On 9 December 2014, SoCal at Neutral Bay, the southern Californian inspired restaurant and bar celebrated their first birthday with an exclusive birthday bash attended by 100 people consisting of top media, locals and celebrities. Notable guests included Tom Steinfort, Dan Churchill, Caroline Groth, Arrnott Olssen, and North Sydney Council Major, Jilly Gibson.
Guests were greeted on arriving with two classic SoCal cocktails, the Margarita (Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, lime, a dash of sugar & a half salt rim) and the 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.
SoCal is owned by the boutique hospitality group, Applejack Hospitality, which also owns Bondi Hardware at Bondi, The Botanist at Kirribilli and the recently opened The Butler at Potts Point
With quality southern Californian food and drinks, matched with exceptional service and a large outdoor terrace, SoCal is the perfect Neutral Bay venue during the warmer months.