Toast to the bars of the world at Melbourne’s Trinket Bar

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Bars from New York City, London and Paris will descend on Melbourne – sort of – in the last hit of 2018 thanks to Trinket Bar.

The little speakeasy hole-in-the-wall has launched the Homage Series, a three-month long summer program that pays tribute to the international bar community. The series will let Melburnians experience a menu featuring recipes straight from the bars themselves.

What to expect from each month of the homage menus:

Starring snacks from five award winning New York City venues, and features:

  • PDT’s Jon-Jon Deragon Hot Dog, served with lashings of cream cheese, scallions and the crusty debris from New York’s famous poppy seed bagels
  • Death & Co’s Mac ‘N Cheese, decadently covered in truffle shavings
  • the club sandwich of club sandwiches from Saratoga Springs Club, the birthplace of the club sandwich; supercharged devilled eggs, made with blended egg yolk and curry mayonnaise
  • hickory smoked trout from Audrey Saunders infamous NYC cocktail bar Pegu Club
  • Daddy-O’s deep-fried mozzarella sticks.

If that doesn’t kill you, then December will be hosting another round of debauchery from London, that looks like:

  • Ox cheek nuggets from Hawksmoor
  • sausage rolls from Zetter Townhouse
  • gourjons from Satan’s Whiskers
  • scotch eggs from The Princess Victoria
  • beef and horseradish buns from Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings.

And to really round-out the gastronomic explosion of calories, January takes visitors to Paris with the likes of everything from Le Train BleuCafé des Phares and Le Bar Kebler @ The Peninsula Hotel, like:

  • Oysters au natural
  • a French cheese board and petit fours
  • smoked salmon, beetroot and granny smith apple tartare from Le Train Bleu
  • croque-monsieur from Café des Phares
  • Aveyron’s duck foie gras from Le Bar Kebler.

Each Homage menu will only be available for the month, with the NYC menu finishing up on 30 November, the London menu starting on the 1 December and the Paris menu starting 1 January. Bookings on the Trinket Bar website.

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