This July the European Night Market returns, bringing a taste of the classic Christmas markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Spain to Melbourne as a variety of vendors serve up the best food, drink and entertainment Europe has to offer.
From 5pm every Friday in July, Madame Brussels Lane will become a hub of musical performances complete with cauldrons of hot mulled wine and spiced rum hot chocolates. From the smell of paella wafting down the laneway to bowls of oozing, melted raclette from Frencheese, carts of hot candied nuts from Chooh La La and every flavour of crepe imaginable from Pop Up Crepe – you will be forgiven for thinking you've stepped into a bustling European culinary capital!
Visitors can also expect tastings from a yet to be announced local distillery, and can update their winter wardrobe with scarves, beanies and gloves from Melbourne retailer Spoilt. In addition to being the perfect after-work foodie paradise, the market will also feature fortune readings, discounted cuts from the Mens Barber Shop and a Cobbler DJ spinning decks and shining shoes all night long.