European craft and food stalls to return


Eastbourne will come alive with the tastes, smells and products of Continental Europe and beyond when the Traditional European Food and Craft Fair returns to town.

The market, which has proved popular in previous years, will take up its usual place along Grand Parade from the pier to the bandstand from Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 21.

This year, however, it promises the regular favourites such as cheeses and croissants as well as a whole host of new stalls and products such as German salami, Finnish crafts, Italian macaroons, Peruvian handicrafts and Parisian handbags.

Market organiser Olivier Simonin said, “We have new professional continental market traders from many countries who will be selling high-quality products including Brittany biscuits, olives, Italian nougat, sausages, tartiflette - which is a delicious cheese and potato dish from the Alps - and fresh bread.

“Most of the products on sale will come from each stallholder’s region, where they are produced by small organisations such as family businesses, farms or small factories using traditional methods. All of the traders will also wear their traditional local costumes from 100 years ago, as well as decorating their stall to represent the region of the country they come from. The market will therefore provide you with a true flavour of the continent.”

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