California Soul – Jason Neroni
Date: Friday, 12 October 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Hyde Park Palms, Hyde Park North (St James Station), Elizabeth St
Hold on to your hats food lovers, as we present a range of canapes and luscious grazing station with one of the coolest Southern Californian talents.
Jason Neroni started his training at Alice Waters’ iconic Chez Panisse, California, which was the birthplace of several movements that changed the face of modern cooking forever. Chez Panisse’s ethos was, and always will be: produce first; technique second.
Neroni opened the famous Spago in Beverly Hills, and at just 27, became executive chef at celebrated Manhattan restaurant 71 Clinton Fresh Food. His growing reputation earned him an invitation from the country of Spain to serve as a culinary ambassador, where he worked alongside some of Spain’s best chefs at Arzak, Mugaritz and El Bulli. Neroni is now at the helm of Venice chic eatery, The Rose.
Joining Neroni in the kitchen is Sydney legend and MasterChef consultant Monty Koludrovic – Executive Chef of Icebergs Dining Room & Bar and The Dolphin Hotel. From growing up in Byron, to being king of the Bondi set, Koludrovic is the perfect kitchen mate for Neroni’s Cali cool.
Hold onto your hats food lovers, as together Neroni and Koludrovic present a menu with one of the coolest Southern Californian twists in town.
Rose Cafe, Venice
From a 16-year-old Orange County kid working at Disneyland’s Club 33, to being invited to be a Spanish Culinary Ambassador working at El Bulli, Neroni has had a massive career.
Finding a love of the kitchen at Disneyland, Neroni jumped to the famous Chez Panisse, Berkeley CA, where he began his career-long reverence for responsibly sourced ingredients (the signature ethos at Chez Panisse). Neroni returned to Southern California to help open the legendary Spago, Beverly Hills, heading then to New York and Europe. He returned to New York and at just 27, became Executive Chef at celebrated Manhattan restaurant, 71 Clinton Fresh Food.
From there, he was invited to Spain to serve as a Culinary Ambassador, working alongside some of the country’s best at Arzak, Mugaritz and El Bulli. Neroni then opened his first restaurant, 10 Downing Food & Wine, NY; it was an instant success and was awarded a three-star review from the New York Times.
Neroni then returned to his Cali roots, and in 2015 re-opened the iconic Rose Café, a longtime artist hangout, in Venice Beach, CA. He’s still passionate sourcing ingredients responsibly and grabs his produce from places like the Santa Monica Farmers Market, proving you can take the boy out of Chez Panisse, but not the other way round. We are beyond stoked to have him for Good Food Month, Sydney.
This event is strictly 18+.
Entry will not be permitted to guests under 18 years of age.
Attendees must carry with them valid photo ID as proof of age and will be required to present this upon entry.
This is a fully-licensed cocktail-style stand-up event.