbap, and a Portuguese red wine.
You’ll often find Rafael behind the bar at GOMI or serving you personally. Don’t hesitate to start a conversation about food, hiking, dogs, or wine.
When not at Gomi, Rafael likes to spend time hiking with friends.
The restaurant is named after Rafael's dog, Gommy. The spelling was changed to to "G-O-M-I" as it was easier to remember.
Gommy was an 87 lb Japanese Akita who loved to hike as much as Rafael. He was known by many who hiked with Rafa, and is missed dearly. You can still spot a few photographs of him around the restaurant.