Celebrate the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival with a delectable French food market along the banks of the Yarra
Food lovers, foodies, gourmands… whatever title you choose, you’re probably well aware the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is only weeks away, and a brand new French food market is coming to Fed Square to treat your Francophile taste buds.
Fed in French will park itself beside Fed Square on the banks of the Yarra. There’ll be 50 food exhibitors sharing traditional dishes from their native regions, including stalls serving French faves like croissants, crêpes, macarons, saucisson, terrines, mustards, charcuterie, madeleines, fromage, baguettes, fine wines and even a few escargots. Keep your eyes peeled for the Frencheese stall that will be serving up arguably France’s best (but little known!) export, raclette – melted cheese served over roasted potatoes and small gherkins. Cheese dreams are made of these.
There will also be a massive French wine bar and lounge, as well as a French pop-up restaurant. Revellers will also have the opportunity to buy a limited edition pique-nique hamper, which you can choose to have stocked with French picnic goodies, or purchase empty to fill up on the day.
The market begins on Friday March 31 and runs through to Sunday April 2. Bon appétit!
Excuse me, but as a Swiss I feel I need to point out a glaring error in this piece... Raclette is a Swiss dish - it comes from Switzerland, not from France. Also, it is served with boiled baby potatoes, not roasted potatoes. That being said, it is the business, so definitely try it!