Black tie on a Tuesday night in Neutral Bay? Owner and licensee Nola Gregory-Vosler looked stunning in a black shoe string dress that gave us a glimpse of her legs through the lace below the knees. Lucky I wore a black frock, I thought when we arrived. Though somehow I didn’t seemed quite dolled up enough for this opening party. What was, apparently, going to be a $70,000 coffee shop investment, has ended up in the realisation of a dream. Her dream. It’s an elegant split-level bar, elegant like the launch event and owner. And with a bloody good wine list and great cocktails. Food by Chef Michael Guirguis was classic, and supremely delicious. We’ll be heading back just for the food (lunch or dinner) though one of the very fine beverages might just be ordered, *wink*.
This review was published in my weekly Bar Fly newspaper column for the Alternative Media Group.