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The Collection Bar

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by Miss Hoggy (subscribe)
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Published May 5th 2013
A city that care forgot, here in Melbourne
Inspired by a serendipity meeting, my eyes were opened to another world of the American culture: the southern culture. And in any culture, food is the starlet. It's hearty, exciting and eclectic. Amalgation of African slavery past, early English settlement and notably the French influence has made the southern cuisine quite a unique one. And no one can beat the uniqueness of Louisiana cuisine in The Collection Bar.

The Collection Bar
Welcome to The Collection

Richmond has always been known for its amazing array of Asian cuisine. So this little bar on Bridge Road is quite a surprise. So what does the Collection Bar offer? Let's start off with the beverage. Besides as the origin of the modern day soft drink, the south has an infinity for alcoholic beverages, and New Orleans, Louisiana is the epitome of a city that care forgot. The cocktail menu in the Collection Bar is just a reflection of that. So order yourself a Hurricane, as it is the drink to drink in the party scene in Bourbon St at the French Quarter. And if you fancy some, the bar also runs weekend cocktail classes. How about that?

Cocktails Collection Bar
Fancy some Hurricane, or Cucumber Gimlet?

Now with a drink in our hands, surely snacks are in order. Forget cutleries, only your fingers are needed for these lip smacking goodness. Perhaps some soul inspired cornmeal balls or famously known as hush puppies, or the New Yorker-export Buffalo wings? Either, they are a good accompaniment to a great drinking session or a great start to a meal.

Buffalo Wing The Collection Bar
A little heat of the Buffalo wings...

Louisiana's colourful history is in her food. From the very Cajun Gumbo to grits of Native American origin, from the use of pepper inherited from the Spanish to Italian's favourite tomato, the taste is a rich, flavoursome cuisine with a kick of a chilli.

Gumbo The Collection Bar

Fried chicken grits The Collection Bar
Don't forget the fried chicken, and grits

With vintage American film screening on the background and big band swing music playing, this bar does bring you down to the mystique of the French Quarter. It is an introduction to the Southern culture of America, in far away land of Down Under.

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Why? It's New Orleans, here in Down Under
When: Tues - Sun 4 p.m. -1 a.m.
Phone: 03 94298333
Cost: Snacks from $10, Mains from $13
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