Sydney Solstice – Smoke & Mirrors Dinners

Bringing a magical dimension to your dining experience


The Smoke & Mirrors dinner is an intriguing convergence of food, wine and magic.

The dark and moody Esquire Bar + Bistro, in Sydney’s historic Queen Victoria Building, plays host to a delectable 4-course dinner with premium paired wines, all sourced from NSW vineyards.

Before and after the dinner, you’ll be whisked into a private space with your fellow guests, where acclaimed mentalist Andy Nunn and magician Vincent Kuo will entertain and surprise. Andy’s incredible mind-reading skills provide an unexpected dimension to your dining experience.

Located on Level 2 of the iconic QVB, entering Esquire feels like stepping into a New York supper club, complete with reimagined Modern Australian comfort classics alongside an array of the world’s best spirits and hand-crafted cocktails.

Relish in Esquire’s alluring old-world glamour over a long lunch, post-show drink or midnight feast. A dark, oak bar framed with mosaic and parquetry flooring, soft leather seating and sensuous low lights all make the most of the QVB’s historical Romanesque revival architecture.


Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 of June 2021
6pm – 10pm

In collaboration with Destination NSW’s SYDNEY SOLSTICE


First course
Hiramasa kingfish, avocado, chive, black sesame salt, ponzu, miso mayo
2017 Nick O’leary Riesling Canberra District NSW

Second course
Pressed twice roast duck, fennel cream, juniper honey, carrot crumble, rosemary
2019 Lark Hill Dark Horse Vineyard Sangiovese-Murrumbateman NSW

Third course
Slow braised wagyu beef cheek, Paris mash, fresh horseradish, anchovy gremolata
2018 Silkman Wines Shiraz-Hunter Valley NSW

Blood Orange, bergamot & hazelnut bombe alaska, gin.
2019 Lark Hill Leyline Riesling-Bungendore NSW




Esquire Bar + Bistro
Level 2 QVB
Market St entrance