One of the beacons of light on Melbourne's event calendar in a fairly glum cold weather stretch is the Queen Victoria Market's Winter Night Market. And now it's set to return — and it's bigger and gutsier than ever before. Kicking off on Wednesday, June 6 the market will pull together a global array of eats, a plethora of live entertainment and roaring open fires.
As always, this year's market promises to not only brighten up your winter Wednesday nights, but to fill your hungry stomachs. The 30-strong lineup of food stalls will send punters trekking across the world, this year featuring the likes of traditional Italian loaded flatbread from Beato te Panigaccio,c hurro bowls with oozy hazelnut sauce and vanilla ice-cream from Churro Kitchen, a debut appearance by Tribal Tastes Whole Foods and their African-style fish and chips, and That's Amore's legendary pastas, which are tossed in a parmesan wheel before landing on your plate.
Of course, there'll be mulled wine from ReWine and steaming hot cider from Coldstream to warm your belly and hands as you browse over 50 carefully curated design and specialty stalls. Top all that off with a dollop of live music and roving entertainment, and you've got one hell of a cosy winter situation.
The Winter Night Market will run from 5-10pm each Wednesday, from June 6 until August 30.