Places That Pulse Episode 2 : Michael Rantissi / Kepos & Co at The Casba

Born in Tel Aviv Israel, Michael fondly recalls his earliest culinary education alongside his mother’s dishes.

Michael later cut his teeth under the Head Chef of the 2 Michelin-star restaurant Sugar Club in London. In Israel, he spent time refining his skills at some of the city’s finest restaurants. Michael now owns and runs the award winning Kepos Street Kitchen in Redfern, Sydney. Kepos Street Kitchen burst onto the Sydney dining scene in 2012 and since then has won numerous accolades including “Best Café Food” in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Café Guide as well as one hat in the Good Food Guide in 2013.

The food that Michael serves at Kepos Street Kitchen draws on the best of his childhood meals mixed with his classical training. Dishes have a strong Mediterranean influence with a Middle Eastern twist.

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