Destination / Wish You Were Here

Step into another world: we celebrate Derby Day at Kisumé

One to remember. Down a back lane, tucked away from the chaos of the CBD, is where you will find renowned Melbourne institution Kisumé – as well as some of the most delicious sushi we’ve ever eaten. With it’s sleek, casual basement dining room and 12-seater chef’s table occupying its top floor, Kisumé provided the ideal space for RUSSH to gather our closest friends for a pre-Derby Day lunch, celebrated in collaboration with Harrolds. Photographer and RUSSH contributor Ivana Martyn-Zyznikow joined Nadia Fairfax, Methyl Ethel’s Tom Stewart and visual artist Stanislava Pinchuk for a decedant lunch, with each guest receiving a personalised necklace from Alighieri. We dined on Kisumé-style Bento Boxes, featuring beef tenderloin with foie gras, miso cod or spatchcock, followed by a dessert of whipped caramel with mandarin and miso, and of course, plenty of sake.