Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market
Time Out says
The CBD's winter night market is warming up your Friday nights in July
Rug up and head to the Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market this winter, where food stalls, lots of mulled wine and entertainment are warming up your night. Every Friday in July, Madame Brussels Lane, located just off Lonsdale Street, transforms into a European winter hotspot.
Drawing inspiration from Christmas markets in countries like Switzerland and Germany as well as European discos, the European Night Market includes food and drink stalls to bring on the good times for the after-work crowds. Expect delicious food like Turkish gozleme from Göz City, piping hot mugs of spiced rum, German sausages from Bavarian Bangers and sticky, candied nuts from Chooh La La. Need more drool-worthy reasons to visit? Think Nutella-stuffed doughnuts from Café Babbo, pastries from Eat Cannoli, panzerotti (savoury pastry) from Il Panzerotto and treats from Pop Up Crepe, the Brulee Cart and Degani.
You want to know about the gooey, oozy cheese, right? Well, Frencheese will be on hand to serve you melted raclette, perfect for cold winter nights.
If you underestimated the wind chill you'll also be able to pick up scarves, beanies and gloves from Spoilt, as well as update your 'do with a discounted cut at Men's Barber Shop.
Feeling thirsty? Little Lon Distilling Co, which occupies the CBD's only single-story house, has created a bespoke cocktail for the occasion, called A Lon Winter's Night. It's the distillery's own Ginger Mick Gin, Le Birlou apple and chestnut liqueur, lemon, cloudy apple juice and orgeat, served warm and topped with flaked almonds and fresh nutmeg. Now that's what we call warming.