Disrupting the ordinary, the stylish SLS Dubai is holding onto the best-kept secret in town, a hidden venue where everything is not as it seems. A smooth and sultry venue, Smoke and Mirrors is set to become the most sought-after and best-kept secret in Dubai after making the journey from its first location in Mondrian Doha.
A captivating environment awaits with a smooth Latin-style jazz band, Argentinian singer, and salsa dancers setting the scene for something unexpected and intoxicating. A rich colour scheme characterises the space, with warm wooden floors, sumptuous velvet textures, and floor-to-ceiling windows that afford guests the best views over Dubai’s skyline. A soft glow illuminates the welcoming space, while an impressive bar framed with gold commands the attention of everyone in the venue.
The space is available for residents with exclusive memberships offering access to host meetings and into the early evening, having an intimate atmosphere with close friends or associates. The mood then shifts for the late-night crowd with higher tempo music, having a drink by the bar and a selection of the world’s finest cigars.
The specially curated cocktail menu stands out for its complex flavours and classic offerings, served with a twist. The Pirate integrates a fun take on an island-style drink with pineapple, coconut and banana flavours blended perfectly with zesty lime and lemon. Why not try Old Ways for a take on a classic with a blend of cane and dark sugars cut with spices and served with flamed zest. A sweet touch is discovered in the Torito which consists of peanut butter, condensed milk, vanilla and coconut flavours. When it comes to Hemingway’s favourite, the Hemingway’s Daiquiri is perfectly fresh blended coconut flavours mixed with grapefruit and lime making it the ideal Hemingway Daiquiri.
A divine menu featuring rich South American flavours awaits the lucky few who are choosen their way into the hidden bar. Tuck into a delicious Chicharron de Calamari – crispy fried calamari served with tamarind and Pico de Gallo or Taquitos with brisket that melts in your mouth and rich barbeque flavours that are paired with a cool creamy avocado. Try fresh Tiradito – Yellow tail, fresh lime, and grilled pineapple or Provoleta – coal grilled cheese with sourdough, oozing with flavour.
The sweet selection is just as tempting, created to match the stylish venue. There’s the Dominican Republic Chocolate Cigar – a rich smoked chocolate mousse with almond and hazelnut praline and a delicious chocolate ice cream or opt for the Venezuelan Chocolate Cigar, complete with caramelized chocolate mousse, caramel cremeux and passionfruit.
An intriguing blend of mystery, style, divine food and great music await at Smoke and Mirrors – where the best things happen behind closed doors.