Food

Claro by chef Ran Shmueli

by Sarit Goffen | 12.11.15

Chef Ran Shmueli’s Claro (Spanish for “clear”) is far more than a restaurant. It is a beautiful culinary hall that provides a charming dining experience; one of the most enjoyable in Israel. Situated in a restored stone Templar building at the forefront of the Sarona compound, Claro’s interior design is very impressive, based on stone and wood that sing praise for the work of the land.

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At Claro, everything is open and spacious, allowing diners to take part in this tremendous creation. At the center of the restaurant is the kitchen, the pulsing heart of the restaurant. It is a massive kitchen staffed by cooks who wear denim shirts and blue aprons, like proud farmers.

In spite of its vast space, Claro’s atmosphere is calm.  There is nothing blinding or intimidating despite its size, on the contrary: Claro is intimate, down-to-earth, and inviting.

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Chef Ran Shmueli, a visionary entrepreneur, began his culinary journey at the age of five in his Austrian grandmother’s kitchen. The food he serves at Claro highlights local raw materials, in a Middle Eastern cuisine that spans countries like Greece, Italy, and Lebanon, and under the premise of “farm-to-table”, using local produce only. Through his vision, which supports local industry and prizes environmental commitment, Shmueli manages to create a complete world of diversity and wealth, as only he knows how.

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Claro, Haarba’a Street 23, 03.601.7777.

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