Listers, it takes a LOT to get us excited about leaving the house in winter, but if there’s anything that’ll do it, it’s food. Or drinks, natch . Which is why we’re so excited about this awesome Melbourne night market that’s just been jotted at the top of our to-do list for winter. Meet Flavour Exchange—Melbourne’s tastiest foodie event that brings together the best producers in Victoria for two nights of CBD deliciousness this June.
Taking place in the Atrium of Federation Square, the winter Flavour Exchange event (they do a spring, summer and autumn market too) quite literally has it all. If you’re a wine buff, you’ll be sipping on some incredible wines from Dal Zotto, Black Estate Vineyard and Blue Pyrenees (who are our pick of the local bunch for top-notch sparkling wines). If you’re all about the sweeter side of life, you’ll be able to get your mouth around organic chocolates, freshly baked patisserie and the creamiest praline and fudge in Melbourne. Keen for dinner? Either grab a piping hot hand-made pie (um, because pastry), or head to Chocolate Buddha, Federation Square’s top Japanese restaurant, to get your fill of Asian-inspired fare.
We’ve also heard from the winter Flavour Exchange team that there will be some mouth-watering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free tasters too. If you’re gluten-free and haven’t tried the awesome baked goods from Otway Artisan Gluten Free, we can guarantee that these guys will be your new BFFs.
While you can try everything in sight at the winter Flavour Exchange night market, you’ll be able to stock up on your favourites—direct from the people who make them—for the entire season. And, unlike your regular grocery trip, you’ll be doing it while sipping on a mulled cider. Winner.
Tickets to Flavour Exchange are a mere $32.50 each, which includes entry to the Melbourne night market, along with a pack of tasting tokens to see you through the night. So grab a few mates, book your tickets, rug up and get ready to eat and drink until your hearts are content. Hey, it’s winter—what else is there to do?!
Flavour Exchange: Winter | Federation Square
4.30pm – 8.30pm | Thursday 18th & Friday 19th June
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Image credit: Flavour Exchange