Embrace the icy weather at Madame Brussels Lane, which, for the fifth year running, will transform itself into a bustling European-style night market each Friday in July. Inspired by the picturesque Christmas markets in places like Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK, the market will feature some of Melbourne's most decadent food vendors, serving tasty European goodies to warm your insides and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Kicking off on July 6, there'll be a selection of European eats to keep you warm from 5–9pm. You can expect everything cheesy — from raclette scraped on top of potato and charcuterie to pasta straight from the cheese wheel and cheese boards— to Bavarian snacks like pretzels and sausages. There will even be gluten-free cannoli for dessert.
That's in addition to the live music and entertainment, and, of course, many, many mugs of piping hot mulled wine and warm spiced rum. Short of actually taking a holiday to Europe, this is a pretty great way to finish a frosty working week.