Vogue Living Champagne Dinner


The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is thrilled to announce Ryan Squires, Head Chef and owner of Brisbane’s esquire as Chef for their annual Vogue Living Champagne Dinner, to be held Friday October 11.

Ryan Squires (right) with his Head Chef Ben Devlin

Ryan Squires gained experience in some of the world’s best restaurants across Spain, New York and the Napa Valley before settling back in Queensland in 2008. His spirited approach to food results in a playful love affair between diner, Chef and plate.

In Australia he made his name at Urbane, achieved ‘Chef of the Year’ and ‘Restaurant of the Year’ for The Buffalo Club and was named ‘Australia’s Best New Talent’ by Australian Gourmet Traveller in 2010. Oh, and he was a Guest Chef on MasterChef. In 2011 he opened esquire, which has achieved three Chefs Hats for the past two years. Further accolades include Queensland’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’ for the past two years from the Brisbane Times Good Food Guide and ‘Queensland’s Top Restaurant 2012’ from Gourmet Traveller.

“I try to get down to The Byron at Byron at least twice a year” said Ryan. “It’s always one of those places where I feel liberated, where I leave feeling more wholesome. There’s a real connection with Byron for me. To cook for Lyn and John and the team for their Champagne Dinner will be a joy”.

Ryan has crafted an innovative menu to match five of the world’s finest Champagnes. The dinner is supported by the Champagne Bureau as a way of sharing with Australians the versatility of Champagne.

“This will be our sixth Champagne Dinner and it is always a special night” said The Byron at Byron’s General Manager Lyn Parché. “Domain’s Chief Stylist Sue Kropp reinvents our Restaurant for the evening… it is a celebration among friends”. Previous Chefs for the salubrious dinner include Mark Best, Justin North, Warren Turnbull and Philip Johnson.

Vogue Living Champagne Dinner two night package for two:

2 night’s Accommodation in a Deluxe Spa Suite

Full buffet breakfast daily for two adults

Two tickets to the Vogue Living Champagne Dinner

Complimentary daily yoga class

– $1295.00

For bookings and enquiries 02 66392105 or reservations@thebyronatbyron.com.au 

Vogue Living Champagne Dinner menu:


Puffed beef tendon, lime and peanut

Beef & kimchi

Mushroom kettles

Agrapart and Fils Terroirs Blanc De Blancs Brut Grand Cru NV


Ike jime trevally and  green mustard

Champagne Ayala Brut Nature NV


Raw smoked scallop, cucumber and dill buttermilk

Bollinger Special Cuvée NV


Calotte, bonito ketchup, horseradish and onion

Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Tradition NV


Campari, curds and whey

Bollinger Rosé