Author: Chic Eater
Time does fly nowadays huh. Before long, we are already in the month of March which means that Summer in Aussie is almost over. It made me reminiscence on my last trip to Melbourne in late November last year. I was not much of a planning person, however my arrival to Melbourne on a Wednesday did bring me a new lovely experience to remember. It coincided with a seasonal night market event at Queen Victoria Market that was already in its 19th consecutive year, called Summer Night Market. The event was held on Wednesday night only 5pm-10pm from 16 November 2016, until 29 March 2017 based on the information I got online.
My accommodation on the day was just accross the street from Queen Victoria Market, which makes it that much perfect, as you know how expensive it was to park in Melbourne CBD. But for you commuting with cars, there is huge parking lots at QVM with affordable fixed rate, or even free after certain hours.
I came down around 6 pm and there were already this many people in the front area of Queen Victoria Market enjoying live music from the band that performed on the day. We were entertained by the performance of the indie band playing at the time. Love their music.
As I moved inside, I started seeing the row of food and drink stalls inside QVM. This Running Bull Sangria quickly caught my eye and interest. They offered Sangria and Lemonade. I chose to have the sangria to warm up my body as the weather in Melbourne at the time was somewhat cold and breezy.
As I walked further inside, I saw a crowded stall selling a familiar dish, satay.
My choice, however, fell on this Chicken Souvla & Chips (AUD 12.00). It was their famous souvla (tender chicken thigh slow-cooked over charcoal) served with crumbled feta and oregano chips and grilled pita bread and lemon. We were sharing the dish for two as it turned out that the portion was quite large.
I can’t help myself but to try this pistachio and hazelnut gelato. It tasted great or the phrase ‘everything seemed to taste better when you’re happy’ was entirely true. I really could not differentiate it at the time.
As I love fruits, I also got this Fresh Cut Mango (AUD 5.00) with a little whipped cream (AUD 2.00) on top to savour. I would say that the price was quite hefty for a mango. If you calculated it to rupiah, it was like I paid IDR 70,000 for a mango. Quite mind-blowing huh?!?
What a riveting looking Pavlova, wouldn’t you agree?
My tummy was almost full, when I saw this sumptuous looking churros. Since I have always had a weak spot for dessert, I decided to order a portion of Churros Ole (AUD 6.00), drizzled with the option of icing sugar or cinnamon. It did not disappoint. The churros was lightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
Visiting Queen Victoria Summer Night Market was surely the right way to start my Melbourne leisure trip. I got off the place with enthusiasm and anticipation for an exciting day ahead. Great overall experience for all our senses by enjoying great food and drinks with abundant of choices, engaging ourselves with live music and scouring their vintage shops.
Queen Victoria Summer Night Market
513 Elizabeth St.
During Summer Every Wednesday Night 5pm – 10pm
P. +61 3 9320 5822