Fusion in Odesa

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This Odesa mum is a worldly woman who absorbs Asian, Middle Eastern and French influences in her culinary adventures. But it's still local home food she is best at, so pay attention to the kotlety (meatballs) section the menu. Maman's best-kept secret is the pleasant outdoor sitting area in the Palais Royal gardens, unseen from the street.