Photos from Les Deux Coqs.
Since you can’t travel this year, Brighton’s new Rendez-vous Market will bring Europe to you.
The market is described as “a European Market with the French touch,” selling treats from all over the continent. With 19 stalls, guests can get French croissants, baguettes, and crepes, Belgium chocolate, Dutch waffles, German hot dogs, Sicilian Cannolis, Greek patisseries, and more.
Rendez-vous Market will also have non-food stalls, including arts and crafts, music, candles, homeware and lamps, and tattoos.
The market is hosted by the minds behind Adelaide Central Market’s French food stall Les Deux Coqs and the City of Holdfast Bay. Les Deux Coqs owner Katia Vincon, who is from France herself, thought to start the market because she missed home.
“European markets are so nice because you can find so many different things,” Vincon says.
“We noticed it was hard to find a market like this in Adelaide, so we decided to create our own.”
Located along the Esplanade in Brighton, event goers can dine at provided seating areas, shop, and pretend they’re in Europe, all while taking in the beach views.
“Take your passport and let’s travel together through Europe,” the event insists.
The event is taking place this Sunday, the 7th, from 9am – 1pm. Going forward, Vincon hopes to make this a regular market, occurring every first Sunday of the month, or even expanding into a four-day festival.
“I’m anxious, but excited to launch it,” Vincon says. “I hope European Australians are reminded of many memories from home.”