So Cool SoCal Turns One

Last night Applejack Hospitality, the boutique hospitality group behind Bondi Hardware, The Botanist Kirribilli & The Butler Potts Point, celebrated the first birthday of their Neutral Bay venue SoCal with an exclusive birthday bash.



Around 100 people were in attendance and guests included top media, locals and celebrities such as Tom Steinfort, Dan Churchill, Caroline Groth and Arrnott Olssen, and North Sydney Council Major Jilly Gibson.

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The balmy summers evening set the scene at the southern Californian inspired restaurant & bar, with guests arriving to a classic SoCal cocktail, the Margarita (Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, lime, a dash of sugar & a half salt rim) and Garden Party (Blueberry-infused Tanqueray gin, elderflower liqueur, spiced blueberry syrup, rhubarb bitters & basil).


Head Chef Zac Smart provided a selection of dishes especially for the event, which included Lamb, ricotta & raisin empanada, Grilled vegetable empanada, Ceviche lettuce cups, Sriracha chicken quesadillas, Chicken & sopressada sliders, Spiced eggplant tostadas, Flank steak & chimichurri, Southern fried chicken and slaw, and Spiced vegetable cous cous.


With quality food and drinks, matched with exceptional service and a large outdoor terrace, SoCal is the perfect Neutral Bay venue to make your local during the warmer months!


Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme