Daniil Polevoy has been cooking for restaurant goers for 22 years straight, 19 of those as a head chef. However, his cooking career actually started in his teenage years when he used to cook for family and friends.
Getting to know and working with professional chefs that had a passion for France helped Daniil see this country in a new light. He admires it’s high-tech unconventional recipes: “Few people, after trying a French dish for the first time, can guess its composition and the way it was prepared. This is because the French can sometimes incorporate over a dozen cooking techniques in a single dish. And the tiniest deviation can make your dish either a disaster or a masterpiece.”
Daniil trained under French head chef Monsieur Hervé Bourdon and at L’atelier des Chefs in Lyon. Now, as the head chef of Familia, Daniil together with his colleagues created a unique menu that seeks to combine traditional French cuisine with that of a restaurant, taking after the Michelin guidelines.