An Evening With Michael Kirby

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Michael Kirby

The Aurora Group is pleased to announce a special event.


You are invited to join The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG and Johan van Vloten at Bilson’s Restaurant on Monday 7 November 2011.

The occasion is being held to mark the launch this October of Michael’s much-anticipated memoirs A Private Life: Fragments, Memories, Friends, stories from which he will share with guests at the dinner.

Aurora is also very excited to invite our audience back to Bilson’s Restaurant, who has been a generous long-term supporter of our organisation and community. Tony Bilson and Chef de Cuisine Diego Muñoz will present a fabulous degustation menu, accompanied by fine wines selected by Aurora’s wine partner The Oak Barrel.

Tickets to An Evening With Michael Kirby are $170, and are inclusive of the degustation menu and the evening’s wines. Guests will also receive a copy of A Private Life (RRP $35) to take home with them.

Bookings are now open, and seats are strictly limited. Email or phone 02 8323 4041 to reserve your place.



Bilson’s have designed a special degustation menu in six parts for An Evening With Michael Kirby

  • Sweet Potato, Black Sesame, Garlic
  • Semi Cooked and Raw Crystal Bay Prawn, Consommé, Baby Sorrel
  • Egg, Chicken, Parmesan, Cauliflower
  • Wagyu Shank, Kipfler, Watercress
  • Gruyere “Croque Monsieur”, Cherries
  • Chocolate Equatorial

This menu will be matched with fine wines, selected by the Oak Barrel and Aurora, in consultation with Bilson’s sommeliers.

Bilson’s was one of just five NSW restaurants to be awarded a prestigous 3 Hats in the Sydney Morning Herald 2012 Good Food Guide.

Important note – Any dietary requirements should be notified in advance. Please email to confirm any special dietary needs for yourself or any of your guests. Bilson’s will make all effort to meet these requirements. Any requests made after 10am on Monday 31 October 2011 cannot be guaranteed.