Aleksey Menyailov, Chef at Klarabara

About Aleksey Menyailov, Chef at Klarabara

I’m 33. I’ve been working as a cook for 14 years. In Klarabara restaurant I’ve been working since 2003 with small breaks. I became a cook thanks to my parents. When I went to school, my mother noticed that I liked cooking, and decided to put me on this way. All children reveal interest to certain things. I liked to cook at home. For example, I fried potatoes by myself and decorated it, and my mother decided that I could be a cook.
  • Rachki

Rachki (Little Prawns)

Rachki (little prawns) are not prawns. You shouldn’t tell something like that if near you are Odessa People. Rachki (little prawns) are Rachki. And, the most important, every Odessa person has their own original Rachki Recipe. I’ve heard a lot about different recipes, from the simplest one – just to boil in the salt water

  • Danube Herring

Danube Herring Recipe

First of all, I’ll give you the Danube Herring Recipe. You don’t even need to strain a lot. Firstly wash your legs, after do the pedicure. And your first important activity is to go to the Privoz for buying a herring. If it’s lucky haul – it’s should be fresh. If someone tells you that

  • Shkara


Shkara (stewed fish) is a simple old and extremely popular Odessa dish. Shkara used to be cooked everywhere in Odessa. Then true Odessa residents left and one just couldn't find enough scad. Now scad is back and only few people remember the recipe of correct and very tasty shkara. Aleksei Meniaylov is a true Odessa

  • Sandwich of Privoz porter

Sandwich of “Privoz” porter

The greatest restaurant of Odessa Cuisine - it’s Clarabara. Yes, in heart of City Garden, near Deribasovskaya Street. In Odessa there are many good restaurants, but to eat Odessa Cuisine I go to Clarabara. And Chef of this great restaurant share recipe of Sandwich recipe with sprat to my project Food'n'Chef. Alexey Menyailov: I’ve chosen